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Molecular Connections bags the most coveted ‘The Small Enterprise of the Year’ award at the “Emerging India” Awards organized by ICICI-CNBC.

14 July 2008

Molecular Connections bags the most coveted ‘The Small Enterprise of the Year’ award at the “Emerging India” Awards organized by ICICI-CNBC.

Molecular Connections Private Ltd. (MC) – a pioneering life-sciences informatics company from India was adjudged the most promising company of the year by CNBC-ICICI for the Emerging India Awards out of more than 3,00,000 entries.

The award was presented to Molecular Connections in a grand ceremony in London by the India’s Honorable Commerce Minister, Mr. Kamalnath, Steel Baron, Mr. L N Mittal and Mr. K. V Kamath the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ICICI Bank.

The Emerging India awards is the biggest business award in India and in this year was judged across 13 categories with more than 325,000 entries. Conveying his views while receiving the award, Mr. Jignesh Bhate, Founder and CEO, Molecular Connections said “I am proud to accept this award on behalf of the entire Molecular Connections Team. This award is a reflection of the hard work, dedication and commitment of each and every employee of MC. It also goes to our clientele’ whose feedback and support has helped us become what we are today.

ICICI Bank and CNBC-TV18 have been organizing the Emerging India Awards since 2005, to recognize and showcase the value creating SMEs in the Indian economy. The Indian Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, gave away the awards in 2007. India's large and growing entrepreneurial base is evident from the fact that there were 125,000 entries for just 10 awards in 2007, and this number has increased to more than 300,000 in 2008.

Molecular Connections was also a winner in the “Trading (Non-retail) & Others” category.

About Molecular Connections

Molecular Connections is a pioneering In-silico discovery services company. It provides high quality, cost effective text mining, literature curation and annotation services as well as database products. Dr. Limsoon Wong, Professor and Vice Dean (Research), School of Computing, National University of Singapore is the Chairman of Molecular Connections. Customers of Molecular Connections include leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology discovery companies, genomics and proteomics companies, medical technology and equipment companies and academic institutions spanning across the globe. For further information contact at

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