[Rye Brook, NY, November 21, 2014] — New York specialist healthcare consultancy AXON (axon-com.com) has been recognized at the 28th Annual Rx Club Show for their creativity and execution of work with the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation (HVEDC) on the NY BioHud Valley 2013 Annual Review: The State of the Life Sciences Industry in the Hudson Valley.

The NY BioHud Valley 2013 Annual Review raised public awareness of the life sciences industry in the Hudson Valley by presenting the current state of the Valley using available statistics, survey data and feature articles from companies throughout the Hudson Valley, including Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Acorda Therapeutics, Philips Research, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, and more. The review was unveiled by Laurence P. Gottlieb, President & CEO of the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation (HVEDC) on March 20, 2014, at “Digital Healthcare Executive Forum: The Next Big Thing Digital Health” held at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. This review is available electronically on http://www.hudsonvalleydigitalhealth.com/ and continues to be distributed in print to life sciences companies, medical and academic institutions and at healthcare conferences

“This important award clearly recognizes our continuing efforts to highlight the Hudson Valley’s growing life sciences ecosystem. Through HVEDC’s NY BioHud Valley initiative, we have partnered with AXON since 2012 – Mario Nacinovich and his team continue to make substantive contributions in this sector, and because of this strategic alliance, have equally driven economic growth in the Hudson Valley as a whole,” said Laurence P. Gottlieb, president & CEO of Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation and co-founder of NY BioHud Valley.

“Our team at AXON is honored and excited to receive this award and to help lead the strategic and creative efforts to support NY BioHud Valley,” said Mario R. Nacinovich Jr., Managing Partner for AXON. “We look forward to connecting more regional industry peers in the life sciences – enhancing the collaboration and dialogue between all the organizations in this growing cluster through the development of key pieces like the annual review.”

Now in the 28th year, the Rx Club Show has grown to become an international icon in the healthcare industry. Since its inception, The Rx Club Show has remained true to its original mission: Provide an independent forum for the worldwide healthcare advertising community to exchange ideas, showcase their best creative projects, and bring forth innovative ideas in the expanding healthcare market place, keeping the industry on the cutting edge. The competition was founded in 1986 by Ina and Carveth Kramer. For more information about the Rx Club Show, visit: http://www.therxclub.com/rxentry/.

About Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation (HVEDC)

HVEDC represents seven counties in Hudson Valley. This public-private partnership markets the region as a prime business location to corporate executives, site selection consultants and real estate brokers. HVEDC also helped start the branding and promotional effort for NY BioHud Valley. For more information on Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation or to review available business sites, visit www.hvedc.com or call CEO Laurence P. Gottlieb at 845-220-2244or visit: www.hvedc.com

About AXON Communications

Axon Communications provides medical communications, public relations and clinical trial support services to a wide range of leading pharmaceutical and medical device companies internationally. It has operations in London, New York, Toronto and Copenhagen.

AXON is part of NATIONAL Public Relations, the largest public relations consultancy in Canada, with offices in Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Halifax, New York and London. The firm serves leading corporate, government, and institutional clients and offers the full range of communications services, including corporate communications, investor communications, public affairs, employee engagement, public consolidation and participation, marketing, technology and healthcare communications, as well as digital communications. For more information, please visit: axon-com.com