CPhI Worldwide Reveals Pharma Awards Finalists

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Winners from the seven categories will be announced live at the event in Madrid.

The finalists of the 2015 CPhI Pharma Awards have been revealed.

  • Best Innovation in Manufacturing Technology, in patnership with Pharmaceutical Technology-Harro Hoefliger, Palladio, and Viavi

  • Best Innovation in Process and Formulation Development-Supercritical Solutions, Codexis, and Catalent

  • Best Innovation in APIs and Excipients-OMYA International AG, Aurena, and NOF Corporation

  • Best Innovation in Supply Chain & Logistic Management-Aesica and Trace Link

  • Best Innovation in Packaging-Sulzer, Catalent, and Nemera

  • Excellence in Partnering & Outsourcing, in cooperation with Pharmaceutical Outsourcing-Centroflora and Johnson Matthey

  • CEO of the Year, in cooperation with PharmaBoardroom-winner to be confirmed at event

The CPhI Pharma Awards are designed to honor companies and individuals driving the pharma industry forward through innovations, new approaches, technologies, and strategies, according to UBM EMEA, the show organizer. This year’s awards hit a record number of 70 entries.

Technologies shortlisted for the awards include a multidose dry powder inhaler, near infrared spectrometers, and pill compliance systems. Across the process and formulation development category, entries include softgels, engineered enzymes for shorter synthesis, and lipid coating agents. Innovations in the APIs and excipients include methods for the direct deposition of liquids and functional lipids for nanoparticle encapsulation of small molecules.

In the pharmaceutical supply chain, innovative models for track and trace technologies and a unique supply chain management solution (one CDMO managing others) have been featured. Packaging innovations include glass-free vials, nasal spray pumps, and modular unit dose packaging. For partnering and outsourcing, the finalists are a small/large pharma partnership for plant derived APIs and a CRO/pharma partnership that accelerated clinical development.

All the finalists will be giving a presentation to the jury panel on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015 at CPhI Worldwide and the winners will be announced live during the show.