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GENEWIZ Founders Awarded Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2010 in New Jersey



South Plainfield, NJ, June 30, 2010 -- GENEWIZ, Inc., leader in global DNA services, today announced that Dr. Steve Sun, CEO and Dr. Amy Liao, COO, co-founders of GENEWIZ, Inc. received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 Award in the Service category for New Jersey. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses. Drs. Sun and Liao were selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a gala event held at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe on Thursday, June 24.


"We are very honored to receive this Entrepreneur Of The Year award, and would like to recognize and appreciate the vital contributions of our dedicated, talented employees and loyal customers," said Dr. Steve Sun, CEO. "The challenging nature of research today requires faster, more efficient approaches and we are gratified that so many researchers and institutions choose GENEWIZ as their DNA services partner."


From a start-up founded in 1999 in 200 square feet of sub-leased lab space, GENEWIZ is now the largest US provider of Sanger DNA sequencing services and a leading provider of gene synthesis, molecular biology, and genomic services at both research and regulatory levels. The company today has a network of laboratories to serve customers in local, national and international markets. "GENEWIZ is our first and only job," stated Dr. Amy Liao, COO. "Looking back, we are very happy that we chose the entrepreneurial road. Having been academically trained, we got to learn the nuts and bolts and face the challenges of running a growth business, which we thoroughly enjoy. As a company we are proud to bring value and innovation to the important work of research, and good jobs to the communities in which we operate."


The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards celebrate their 24th anniversary this year. The program honors entrepreneurs who have demonstrated exceptionality in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 13, 2010. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.


Sponsors

Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America as national sponsors. In New Jersey, sponsors include Bowne & Co., Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Gibbons P.C., NJBIZ, NJTC and WithumSmith+Brown.


About GENEWIZ

GENEWIZ, Inc. is a contract research organization (CRO) specializing in DNA-based services including DNA sequencing, gene synthesis, molecular biology, genomic and GLP/CLIA services. The company leads the industry in research sequencing and outsourcing partnerships with pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and academic institutions. Headquartered in South Plainfield, NJ, GENEWIZ is a privately-held, global company with additional laboratory locations in Washington, DC metro, Boston, San Diego, Beijing, China, and Suzhou, China. For more information see www.genewiz.com or call 1-877-436-3949 x3202.


About Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards Program

Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award makes a difference through the unique way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award makes a difference through the unique way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 135 cities in 50 countries.


Ernst & Young refers to the global organization of member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young LLP is a client-serving member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited located in the U.S.