CPhI Pharma Award 2018 Finalists Revealed

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Finalists for the CPhI 2018 Pharma Awards, taking place on Oct. 9, 2018 in Madrid, have been announced.

The finalists for the 2018 CPhI Pharma Awards have been announced. This year’s awards attracted more than 250 entries from 174 companies across 17 categories.

Winners for each category will be revealed at the CPhI Pharma Awards Gala, taking place on Oct. 9, 2018 at the Eurostars Madrid Tower Hotel in Madrid, Spain, with more than 350 guests in attendance.

According to a Sept. 25, 2018 press release, 139 entries have been shortlisted because of large number of entries received. Innovations across flow chemistry, single-use technologies, drug delivery devices, contract services, and packaging were amongst many shortlisted.

CPhI reports that the packaging and contract services categories remain amongst the most competitive, as well as the pharma company of the year and CEO of the year categories, with more than 45,000 senior executives and 2500 companies expected to attend this year’s CPhI Worldwide.

“Pharma has had an extremely strong 12 months across all parts of the industry and this has been backed up at the Pharma Awards, where the breadth and quality is larger than in any previous edition,” said Tara Dougal, head of content at UBM, organizer of CPhI, in the release.

See below for the complete list of finalists.

Excellence in Pharma: API Development

  • Bedrocan International BV­-Legal API medicinal cannabis

  • Cambrex-Continuous Flow Nitration

  • Cfm Oskar Tropitzsch GmbH-Alpha-Amanitin

  • Ipca Labs Limited-Atemisinin

  • Pfizer CentreOne-Enviero progesterone API


  • WuXi STA-Ultrasound Technology in Flow

Excellence in Pharma: Formulation

  • Crystec Ltd.-‘In-particle formulation design’ using mSAS technology

  • Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories-EU Generics Team / R+D and Manufacturing team / Subir Kohli, Clemens Troche

  • Halewood Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.-Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) 

  • Medherant Limited-Single layer’ patch technology (TEPI Patch)

  • MiVital AG-Micelle Inside Solubilization

  • Releaf Pharmaceuticals-1. Releaf Multivitamin with GRT (Green Rooibos Tea); 2. Releaf MSM with Curcumin (tablets); 3. Releaf Uzara; 4. Releaf Cough and Cold Syrup (with Vitamin C); and 5. Releaf Probiotic Active 12-Strain Capsules 

  • Syngene International Limited-RLD Formulation of XYZ123

  • TDC Technology Dedicated to Care srl-Kelapher

Excellence in Pharma: Excipients

  • Adwatis SA-Advanced Water S-100

  • Evonik Industries AG-Eudragit FL 30 D-55

  • Ideal Cures Pvt. Ltd.-Insta Coat QD

  • Lonza-Capsugel Colorista Capsules

  • Merck-Parteck MXP Excipient

  • Pharma Excipients International AG-Pharma Excipients

  • Sudeep Pharma Pvt Ltd-Magnesium Stearate Excipact

Excellence in Pharma: Manufacturing Technology and Equipment

  • AqVida GmbH-AqVida filling line

  • Catalent-Design Innovation in Flexible Manufacturing Dramatically Improves Quality, Operational Excellence, Sustainability, and Throughput

  • Catalent-Zydis Ultra Coating Technology

  • Chargepoint Technology 

  • Crystec Ltd.-mSAS technology, a particle engineering solution to optimize and simplify inhaled products

  • IMEL S.r.l.-IMPack 4.0 Semi-automatic Laboratory Blistering Machine

  • Robert Bosch Packaging Technology GmbH-Xelum R&D, Bosch Packaging Technology

  • Tornado Spectral Systems-HyperFlux Pro Plus, Tornado Spectral Systems

Excellence in Pharma: Bioprocessing and Manufacturing

  • bitop AG-bitop Binex – Biotechnological Nanofiltration of Extremolytes

  • Catalent-Next Generation Continuous Processing in Biomanufacturing Demonstrates Advantages in Reducing Risks, Costs, and Timelines

  • G-Con Manufacturing, Inc.-G-con’s Pod

  • Luina Bio Pty Ltd-The Zoetis – BM 86

  • Merck-Simplification of Fed Batch Processes Using Modified Amino Acids

  • Mycenax Biotech Inc.-MBIConti, Single-use continuous process

  • Rousselot-X-Pure, X-Pure 10 P and X-Pure 10 HGP

  • Syngene International Limited-Sygene Biologics

Excellence in Pharma: Analysis, Testing, and Quality Control

  • B&W Tek-QTRam Transmission Raman for Content Uniformity

  • Imageprovision Technology Private Limited-“ipvPSuite”

  • MedPharm Ltd-Ex vivo models for de-risking topical and transdermal development programs and extend marketing claims of OTC products

  • Merck-ddPCR Technology for Viral Vector Qualification, Copy Number Assessment, and Absolute Quantitation

  • Renishaw plc-RA802 Pharmaceutical Analyser

  • SGS Life Sciences-Introduction of Sanger sequencing service to support genetic stability testing and perform identity testing

  • SmartVision-Smart_Projector Pharma

  • Tornado Spectral Systems-HyperFlux PRO Plus, Tornado Spectral Systems

Excellence in Pharma: Drug Delivery Devices

  • Aptar Pharma- PureHale, delivering portable respiratory relief, revolutionizing the nebulizer market

  • DALI Medical Devices Ltd.-Safe Auto-Needles (SAN’s) 

  • IBI – Istituto Biochimico Italiano G. Lorenzini SPA-Espresso, IBA SPA

  • Medherant Limited-single layer patch technology (TEPI Patch)

  • Nemera-e-NOVELIA, a smart ophthalmic add-on

  • sfm medical devices GmbH-Nextaro

  • Silgan Dispensing Systems-Iridya multi-dose dropper

  • SRS Life Sciences Pte Ltd-Eco-Friendly Unistraw Delivery System (eUDS)

  • Stiplastics-Stiplastics

  • Technoflex-Dual-Mix

Excellence in Pharma: Packaging

  • Aptar Pharma – QuickFlip by Aptar, a market-first packaging differentiator for eco-friendly, flexible pouch packaging for healthcare product delivery

  • Constantia Flexibles-Flexible Blister

  • Dali Medical Devices Ltd.-Novel San-P

  • Hoffmann Neopac AG-Voltaren No Mess, GSK

  • Kisico GmbH – ReservoirCap

  • Medicodose systems-Child Resistant and Senior Friendly “CR/SF” Smart Blister Packaging

  • Merck-“Smart Labels”

  • Mitsui Chemicals-Chemipearl XSP

  • Nexus company Inc.-Quartz-vials

  • Schott Pharmaceutical Systems-Schott Ampoules easyOPC

  • SGD Pharma – Clareo Typell Premium Injection Vial

  • Technoflex – Dual-Mix

  • Tjoapack – Tjopack’s UD track and trace system

  • Tubettificio m.favia srl-interactive tubes

  • Ucb pharma-cimzia 2 autoclicks prefilled pens pack solution

Excellence in Pharma: Supply Chain, Logistics, and Distribution

  • Aptar Pharma – Aptar Pharma QuickStart: Accelerating your bench to market via a new distribution channel

  • Kemiex AG – Kemiex AG

  • Merck – Mobius MyWay Program

  • Optel Group – Intelligent Supply Chain 

  • Systech International – UniSecure 

  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. – Teva

  • Tjoapack – Tjopack’s UD track and trace system

  • TraceLink – Product Information Manager 

  • TruTag Technologies – TruTag microtags (“TruTags”)

  • West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. – Meeting Evolving Customer Demand in the Pharma Supply Chain


Excellence in Pharma: Contract Services and Outsourcing

  • Alcami-Extended Workbench, Let Our Scientists Be Your Scientists

  • Aptar Pharma-Demonstrating the Impact of Gamma Sterilization on Leachable Profiles

  • Cambrex-Continuous Flow Centre of Excellence

  • CatSci Ltd-Development of a novel bio-catalyzed manufacturing route for a generic API

  • CMAC-CMAC National Facility 

  • ELS Solutions-ELSy 

  • Merck-Single-Use Process for ADC and Bioconjugates

  • Piramal Pharma Solutions-Piramal Pharma Solutions

  • Recipharm-Phase I development service Pathway to Clinic and a standalone serialization offering

  • Samsung BioLogics-Plant 3

  • WuXi STA-Marketing Authorization Holder (MAH)

Excellence in Pharma: Regulatory Procedures and Compliance

  • ELS Solutions

  • Excipact

  • Freyr

  • Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

  • MC Services AG

  • Pharm Community

  • Pharmaffiliates Analytics & Synthetics (P) Ltd.

  • Scientist.com

  • World Courier

Excellence in Pharma: Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories-Dr. Reddy’s School Improvement Program (SIP)

  • Abdi Ibrahim Pharma-Renewal of a 500-year-old ottoman hospital

  • Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories-Community Health Intervention Program

  • Piramal Pharma Solutions-Employee Social Impact Program

  • SRS Life Sciences Pte Ltd-UniStraw Delivery System in PLA

  • West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.-Delivering on the Promise of Good Corporate Citizenship

Excellence in Pharma: CEO of the Year

  • Julphar-Jerome Carle

  • Nanobiotix-Laurent Levy

  • PG Foils Limited – Pankaj Shah

  • Prestige BioPharma Pte Ltd-Lisa S. Park

  • Recipharm-Thomas Eldered

  • Sterling Pharma Solutions-Kevin Cook

Excellence in Pharma: Pharma Company of the Year

  • Julphar

  • Mycenax Biotech Inc.

  • Nanobiotix

  • Neopharma

  • Piramal Pharma Solutions

  • Prestige BioPharma Pte Ltd

  • Sintetica SA – Global Division

  • WuXi STA

Excellence in Pharma: OTC

  • Ilko Ilaç San. ve Tic. A.S.-Wellcare Vitamin D3

  • Max Zeller Soehne AG-“Zeller Heuschnupfen” Special Extract Ze339

  • Medical Brands and Vemedia-Excilor 2-in-1 Wart Treatment Device

  • red otc development GmbH-Ivy Orodispersible Thin Films

  • Solopharm-Angidak

Excellence in Pharma: Patient Centricity

  • DALI Medical Devices Ltd. – Safe Auto-Needles (SAN’s) 

  • ICON plc-Use of Patient Insight to Design a Patient-Centric Web-Based Registry

  • ICON plc-Direct to Patient Contact (DPC) 

  • ICON plc-“Smart Things” Proof of Concept Project to Assess the Feasibility of Using Smart Home Technology

  • SRS Life Sciences Pte Ltd-SRS Unistraw Delivery System

Excellence in Pharma: IT, mHealth, and Digitalization

  • Amplelogic-Tweaked traditional V model to accelerate GMP Automations and address data integrity issues with visual modelling capabilities (No/Low Code Platforms)

  • Archimedis Healthcare Private Limited-eCapsule

  • ICON plc-“Smart Things” 

  • Kemiex AG-Kemiex 

  • Koneksa Health-Koneksa Health

  • MEDICODOSE SYSTSMS-Patient Adherence

  • Qualit-e Cloud GmbH-Qualit-e Cloud

  • Yesil Science-“Augmentify”.

Source: CPhI