Nomination Deadline Extended for the BioProcess International Technical Application of the Decade Award to June 30, 2012

The nominations deadline has been extended to June 30, 2012. The Awards reception and ceremony has been moved to Tuesday, October 9, 5-8pm, as part of the BioProcess International Conference and Exhibition in Providence, Rhode Island.

New York, NY, April 19, 2012 --( “Incorporating the BPI Award reception into the BPI Conference allows the bioprocessing and manufacturing industry to celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of the past decade while giving a great perspective on the future growth and possibilities of the industry,” said Elizabeth Gormley, Managing Director, IBC Life Sciences. “Every year, the BPI Conference brings together thought-leaders, visionaries, and experts on technical and scientific solutions that help progress advancements in the industry and we are very excited to work with the BioProcess International to honor these achievements.”

“The BPI Conference is the event for the bioprocessing industry; it only made sense that we utilize this platform to enhance the awards’ impact and share them with this targeted audience,” said Brian Caine, BPI’s Publisher, “While we have been impressed by the volume of nominations we've received, the new date for the Awards reception and ceremony allows BPI to extend the nominations deadline which will ensure all interested parties have the opportunity to submit their nominations for best technology, best technology application, best collaboration, and thought leader of the decade.”

The Technical Application of the Decade Award

The award is open to user/sponsor companies and upstream process development groups or individuals representing them — worldwide — who championed adoption of game-changing processes and best practices. Over the past decade, such applications have had a significant impact on the way biopharmaceutical companies approach process design, development, and manufacturing.

The 2012 BioProcess International Awards - Honoring a Decade of BioProcess

The 2012 BioProcess International Awards were created to celebrate the dramatic transformations and advances that re-wrote the rule book on developing, manufacturing and delivering biotherapeutics faster and less expensively than ever before.

Four awards will be granted within each of the three pillars of bioprocessing (Upstream Processing, Downstream Processing and Manufacturing):

* Technology of the Decade (supplier-based)
* Technical Application of the Decade (end-user based)
* Collaboration of the Decade
* Thought Leader of the Decade

Suggested nomination technologies:

Upstream Processing: fermentation, cell culture, single-use, production platforms, expression systems, outsourcing, validation

Downstream Processing: separation, purification, filtration, stability, virus removal

Manufacturing: formulation, fill, finish, outsourcing, facility design, logistics, global distribution, international production

To submit a nomination or request sponsorship information, please visit:
BioProcess International
Damon Mastandrea