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AB Sciex. (11/29/12). "Press Release: AB Sciex and ETP Symposium Inc. Create Bill Davidson Graduate Student Travel Award". Toronto.

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  Group Danaher (Group)
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To be awarded to a graduate student who is conducting research on scientific tool development at a Canadian university or post-secondary institution


AB SCIEX, a global leader in life science analytical technologies, and ETP Symposium Inc. (ETP), a non-profit corporation committed to organizing educational seminars and forums intended to assist development of technologies for life sciences, today announced a call for applications from students in Canadian universities or post-secondary institutions for the first Bill Davidson Graduate Student Travel Award.

The $2,000 prize will be awarded to a graduate student selected by ETP's Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) for promising research in novel tool development, including, but not limited to, mass spectrometry. The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2013. This prize will be awarded on a biennial basis, to be used by the recipient to pay for travel and accommodation required to participate in the biennial International Symposium on Enabling Technologies.

ETP and AB SCIEX will present the award on April 30 during the 7th International Symposium on Enabling Technologies (ETP 2013) in Toronto. The winner will receive a check for $2,000 and be asked to give a 30-minute presentation on his or her work. Complete details and criteria are listed at www.etpsymposium.org.

"The Bill Davidson Graduate Student Travel Award is intended to support future leaders in analytical tool development andto providean opportunity for the next-generation of scientists to get their work out there, build contacts in the analytical tools industry and showcase their research," said Janette Champ, President, ETP Symposium Inc."We are seeing an increase in the development of novel tools for bioanalytical science, such as LC/MS/MS, and we would like to keep it going for decades to come. Those students in graduate programs today doing research to improve small and large molecule analysis have the potential to develop into leading forward-thinkers in this thriving field of analytical instrumentation."

To commemorate today's announcement, Dr. Bob Boyd, the chair of ETP's Scientific Advisory Board, will formally introduce this award at the Tandem Mass Spec Conference this evening. Graduate students will be encouraged to submit applications starting on December 1.

"As a global leader in analytical technologies, we are proud to be sponsoring this new award," said Tamara Bond, Vice President of Marketing, AB SCIEX. "AB SCIEX has a rich history of innovation in analytical instrumentation over the past three decades. We are actively supporting up-and-coming researchers. Our support of this Bill Davidson Award reflects the type of commitment we have to foster academic research, such as the breakthrough research by young investigators we support through our AB SCIEX Academic Partnership Program."

Bill Davidson was a key contributor to the success of AB SCIEX. He joined Sciex in 1978 and rose to become vice president of the research group. His vision and leadership helped shape the development of groundbreaking instrumentation in the early days of mass spectrometry, including the API III which changed the way drug discovery was done in the late 1980s. He consistently demonstrated a commitment to developing young talent throughout his memorable career, creating a learning environment for scientific discovery. For more information about Bill Davidson, go tohttp://www.etpsymposium.org/executive/assets/bill.pdf


For more information about AB SCIEX and mass spectrometry, please go to www.absciex.com.


About the ETP Symposium

ETP Symposium Inc. (ETP) is a non-profit corporation committed to organizing and operating educational seminars and forums intended to develop interdisciplinary opportunities for scientists, engineers and technologists to discuss research and development of innovative tools that extend the bioanalytical capabilities of researchers.

ETP was initiated as part of a 2002 Genome Canada project sponsored by AB Sciex, Genome Alberta and Genome Prairie. The popularity of the original two symposia organized by ETP led to its incorporation in 2006. The original founders of ETP were Dr. William (Bill) Davidson and Janette Champ.Today, under the guidance of Janette Champ, ETP continues to host events that alert scientists in the life sciences to advances in new technologies that could have a significant impact on their research activities.


About AB SCIEX

AB SCIEX helps to improve the world we live in by enabling scientists and laboratory analysts to push the limits in their field and address the complex analytical challenges they face. The company's global leadership and world-class service and support in the mass spectrometry industry have made it a trusted partner to thousands of the scientists and lab analysts worldwide who are focused on basic research, drug discovery and development, food and environmental testing, forensics and clinical research. With over 25 years of proven innovation, AB SCIEX excels by listening to and understanding the ever-evolving needs of its customers to develop reliable, sensitive and intuitive solutions that continue to redefine what is achievable in routine and complex analysis. For more information about the company, go to www.absciex.com. Follow AB SCIEX on Twitter @ABSCIEX, Facebook and LinkedIn.


AB Sciex Instruments Are For Research Use Only.Not for use in diagnostic procedures. The trademarks mentioned herein are the property of AB Sciex Pte. Ltd. or their respective owners. AB SCIEXTM is being used under license.


AB SCIEX Media Contact

Anthony Petrucci
AB SCIEX
1.508.383.7961
anthony.petrucci@absciex.com


ETP Media Contact
Janette Champ
ETP
1.905.589-0059
janette@etpsymposium.org

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