CPhI Festival of Pharma

CPhI Pharma Awards recognize industry achievements

By Jenni Spinner

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The 17th annual awards program, announced during the CPhI Festival of Pharma virtual event, hails professionals from various aspects of the industry.

Since 2003, the CPhI Pharma Awards have been handed out to recognize outstanding achievements in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical fields. According to event organizers, the award categories are designed to commemorate individuals, teams and organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to “driving the industry forward.”

The CPhI Awards program includes 14 categories, including the newly added “Excellence in Pharma: Innovation in Response to COVID-19”​ category.

According to head of content Tara Dougal, the 2020 awards come during a time of significant challenges and creativity.

“This year has been a truly ground-breaking year for innovation in the pharmaceutical industry as demonstrated by the quality of the entries for the CPhI Pharma Awards covering all parts of the pharmaceutical supply chain​,” she commented, “The judges have tirelessly worked to ensure that all award submissions and their merits were thoroughly evaluated, and I’d like to thank them for all their efforts​.” 

The awards were judged by a panel of pharma and biopharma industry experts from around the world. Event organizers selected the members of the panel based on their knowledge, objectivity and credibility.

The winners of the 2020 CPhI Pharma Awards are:

Excellence in Pharma: Innovation in Response to COVID-19
Beximco Pharmaceuticals
Highly Commended​: Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, MK-4482, in collaboration with Merck

Excellence in Pharma: API Development
Micropore Technologies, membrane crystallization

Excellence in Pharma: Finished Formulation
Lonza Capsugel, Capsugel DBcaps
Highly Commended: Uriach Italy, Colpofix TE

Excellence in Pharma: Manufacturing Technology and Equipment

Excellence in Pharma: Analysis, Testing, and Quality Control
Merck, Blazar platform

Excellence in Pharma: Packaging
SCHOTT Pharmaceutical Systems, SCHOTT Smart Containers

Excellence in Pharma: Drug Delivery Devices
Nemera, Safe’n’Spray
Highly Commended - Ypsomed, SmartPilot for YpsoMate

Excellence in Pharma: Digital Innovation
Novartis Pharma Schweiz, The Advanced Myelofibrosis Risk Scoring Tool

Excellence in Pharma: Supply Chain, Logistics, and Distribution
Controlant, Cold Chain as a Service (ChaaS)

Excellence in Pharma: Contract Services and Outsourcing
Arcinova, Flowinova

Excellence in Pharma: Sustainability
Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories 

Excellence in Pharma: Regulatory Procedures and Compliance
Affygility Solutions, OEL Fastrac platform

Excellence in Pharma: CEO of the Year
Bobby Sheng. CEO, Bora Pharmaceuticals

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