Boehringer Ingelheim to Receive BayBio Award at 10th Annual Pantheon Ceremony

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – December 2, 2013 – Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont, Inc. will receive the 2013 BayBio Pantheon DiNA Global Reach Award at the 10th Annual BayBio Pantheon Ceremony on December 5th.

The global pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim has made a significant long term investment in building a local presence in the Bay Area. Since being acquired in 2011, Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont, Inc. has become a part of Boehringer Ingelheim’s biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing business, “Boehringer Ingelheim BioXcellence‚Ñ¢”. In conjunction with Boehringer Ingelheim BioXcellence‚Ñ¢ sites in Biberach (Germany), Vienna (Austria) and Shanghai (China), the Fremont facility is a strategic partner offering tailor-made contract development and manufacturing services to the biopharmaceutical industry; providing the entire production technology chain from DNA to fill and finish.

Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont, Inc. both cares about, and donates to, the Bay Area community and aims to recruit the brightest talent in the Bay Area. Boehringer Ingelheim, an independent and family owned company in business for over 125 years, is one of the world’s leading biopharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organizations, embracing many cultures and diverse societies.

In addition to Boehringer Ingelheim, Sam Colella, a partner at Silicon Valley based Versant Ventures, and Dr. Stanley N. Cohen, a researcher in Stanford University’s department of genetics and medicine, and well known as an inventor on the Cohen/Boyer gene cloning patent – responsible for launching industry giants like Genentech and Amgen – will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards for their contributions to making a transformative difference within the life science industry.

Other leading executives, researchers and dedicated individuals will receive DiNA Awards for the following categories (listed alphabetically by award title):

  • Biotechnology Educator Award – Tom McFadden
  • Biotechnology Philanthropist Award – Scott Johnson, Myelin Repair Foundation
  • Global Reach Award – Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont, Inc
  • Outstanding Company Award – Portola Pharmaceuticals
  • Outstanding Partnering Award – Ardelyx
  • Outstanding Public Support Award – Rep. Jackie Speier (D – Hillsborough)
  • Outstanding Product Award (Therapeutic) – COMETRIQ (cabozantinib) by Exelixis, Inc.
  • Rising Star Award – Jennifer Doudna, UC Berkeley
  • Scientific Achievement Award – Deepak Srivastava, Gladstone Institutes

“BayBio’s Pantheon Ceremony celebrates the advancements and unparalleled innovative excellence of the Bay Area’s life science industry,” said BayBio President and CEO Gail Maderis. “We applaud the people and companies who have dedicated their work to improving patients’ health.

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