NEWS RELEASE

April 25, 2013 at 9:16 am Leave a comment

Canadian Biotech Industry Recognizes Top Performers

BusinessWire · Apr. 22, 2013 | Last Updated: Apr. 22, 2013 6:00 AM ET

BIOTECanada will formally present the 2013 winners of the prestigious Gold Leaf Awards, which recognize biotechnology excellence tomorrow afternoon, during the BIO International Convention in Chicago. Nominated and judged by biotechnology industry leaders, the awards honour companies and individuals who have made significant contributions to the growth of Canada’s biotech sector.

“Whether through products that have been developed, technological breakthroughs that have been introduced, or the leadership qualities they exhibit, the recipients of these awards represent the best of what Canadian biotechnology has to offer,” said the Honourable Gary Goodyear Minister of State for Science and Technology. “Our government’s objective is to build on Canada’s strengths by providing the most favourable conditions for industry to take its work to market, creating Canadian jobs, growth and prosperity.”

“These remarkable individuals and companies demonstrate passion and vision for how biotechnology is providing solutions to the many pressing challenges we face in a global economy. The various clusters of excellence throughout Canada where biotechnology is thriving showcase the very best we have on offer,” commented Andrew Casey, President and CEO BIOTECanada. “Together we are building a world-leading bio-economy and establishing the foundations for a safer, cleaner, healthier and more sustainable future.”

Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. – Company of the Year

Dr. Albert Friesen – Industry Leadership

Novo Nordisk – Contribution to Canadian Communities

Aquinox Pharmaceuticals Inc. – Early Stage Health

Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. – Early Stage Agriculture

Dr. Catherine Lau, Janssen Inc. – Contribution to the Association

The Gold Leaf Awards will be presented during a ceremony at the BIO International Convention in the Canada Café (booth # 3831) on Tuesday April 23 at 4pm. Followed by a Taste of Canada Reception (5pm – 6:30pm) where regional menus shine on the exhibit floor hosted by BIOTECanada, Ag-West Bio, Atlantic Canada Bio-industries Alliance, BioAlberta, Life Science Association of Manitoba and Life Sciences Ontario.

BIOTECanada is the national industry association representing nearly 250 biotechnology member companies nation wide, reflecting the diverse nature of Canada’s health, industrial and agricultural biotechnology sectors.

Contacts

BIOTECanada
Nadine Lunt, 613-793-6338
Nadine.lunt@biotech.ca

Entry filed under: Biotechnology News.

A Lesson in SDS PAGE Structural Biology Rap

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


biorad1

Bio-Rad Canada has sponsored the development of this site to advance the productivity of the Canadian Biotechnology sector and the fine people who work in it across the country.  We invite readers to contribute content: posters, tools, research and presentations, articles white papers, multimedia, music downloads and entertainment, conference announcements, videos. Please contact info@cbt20.ca for more information.

Bookmark and Share

Site developed by What If What Next(TM)

Follow us on Twitter


%d bloggers like this: