LI‑COR Biosciences Named Exporter of the Year

May 22. 2008 - Lincoln, NE

The Midwest International Trade Association (MITA) named LI-COR Biosciences the 2008 Exporter of the Year at its 40th annual meeting on May 20, 2008. MITA makes the awards based on nominations that review a company’s vision, innovation, and outstanding performance in “an ever changing, globally competitive market,” says Jim Grewe, MITA president.

LI-COR is recognized for its long-term growth and for its success in developing a business model with a key focus on exports. “We have had consistent growth in export sales since the company started in 1971 and these sales represent a significant portion of overall total sales,” says Larry Middendorf, LI-COR vice-president of sales and marketing-environmental.

Middendorf accepted the award on behalf of LI-COR from Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman.

LI‑COR Biosciences is a leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of integrated instrument systems for plant biology, environmental research, biotechnology, and drug discovery.  LI‑COR instruments for photosynthesis, gas analysis and light measurement are recognized worldwide for standard-setting innovation in plant science research and environmental monitoring.  Founded in 1971, the privately held company is based in Lincoln, Nebraska with subsidiaries in Germany and the United Kingdom.   LI‑COR systems are used in over 100 countries and are supported by a global network of offices and distributors.  Further information can be obtained at

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