Monday, November 2, 2009

The Biotech Humanitarian Award

The Biotech Humanitarian Award is given to an individual who, through their work in, or support of, biotechnology has begun to unlock its potential heal, fuel or feed the planet. The Award will honor research that aims to significantly reduce human suffering or enhance the human experience. The nominee’s work should clearly be seen as having a direct benefit to society. Additional consideration will be given to approaches that are at a turning point and may potentially have immeasurable influence.

The judging panel will evaluate nominees on the following criteria:

1. Impact on future generations
2. Impact on contemporary society
3. Contribution to the field of biotechnology
4. Level of innovation exhibited

In order to be considered for the Biotech Humanitarian Award, an individual must be nominated via the online application on All nomination applications must be submitted by December 31, 2009.

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