Awards Recognize Industry Contributions

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Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmaceutical Technology-11-02-2017, Volume 41, Issue 11
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Industry experts were honored for business, scientific, and social contributions.

CPhI Pharma Awards honor companies and individuals driving the pharma industry forward.

The winners of the 14th annual 2017 CPhI Pharma Awards were announced on Oct. 24, 2017 at an awards ceremony at the CPhI Worldwide trade show in Frankfurt, Germany. More than 200 entries were received in 2017-twice the number of entries in 2016-and included innovations in products and services for drug formulation, development, manufacturing, drug delivery, packaging, and distribution. In addition, bio/pharma executives and companies were honored for their business, scientific, and social contributions.

The awards were expanded to nearly 20 categories for 2017 to reflect the increased diversity of attendees at CPhI Worldwide, the organizers report. Separate awards were presented for innovation in formulation and excipients. New categories recognized sustainability practices, export promotion, over-the-counter drugs, patient centricity, and IT, mHealth, and digitalization.

The entries were reviewed by a panel of independent judges from pharma, industry suppliers, testing labs, and the media, including Pharmaceutical Technology. A list of finalists was announced in September 2017. The winners were revealed during a gala awards ceremony.

The 2017 CPhI Pharma Award recipients are as follows:

Analysis, Testing, and Quality Control-FlexiQuot: New disruptive technology that revolutionizes sample storage and handling, 1CryoBio

API Development-Development of a new, efficient synthesis of ospemifene, Cambrex

Bioprocessing-Modular automated sampling technology (MAST) platform for the biopharma industry, Capsugel/Bend Research (Lonza)

CEO of the Year-Richard Chin, CEO of KindredBio

Contract Services and Outsourcing-Modified supercritical anti-solvent (mSAS) technology for accelerated product development, Crystec Ltd.

Corporate Social Responsibility-HepC battle, Laboratories Pharma5

Drug Delivery Devices-Single-use inhaler (DPI) Perlamed-BLISTair, Perlen Packaging

Excipients-Opadry QX for tablet film coating, Colorcon

Export Promotion-Waste water treatment plants, Rachana Overseas Inc.

Formulation-Orbis’ Optimum Platform: Delivering dispersed dosage forms with functional coatings in a single manufacturing step, Orbis Biosciences


IT, mHealth, and Digitilization-Biocorp’s line of connected products, Biocorp

Manufacturing Technology and Equipment-MicroJet Reactor technology with efficient control on particle size and homogeneity of particle size distribution, MJR PharmJet

OTC-Innovation in wart treatment, Pronova Laboratories

Packaging-Side actuation device: Innovation in ophthalmic drug-delivery devices, Aero Pump GmbH

Patient Centricity-Target My Hives, ERT

Pharma Company of the Year, SME-BenevolentAI

Regulatory Procedures and Compliance-Quality and Regulatory-A Means for Value Creation, Piramal Enterprises

Supply Chain, Logistics, and Distribution-Industry’s first compliance and digital information platform for the EU Falsified Medicines Directive, TraceLink

Sustainability Initiative of the Year-Landfill Free Certification: promoting efficiencies and the conservation of natural resources in a global manufacturing setting, AptarGroup.

The editors congratulate the awards finalists and winners. Information about the winning technologies will be published in future issues of Pharmaceutical Technology and on

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Article Details

Pharmaceutical Technology
Vol. 41, No. 11
November 2017
Page: 10


When referring to this article, please cite it as R. Peters, “Awards Recognize Industry Contributions," Pharmaceutical Technology 41 (11) 2017.