September 25-29, 2017
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

For a second year in a row, we're honoring and recognizing the innovators and thought leading professionals that have exceeded industry standards in the past year.

If your organization, or an organization you know has worked to achieve outstanding results in the industry, nominate them for an award now!


Best Temperature-Controlled Logistics Project
: Today’s life science supply chain continues to increase in complexity, so we’re keen to recognize those who can find an innovative logistics strategy or solution that can cut costs, increases efficiency and streamlines multiple moving parts, and all while maintaining regulatory compliance and product quality. 

Most Innovative New Cold Chain Technology of the Year: Have you developed a software, solution or platform that is breaking new ground in the temperature-controlled arena? Show us the metrics to prove it! From cloud services and IoT to data logging and analysis, the options are as varied as they are beneficial. We’re looking for results that have offered new levels of supply chain visibility, or improved product quality and compliance, and/or reduced costs and temperature excursions.

Most Sustainable Temperature-Controlled Project: Echoing the huge upward trend in reusable/recyclable or “green” cold chain solutions, this award will go to the company who’s developed the most environmentally-friendly and adaptable solution, while also ensuring cost viability and operational efficiency. The “project” can refer to any facet of the supply chain, including packaging and logistics, so get creative! 

Most Effective Risk Assessment, Evaluation & Mitigation for Transportation: Risk management was rated the #1 area of interest and concern by our 2015 attendees. So it’s only fitting that we highlight the company who has successfully identified and overcome one or more of the many risks facing temperature-controlled shipments. We’re looking for unique and effective strategies applied across any mode of transportation.


Nominations can be submitted by life science manufacturers, wholesalers,CROs, CMOs and biobanks and vendors. In the event that a vendor applies, at least ONE end user client organization, name and contact info must be provided as a reference. Nominees must be in attendance at the Excellence Awards ceremony, Thursday, September 29, in order to receive an award.