SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ernst & Young LLP (EY) has selected Josh Eckman, CEO of Carterra, as a 2022 Entrepreneur of the Year® Mountain West Award winner. EY Entrepreneur of the Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. An independent panel of judges selected Mr. Eckman based on his entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth, and impact, among other core contributions and attributes.
Mr. Eckman is a co-founder of Carterra, a leader in label-free, high-throughput biotherapeutic discovery and characterization technology. The company launched its flagship LSA platform in 2018 utilizing high-throughput Surface Plasmon Resonance (HT-SPR) technology and quickly made it the standard in 17 of the largest 20 pharmaceutical companies, biotechs, CROs, and government labs. Mr. Eckman’s entrepreneurial spirit was evident when in graduate school at the University of Utah he identified the market opportunity, developed the business plan, and advanced the technologies which were central to Carterra’s formation and the launch of its LSA platform. In 2020, Eli Lilly and Abcellera discovered Bamlanivimab, the world’s first COVID-19 therapeutic, using the LSA platform in a 90-day sprint.
“At Carterra we are passionate about providing innovative technologies to scientists who are developing life-saving therapies,” said Mr. Eckman. “Our platform levels the playing field between small startups and large organizations and enables months of work to be completed in days. We believe this will spur innovation and competition, which should ultimately impact the pricing and global availability of these amazing biotherapeutics. We are honored that Ernst and Young has selected us for the Entrepreneur of the Year award. For over 35 years, they have recognized audacious, game-changing business leaders and entrepreneurs who disrupted industries and created new product categories. We are humbled to be a part of this rich legacy.”
As a Mountain West award winner, Mr. Eckman will now be considered by a national independent panel of judges for the 2022 Entrepreneur of the Year National Awards. National finalists and winners, as well as the Entrepreneur of the Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced in November at the annual Strategic Growth Forum®. The Entrepreneur of the Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year™ Award in June 2023.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur of the Year Awards are presented by PNC Bank. In the Mountain West, sponsors also include sponsors also include Colliers International, Cresa, Diversified Insurance, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Silicon Slopes, Strong & Hanni Law Firm, Truss and Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.
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About Carterra, Inc.
Carterra® is privately held and is the leading provider of high throughput technologies designed to accelerate and improve the discovery of novel therapeutic candidates. Carterra’s LSA® instrument, software, and consumables for biotherapeutic discovery and characterization deliver up to 100 times the throughput of existing platforms in 10% of the time while using only 1% of the sample required by other systems. The LSA combines patented microfluidics technology with real-time high throughput Surface Plasmon Resonance (HT-SPR) and industry-leading data analysis and visualization software to revolutionize mAb screening. Carterra, Inc. is based in Salt Lake City, Utah, and has Customer Experience Centers in San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Boston, Manchester, England, and Munich, Germany. Carterra products are available in Asia-Pacific and Oceania through our exclusive distributor, PerkinElmer. For additional information, please visit www.carterra-bio.com.