Bio-IT World Recognizes 2015 Best of Show Winners

April 27, 2015

April 27, 2015 | Bio-IT World announced the 2015 winners of the Best of Show Awards Program last Wednesday to a packed audience at the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo. The awards program recognizes the best of the innovative product solutions for the life sciences industry on display at the Bio-IT World conference in Boston.

“The tools that enable drug discovery are evolving at such a rapid pace, it’s a treat each year to explore what’s new in our industry,” said Bio-IT World Editor Allison Proffitt. “The innovation on display by Bio-IT World exhibitors never disappoints.”

The Best of Show program relies on a panel of expert judges from academia and industry who screen eligible new products and hear presentations on site. This year our judges considered 31 new products, and viewed presentations on site from 13 finalists.

Awards were given in four categories as well as two new prizes. The Judges’ Prize is a discretionary award recognizing an entry the judges felt warranted special mention. This year the judges chose to give what they called a Craftsmanship Award: a product they believe “provides a point solution to a particular problem and appears to do so perfectly.”

Nearly 200 votes were cast for the inaugural People’s Choice Award. Attendees voted for products that they believe measurably improve workflow or capacity, enabling better research.

All of the Best of Show winners, finalists, and conteders and their new products are profiled here


The 2015 Best of Show Winners:

People’s Choice Award: Illumina’s NextBio Clinical 

Judges’ Prize: Studylog Systems for Studylog 

IT Hardware and Infrastructure: Cray for Urika-XA  

Web-Based Services: Core Informatics for Core Collaboration  

Genetic Analysis: Bina Technologies for Bina Genomics Management Solutions.

Informatics: The tranSMART Foundation  


The 2015 Best of Show Finalists:   

Avere Systems for FXT 3850 Edge Filer

Bina Technologies for Bina Genomic Management Solutions

Biomatters for Geneious R8

Cambridge Semantics Inc. for Data Lake for Clinical Trial and Competitive Intelligence 

Cleversafe for Dispersed Storage (dsNet)

Core Informatics for Core Collaboration v1

Cray Inc. for Urika-XA

Dell in conjunction with Appistry for GenomePilot V1.0

Eagle Genomics for eaglecore v2.0

Illumina, Inc. for NextBio Clinical

Molecular Health for TreatmentMAP

Studylog Systems, Inc. for Studylog v.4

The tranSMART Foundation for Platform v1.2


In addition to the finalists, the following contenders also competed for the People's Choice Awards:  

BIOVA for ScienceCloud 2015

Content Analyst Company for Cerebrant Insight Platform

Cycle Computing for CycleCloud 4.9 and DataMan 4.9.5 

Exostar for Secure Access Manager 

IDBS for E-WorkBook 10

Lab7 Systems for Lab7 Enterprise Sequencing Platform 

Liaison Healthcare Informatics for Liaison Alloy Health: Registry version 1.1

Linguamatics for I2E 4.3

Modus Operandi for Modus Operandi VIA (version 1.0.5)

Qumulo, Inc. for Qumulo Core 

Raid Inc. for ABILITY 2U 24 Bay PCIe EBOD

Scigilian Software Inc. for Analyze 1.0

Sinequa for Sinequa ES V9

Tamr, Inc. for Tamr for CDISC 

Univa Corporation for Grid Engine 8.2.1 




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