Pfizer Principal Scientist William Farrell Receives Averica Award

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William (Bill) Farrell, senior principal scientist at Pfizer Inc., has won the first annual Averica Award. Farrell was honoured for his notable contributions to preparative supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC).

William (Bill) Farrell, senior principal scientist at Pfizer Inc., has won the first annual Averica Award. Farrell was honoured for his notable contributions to preparative supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC).

Jeffrey Kiplinger, CEO of Averica Discovery, presented the award at the SFC 2013 conference in Boston on 12 July. Kiplinger commented: “We are delighted that the first recipient of the Averica Award is Bill Farrell, who with his team at Pfizer has been central in helping to make SFC such a powerful technology. Bill has had a substantial impact on the design of preparative SFC systems, including his critical contributions to stationary phase development, and he has played a major influential role at relevant scientific meetings.” He and his team were noted to “have probably done more (or at least shared more) with respect to stationary phase development that any other research group.”

Farrell said: "This is really an honour. I've been lucky to work with a lot of colleagues and collaborators who contributed a passion for science and chromatography to a lot of different projects, and I'm especially grateful that the body of our work is being recognized as a whole". As part of the award, Farrell received an honorarium and delivered a keynote presentation at the conference.

Bill Farrell will be speaking in a web seminar on SFC on 17 July: https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=registration.jsp&eventid=641714&sessionid=1&key=7FDF8C5C99823492CD712C0D79FF8E42&sourcepage=register