CALGARY, Alberta--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BioAlberta hosted its 17th annual AGM and Awards Gala in Calgary, with an audience of over 140 representatives from industry, educational institutions and government, including the Minister of Alberta Economic Development & Trade, the Honourable Deron Bilous. The event recognized leaders within Alberta’s life sciences industry for their innovation and achievement. BioAlberta would like to congratulate the following BioAlberta Industry Award winners for inspiring new ways of thinking and for their contributions to the industry:
Dr. Darren Freed is the recipient of the Scientific Achievement and Innovation Award. This award recognizes an individual or a team who is responsible for a breakthrough innovation with commercial application. As President and CSO of Tevosol Inc., Dr. Freed is changing the face of organ transplantation through his work on the Ex-Vivo Organ Support System (EVOSS™). EVOSS™ is a portable warm perfusion device intended to achieve better recovery and longer out-of-body life for donated organs, increasing the supply of organs available for transplant. For more information, go to: http://www.tecedmonton.com/edmonton-organ-transplant-company-tevosol-secures-financing/.
CEAPRO Inc. is the recipient of the Company of the Year Award. This award, accepted by President and CEO Gilles Gagnon, is presented to a company that has shown significant achievement within the marketplace and Alberta’s business community through strong performance or a leadership role. CEAPRO, an Edmonton-based global leader in the development and commercialization of active ingredients from natural sources for improving animal and human health, was recognized for its impressive performance and profit growth in the past year. For more information, go to: www.ceapro.com.
“We are very proud to be honouring these exceptional individuals and organizations from Alberta’s life sciences industry.” said Mel Wong, President and CEO of BioAlberta. “As the provincial life sciences industry association, it is important that we increase public awareness of our local companies’ achievements and the excellent opportunity they provide to diversify and grow Alberta’s economy. The province’s drive to life sciences success is fueled by the enthusiasm, commitment and perseverance of industry leaders, such as these award winners. The recipients exemplify the excellence we have right here in our own province.”
BioAlberta is the central voice and organizing hub for life sciences in Alberta. The Association’s vision is to create a thriving and competitive life sciences industry that fuels key sectors of Alberta's economy. BioAlberta is a private, not-for-profit industry association, representing more than 150 members of Alberta’s steadily growing life sciences industry of researchers, producers and suppliers in the province. These members operate in specialized sectors, such as, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, natural health products, as well as environmental, agricultural and industrial biotechnology. BioAlberta’s activities are focused on advocacy, promotion and proactively facilitating the growth of Alberta’s life sciences industry. For more information, go to: www.bioalberta.com.