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Microsoft has called for entries for the 2008 Microsoft Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Innovation Awards, which award recognizes the innovative use of Microsoft technologies in the industry.
Awarded annually, this year’s competition will recognize the positive impact that new and innovative technologies are delivering in the areas of discovery and product innovation, sales and marketing, manufacturing and supply chain, and clinical development. Pharmaceutical and life sciences corporations worldwide are eligible, including those in the areas of biotechnology, diagnostics, medical equipment, animal health, nutritional products and consumer health products.
An award will be presented in each category to eligible pharmaceutical or life sciences corporations that best demonstrate leadership in improving business operations through deployment of Microsoft technologies. Implementations for consideration must include the use of BizTalk Server, the Microsoft Office system, Microsoft SQL Server or other Microsoft technology.
Entrants should be nominated from the scientific or technical community or business executives, chief information officers (CIOs), or chief technology officers (CTOs).
Entries must be submitted by 5pm (PDT Monday, May 5, 2008. Microsoft will announce the winners at the DIA annual meeting in Boston in June 2008.