Ernst and Young Selects Carterra CEO Josh Eckman as the Winner of the 2022 Entrepreneur of the Year® Mountain West Award

SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ernst & Young LLP (EY) has selected Josh Eckman, CEO of Carterra, as the winner of the 2022 Entrepreneur of the Year® Mountain West Award. EY Entrepreneur of the Year is one of the preeminent competitive awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. An independent panel of judges selected Mr. Eckman for his entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, among other things.

Mr. Eckman is co-founder of Carterra, a leading provider of label-free, high-throughput biotherapeutic discovery and characterization technology. The company launched its flagship LSA platform in 2018 using high-throughput surface plasmon resonance (HT-SPR) technology and quickly made it the standard in 17 of the top 20 pharmaceutical companies, biotechs, CROs and government laboratories. Mr. Eckman’s entrepreneurial spirit was demonstrated while in graduate school at the University of Utah, he identified market opportunities, developed the business plan and advanced the technologies central to the founding of Carterra and the launch of its LSA platform. In 2020, Eli Lilly and Abcellera discovered bamlanivimab, the world’s first COVID-19 therapeutic, using the LSA platform in a 90-day sprint.

“At Carterra, we are passionate about bringing innovative technologies to scientists developing life-saving therapies,” said Mr. Eckman. “Our platform levels the playing field between small startups and large organizations, enabling months of work to be done in days. We believe this will spur innovation and competition, which should ultimately impact the pricing and global availability of these amazing biotherapeutics. We are honored that Ernst and Young selected us for their Entrepreneur of the Year award. For over 35 years, they have recognized bold, pioneering business leaders and entrepreneurs who revolutionized industries and created new product categories. We are honored to be part of this rich legacy.”

As a winner of the Mountain West Award, Mr. Eckman is now being considered for Entrepreneur of the Year by a national independent panel of judges for the 2022 National Awards. National finalists and winners, as well as the overall national Entrepreneur of the Year award winner, will be announced at the annual Strategic Growth Forum® in November. The winner of the Entrepreneur of the Year National Overall Award will then compete for the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year™ Award in June 2023.

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Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur of the Year Awards are presented by PNC Bank. Sponsors at Mountain West also include Colliers International, Cresa, Diversified Insurance, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Silicon Slopes, Strong & Hanni Law Firm, Truss and Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.

About Entrepreneur of the Year®

Entrepreneur of the Year is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders are driving the innovation, growth and prosperity that are transforming our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that fuel growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur of the Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. The national overall winners continue to compete for the title of EY World Entrepreneur of the Year™.

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About Carterra, Inc.

Privately held, Carterra® is the leading provider of high-throughput technologies designed to accelerate and enhance the discovery of novel therapeutic candidates. Carterra’s LSA® instrument, software and consumables for biotherapeutic discovery and characterization deliver up to 100x higher throughput than existing platforms in 10% of the time while using only 1% of the samples required for other systems. The LSA combines patented microfluidic technology with real-time high-throughput surface plasmon resonance (HT-SPR) and industry-leading data analysis and visualization software to revolutionize mAb screening. Carterra, Inc. is based in Salt Lake City, Utah with customer experience centers in San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Boston, Manchester, England and Munich, Germany. Carterra products are available in Asia Pacific and Oceania through our exclusive distributor, PerkinElmer. Visit for more information.

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