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We are honored to receive this prestigious Enterprise award from Eastern Technology Council, says Robert Broeze, Ph.D., President and CEO of Laureate Pharma. Dr. Broeze, who is with Dr. Michiel Ultee, VP of Process Sciences, in front of an Applikon 20L Bioreactor, says the award validates the company’s commitment to the advancement in human health.
The Eastern Technology Council, the Philadelphia region’s largest technology and life-sciences trade association with more than 600 member companies, named Laureate Pharma Inc., a full-service biopharmaceutical development and protein production company, the “Emerging Life Science Company of the Year.” The Emerging Life Science Company Award honors a company that has at least four years of strong operating results and revenue of less than $50 million. Key considerations for the award include product or service innovation, strategic decisions that led to growth in revenue and/or earnings, and demonstrated ability to raise capital and achieve profitability. The Enterprise Awards celebrate the vitality of the technology and life-sciences communities. More than 1,200 business leaders and executives were in attendance at the 16th Annual Enterprise Awards in November, where top companies, leaders, and entrepreneurs were honored . “These companies and leaders have overcome the challenges of growing successful businesses, by taking the necessary risks and making sacrifices and tough decisions,” says Dianne Strunk, CEO of the Eastern Technology Council. “The 2008 Enterprise Awards finalists and winners represent the strength of the Greater Philadelphia business community.” In acceptance of the award, Robert Broeze, Ph.D., President and CEO of Laureate Pharma, responded: “This is a tribute to our leadership and our talented and committed staff. It is a great recognition of our world-class operations and our strategy for business success.” F 2008 Enterprise Awards Winners Legend Award for Lifetime Achievement Lawrence D. Alexander, Ph.D., Director of Advanced Technology at Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Services Enterpriser Award for World-Class Talent Leo Daiuto, former Corporate VP at Unisys Technology Startup Company MODA Technology Partners Emerging Technology Company StarCite Technology CEO of the Year Ned Moore, Portico Systems Inc. Technology Company of the Year Precyse Solutions Applied Technology Excellence CeeLite Life Sciences Startup Company Neuro Diagnostic Devices Emerging Life Sciences Company Laureate Pharma Life Sciences CEO of the Year Christopher M. Cashman, Protez Pharmaceuticals Life Sciences Company of the Year Globus Medical Emerging Life sciences company of the year