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We are pleased to announce the finalists of CPhI Pharma Awards 2017


With 200+ entries submitted for this new edition, the CPhI Pharma Awards Gala 2017 will be bigger and better than ever!

The CPhI Pharma Awards Gala is becoming a highlight on the pharma calendar. Taking place on 24 October, on the first evening of CPhI Worldwide, over 250 guests will gather to celebrate excellence in the industry – and to enjoy the company of friends and industry colleagues.

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1. 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

2. Excellence in Pharma: Formulation – Sponsored by Crystec Pharma
  • 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

This category is sponsored by Crystec Pharma


3. Excellence in Pharma: Excipients
  • Colorcon – Colorcon Hits the Target on Tablet Film Coating Productivity
  • Ideal Cures Pvt. Ltd. – INSTACOAT 4G: Most Advanced Aqueous Tablet Coating Formulation
  • Merck – Parteck® MXP
  • The Dow Chemical Company – AFFINISOL(TM) HPMCAS HP
  • TruTag Technologies – Best Pharma Security Solution: TruTag Technologies

4. 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 which 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 – Future of particle manufacturing is shaped by 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 CO2
  • Thermo Scientific – Thermo Scientific™ TruScan RM™ with TruTools™ Chemometrics Package

5. 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) – MAST™ (Modular Automated Sampling Technology) Platform: Developed 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

This category is sponsored by Catalent


6. 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

7. Excellence in Pharma: Drug Delivery Devices
  • Aero Pump GmbH – SideActuationDevice: 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 ltd – Vaccine and Biologics Delivery System
  • Perlen Packaging – Single Use Inhaler (DPI) Perlamed-BLISTair (R)
  • SRS Life Sciences Pte Ltd – life’s DHA™ Straws
  • Technoflex – Dual-Mix™, Smart and Safe for an easy reconstitution

8. Excellence in Pharma: Packaging
  • Aero Pump GmbH – SideActuationDevice: Innovation in Ophthalmic Drug Delivery Devices
  • Aptar Pharma – PremiumCoat™: the market leading answer to a reduced particulates profile for elastomeric stoppers
  • Berry Global, Inc. – PalmSoft™ Closures by Berry Global, Inc.
  • 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 PRODUCT

9. 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 – TraceLink Releases Industry’s First Compliance and Digital Information Platform for EU FMD

10. 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

This category is sponsored by Cambrex


11. 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

12. Excellence in Pharma: Corporate Social Responsibility
  • C2 Pharma (former 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 (LF) through free supply of DEC tablets
  • Laboratories Pharma5 – HepC battle
  • Merck – SPARK Global Volunteer Program

13. 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 – Mr. Safwan Arafeh, Founder/Entrepreneur in pharmaceutical industry
  • Samsung BioLogics – Dr. Tae Han Kim, President and CEO of Samsung BioLogics

14. 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

15. 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

16. Excellence in Pharma: Export Promotion
  • RACHANA OVERSEAS INC – WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANTS
  • Sharp Clinical Services – Sharp Clinical Services Export promotion

17. 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

18. Excellence in Pharma: Patient Centricity – Sponsored by IDT Biologika
  • 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: Targeting Patient Convenience and Adherence

This category is sponsored by IDT Biologika


19. Excellence in Pharma: IT, mHealth and Digitalisation
  • 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