2015 CPhI Pharma Awards

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The 2015 CPhI Pharma Awards honors innovation in all phases of small-molecule and large-molecule drug development.


Deadline extened to 14 August, 2015.


For more than 10 years, the CPhI Pharma Awards have recognized top innovator companies from the global bio/pharma community during the CPhI Worldwide event. In 2015, the awards program has been expanded to eight categories.

Why enter?
The CPhI Pharma Awards have been designed to help raise the profile of unique innovations with key pharma professionals, the global trade press, and industry professionals before, during and after the event via live, online, and print recognition. All entries will be featured in the global CPhI Pharma Awards campaign including communications to an internal database of over 100,000 pharma professionals as well as external communications to the most prominent publications.

Who can enter?
The CPhI Pharma Awards 2015 are open to all companies operating across the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. For companies exhibiting at CPhI Worldwide in 2015, it is free of charge to enter. For companies that are not exhibiting, the entry fee is €95. 


Entry Rules Confidentiality


DeadlineThe submission deadline has been extended to 14 August 2015.



The Judging ProcessShortlisting Candidates – Finalists
After the 7 August 2015 deadline, all entries will be collated per category and sent to the independent CPhI Pharma Awards Jury Panel.

Selecting a winner
The Jury Panel will individually evaluate and score each entry before discussing their decisions during a meeting in a neutral location. On the 21 September 2015, the finalists will be announced.

On the morning of the 13 October 2015, the finalists will deliver a presentation at a dedicated feature area on the show floor, for the judges and industry peers, for a closer inspection and questioning of the merits of the entries.  The Jury Panel will reevaluate and score the entries, then adjourn for a private deliberation before announcing the winners at an award ceremony later that day. 


CPhI Pharma Awards 2015 Categories

Best Innovation in Biologic Drug Development and Manufacturing (New)
Includes, but not limited to, innovation in biologic APIs, single-use, aseptic/sterile, pre-filled syringes, vials, bioreactors, media supplements, cell lines, separation and filtration, process chromatography, and more.  |  Download Entry Form

Innovation in Supply Chain & Logistic Management (New)
Includes, but not limited to, innovation in logistics, cold chain, transport, temperate control shipping, trackers, barcoding, quality control, analytic testing.  |  Download Entry Form

Best Innovation in Manufacturing Technology – in partnership with Pharmaceutical Technology (New)
Includes, but not limited to, innovation in equipment, manufacturing processes, bioavailability, micronization, tech-transfer, tableting, drug delivery, filling.  |  Download Entry Form

CEO of the Year – in partnership with PharmaBoardRoom (New)
Attributes to be considered, but not limited to: global reach, leadership skills, management capability, charity, regulatory review, sales turnover profits, vision, marketing, acquisitions, strategy, financing.  |  Download Entry Form

Best Innovation in APIs and Excipients (New)
Includes, but not limited to innovation in classical formulation, classical excipients, drug delivery, novel excipients, functional excipients, nanoparticle, pegylation, manufacturing processes, freeze-drying, intermediates, solid dose, liquid dose, inhalation, purity, lyophilization.  |  Download Entry Form

Best Innovation in Packaging
Includes, but not limited to, innovative delivery devices, innovative materials, packing/filling processes, compliance issues, tamper-proof packaging, easy-access packaging, labeling, regulation, recycling, blistering, track and trace, serialisation.  |  Download Entry Form

Best Innovation in Process and Formulation Development
Includes, but not limited to, innovation in lower costs, sustainability, environment friendly, low number of steps, better quality, high process yield, continuous processing, QbD, question-based review (QbR), CMC, scale-up validation.  |  Download Entry Form

Excellence in Partnering & Outsourcing – in-cooperation with Pharmaceutical Outsourcing Magazine
Includes, but not limited to, excellence in strategic partnerships, contract manufacture, QA/QC, data management, CDMO, CRO, CMO, tech-transfer, delivery, reliability, risk-sharing, preferred provider.  |  Download Entry Form


Learn more about the awards.

Learn more about CPhI, 13–15 October, Madrid, Spain.


About the Awards
The CPhI Pharma Awards provide recognition to pharmaceutical companies who turn inspiration into innovation and celebrate thinkers and creators breaking new ground in formulation, process development, packaging, technology and more.