Exhibitors Compete for SLAS New Product Award Designations at SLAS2013

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CHICAGO November 7, 2012: Up to three exhibiting companies will be honored by the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) with SLAS New Product Award (NPA) Designations for presenting new products that are judged to be exceptional at SLAS2013, January 12-16, 2013, at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, FL, USA.

Each year, a panel of SLAS judges scrutinizes new products and services on display at the SLAS Exhibition and awards up to three SLAS NPA Designations. The judges consider achievement in four compelling areas:

  • Market opportunity - narrow or broad in scope
  • Impact on the field of laboratory automation, screening, technology and drug discovery
  • Extraordinary technical originality
  • Quality of supporting data

³The exhibition is a highly valued component of the Annual SLAS Conference and Exhibition. Every new product is of interest to SLAS members,² says SLAS President Dave Dorsett. ³But some new technologies always stand out for being exceptionally innovative and inspiring. It¹s these game changers that are celebrated with SLAS New Product Award Designations.²

To be eligible for consideration, exhibiting companies must complete and submit brief entry forms by 1:00 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13. Products submitted for consideration entries must be less than one year old (launched since SLAS2012, Feb. 4-8, 2012), must be on display at the SLAS2013 Exhibition and have supporting performance data available. Major product enhancements are eligible.

Winners of SLAS NPA Designations at SLAS2012 included the 96VVP Liquid Handling Robotic Head by Dynamic Devices; Air Film by Fluidix; OptiMax Microplates by Siloam Biosciences; and the HP D300 Digital Dispenser by Tecan.

For complete details about the SLAS NPA Designation program, visit http://www.slas2013.org/awards/npaDesignation.cfm or contact Mary Geismann at SLAS Global Headquarters, +1.877.990.SLAS (5727), ext. 109 or mgeismann@slas.org. For more information about SLAS, visit www.slas.org.

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