Dr. Michael Hunkapiller has been named BayBio's 2011 Lifetime Achievement DiNA Award recipient.
He will be honored on Thursday, November 3rd, at the 2011 Pantheon Awards Ceremony, an annual program hosted by BayBio, a life science trade association representing the industry in Northern California.
From the invention of the DNA sequencer during his days at Caltech, to the introduction of first automated DNA sequencer in 1986 and the realization of the Human Genome Mapping Project in 2003, Dr.Hunkapiller has been a scientific and industry trailblazer. Under his leadership, industry pioneers Applied Biosystems, Celera and Applera grew into global giants, contributing to success of countless biotech companies and researchers in expanding the frontiers of genomics and proteomics.
Additionally, BayBio will recognize six industry executives and stakeholders who played a key role in life science advancements in Northern California throughout the year:
2011 DiNA Award Recipients:
Alios BioPharma, Inc.
Alair® Bronchial Thermoplasty System by Asthmatx,
a Boston Scientific Company
Outstanding Product (Device)
Fast Start Company
Zelboraf™ cobas® BRAFV600E Test by Plexxikon Inc., Genentech/Roche, Roche Molecular Diagnostics
Outstanding Product (Therapy)