Coriell Life Sciences Wins 2015 IBM Beacon Award


Coriell Life Sciences, a for-profit spinoff of the Coriell Institute for Medical Research, was named a winner of a 2015 IBM Beacon Award for Outstanding Cloud Solution Hosted on SoftLayer. Each year, this honor is awarded to a select number of IBM Business Partners who have delivered exceptional solutions to drive business value and transform the way their clients and industries do business in the future. The 2015 awards recognize achievements across a wide-range of solution areas, including, cloud, analytics, mobile, security and social business.

"The Beacon Awards recognize an elite class of visionary business leaders, and we're incredibly honored to be included in that company," said Scott Megill, President and CEO of Coriell Life Sciences. "IBM's world-class technology – particularly the powerful SoftLayer platform – enables us to operate on the cutting-edge, while also differentiating our organization as a dynamic presence in the competitive life sciences space."

The Beacon Awards are an integral part of IBM's Business Partner recognition program. Announced at the IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, the winners are selected by a panel of expert judges consisting of IBM executives, industry analysts and members of the press. IBM's Beacon Awards recognize Business Partners who have demonstrated business excellence in delivering IBM-based solutions to clients around the world to drive transformation and business growth. This year's awards recognized Business Partner achievements across 28 award categories. This includes two new awards for 2015: the Big Data and Analytics Solution award and Technical Support Services Solution award.

"The 2015 Beacon Award winners are Business Partners who have demonstrated their ability to transform the way their industries do business and deliver outstanding value to clients through the development of new, advanced solutions focused on cloud, analytics, mobile, security and social," said Marc Dupaquier, general manager, IBM Global Business Partners. "We're pleased to recognize Coriell Life Sciences for consistently delivering these innovative IBM solutions by honoring them with a Beacon Award for Outstanding Cloud Solution Hosted on SoftLayer."

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About Coriell Institute
Coriell Institute for Medical Research is dedicated to studying the human genome to improve the lives of healthcare consumers. Coriell is an independent, non-profit biomedical research center based in Camden, New Jersey since 1953. Coriell is a pioneer in genomics, examining the utility of genetic information in clinical care through the Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaborative (CPMC) research study ( Coriell is also exploring the promise of induced pluripotent stem cells – stem cells created from skin or blood – and their role in disease research and drug discovery. Additionally, Coriell continues to be recognized as the world's leading biobank, distributing biological samples and offering custom research and biobanking services to scientists around the globe. For more information, visit or follow @Coriell_Science on Twitter.

About Coriell Life Sciences
Coriell Life Sciences (CLS) is a for-profit spin-off venture of the Coriell Institute for Medical Research. By developing a proprietary infrastructure designed to manage the storage and expert interpretation of genomic data, CLS is focused on empowering physicians to apply genetic analyses at the point-of-care. For more information, visit or follow @CoriellLife on Twitter.

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