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Gareth Carpenter
9 Nov 2021

2021 CPHI Pharma Awards winners announced

Awards seek to recognise ‘Excellence in Pharma’, assessing entries from the industry’s leading companies and individuals.

The world’s largest pharmaceutical exhibition, CPHI Worldwide has announced the winners of the 18th edition of the CPHI Pharma Awards across 10 distinct categories and hosted live at the in-person event in Milan.

CPHI Worldwide represents every stage of the pharmaceutical supply chain - from ingredients and FDF, to machinery, packaging, outsourcing and biopharmaceuticals.

The Awards seek to recognise ‘Excellence in Pharma’, assessing entries from the industry’s leading companies and individuals.

“Despite the challenges of the past 18+ months, the pharmaceutical industry has shown both incredible resilience and a continued pursuit of innovation, something which is clearly reflected in the extremely high standard of entries for this year’s CPHI Pharma Awards,” said Tara Dougal, Head of Content & Insights, Informa Markets. “I’d like to thank our sponsor, Rentschler Biopharma and especially our jury, who lent their time and expertise to assessing the many entries we received. Lastly, I’d like to extend congratulations to all the nominees for their achievements, and of course to this year’s winners!”

Category: CEO of the Year Award

WINNER: Lynne Ann du Toit from Eurolab for her clear vision on what the future of cancer treatment in South Africa should look like. The CPHI judges selected Lynne Ann du Toit in light of her bold, forward-looking leadership.

Category: Packaging & Drug Delivery

WINNER: Eitan Medical for its pre-filled and pre-loaded wearable drug delivery platform. The device is designed for easy, efficient, self-administered subcutaneous delivery of large volumes and high viscosity medications for use in homecare environments.

Category: Supply Chain, Logistics, and Distribution

WINNER: Rephine Sourcing for successfully developing a powerful Supplier Compliance Management Software. The “Rephine Catena” turns supplier qualification and daily supplier data updating into a proactive process worldwide, for the entire supply chain.

Category: Sustainability

WINNER: Adalvo for its strong commitment to the community, having undertaken several notable actions in the last year.

Category: Innovation in Response to Covid-19

WINNER: Novavax, in recognition of its impressive speed of committing to 1.1 billion vaccine doses of COVAX, which has a direct impact on global recovery from the pandemic.

Category: Finished Formulation

WINNER: Clarus Therapeutics for its first-in-class therapeutic advances in addressing unmet medical needs through the development of androgen and metabolic therapies.

Category: API Development

WINNER: Catalent excelled for its programme to boost biological drug development with significant proven output.

Category: Digital Innovation

WINNER: Viatris for developing its real-world evidence methodology for regulatory purposes in noncommunicable diseases, artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning.

Category: Regulatory Procedures and Compliance

WINNER: BASF for RegXcellence®, which provides customers with easy-to-use quality and regulatory services, untangling the complexity of providing compliance documentation in support of new and existing pharmaceutical products.

Category: Manufacturing Technology and Equipment

WINNER: Aprecia Pharmaceuticals for its latest transformative technology – the In-Cavity Powder Liquid 3D Printing solution.

About the CPHI Pharma Awards:

Started in 2003, the CPHI Pharma Awards have been committed to recognising excellence in pharma. Over 500 attendees which consist of prominent industry figures come from all around the world to attend this prestigious event.

For more information on the CPHI Pharma Awards please visit:

Mentioned Companies
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