New York, NY (PRWEB) October 10, 2012

BioProcess International (BPI) announces the 12 award winners of the 2012 BioProcess International Awards – Honoring a Decade of Bioprocess. The 2012 BioProcess International Awards were created to recognize the outstanding products, services, partnerships and people that have had the greatest positive impact on bioprocessing over the past decade.

Winners and finalists were honored and recognized by their peers at an awards dinner and ceremony as part of the 2012 BioProcess International Conference and Exhibition in Providence, Rhode Island on October 9, 2012.

The winners and finalists for the 2012 BioProcess International Awards are:

Upstream Processing Pillar (Exclusively sponsored by ATMI LifeSciences)

Technology of the Decade Award

(Winner) The Wave Bioreactor: An Early Disruptive Technology (GE Healthcare)

(Finalist) ATF (Alternating Tangential Flow) System (Refine Technology)

(Finalist) The First Single-Use, Stirred-Tank Cell Culture Bioreactor (SUB) (Thermo Scientific)

Technical Application of the Decade Award Winner

(Winner) Bayer Cell Culture Development Group (US) and Technology Services (Germany) — Optimizing cell retention using perfusion cultivation

(Finalist) GSK and Pfenex — Micro-24/Cellerator (from Microreactor Technologies)

(Finalist) Therapeutic Proteins International, LLC — Single-use technology for production of bacterial proteins

Collaboration of the Decade Award WInner

(Winner) Worldwide supply and distribution agreements to develop novel filtration systems (Refine Technology, GE Healthcare, and Sartorius Stedim Biotech)

(Finalist) Genomic sequencing of the Chinese hamster genome database (CHO Genome User Group)

(Finalist) Xcellerex AMP program team (DARPA–AMP) (Xcellerex, Pfenex, deltaDOT, Ltd., BioPharm Services, Inc., and the Latham BioPharm Group, Inc.)

Thought Leader of the Decade Award Winner

(Winner) Parrish Galliher — technologist and entrepreneur (Xcellerex)

(Finalist) Chetan T. Goudar — a champion of systems biology (Amgen, Thousand Oaks)

(Finalist) Jerold Martin — industry spokesperson and single-use champion (Pall Life Sciences, BPSA)

Downstream Processing Pillar (Exclusively sponsored by GE Healthcare Life Sciences)

Technology of the Decade Award

(Winner) IBD™ Inline Buffer Dilution Systems (Asahi Kasei Bioprocess)

(Finalist) Planova™ virus-removal filters (Asahi Kasei Bioprocess)

(Finalist) Viresolve Pro and Pro+ (EMD Millipore)

Technical Application of the Decade Award

(Winner) Percivia, LLC (Blanca Lain et al.) — Toyopearl brand GigaCap S-650M media (Tosoh Bioscience)

(Finalist) Amgen Technology — Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)

(Finalist) Human Genome Sciences — Millipore’s Pellicon 2 tangential flow mini-cassette with Biomax polyethersulfone 50 kDa membrane with C screen

Collaboration of the Decade Award

(Winner) New affinity-ligand–based chromatographic media (GE Healthcare and BAC BV)

(Finalist) ProSep® Ultra Plus chromatography media (University of Applied Sciences Biberach, Boehringer Ingelheim, Rentschler Biotechnologie GmbH, and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT))

(Finalist) Minibody purification (Validated Biosystems, City of Hope Medical Center’s Beckman Research Institute, and the Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging’s Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine)

Thought Leader of the Decade

(Winner) Guenter Jagschies — a visionary leader in pursuit of industrial excellence (GE Healthcare Life Sciences)

(Finalist) Jerold Martin — driving best practices for single-use adoption (Pall Corporation)

(Finalist) Duncan Low — downstream processing pioneer (Amgen)

Manufacturing Pillar (Exclusively sponsored by Life Technologies Corporation)

Technology of the Decade Award

(Winner) Steam-Thru connections — pioneering technology for hybrid systems (Colder Products Company)

(Finalist) Crystalomics technology — delivering highly concentrated biologics (Althea Technology)

(Finalist) Innovative development of single-use applications (Sartorius Stedim Biotech)

Technical Application of the Decade Award

(Winner) ReGenesys — The Quantum cell expansion system, a disposable kit from Terumo BCT for automated stem cell culture

(Finalist) Genzyme Corporation — Data collection and analysis during preformulation of biotherapeutic proteins

(Finalist) Vetter Pharma International GmbH — Clinical Trial Solutions for Filling Drug-Delivery Systems, Vetter Development Service, Chicago, IL

Collaboration of the Decade Award

(Winner) NIBRT (National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training) (Irish government, industry, and academia)

(Finalist) Trusted Partner Network (TPN) — a capacity-sharing strategy (Merck and Medimmune)

(Finalist) PDA: An important interface between industry and regulators (PDA and its members)

Thought Leader of the Decade Award

(Winner) Jerold Martin — driving a paradigm shift in biomanufacturing (Pall Corporation)

(Finalist) Jim Akers — building a foundation of aseptic processing (Akers Kennedy & Associates)

(Finalist) Andrew Sinclair — developing product lifecycle management tools (Biopharm Services Ltd.)

About our Sponsors

ATMI LifeSciences — Exclusive Upstream Processing Pillar Sponsor

ATMI LifeSciences provides the Integrity™ line of single-use bioprocessing and fluid-handling solutions to the biopharmaceutical, vaccine and cellular therapy industries. ATMI provides worldwide supply chain security, integratable single-use technologies, integratable units of operation and ongoing innovation to increase process efficiencies for the lifesciences industry. For more information, please visit http://www.atmi.com

GE Healthcare Life Sciences — Exclusive Downstream Processing Pillar Sponsor

GE Healthcare Life Sciences provides products and expertise for developers and manufacturers of biotherapeutics to enable efficient, flexible and cost-effective approaches to characterization, expression and purification of biomolecules. The company offers tools and support to take recombinant proteins, monoclonal antibodies, plasma proteins, oligonucleotides and vaccines from research, through process development, to full-scale manufacturing. Develop effective upstream and downstream strategies with a comprehensive portfolio that includes the ReadyToProcess™ platform of disposable and single-use products, PreDictor™ plates for high-throughput process development, MabSelect™ chromatography media for monoclonal antibody purification, Capto™ ion exchange chromatography media, WAVE Bioreactor™ systems for cell culture, ÄKTA chromatography and filtration systems, and many more. To find out more about all of our products and services, please visit http://www.gelifesciences.com/bioprocess

Life Technologies — Exclusive Manufacturing Pillar Sponsor

Life Technologies Corporation is a global biotechnology company with customers in more than 160 countries using its innovative solutions to solve some of today’s most difficult scientific challenges. Quality and innovation are accessible to every lab with its reliable and easy-to-use solutions spanning the biological spectrum with more than 50,000 products for translational research, molecular medicine and diagnostics, stem cell-based therapies, forensics, food safety and animal health. Its systems, reagents and consumables represent some of the most cited brands in scientific research including: Ion Torrent™, Applied Biosystems®, Invitrogen™, GIBCO®, Ambion, Molecular Probes®, Novex®, and TaqMan®. Life Technologies employs approximately 10,400 people and upholds its ongoing commitment to innovation with more than 4,000 patents and exclusive licenses. LIFE had sales of $ 3.7 billion in 2011. Visit us at our website: http://www.lifetechnologies.com

3M Purification — Supporting Sponsor

3M Purification is a world leader in advanced depth filtration systems and membrane-based separations, offering a range of high performance and high quality products to meet a variety of processing challenges facing today’s bioprocess industry. 3M Purification’s innovation filtration products are used by major biotech companies around the world to produce therapeutics that bring cures to millions of patients every day. From cell culture clarification, to soluble impurity removal, to final sterilizing filtration, 3M Purification technologies deliver an economical, robust solution for your processing needs. Visit our website: http://www.3Mlifesciences.com

About BioProcess International

BioProcess International™ (http://www.bioprocessintl.com) is a monthly, controlled-circulation magazine devoted to the development, scale-up, and manufacture of biotherapeutics and biodiagnostics. Each issue provides the global industrial biotherapeutic community with up-to-date, peer-reviewed information detailing the business, politics, ethics, applications, products, and services required to successfully drive biopharmaceuticals, vaccines, and biodiagnostics through the development and manufacturing process.

BioProcess International™ is part of the IBC Life Sciences Division of Informa, plc, a leading international provider of specialist information and services for the academic, professional and business communities. Informa offers a world-class portfolio of publications, events and data services for researchers, students, lecturers and professionals in the academic and scientific communities worldwide.

Learn more about the 2012 BioProcess International Awards at http://www.bioprocessintl.com/awards

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