2023 CiteAb Award Winners Revealed!


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In this blog:

  • Learn more about the 2023 CiteAb Award winners
  • How were these winners determined?
  • See you at AACR?

We’ve now officially announced the 2023 CiteAb Award winners!

Visit the CiteAb Awards website now.

Ever since launching our research reagent search engine ten years ago, we have taken a keen interest in the commercial research reagent sector. 

We grew to help suppliers support science by using our citation database to create data-based products. In doing so, we recognised the significant work in the industry which often goes unrecognised. 

Enter the CiteAb Awards – an opportunity to celebrate the successes of the research reagent sector! Now in their ninth year, these awards continue to recognise remarkable achievements of companies and individuals in this sector.

‘It is a real pleasure to be able to step back each year and look at how the reagent industry has succeeded. Producing reagents that work for researchers is so important to keep scientific discovery moving forward! It’s fantastic to be able to highlight a selection of the good work going on.’

CiteAb CEO Dr Andrew Chalmers

2023 CiteAb Award Categories and Winners

Our awards this year featured some brand new categories, as well as familiar favourites. Celebrating both up-and-coming suppliers and those leading important markets, find out more about each category by following the links below:

How are winners selected for the CiteAb Awards?

This year we saw more nominations than ever. Our external judges and internal awards panel were also really impressed by the quality of nominations. This made selecting winners no easy task! 

In our data-based award categories, CiteAb product managers draw on our extensive citation database to determine winners.

We text mine open-access and subscription-only journals, using a unique combination of AI and human reviewing to ensure accuracy, and generate structured data on life science product use. Our database contains millions of citations from hundreds of suppliers, covering over 13 million products.

Data collection pipeline involving human reviewing and AI to ensure accuracy
Data collection pipeline involving human reviewing and AI to ensure accuracy

By looking at this data for certain reagent types or research areas, we are able to determine which suppliers have been growing and succeeding in specific markets. 

In our nomination categories, we looked to suppliers and researchers to tell us about their achievements. 

For the Innovation Award and the Charitable Initiative of the Year Award, we drew on the expertise of our impressive judging panels. They delved into the nominations for each category and evaluated various criteria to decide on our winners. 

Innovation Award judges:

  • Dr Andrew Chalmers, CEO and founder of CiteAb 
  • Momna Hejmadi, Faculty of Science Associate Dean 
  • Robin Padilla, Director of Product Management at Springer Nature Experiments 

Charitable Initiative of the Year Award judges: 

  • Catharine Brown: Leads Designability as its CEO in its mission to enable disabled people to live with greater independence.
  • Danny Morris: Chair at Unseen for several years, an award winning anti-slavery charity.
  • Hannah Cole: Co-founded UK based children’s charity, Thinking of Oscar, which supports children and their families whilst in hospital care, funding innovation and technology.

See you at AACR?

Finally, we will be heading to AACR in a few weeks to present certificates and trophies to our award winners.

We hope to see you there! Get in touch if you’d like to set up a meeting with the team. 

  • Alicia and the CiteAb team
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