Recognizing Pharma Industry Excellence

July 2, 2016
Rita C. Peters
Rita C. Peters

Rita Peters is editorial director of Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmaceutical Technology Europe, and BioPharm International.

Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmaceutical Technology-07-02-2016, Volume 40, Issue 7
Pages: 12

CPhI Pharma Awards seek nominations for excellence in development and manufacturing.

Each day, the editors of Pharmaceutical Technology receive press releases promoting potential: announcements of new products, services, methods, and processes destined to solve a problem, cure a disease, save money, and--in some cases of extreme hyperbole--change the world.

As natural cynics, the editors question the validity of these projections of great success.  We also appreciate the true successes, as recognized by independent evaluations by industry experts. The CPhI Pharma Awards are one such program to recognize excellence in bio/pharma development and manufacturing.

The awards program, now in its 13th year, recognizes companies and individuals helping to accelerate the development of bio/pharmaceuticals through the introduction of innovations, new approaches, technologies, and strategies that support drug development, manufacturing, and distribution. The awards program is organized by CPhI Worldwide, a global tradeshow for the pharma industry, scheduled for Oct. 4-6, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain.  CPhI and Pharmaceutical Technology are UBM plc brands.

The 2016 awards are organized into 12 categories:

  • Excellence in Pharma: API Development. Technologies, products, processes, and services for the development and manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs).

  • Excellence in Pharma: Formulation and Excipients. Technologies, products, processes, and services related to the formulation of drug products, including excipients.

  • Excellence in Pharma: Packaging. Technologies, products, processes, and services related to primary and secondary packaging.

  • Excellence in Pharma: Drug Delivery Devices. Technologies, products, processes, and services related delivery of drug products to patients.

  • Excellence in Pharma: Contract Services & Outsourcing. Contracted services and processes for the bio/pharmaceutical industry including research, development, formulation, manufacturing, analysis, and consulting.

  • Excellence in Pharma: Regulatory Procedures and Compliance. Technologies, products, processes, and services designed to ensure that bio/pharma companies comply with standards,  rules, and guidances established by regulatory and compendial authorities.

  • Excellence in Pharma: Supply Chain, Logistics, & Distribution. Technologies, products, processes, and services for ensuring the safe handling and tracking of drug substances, raw materials, and drug products.

  • Excellence in Pharma: Analysis, Testing, and Quality Control. Technologies, products, processes, and services for the analysis and testing of drug substances, raw materials, and drug products in a laboratory or production line setting.

  • Excellence in Pharma: Bioprocessing. Technologies, products, processes, and services for the manufacture of biologic drugs.

  • Excellence in Pharma: Manufacturing Technology and Equipment. Technologies, products, processes, and services for the manufacture of solid, semi-solid, parenteral, inhalation, or other dosage drugs.

  • Excellence in Pharma: Corporate Social Responsibility. Innovation in improving transparency and public outreach.

  • Excellence in Pharma: CEO of the Year. The chief executive officer of an innovator or generic-drug company is eligible for nomination. Attributes to be considered include financial performance, product performance, leadership skills, management capability, regulatory compliance, vision, marketing, acquisitions, and corporate strategy.

Applications for the 2016 CPhI Pharma Awards must be submitted by Aug. 14, 2016 via the awards website at Finalists will be announced in September 2016. The awards will be presented on Oct. 4, 2016 during the Pharma Awards Gala at CPhI Worldwide.

Article Details
Pharmaceutical Technology
Vol. 40, No. 7
Page: 12

When referring to this article, please cite as R. Peters, “Recognizing Pharma Industry Excellence," Pharmaceutical Technology 40 (7) 2016.