LifeSciences BC Announces Recipients of the 2008 LifeSciences British Columbia Awards

    VANCOUVER, March 14 /CNW/ - LifeSciences British Columbia today announced
the recipients of the 2008 LifeSciences British Columbia Awards (previously
known as the British Columbia Biotechnology Awards). They are:
    -   Dr. Don Riddle for Genome BC Award for Scientific Excellence Award
    -   Pyng Medical Corporation for Medical Device Company of the Year Award
    -   Bob Rieder for Executive of the Year Award
    -   Dr. Bernie Bressler and Roger Foxall for Lifetime Achievement Award
    -   Dr. Martin Taylor for Leadership Award
    -   Lignol Energy Corporation for Emerging Life Sciences Company of the
        Year Award

    These awards are presented annually by LifeSciences British Columbia to
recognize individuals and organizations that have made outstanding
contributions to the development of British Columbia's life sciences industry,
and to increase public awareness and understanding of life sciences in the
    "The strength of the life sciences community in BC is exemplified by this
slate of impressive award recipients, who represent the remarkable breadth of
talent found across the many sectors in our province," commented Karimah Es
Sabar, President of LifeSciences British Columbia. "We're delighted to be
making our 10th annual awards this year, and that the achievements being made
here are so strong and reflective of our diversity in the life sciences. We
extend our warmest congratulations to this year's winners."
    The awards will be presented at a gala ceremony April 10th in front of an
audience of approximately 600 biotechnology, medical devices and greater life
sciences and public policy leaders at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver
(please visit for full details).
    The LifeSciences British Columbia Awards are presented by Ernst & Young;
Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy, LLP; Genome British Columbia; Raymond James;
and Rx&D (Canada's Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies). Media sponsor:
Business in Vancouver Magazines.

For further information:

For further information: Jennifer Siegfried, Marketing Specialist,
LifeSciences British Columbia, Tel: (604) 602-5227, Email:

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