FierceBiotech's Ryan McBride and John Carroll received more than 130 nominations for their 2011 Women in Biotech feature. "True to our mission of providing readers the top news in biotech, many of the honorees here are women who drove some of the big stories we covered this year," they write. These women are "rallying scientists at young startups, gearing up for important late-stage trials or leading research of serious health concerns such as HIV," among other endeavors, McBride and Carroll add.

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