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19-May-2014

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Contact: Kimberly Brown
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703-248-4772
American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
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AAPS announces 2014 National Biotechnology Conference award winners

Grantees to be recognized as this year's finest in field of biotechnology

SAN DIEGOľ At the Plenary Session of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) 2014 National Biotechnology Conference, AAPS President Marilyn Morris, Ph. D. will present the following ground-breaking researchers with awards commemorating their contributions to the pharmaceutical biotechnology:

AAPS Excellence in Ligand Binding Assays Award
Sponsored by Eurofins Pharma Bioanalytics Services US Inc.

AAPS Distinction in Biomarkers Research Award
Sponsored by Biogen Idec

AAPS Innovation in Biotechnology Awards
Sponsored by Genentech

AAPS Biomarkers Best Abstract Awards
Sponsored by Bioscale, Inc.

Biotechnology Graduate Student Symposium Awards
Sponsored by Eli Lilly & Company

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Editor's Note:

To request an interview with or photograph of a 2014 Award Winner, please contact Kimberly Brown at BrownK@aaps.org or 703-248-4772.

About the 2014 AAPS National Biotechnology Conference:

The 2014 AAPS National Biotechnology Conference (NBC) will gather scientists from industry, government, and academia for three days of educational offerings specifically geared toward the biotechnology sector of the pharmaceutical sciences. This year, attendees will be able to attend one conference organized into four conference workstreams: biomanufacturing, biomarker and Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic (PK/PD), research and discovery, and immunogenicity and administration routes. An integrated program will examine both theory and application from multiple perspectives including discovery, development, engineering, and regulatory aspects.

The 2014 NBC programming will consist of a plenary session, 20 symposia, 6 roundtables, contributed paper poster presentations, four hot topics, and a late-breaking session. Additionally, an exposition hall will be hosting over 110 major companies featuring new technologies. There will also be job boards available highlighting new, biotechnology career opportunities. Follow us on Twitter @AAPSComms; official Twitter hashtag for the meeting is #2014NBC.

About AAPS:

The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists is a professional, scientific society of approximately 11,000 members employed in academia, industry, government and other research institutes worldwide. Founded in 1986, AAPS provides a dynamic international forum for the exchange of knowledge among scientists to serve the public and enhance their contributions to health. AAPS offers timely scientific programs, on-going education, information resources, opportunities for networking, and professional development. Visit http://www.aaps.org today.



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