Geneservice Wins UK Biotechnology Innovation Award
News May 10, 2007
Geneservice Ltd has announced that it has won the 2007 East of England Innovation in Enabling Bio-Technology Award. This award recognizes the role research plays in developing technologies that facilitate drug discovery and development.
The criteria used were based on innovation in product offering and/or technology, creativity in the business strategy and deal making. Geneservice will now represent the East of England region to compete nationwide in the Department of Trade and Industry’s 2007 UK Bio Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.
Commenting on the significance of this award, Tom Weaver, Geneservice’s CEO said: We are extremely pleased to receive this award. Not only is it a great endorsement of our business strategy, but recognizes the amount of success our team has accomplished in only two short years. It is also nice to see that a customer service focused biotech company can be considered for this type of award.
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