CPhI Pharma Awards 2017 Finalists Revealed

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Winners for each category will be revealed at the CPhI Pharma Awards Gala, taking place on Oct. 24, 2017.

The finalists for the 2017 CPhI Pharma Awards have been announced. This year’s awards attracted more than 200 entries. Winners for each category will be revealed at the CPhI Pharma Awards Gala, taking place on Oct. 24, 2017.

Excellence in Pharma: API Development

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

  • Medichem, S.A.-Improved process for the synthesis of an essentially pure chemically modified sugar

  • STA Pharmaceutical-Biocatalysis: enzymatic reduction


Excellence in Pharma: Formulation

  • Crystec Ltd.-Overcoming the formulation challenges of developing inhalable therapies using Crystec’s mSAS technology

  • Hovione-Development by Design: Hovione’s lean approach to accelerate development of spray-dried amorphous solid dispersions

  • Microinnova Engineering GmbH, supported by GSK Consumer Healthcare-Process intensification for continuous toothpaste manufacture

  • Novel Consultants-Technology for enhancing bioavailability of raloxifene

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

  • Patheon-Patheon’s Quadrant 2: A modern formulation approach for solubility and bioavailability enhancement 


Excellence in Pharma: Excipients

  • Colorcon-Opadry QX for tablet film coating

  • Ideal Cures Pvt. Ltd.-Instacoat 4G for advanced aqueous tablet coating formulation

  • Merck-Parteck MXP

  • The Dow Chemical Company-Affinisol HPMCAS HP

  • TruTag Technologies-Pharma security solution: TruTag Technologies


Excellence in Pharma: Manufacturing Technology and Equipment

  • AM Instruments srl-My&Clean+ a revolution in the gloved hand sanitization

  • BiOZEEN-Design and development of energy efficient continuous flow bio-kill system for inactivation of bio-waste

  • Dr. Paul Lohmann GmbH KG-Globally unique dedicated state of the art production unit for low in endotoxins minerals delivers products that are practically free from foreign particles complying with required demanding qualities for sensitive pharmaceutical applications.

  • groninger & co. gmbh-Flexibility by Design: FlexPro 50

  • MJR PharmJet-MicroJet Reactor technology with efficient control on particle size and homogeneity of particle size distribution.

  • Patheon-Continuous manufacturing suite design: A game-changing approach with benefits for oral solid dose products

  • Pierre Fabre Medicament-Purification of injectable polymer using pressurized carbon dioxide

  • Thermo Scientific-TruScan RM with TruTools Chemometrics Package


Excellence in Pharma: Bioprocessing (sponsored by Catalent)

  • ADC Biotechnology-Lock-Release: the ground-breaking aggregation control ADC manufacturing solution

  • Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (acib)-Continuous purification of next-generation antibody therapeutics

  • Capsugel/Bend Research (Lonza)-Modular automated sampling technology (MAST) platform for the Biopharma Industry

  • Catalent Pharma Solutions-Biologics CDMO integrating full bioprocessing services

  • Merck-EX-CELL advanced HD perfusion medium

  • NIBRT-NIBRT: developing the biopharma workforce of the future


Excellence in Pharma: Analysis, Testing, and Quality Control

  • 1CryoBio-FlexiQuot: New disruptive technology that revolutionizes sample storage and handling

  • B&W Tek-i-Raman Pro ST see through package/coating identification

  • Clearsynth-LCMS, Bio-NMR and certification of analytical reference standards via full chemical analysis

  • INDENA S.p.A.-DNA testing: the importance of knowing where to look

  • Merck-CO1 barcode assay

  • QGel-QGel

  • SGS Life Sciences-Hydrogen deuterium exchange for the analysis of a protein’s structure


Excellence in Pharma: Drug Delivery Devices

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

  • Biocorp-Inspair, the smart sensor for inhalers

  • Biocorp-Datapen, the smart reusable pen injector

  • Biocorp-Easylog, the smart sensor for pen injectors

  • Dali Medical Devices Ltd.-Novel SAN-P: The only disposable autoinjector for prefilled syringes with staked needle allowing manual control of injection speed

  • Dali Medical Devices Ltd.-Novel SAN-L: The only automatic-needle insertion technology for luer syringes

  • Nemaura Pharma-Vaccine and biologics delivery system

  • Perlen Packaging-Single use inhaler (DPI) Perlamed-BLISTair (R)

  • SRS Life Sciences Pte Ltd-life’sDHA straws

  • Technoflex-Dual-Mix, smart and safe for an easy reconstitution


Excellence in Pharma: Packaging

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

  • Aptar Pharma-PremiumCoat: the answer to a reduced particulates profile for elastomeric stoppers

  • Berry Global, Inc.-PalmSoft Closures

  • Catalent Pharma Solutions-An innovative solution to flexibly meet unique primary packaging requirements

  • KISICO Kirchner, Simon & co. GmbH-NFCap, the closure that talk to your customers

  • Medicodose Systems-Smart pharmaceutical packaging

  • Origin Pharma Packaging-SmartX: child resistant, tamper evident, blister pack wallet

  • SiO2 Medical Products-Paradigm shift in primary packaging

  • Speech Code Produktsicherheits GmbH-Let your products talk!

  • Technoflex-Dual-Mix, error-free system, the right dose with the right diluent

  • UCB Pharma S.A.-Secondary packaging for Cimzia 2 pens  



Excellence in Pharma: Supply Chain, Logistics, and Distribution

  • BDP International-BDP Smart Life Sciences end-to-end supply-chain solutions

  • EP Group “El-Arabipharma Group”-EP Group the gateway to the Middle East and Africa

  • TraceLink-Industry’s first compliance and digital information platform for EU FMD


Excellence in Pharma: Contract Services and Outsourcing (Sponsored by Cambrex)

  • 3M-Sirdupla (salmeterol xinafoate/fluticasone propionate) the first therapeutic equivalent alternative MDI combination product to enter the UK market

  • Alcami-Secure your supply chain with protect your brand

  • Catalent Pharma Solutions-Strategic analytical partnerships accelerate biologics analytical development projects

  • Crystec Ltd.-Modified supercritical anti-solvent (mSAS) technology for accelerated product development

  • Merck-ADC Services


Excellence in Pharma: Regulatory Procedures and Compliance

  • Archimedis Healthcare Private Limited-QSpace: An intelligent GxP validation platform

  • Envigo-Unique thyroid hormone assay testing method developed: essential to enabling OECD regulatory guidelines to be met

  • EXCiPACT asbl-The EXCiPACT pharma excipient certification scheme

  • kevin Technologies Pvt. Ltd.-Automation Solutions to meet 21CFR Part 11 Compliance for manufacturing systems

  • Piramal Enterprises Ltd.-Quality and Regulatory-A Means for Value Creation


Excellence in Pharma: Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Centroflora CMS S.á.r.l.-Partnerships for a better world: traceable & sustainable Harvesting of Phytochemicals medicinal plants with ethical use of biodiversity.

  • Eisai Pharmaceuticals India Pvt. Ltd.-Mission to eliminate lymphatic filariasis through free supply of DEC tablets

  • Laboratories Pharma5-HepC battle

  • Merck-SPARK global volunteer program


Excellence in Pharma: CEO of the Year

  • BenevolentBio-Professor Jackie Hunter, CEO BenevolentBio

  • KindredBio-Taking healthcare to the dogs, cats, and horses

  • OncoGenerix USA-The CEO who created an American oncology injectable plant in China

  • SA INFINITY EUROPE DOOEL-Founder/Entrepreneur in pharmaceutical industry

  • Samsung BioLogics-Dr. Tae Han Kim, President and CEO of Samsung Biologics


Excellence in Pharma: Pharma Company of the Year-SME

  • Aesdan Pty Limited-Young Enterprise

  • BenevolentAI-BenevolentAI

  • Sintetica SA-Global Division-Becoming a worldwide leader in anesthesia


Excellence in Pharma: Sustainability Initiative of the Year

  • AptarGroup – AptarGroup’s Landfill Free Certification: promoting efficiencies and the conservation of natural resources in a global manufacturing setting.

  • DSM Sinochem Pharmaceuticals – Sustainable Antibiotics

  • Johnson Matthey – Our sustainable journey: protecting natural resources while improving human health

  • Merck – Cyrene


Excellence in Pharma: Export Promotion

  • Rachana Overseas Inc.-Waste water treatment plants

  • Sharp Clinical Services-Sharp Clinical Services export promotion


Excellence in Pharma: OTC

  • Catalent Pharma Solutions-Development of Advil Liqui-Gels minis, using Catalent’s OptiGel Mini softgel technology

  • DYNATABS, LLC-oral edible sublingual strips

  • Pronova Laboratories-innovation in wart treatment


Excellence in Pharma: Patient Centricity

  • ERT-Target My Hives

  • Medicodose Systems-Patient centric and adherence enhancing technology

  • Speech Code Produktsicherheits GmbH-Audible Package Insert Leaflet

  • Zim Laboratories Limited-Zim’s fast dissolving thin films


Excellence in Pharma: IT, mHealth and Digitilization

  • Biocorp-Biocorp’s line of connected products

  • ERT-Target My Hives

  • Harmonium Pharma-Angolo del Diabetico: a web portal dedicated to diabetic people

  • Kevin Technologies Pvt. Ltd.-Automation solutions to meet 21CFR Part 11 compliance for manufacturing systems