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Microgen Captures 2011 Technology Innovation of the Year Honors at techMARK Awards Sponsored by PwCAward Highlights Outstanding Success in Bringing New Technologies to Market (November 30, 2011)
BOSTON, MA and LONDON -- (Marketwire) -- 11/30/11 -- Microgen Plc (LSE: MCGN) has been honored with the 2011 Technology Innovation of the Year Award at the 12th annual techMARK Awards, the premier U.K. technology industry event sponsored by PwC. The award recognizes the trailblazing capabilities of Microgen's flagship Microgen Aptitude Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) and cements Microgen's position as an influential, global technology innovator.
The honor, which is given to a company that demonstrates "outstanding success in commercializing new technologies," bookends a year of significant growth and success for Microgen, whose accomplishments throughout 2011 have included the deepening of high-level technology partnerships and the acquisition of several new customers in the financial services and media and entertainment sectors.
"We are honored to receive this award, which underscores our commitment to creating innovative technology solutions that help our customers realize value and secure competitive advantage," noted Microgen Head of North American Operations Tom Crawford. "Creative thinking combined with technical acumen is the lifeblood of our work, and we are pleased to have that work recognized by such a prestigious panel of judges and peers."
On behalf of the voting panel, Louise Minchin, BBC personality and Awards presenter, said: "Innovation lies at the very heart of successful techMARK companies and this award is given to recognize outstanding success in commercializing new technologies. All the companies shortlisted were very strong contenders, but the operational and commercial success of Microgen's Aptitude software has been a truly exciting and worthy winner of the Technology Innovation Award."
Jass Sarrai, U.K. Technology Industry Leader at PwC, the lead sponsor of the event, said: "I was hugely impressed by the quality of this year's nominees and we had a very difficult task drawing up a shortlist. The winners should be very proud of their achievements in these difficult times and I hope they remain focused on their commitment and leadership of the U.K. technology market and inspire others to realize the U.K. market is a great place to be for all up and coming technology companies."
Launched in 1999 by the London Stock Exchange, the techMARK Awards, sponsored by PwC, brings together the largest annual gathering of publicly-traded technology companies in the U.K. It celebrates the best in the sector, highlights the achievements of individuals and companies, and recognizes the importance of access to the capital markets to fund growth and innovation. For the first time last year, an Emerging Star of the Year Award was established for private technology companies who had previously been unrecognized.
Founded in 1974 and listed on the LSE (MCGN) since 1983, Microgen is an established leader in the delivery of software, solutions and consultancy services. The Group implements bespoke applications, product software solutions for the world's largest financial institutions, multi-national corporations and public sector organizations.
The Group's portfolio of proven products and solutions enables the intelligent application of technology in a range of sectors including financial services, energy, asset & wealth management, commercial, transport & logistics and public sector.
The Group has offices in Fleet and London in the UK, and international offices in the United States, South Africa, Poland, and Guernsey. For more information, please visit www.microgen.com.
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