"It represents a great accomplishment to win the biotechnology award for 2005," added Kevin Laurence, organizer of the Utah Innovation Awards. "This was an exceptional year for biotech in the state, featuring clearly our strongest field of entrants to date." The 2004 Biotechnology category winner was ARUP Laboratories (Associated Regional and University Pathologists), a leading esoteric clinical diagnostics national laboratory where Crocker recently served as chairman of the board.
The statewide Utah Innovation Awards were developed jointly by the business law firm Stoel Rives LLP and Digital iQ magazine, in conjunction with the Utah Engineering Experiment Station. The program was also co-sponsored by the Utah Information Technology Association (UITA), with support from MountainWest Capital Network and the Utah Life Science Association (ULSA).