The Pittcon Today Excellence Awards are the premier business awards recognizing ingenuity and innovation.
Many veteran Pittcon attendees may remember the Pittcon Editor’s Awards which were run and managed onsite every year by a group of media representatives from around the world. Due to several resource challenges, these awards were discontinued after 2014. Pittcon maintains many annual awards for scientific research, but the Editor’s Awards were the only product recognition for exhibitors. Therefore, CE Communications, publishers of the Pittcon Today and the Pittcon Buzz, have stepped up to fill the void with the first ever Pittcon Today Excellence Awards.
The awards were designed to recognize innovations at this year’s exposition and offered a new channel for exhibitors to showcase their scientific advancements. From a UV spectrometer, to cutting-edge tools advancing biology, to robotics facilitating more efficient medical practices, judges evaluated all types of scientific innovations and selected finalists out of a diverse pool of more than 80 submissions.
The finalists were chosen by a blue chip panel of judges, consisting of thought leaders from across academia, industry and trade media selected this year’s winners based on submissions’ ingenuity, creativity, implementation and outcomes, as well as the products’ projected impact on the industry and wider public.
Gold, Silver and Bronze were awarded in three categories based on sales (which were company reported).
Congratulations to the 2017 winners:
Photos courtesy of Pittcon Today (CE Communications)
Less than $10,000,000 Category
GOLD – Biovendor Instruments (Booth #4002)
SILVER – Elemission Inc. (Booth #4009)
$10,000, 000 – $100,000,000 Category
GOLD – Hirschmann Inc. (Booth #4454)
SILVER – Metrohm (Booth #4034)
Process Ion Chromatograph
BRONZE – Tosoh Bioscience LLC (Booth #1712)
TSKgel Protein A-5PW HLPC Column
More than $100,000,000 Category
GOLD – Waters Corporation (Booth #2420)
ACQUITY QDa Mass Detector
SILVER – Phenomenex (Booth #1434)
β-Gone β-Glucuronidase Removal products
BRONZE – Beckman Coulter Life Sciences (Booth #2620)
New Optima AUC Analytical Ultracentrifuge