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22 Sep 2017

CPHI Worldwide Pharma Awards finalists unveiled

Largest ever CPHI Pharma Awards receives 200+ entries, with judges evaluating over 250,000 words.

CPHI Worldwide, organised by UBM, announces the finalists of the 2017 CPHI Pharma Awards. Such was the quality;,a record 98 entries have been shortlisted, with the winners due to be announced during this year’s CPHI Worldwide in Frankfurt.

Now in its 14th year, an impressive 19 commendations will be awarded in celebration of the most successful and innovative pharma achievements. These awards recognise and honour both large established companies, as well as early-stage innovators.

The finalists have been selected from a record-breaking 200+ submissions – nearly double 2016’s total – received from a remarkable 27 countries. The high volume of entries meant that the judging panel evaluated more than 250,000 words, not to mention the supporting documents that many submissions provided. In particular, there was fierce competition within the ‘Product Packaging’ and ‘Drug Delivery and Devices’ categories, receiving more than 20 high-quality entries each.

This year’s judging panel of 17 includes many of the industry’s most prominent experts, across a diverse range of subject areas. The panel is chaired by Rita Peters, Editorial Director of Pharmaceutical Technology. The judges worked diligently through a large volume of applicants and unanimously reached an agreed list of finalists for each category.

Tara Dougal, Acting Head of Content at UBM commented: “The pharma industry is extremely competitive and it is important to provide wide recognition to the progress that is made in the industry every year. What was most impressive was the sheer volume of entries we received, and it therefore took us longer than usual to evaluate them all as we gave each entry the attention their efforts merited. I am grateful to all the companies that worked so hard to prepare a submission, as well as the judges for their time and attention, and I would like to congratulate the finalists for their achievements in this prestigious awards programme. We wish them the best of luck.”

The winners will be debated amongst the judges before they are unveiled live at the prestigious CPHI Pharma Awards Gala taking place on 24 October in Frankfurt, amongst over 250 of the industry’s most important executives and luminaries.

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