CPhI Worldwide announces the winners of the 15th Pharma Awards

10 Oct 2018

17 winners chosen from over 250 entries, with Nanobiotix winning both ‘CEO‘ and ‘Pharma Company of the Year’ categories.

CPhI Worldwide has announced the winners of the prestigious 2018 CPhI Pharma Awards. The awards, in their 15th edition, welcomed 365 guests last night to celebrate outstanding achievements in pharma across 17 different categories.

CPhI Worldwide announces the winners  of the 15th Pharma Awards

The winner of the award for ‘API Development’ was Ipca Labs Limited for

Artemisinin

, a new process development that lowers the cost of production to US$100 per kilogramme. The ‘Formulation’ award was given to MiVital AG for its new bioavailability technology, which works by encapsulating lipophilic compounds, making them soluble in an aqueous environment.

Merck received the ‘Excipients’ prize for their Parteck MXP Excipient that increases the solubility of poorly soluble APIs, so that they can reach a supersaturated dissolution state.

The ‘Manufacturing Technology and Equipment’ award was given to AqVida GmbH for the AqVida filling line – a commercial-scale filling line with robotic arms that saves costs and reduces human interaction.

Merck

received a second award for ‘Bioprocessing’ in recognition of its Simplification of Fed-Batch Processes Using Modified Amino Acids. This breakthrough allows for a single, neutral pH feed and results in a more efficient and stable process.

The prestigious ‘CEO of the Year’ award has been presented to Laurent Levy, the founder and CEO of Nanobiotix who has propelled the company to the forefront of oncological nanomedicine development. Yet the commendations did not stop there with Nanobiotix receiving the award for ‘Pharma Company of the Year’. The company is pioneering new approaches in cancer treatment and fast becoming the leading nanomedicine company.

Tornado Spectral Systems was successful in the ‘Analysis, Testing, and Quality Control’ category for the HyperFlux PRO Plus, which permits faster and more sensitive process measurements and enhances spectral throughput.

Nemera received the ‘Drug Delivery Devices’ prize for e-NOVELIAt he smart ophthalmic add-on - it assists in drug delivery and reminds patients when to take their dosage.

TECHNOFLEX won in the ‘Packaging’ category for its Dual-Mix bag that allows for quicker and safer drug reconstitution. In ‘Supply Chain, Logistics, and DistributionSystech International has been commended for its UniSecure – a supply chain innovation that uses packaging barcodes to create a digital e-fingerprint for product protection.

The ‘Contract Services and Outsourcing’ award was given to CatSci for the development of a novel bio-catalysed manufacturing route for a generic API, enabling accelerated drug development timelines and lower costs for pharma companies.

Scientist.com was chosen as the winner of the ‘Regulatory Procedures and Compliance’ award in recognition of its new regulatory and compliance framework, COMPLi.

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. was granted the ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ award for delivering good corporate citizenship – particularly its recent achievements in environmental sustainability.

Medical Brands & Vemedia was victorious in the ‘OTC’ category for its Excilor 2-in-1 Wart Treatment Device. This is a single streamlined device combining cryo technology and an acid based on TCA-Active.

In the ‘Patient Centricity’ category, SRS Life Sciences won thanks to the Unistraw Delivery System, a child focussed approach to pharmaceuticals and supplements delivery.

Qualit-e Cloud GmbH received the ‘IT, mHealth & Digitilisation’ award for its new web portal. This innovation enables pharmaceutical raw material producers to upload their quality documents and authorise customers and distributors to download.

Tara Dougal, Head of Content – Pharma at UBM, added: “This year has been a truly remarkable and record-breaking year for the pharmaceutical industry and this was definitely mirrored in the extremely high standard of entries at the CPhI Pharma Awards. In our 15th year, we have seen a staggering number of submissions across the pharmaceutical supply chain.

"The judges have meticulously assessed each of the entries over all 17 categories and have selected extremely worthy winners. Exemplifying just how difficult a choice it has been - there were too many exceptional entries - the judges felt the need to highly commend several other additional finalists.

"On behalf of CPhI Worldwide and UBM, I would like to thank each entrant and sincerely congratulate this year’s winners.”

Read More

Related news

Inaugural Bio Integrates conference highlights industry's inefficiency in developing products

Inaugural Bio Integrates conference highlights industry's inefficiency in developing products

18 Jun 2019

Industry leaders give voice to issues and trends shaping the biotech sector, including the importance of collaboration.

Read more 
PASCOE Naturmedizin exhibits at CPhI Worldwide Exhibition in Frankfurt

PASCOE Naturmedizin exhibits at CPhI Worldwide Exhibition in Frankfurt

18 Jun 2019

PASCOE Naturmedizin is one of Germany's 100 most innovative medium-sized enterprises. The success story of our family’s specialist naturopathy company began three generations and almost 125 years ago when Friedrich H. Pascoe's first pharmacy in Mülh...

Read more 
Liquid pharmaceuticals in the digital age

Liquid pharmaceuticals in the digital age

30 May 2019

Inspiration, innovation and technical highlights from Bosch Packaging Technolgy's Pharmatag 2019.

Read more 
CPhI China opens with analysis pointing to a surge in growth in 2019

CPhI China opens with analysis pointing to a surge in growth in 2019

28 May 2019

Regulatory reforms and harmonisation reported as key drivers of industry in China.

Read more 
Expert forecasts huge growth in Middle East manufacturing

Expert forecasts huge growth in Middle East manufacturing

16 May 2019

UAE consumers and insurance companies are willing to pay for highest quality drug products.

Read more 
Lessons learned from early EU FMD adopters

Lessons learned from early EU FMD adopters

13 May 2019

Data exchange, investment costs, resources and hardware identified as some of the biggest challenges.

Read more 
Manufacturing growth sees surging demand at CPhI South East Asia

Manufacturing growth sees surging demand at CPhI South East Asia

3 May 2019

Number of visitors seeking a contract manufacturer was extremely high, with multinational corporations increasingly looking for local partners to expedite market access into the wider region.

Read more 
Sirio’s Ayanda launches probiotic softgel

Sirio’s Ayanda launches probiotic softgel

23 Apr 2019

Patent-pending technology is the first ever to enable a softgel capsule to contain both probiotic bacteria and Omega 3 oil.

Read more 
Surge of Indian biosimilars market forecast in 2019

Surge of Indian biosimilars market forecast in 2019

22 Apr 2019

India predicted to be one of the world’s ‘fastest growing bio’ hubs in 2019, fuelled by new biosimilars production.

Read more 
New China-based biotechs fueling growth in manufacturing across China

New China-based biotechs fueling growth in manufacturing across China

9 Apr 2019

New guidelines will see poorer quality manufacturers drop out of the market.

Read more