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James D. Watson Helix Award

2008 Application

The James D. Watson Helix award is awarded to companies in the following three categories:

1. Private/Global Venture - Private or Global Venture companies include non-public companies and companies engaged in developing drugs and vaccines for undeserved global markets.
2. Small/Mid Public - Public companies with a market capitalization of less than 1 billion dollars as of December 31, 2007.
3. Large Public - Public companies with a market capitalization of more than 1 billion dollars as of December 31, 2007.

Completed application are subject to the following scoring guidelines:

•Scientific/product innovation and Corporate performance will each comprise 50% of the score in the
Public Company categories.

•Private/global ventures companies will be scored accordingly: 80% Scientific/product innovation, 20%
Corporate Performance.

Scientific/product innovation
Review criteria include:
• major advances in the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of disease as demonstrated by new
intellectual property, clinical results, or product approvals
• discoveries, inventions or new products that depart from conventional approaches and have the potential to
make quantum changes in research and/or the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of health-related issues.
• significant impact on human health

Corporate performance
Review criteria include:
Financial performance during the past fiscal year.

Formal applications are submitted to KPMG LLP for review by an independent panel of judges representing the biotechnology community, including industry and academia. Final scores are tabulated by KPMG LLP.

To appy for the 2008 Award, please download the applcation form and fax the completed form to 631-632-8577. Download application form here.

Deadline for application: May 19, 2008. 5pm.


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