EY Announces Sean McClain of AbSci
Entrepreneur Of The Year
® 2018 Award Finalist in the Pacific Northwest region

Vancouver, Washington May 7th, 2018 – EY announced that Founder and CEO Sean McClain of AbSci is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award in the Pacific Northwest. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Mr. McClain was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 15 at the Westin Seattle.

Upon hearing the news Sean McClain commented, “It is an honor to be recognized by the EY committee as a finalist for Entrepreneur Of The Year Pacific Northwest. I’m grateful to be surrounded by such a brilliant team of pioneering scientists and a supportive group of investors. To be recognized amongst such an impressive field of innovators is inspiring and it encourages me to continue to push the boundaries of what people thought was possible in biomanufacturing. Thank you to EY and the judges!”

Now in its 32nd year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 17, 2018. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Sponsors

Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, the Kauffman Foundation and Merrill Corporation.

In the Pacific Northwest, sponsors also include Woodruff Sawyer.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. The program makes a difference through the 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 awards program of its kind, 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 145 cities and more than 60 countries. ey.com/eoy

About AbSci

AbSci is a global leader in biomanufacturing technologies. The company’s SoluPro expression platform achieves ultra-high yields of soluble and active protein products and enables ultra-high efficiency purification processes. AbSci’s unique approach accelerates drug discovery timelines, increases manufacturing efficiencies, and drastically reduces costs for the biopharmaceutical industry.

About EY’s Growth Markets Network

EY’s worldwide Growth Markets Network is dedicated to serving the changing needs of high-growth companies. For more than 30 years, we’ve helped many of the world’s most dynamic and ambitious companies grow into market leaders. Whether working with international mid-cap companies or early stage, venture-backed businesses, our professionals draw upon their extensive experience, insight and global resources to help your business succeed. For more information, please visit us at ey.com/sgm or follow news on Twitter @EY_Growth.

About EY

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For more information, please contact Kole Krieger (kkrieger at abscibio dot com)