SLAS Innovation Award

Mission Statement

Read about past SLAS Innovation Award winners here

The SLAS Innovation Award is a $10,000 cash prize recognizing the work behind that one unique and special podium presentation at the SLAS Annual Conference that proves to be exceedingly innovative and contributes to the exploration of technologies in the laboratory, exceeds a benchmark or milestone in screening or the lead discovery process, or demonstrates an advanced and integrated use of mature technologies.


Listed in alphabetical order, the nine 2017 SLAS Innovation Award finalists selected to compete for the $10,000 cash prize at SLAS2017 are:

Dean Ho, University of California – Los Angeles (USA)
Optimizing Clinical Combination Therapy Using a Phenotypic Personalized Medicine Technology Platform

Delyan P. Ivanov, University of Nottingham (United Kingdom)
Spheroid Microarrays to Rapidly Screen Spheroid Morphology and Protein Expression for Regenerative Medicine, Toxicology and Cancer Research

James E. Kirby, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School (USA)
Inkjet Printing Technology for Facilitated At Will Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (FAST) in Under 5 Hours: Addressing the Needs of a So-Called 'Post-Antibiotic Era'

Michael Klinger, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (Germany)
A High Throughput Technology for the Isolation of Single Cells Using a Nanoliter Dispenser

Tania Konry, Northeastern University (USA)
Dynamic Profiling of Anti-Tumor Immune Response at the Single-Cell Resolution by Microfluidic Cell Pairing

Christopher Millan, CellSpringAG (Switzerland)
Automated 3D Cell Culture Platform for Investigating Chemoresistance and Efficacy of Antibody-based Therapeutics

Elodie Sollier-Christen, Vortex Biosciences, Inc. (USA)
Vortex Biosciences Technology for Fast and Label-Free Isolation of Circulating Tumor Cells from Blood Samples

Tobias Wheeler, 10X Genomics (USA)
Transcriptional Profiling of Single Cells Using Droplet Microfluidics

Yu Shrike Zhang, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School (USA)
Rapid Multi-Material Extrusion Bioprinting