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Àtlanta, GA (PRWEB) November 12, 2014

the Technology Association of Georgia Business Intelligence & Analytics society presented awards to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for Large Enterprise Category, and Columbus State University for Mid Size Category. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta used Analytics to Improve Healthcare in Babies- In hospital intensive care units, vast amounts of monitoring data is collected in the moment only to vanish once it leaves the screen. Using business intelligence and big data technologies, Children’s created a model that enabled them to store and analyze continuous lifesaving vital sign sensor data. The ultimate goal is to understand the impact of stressful procedures and in turn reduce pain and improve outcomes in our most fragile patients.

Columbus State University developed a tool to help student retention and success. President Obama enacted “Complete College America” this year which changes the way public universities are funded. This new “performance based model” means colleges are now accountable to assure students stay in school, progress and graduate. Columbus state developed a tool that measures retention, progression and graduation rates, and delivers information to consolers to assist struggling students. Additionally, they have created a predictive model with automated alerts so that counselors can intervene and be targeted with high-risk students before they begin to struggle.

“This year we had a dozen nominations representing a broad base of innovative companies in Georgia. Many of these organizations are combining internal and external data to predict potential outcomes and shift their strategy to drive new sources of revenue. The face of BI is continuously changing” says Greg Boyd, TAG BI/A Society Co-Chair.

The Judges for the 2014 Awards:

Dr. Jennifer Priestley – Kennesaw State University

Noni Gonzalez – AT&T

Jamie Walker – Elavon

Flavio Villanustre – HPCC Systems (formerly Lexis-Nexis)

“We were fortunate to have strong representation from Business and IT Executives on the panel of judges this year, this is a clear indication of the strategic importance of BI in companies” according to Eric Falthzik, TAG BI/A Co-Chair.

The 2014 Innovation Awards are were made possible by Tibco Spotfire, PwC, Cloudera, Halo Business Intelligence, Software AG, Peak 10, QlikView, and Visionare Partners.

For more information, please contact: Tyler Heinzelmann at Tyler(at)tagonline(dot)org

About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 24,000 members and hosting over 200 events each year. TAG serves as an umbrella organization for 34 industry societies, each of which provides rich content for TAG constituents. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, influence and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. The association provides members with access to networking and educational programs; recognizes and promotes Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology.

Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive. For more information visit the TAG website at or TAG’s community website at To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit

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Posted by jaymepobre748 October - 23 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

New York, NY (PRWEB) October 23, 2014

BioProcess International (BPI), a business-to-business publication, today announced the winners for the 2014 BioProcess International Awards. The awards celebrate the outstanding achievements, collaborations, business strategies, social corporate responsibility and technology applications that will allow the industry to deliver better, more effective treatments to a global patient base.

Winners and finalists were honored and recognized by their peers during a very entertaining and exciting awards dinner and ceremony yesterday evening, 22 October at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.

Winners and Finalists for the 2014 BioProcess International Awards are:

Excellence in Leadership

(Winner) Dr. Robert Preti, Founder, President, and Chief Scientific Officer, Progenitor Cell Therapy (PCT)
(Finalist) Lynn Bottone, Site Leader, Sanford Site, Pfizer
(Finalist) Olivier Loeillot, General Manager, Enterprise Solutions, GE Healthcare Life Sciences

Emerging Company

(Winner) ToleRaM Nanotech, LLC.
(Finalist) BioCision
(Finalist) Horizon Discovery

Corporate Citizenship

(Winner) Bayer HealthCare
(Finalist) Biogen Idec
(Finalist) Sigma-Aldrich

Excellence in Facility Design or Retrofit

(Winner) Gallus BioPharmaceuticals/GE Healthcare Life Sciences
(Finalist) Vetter
(Finalist) FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies

Best Collaboration

(Winner) TAP Biosystems/Merck & Co., Inc.
(Finalist) Invetech Inc./Janssen Research & Development, LLC
(Finalist) Promosome/GE Healthcare Life Sciences

Upstream: Best Technology Applications

(Winner) ambr250 — TAP Biosystems/Merck & Co., Inc.
(Finalist) XDR-50 MO Fermentor System — GE Healthcare Life Sciences
(Finalist) STX® Scalable Transfection System — MaxCyte

Downstream: Best Technology Applications

(Winner) Natrix HD Membranes — Natrix Separations, Inc. /Gallus BioPharmaceuticals
(Finalist) BioT Temperature Stability Systems — BioCision
(Finalist) Allegro Single-Use Filling Needles — Pall Life Sciences/Disposable-Lab SAS

Analytical: Best Technology Applications

(Winner) MicroScale Thermophoresis (MST) — NanoTemper Technologies GmbH
(Finalist) ImageStreamX®(ISX) — Enzo Life Sciences/Amnis (part of EMD Millipore)
(Finalist) SGS M-Scan Services — SGS Life Sciences

From Some of the Award Winners:

“It is a fantastic honor to be nominated for the BioProcess International 2014 Award, along with TAP Biosystems, for both Best Collaboration and Best Technology Application-Upstream for the development of the Ambr250 automated bioreactor system. The collaboration and resulting Ambr250 technology was intended to have true value to end users through the improvement of productivity, accuracy, consistency, and the work life balance of the scientist. Being nominated as a finalist in these categories shows the value the technology brings to these areas,” said David Pollard, Executive Director, Merck & Co., Inc.

“We spend a lot of time trying to understand the requirements of the end-users and the context into which our systems are placed. Being a BioProcess International 2014 Awards finalist with the excellent team from Merck is an acknowledgement that such time and effort is really worthwhile,” said Richard Wales, Director Business Development, TAP Biosystems, Part of the Sartorius Stedim Biotech Group.

“ToleRaM Nanotech is delighted with being recognized as a finalist for the BioProcess International 2014 “Emerging Company” award. We are dedicated to the efficient delivery of targeted nanotherapeutics by merging bioengineering with medicine, and are truly honored by this recognition,” said Satish N. Nadig, M.D., Ph.D. Title: Chief Medical Officer (CMO) ToleRaM Nanotech; Assistant Professor of Surgery, Microbiology & Immunology – Medical University of South Carolina.

For more quotes from our finalists and winners visit:

About Our Sponsors

Program Sponsors:

GE Healthcare Life Sciences provides tools and technologies, solutions, and services that enable the biopharmaceutical industry to develop and manufacture biotherapeutic medicines and vaccines cost-effectively. Our products and platform solutions are designed to meet the key challenges posed at every stage in the biomanufacturing process, delivering the desired product at the required purity and safety — all with fast development and integrated solutions in mind. Across the bioprocessing spectrum, our focus is on supporting the industry from idea to result.

Pall Life Sciences provides process, pilot and laboratory filtration, separation, purification, and fluid handling devices, systems, and services with single-use systems available for all unit operations from cell culture through final formulation and filling. Based on Pall’s long history of providing quality equipment for the biopharmaceutical, vaccine, and cell therapy industries, all products — whether standard or customized to match users exact process needs — are backed up with extensive documentation and experience in extractables, leachables, and particulate validation. Fully automated single-use systems allow process control and data acquisition to meet or exceed the standards expected from traditional fixed equipment. New product highlights include microcarriers, pyrogen-free vials, and a range of pharmaceutical packaging.

Sartorius Stedim Biotech is one of the world’s leading providers of laboratory and process technologies and equipment. Our innovative products and high-quality services help customers implement complex and quality-critical processes in biopharmaceutical production and laboratory environments in a time- and cost-efficient way. Sartorius Stedim Biotech introduced the first single-use bag for biopharmaceutical applications. Demand for these bioprocessing bags has rapidly increased for use in critical applications. We have developed a new polyethylene film and new bioprocessing bags to pave the way toward the single-use manufacturing facility of the future. Flexsafe meets the most stringent customer needs for safe bioprocessing.

Associate Sponsor:

Rentschler is an independent, family-owned biopharmaceutical CMO with a long-term track record, high level of flexibility, and tailored project performance. Our full-service concept covers development, production of recombinant proteins in mammalian cell lines, fill–finish and international regulatory expertise. Our state-of-the-art facilities with bioreactors up to 3,500 L total volume and our quality control ensure highest quality.

About BioProcess International

BioProcess International (BPI) is a business-to-business publication dedicated to delivering cutting-edge information focused on the development and manufacture of biopharmaceuticals and therapeutics. Learn more at

Photo Caption:

S. Anne Montgomery (left) editor-in-chief and co-founder, BioProcess International magazine honors Best Facility Design/Retrofit winners Gallus Biopharmaceuticals and GE Healthcare Life Sciences. Accepting the award from Gallus Biopharmaceuticals is Mike Ultee (center), chief scientific officer. Accepting the award from GE Healthcare Life Sciences is Geoff Hodge (right), biomanufacturing services leader.

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Posted by gildenshelton565 March - 18 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Manassas, VA (PRWEB) December 01, 2011, a subsidiary of Crucial Point LLC focused on open concept development for CTOs, is pleased to announce the five top winners and Judges Choice of the 2011 Government Big Data Solutions Award. The Government Big Data Solutions Award Program was established to highlight innovative solutions and facilitate the exchange of best practices, lessons learned and creative ideas for utilizing Apache Hadoop to solve Big Data challenges. The winners were announced at Hadoop World in New York City on November 8 and a presentation outlining the award is available online at

The top five honorees of the Government Big Data Solutions Award are:

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