CPhI Pharma Awards 2015 open with five new categories

CPhI Pharma Awards 2015 open with five new categories

Entries now include categories for biopharm, ingredients, supply chain & logistics, manufacturing technology and CEO of the year

Full list of categories:

·       Best Innovation in Packaging

·       Best Innovation in Process and Formulation Development 

·       Excellence in Partnering & Outsourcing 

·       (NEW) Best Innovation in APIs and Excipients

·       (NEW) Best Innovation in Biologic Drug Development and Manufacturing

·       (NEW) Innovation in Supply Chain & Logistic Management

·       (NEW) Best Innovation in Manufacturing Technology 

·       (NEW) CEO of the Year


Amsterdam, 15 June 2015CPhI Worldwide, organised by UBM EMEA, announces the opening of the annual CPhI Pharma Awardsfor 2015 – with five new categories covering the entire pharmaceutical supply chain. Now in their 12th consecutive year, the awards will honour companies and individuals driving the pharma industry forward through innovations, new approaches, technologies and strategies.  

This year's awards are open for entries from across the entire pharmaceutical industry and are split into eight categories covering: 'Best Innovation in Packaging'; 'Best Innovation in Process and Formulation Development'; 'Excellence in Partnering & Outsourcing'; 'Best Innovation in APIs and Excipients'; 'Best Innovation in Biologic Drug Development and Manufacturing;'Innovation in Supply Chain & Logistic Management'; 'Best Innovation in Manufacturing Technology'; and 'CEO of the Year'.

The expanded award categories have been created to give full recognition to all the great innovations coming out of the pharma industry. All entries will feature in the global CPhI Pharma Awards campaign – including communications to an internal database of over 100,000 pharma professionals – and the winners will be unveiled live during CPhI Worldwide, taking place 13-15th October in Madrid, Spain.

Entries are now open to both exhibitors and visitors of CPhI Worldwide until August 7th. The finalists will be confirmed on September 21st, with each having a unique profile of their award entry featured in the CPhI Show daily.

At CPhI Worldwide (October 13th), the selected finalists will then be invited to deliver a presentation in a dedicated feature area on the show floor – providing a great opportunity for the judges and the intentional industry to have a closer inspection and evaluation of the merits of the shortlisted entries. Shortly afterwards, the CPhI independent jury panel will retire to reevaluate and score the entries, before remerging to announce the winners at a prestigious award ceremony later that day.  

CPhI Pharma Awards Jury Panel features some of the industry's most influential and respected figures, the 2015 the panel includes:


1.       Dr. Hendrik Baumann, Arevipharma GmbH

2.       Mr. Michaël Nieuwesteeg, NVC (Netherlands Packaging Centre)

3.       Dr. Michael Platscher, Merck & Cie

4.       Dr. Rene Bommer, pharmAccel Consulting

5.       Mr. Gil Roth, PBOA

6.       Mrs. Hillary Ayshford, HCPi Media

7.       Dr. Didier Bensoussan, AMRI Global

8.       Mr. Gary Norman, DFE Pharma

9.       Mr. Harsh Chauhan, Creighton University

10.     Mrs. Veronique Bregeon, Merial – a Sanofi company


Last year, MJR PharmJet was awarded the 'Formulation' category forits technology that enables the drug loading of hydrophobic nanoparticles; Locked4Kids BV, and its world first child-resistant carton, won the 'Best Innovation in Packaging' category; Catalent Pharma Solutions won the 'Partnering' category for their collaboration with Redwood Bioscience; and the 'Best Innovation in Process Development' was received by acib's Catalophor System.

"We are excited to enter the 12th year of recognizing innovation and thought leadership in the pharma industry and this year we have opened up five new categories to ensure we fully cover the breadth of innovations. The CPhI Pharma Awards provide an excellent platform for honouring individuals and companies who push the boundaries to develop solutions to the industry's most pressing needs. With the entire global pharma community exclusively focussed on CPhI Worldwide in October, it is also a tremendous opportunity for companies to raise the profile of their innovations on a global scale."Group Director Pharma at UBM EMEA

To learn more about the awards, or to submit an award entry, please visit http://www.cphi.com/awards/home

For more information about CPhI Worldwide, ICSE, InnoPack, BioPh and P-MEC Europe, please visit http://www.cphi.com/europe/home



Notes to editors

Entry costs for non-exhibiting entrants will be €95


About CPhI

CPhI drives growth and innovation at every step of the global pharmaceutical supply chain from drug discovery to finished dosage. Through exhibitions, conferences and online communities, CPhI brings together more than 100,000 pharmaceutical professionals each year to network, identify business opportunities and expand the global market. CPhI hosts events in Europe, Korea, China, India, Japan, Southeast Asia, Istanbul and Russia, and co-locates with ICSE for contract services, P-MEC for machinery, equipment & technology, InnoPack for pharmaceutical packaging and BioPh for biopharma. CPhI provides an online buyer & supplier directory at CPhI-Online.com.

For more information visit: www.cphi.com

The UBM EMEA annual schedule of Pharmaceutical events includes; CPhI, Hi and Fi, ICSE, P-MEC, BioPh and LabWorld China (24-26 June, 2015 at SNIEC- Shanghai, China); CPhI, ICSE Korea (7-9 September, 2015 at the COEX- Seoul, South Korea); CPhI, ICSE, P-MEC and InnoPack Worldwide (13-15 October 2015, IFEMA- Feria de Madrid, Spain) CPhI, P-MEC, ICSE and BioPh India (1-3 December, 2015 at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, India); CPhI, P-MEC and Innopack South East Asia (06-08 April, 2016 at the Jakarta International Expo- Jakarta, Indonesia); CPhI, ICSE, P-MEC, BioPh and InnoPack Japan (TBC April, 2016 at the Big Sight Exhibition Centre- Tokyo); CPhI Russia and IPhEB (12-14 April, 2016 at the VVC, Pavilion 75, Hall A- Moscow Russia); CPhI Istanbul (1-3 June, 2016, at the ICC Istanbul Congress Center- Istanbul, Turkey).




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