BioProcess International Announces Finalists for the 2012 BioProcess International Awards

36 finalists announced for 12 awards covering Upstream Processing, Downstream Processing and Manufacturing. The awards recognize the outstanding products, services, partnerships and people that have had the greatest positive impact on bioprocessing.

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New York, NY (PRWEB) August 15, 2012

BioProcess International (BPI), a business-to-business publication dedicated to delivering cutting-edge information focused on the development and manufacture of biopharmaceuticals and therapeutics, announces 36 finalists for the 12 awards to be granted as part of the 2012 BioProcess International Awards — Honoring a Decade of BioProcess.

Finalists were determined through a judging process by their peers and industry experts, and then the results were tabulated and certified by Deloitte & Touche, LLC.

The 2012 BioProcess International Awards culminates with a special awards dinner and ceremony taking place on October 9, 2012 at the BioProcess International Conference and Exhibition, in Providence, Rhode Island.

Award finalists will also be featured in a special 20-page Award Finalist insert included in the September 2012 Official BioProcess International Conference Pre-Event Planner with distribution to BPI's 30,000 readers as well as attendees of the conference.

The finalists for the 2012 BioProcess International Awards are

Upstream Processing Pillar — Exclusively sponsored by ATMI LifeSciences

Technology of the Decade Award

  • The Wave Bioreactor: An Early Disruptive Technology (GE Healthcare)
  • ATF (Alternating Tangential Flow) System (Refine Technology)
  • The First Single-Use, Stirred-Tank Cell Culture Bioreactor (SUB) (Thermo Scientific–HyClone)

Technical Application of the Decade Award

  • Bayer Cell Culture Development Group (US) and Technology Services (Germany) — Optimizing cell retention using perfusion cultivation
  • GSK and Pfenex — Micro-24/Cellerator (from Microreactor Technologies)
  • Therapeutic Proteins International, LLC — Single-use technology for production of bacterial proteins

Collaboration of the Decade Award

  • Worldwide supply and distribution agreements to develop novel filtration systems (Refine Technology, GE Healthcare, and Sartorius Stedim Biotech)
  • Genomic sequencing of the Chinese hamster genome database (CHO Genome User Group)
  • 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

  • Parrish Galliher — technologist and entrepreneur (Xcellerex)
  • Chetan T. Goudar — a champion of systems biology (Amgen, Thousand Oaks)
  • 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

  • The PLEX-ID system for rapid microbial detection (Abbott Laboratories–Ibis Biosciences)
  • IBD™ Inline Buffer Dilution Systems (Asahi Kasei Bioprocess)
  • Planova™ virus-removal filters (Asahi Kasei Bioprocess)

Technical Application of the Decade Award

  • Amgen Technology — Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • Human Genome Sciences — Millipore’s Pellicon 2 tangential flow mini-cassette with Biomax polyethersulfone 50 kDa membrane with C screen
  • Percivia, LLC — Toyopearl brand GigaCap S-650M media (Tosoh Bioscience)

Collaboration of the Decade Award

  • New affinity-ligand–based chromatographic media (GE Healthcare and BAC BV)
  • ProSep® Ultra Plus chromatography media (University of Applied Sciences Biberach, Boehringer Ingelheim, Rentschler Biotechnologie GmbH, and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT))
  • 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

  • Guenter Jagschies — a visionary leader in pursuit of industrial excellence (GE Healthcare Life Sciences)
  • Jerold Martin — driving best practices for single-use adoption (Pall Corporation)
  • Duncan Low — downstream processing pioneer (Amgen)
Manufacturing Pillar — Exclusively sponsored by Life Technologies Corporation

Technology of the Decade Award

  • Crystalomics technology — delivering highly concentrated biologics (Althea Technology)
  • Steam-Thru connections — pioneering technology for hybrid systems (Colder Products Company)
  • Innovative development of single-use applications (Sartorius Stedim Biotech)

Technical Application of the Decade Award

  • Genzyme Corporation — Data collection and analysis during preformulation of biotherapeutic proteins
  • ReGenesys — The Quantum cell expansion system, a disposable kit from CaridianBCT for automated stem cell culture
  • Vetter Pharma International GmbH — Bosch MHI 2020B vial filler, Vetter Development Service, Chicago, IL

Collaboration of the Decade Award

  • Trusted Partner Network (TPN) — a capacity-sharing strategy (Merck and Medimmune)
  • NIBRT (National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training) (Irish government, industry, and academia)
  • PDA: An important interface between industry and regulators (PDA and its members)

Thought Leader of the Decade Award

  • Jim Akers — building a foundation of aseptic processing (Akers Kennedy & Associates)
  • Jerold Martin — driving a paradigm shift in biomanufacturing (Pall Corporation)
  • Andrew Sinclair — developing product lifecycle management tools (Biopharm Services Ltd.)

The 2012 BioProcess International Awards Ceremony

The 2012 BioProcess International Awards culminates with a special dinner reception and ceremony taking place on October 9, 2012 at the BioProcess International Conference and Exhibition, in Providence, Rhode Island. To learn more about the conference, or to purchase tickets to the awards dinner and ceremony ($125.00), please click on the following link, enter code BPIEHO12BC, choose your registration preference and select BioProcess Awards Ceremony & Dinner.

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

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

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:

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:

About BioProcess International

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