The eight honorees of the Award did indeed embody extraordinary spirit and achievement. Many had overcome daunting obstacles in their lives, going on to influence and change the world for the better.
Dr. Hayward was honored for his achievements in medicine and biotechnology, entrepreneurship, and a lifetime of charitable giving and support for his community.
In his remarks, Dr. Hayward credited his wife and family, along with "the most giving mentors, and the most talented generous and committed colleagues."
Dr. Hayward commented that "our small public company and I face a challenge quite worthy of David." The comment, Dr. Hayward said later, described not the royal David, but the earlier legendary warrior who challenged and prevailed over a seemingly invincible force.
With impacts approaching
The company's SigNatureŽ DNA markers - unique, botanical, "green" DNA sequences - are patented and used to protect against counterfeiting and theft in over 600 million products throughout the world.
But can a small company in
Dr. Hayward is supremely confident that it can, and he has his reasons.
"Our DNA markers that are used to prove originality, are the equals to David's stone. As
Twice named Entrepreneur of the Year, Dr. Hayward counts nearly 30 years of experience in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, life science and consumer product industries. He received a bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry from
In 1990 he founded
Dr. Hayward has poured time and effort into encouraging innovation in support of the bioscience and technology community and culture on
APDN is a provider of botanical-DNA based security and authentication solutions that can help protect products, brands and intellectual property of companies, governments and consumers from theft, counterfeiting, fraud and diversion. SigNatureŽ DNA and DNANet, our principal anti-counterfeiting and product authentication solutions that essentially cannot be copied, provide a forensic chain of evidence and can be used to prosecute perpetrators.
The statements made by APDN may be forward-looking in nature. Forward-looking statements describe APDN's future plans, projections, strategies and expectations, and are based on assumptions and involve a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of APDN. Actual results could differ materially from those projected due to our short operating history, limited financial resources, limited market acceptance, market competition and various other factors detailed from time to time in APDN's
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