The 2024 CiteAb Awards are live – start nominating now!


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In this blog:

  • What are the CiteAb Awards?
  • Which categories are featured in the 2024 awards?
  • Why should you enter?

Have you achieved something remarkable this year? 

While establishing CiteAb, we found that the innovation and effort that reagent suppliers put into developing products and supporting essential research often went unrecognised. 

And so we created the CiteAb Awards. Our awards mark the achievements of life science companies and individuals in the research reagent sector. Over the past year we have celebrated over 50 different companies, from the big names in the life sciences to smaller, more specialist companies. 

We draw on our citation database to celebrate the success of suppliers across a range of markets in our data-based categories, as well as asking for nominations from companies and researchers in our nomination-based awards. This year, we’ve expanded our awards to encompass digital tool makers and educators. 

We are so excited to share with you our awards for 2024 and to see all your fantastic nominations!

Introducing the 2024 CiteAb Award categories

For our nomination categories, you are able to self-nominate (excepting the Researchers’ Choice Award) and submit a nomination in as many categories as you like! Entry in the CiteAb Awards is free of charge. 

So, without further ado, here are the categories:

Calling all researchers! For this award, we ask for scientists to nominate a supplier that has impressed them with their products, customer service, or something else entirely. 

Nominators will be submitted into a £50 amazon voucher prize draw.

Have you produced or seen a striking image in a publication over the past year? 

For this award, we are celebrating the power of a beautiful scientific image to communicate impactful research. Researchers can submit an image they’ve produced from a 2023 publication, or suppliers can submit images using their reagents to be considered for the win in this category.

Have you launched or used an innovative life science research product in the past year? 

We are searching for a product that has solved a known issue or satisfied a gap in the market, helping to accelerate scientific research. Simply submit a description of a product and the challenges it solves to be considered for this award.

Our impressive judging panel in this category are:

  • Asel Sartbaeva: Associate Professor of Chemistry at Bath University and CEO of EnsiliTech
  • Victoria Sherwood: Scientific and Medical writer and host of the STEM careers blog, Biomed Badass
  • Lena D’Hooghe: Principal Scientist at UCB

Nominate your colleague or someone you know who has made their mark on the life science reagent sector!

We are looking to celebrate the wider impact made to the life science community by an individual in industry, whether this be over the course of their career or through one piece of work.

This category recognises an organisation that has produced an impactful resource to help researchers in their work. 

Inspired by the theme of education that came from the 4th International Antibody Validation meeting, we introduced this award for the first time this year. Nominate your company’s initiative, or a resource you have found useful for this category! 

This category recognises a tool that has helped life science researchers in a novel way. This could be anything from an e-lab notebook, to digital science ecosystems to analysis tools. This award will be judged by our partners who have plenty of experience in producing impactful digital life science tools.

Our judges:

  • Robin Padilla: Director of Product Management at Springer Nature – read more about our partnership with Springer Nature here.
  • Tom Russell: General Manager at JAGGAER – read more about our partnership with JAGGAER RMM here.
  • Daren Young: CEO of FluoroFinder – read more about them here.

Categories determined by CiteAb data

For our data-based awards, we analyse our citation-based reagent database for certain criteria to determine winners. 

We have built a comprehensive life science database over the past decade by developing industry leading data collection technology, augmented by extensive human reviewing. Mining pre-prints, open-access and closed-access publications for product citations and experimental information enables us to identify and understand global reagent use. You can find out more on our website.

The 2024 data categories represent a broad range of achievements in the life science research reagent industry, recognising both the leading and up-and-coming suppliers.

Explore more on each category page:

IHC Supplier of the Year

Celebrating the supplier with the most IHC antibody citations over the past year

Growth Factor Supplier to Watch

Recognising the supplier with the largest % increase in growth factor citations 

ELISA Kit Supplier of the Year

Recognising the supplier with the most ELISA Kit citations over the past year

Cell Line Supplier To Watch in Cancer Research

Recognising the supplier with the largest % increase in cell line citations related to cancer research, to mark the awards being handed out at the AACR meeting

Supplier Succeeding in Parkinson’s Research

Celebrating the supplier with the most citations related to Parkinson’s research, across all reagent types

Antibody Supplier Succeeding in South Korea

Celebrating the supplier with the most antibody citations in South Korea

Antibody Supplier to Watch in 2024

Celebrating the supplier with the largest % increase in antibody citations

Why enter the CiteAb Awards?

Claiming a CiteAb Award is a fantastic way to gain further credibility amongst researchers. We love learning more about the progress in the industry from the past year, and will be promoting winners’ stories across all of our channels.

We are proud to have an impressive roster of past winners for the CiteAb Awards, from the likes of industry big-hitters Millipore Sigma, Abcam and Cell Signaling Technology to more specialist and smaller companies such as Mabtech, PeproTech, HelloBio, TargetMol and Meso Scale Diagnostics.

In total, our awards have recognised over 50 different companies in its time. You can view past winners over on the awards website: Join these industry leaders and be featured on the CiteAb Award website if you are named a winner or highly commended in a category! 

Finally, there will be a trophy, certificate and marketing material pack made available for our winners. We will present trophies at AACR with our CEO Andrew Chalmers handing over the awards.

Submit your nomination!

So, what are you waiting for? Head over to the CiteAb Award website now to submit your nomination.

Do also sign up to our mailing list at the bottom of this page to be kept up to date with the latest award related news. 

All that’s left is for us to wish you good luck! If you have any questions about our awards, please do get in touch with the organisation team:

  • Skye and the CiteAb team
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