Frost & Sullivan Honors Companies With Best Practices Awards

    PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Frost & Sullivan
 honored companies for outstanding performance at last week's Best Practices
 Awards Banquet and Networking Sessions held in Miami, Florida.
     Frost & Sullivan presented its Best Practices Awards to companies for
 outstanding industry achievements in regional and global markets.  Among these
 Awards were a number of Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences Awards presented to
 companies for outstanding performance in healthcare markets.  Additionally,
 Frost & Sullivan bestowed Awards upon companies demonstrating unique and
 advanced technological innovation.
     Through these Awards, Frost & Sullivan's teams of industry best practices
 experts recognized the recipients' diligence and innovation required to
 implement a successful business plan and excel in the increasingly competitive
 global marketplace.
     An open networking session preceding the presentations allowed the
 recipient companies to develop and strengthen business relationships.
 
     Awarded companies included:
 
      Adept Technology, Inc. -- 2005 2D Robotic Vision Guidance
       Excellence in Technology of the Year Award
      Advanced Nanotechnology Ltd. -- 2005 Nanomaterials Excellence in
       Technology of the Year Award
      AETHRA SpA -- 2005 Telemedicine and Televideo Solutions Product
       Innovation of the Year Award
      Affymetrix Inc. -- 2005 Clinical Diagnostics Product of the Year Award
      Alcon, Inc. -- 2005 Ocular Hypertension and Open Angle Glaucoma Company
       of the Year Award -AND- 2005 Ophthalmic Medical Devices Product of the
       Year Award
      Applied Biosystems and MDS SCIEX -- 2005 Drug Discovery Technologies
       Product Innovation of the Year Award
      Axaron Bioscience AG -- 2005 Stroke Therapy Drugs Technology Innovation
       of the Year Award
      Biomedical Photometrics Inc. -- 2005 Confocal Imaging Solutions
       Technology Innovation of the Year Award
      B. Braun Medical Inc. -- 2005 Medical Devices Emerging Leader of the Year
       Award
      Centocor, Inc. -- 2005 Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Product
       Differentiation Innovation of the Year Award
      CodoniX -- 2005 Healthcare Information Technology Product of the Year
       Award
      Cytogen Corporation -- 2005 Immunotherapies for Prostate Cancer
       Technology Innovation of the Year Award
      DayStar Technologies, Inc. -- 2005 CIGS Photovoltaic Cells Technology
       Innovation of the Year Award
      Dendritic NanoTechnologies Inc. -- 2005 Nanomaterials for Advanced
       Medical Applications Technology Innovation of the Year Award
      DrFirst, Inc. -- 2005 Healthcare Information Technology Technology of the
       Year Award
      eCardio Diagnostics, LLC -- 2005 ECG and Cardiac Monitoring Product &
       Services Customer Service Leadership of the Year Award
      enGene Inc. -- 2005 Diabetes Protein Therapeutics Excellence in Research
       of the Year Award
      GE Healthcare -- 2005 Medical Imaging Company of the Year Award
      Gyros AB- 2005 Laboratory Automation Excellence in Technology of the
       Year Award
      Inclosia Solutions -- 2005 Fabricated Plastics Process Design Technology
       Innovation of the Year Award
      Inion Ltd -- 2005 Bioplastic Medical Implant Devices Technology
       Innovation of the Year Award
      Invitrogen Corporation -- 2005 Drug Discovery Technologies Company of the
       Year Award
      Isabel Healthcare -- 2005 Healthcare Information Technology Product
       Innovation of the Year Award
      Kendall -- a Tyco International Ltd. Company -- 2005 Medical Device
       Product Innovation of the Year Award
      Luminex Corporation -- 2005 Clinical Diagnostics Technology of the Year
       Award
      Netbotz Corporation -- 2005 Healthcare Information Technology Enabling
       Technology of the Year Award
      Patheon Inc. -- 2005 Contract Manufacturing Company of the Year Award
      PatientKeeper, Inc. -- 2005 Healthcare Information Technology Industry
       Innovation & Advancement of the Year Award
      Pfizer -- 2005 U.S. Ocular Hypertension and Open Angle Glaucoma Marketing
       Strategy Leadership of the Year Award
      Pionetics Corporation -- 2005 Advanced Water Treatment Technology
       Innovation of the Year Award
      Plextronics, Inc. -- 2005 Printed Electronics Technology Innovation of
       the Year Award
      Protemix Corporation -- 2005 Therapeutics for Metabolic
       Disorders/Diseases Excellence in Research of the Year Award
      PULSION Medical Systems AG -- 2005 Patient Monitoring Technology
       Innovation & Leadership of the Year Award
      Quantum Sphere, Inc. -- 2005 Metallic Nanopowder Technologies Technology
       Innovation of the Year Award
      Quidel Corporation -- 2005 U.S. Rapid Microbiology Tests Growth Strategy
       Leadership of the Year Award
      ResMed -- 2005 Patient Monitoring Company of the Year Award
      Roche Pharmaceuticals -- 2005 Colorectal Cancer Best Bang for the Buck of
       the Year Award
      Sanofi-Aventis -- 2005 Colorectal Cancer Company of the Year Award -AND-
       Drug Company of the Year Award
      SonoSite, Inc. -- 2005 Medical Imaging Fastest Growing Company of the
       Year Award
      Straumann Group -- 2005 Medical Devices Technology of the Year Award
      SynCardia Systems, Inc. -- 2005 Cardiovascular Devices Entrepreneurial
       Company of the Year Award
      ThermoEnergy Corporation -- 2005 Municipal and Industrial Wastewater
       Treatment Technology Innovation of the Year Award
 
     Frost & Sullivan holds annual Awards banquets for the information and
 communication technologies, industrial technologies, emerging technologies,
 and healthcare industries.  For further information on the Award banquets or
 recipients or for digital photos, please contact Stacie Jones, 210.247.2450,
 Stacie.Jones@frost.com .
 
     About Frost & Sullivan
     Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting company, has been partnering
 with clients to support the development of innovative strategies for more than
 40 years.  The company's industry expertise integrates growth consulting,
 growth partnership services, and corporate management training to identify and
 develop opportunities.  Frost & Sullivan serves an extensive clientele that
 includes Global 1000 companies, emerging companies, and the investment
 community by providing comprehensive industry coverage that reflects a unique
 global perspective and combines ongoing analysis of markets, technologies,
 econometrics, and demographics.  For more information, visit
 http://www.frost.com .
 
      Contact:
      Stacie Jones
      210.247.2450
      Stacie.Jones@frost.com
 
 

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