Life Sciences Innovation Awards 2010, announced at the Drug Information Association's annual meeting in Washington DC on June 16. Three of the four projects honored involved local companies.
Thermo Scientific of Philadelphia worked with Emory University to install its Nautilus LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) as part of an enterprise biospecimen management system rollout to enhance workflow, foster collaboration and effectively manage samples. ProtonMedia of Lansdale partnered with Merck to develop customized "virtual meeting" technology. And NextDocs of King of Prussia helped the Stanford University Medical Center automate its Event Discovery (EDR) process using NextDoc's Microsoft SharePoint-based solutions.
Microsoft says the awards "honor pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies that demonstrate new solutions or the successful application of available software and devices to revolutionize medicine, bring therapeutic breakthroughs to market faster, fight serious ailments, improve health and enhance people’s quality of life".