LIVE FROM CPHI: 2015 CPhI Pharma Awards winners announced

Published: 14-Oct-2015

Seven prestigious and worthy winners chosen by the jury from more than 70 entries

The winners of the prestigious 2015 CPhI Pharma Awards were revealed on the first night of CPhI Worldwide, organised by UBM EMEA, taking place in Madrid from 13-16 October. This year’s entries represented innovations and new service offerings from across the entire spectrum of the pharmaceutical supply chain, honouring the companies and individuals who are driving the industry forward.

There was a record number of entries for this year's Awards, which included four new categories. The 16 finalists were invited to present their case to the jury during the first day of CPhI Worldwide, and after extensive deliberations the judges announced the winners during a live ceremony at the event on Tuesday 13 October.

The 2015 CPhI Pharma Award winners by category are:

  • Best Innovation in Supply Chain & Logistic Management: TraceLink
  • Best Innovation in Manufacturing Technology – in cooperation with Pharmaceutical Technology: Harro Hoefliger
  • Best Innovation in Packaging: Sulzer
  • Best Innovation in APIs and Excipients: OMYA International AG
  • Excellence in Partnering & Outsourcing – in cooperation with Pharmaceutical Outsourcing Magazine: C2 Pharma (formerly Centroflora CMS)
  • Best Innovation in Process and Formulation Development: Catalent
  • CEO of the Year in cooperation with PharmaBoardroom: Vivek Sharma, CEO - Pharma Solutions, Piramal Enterprises Ltd

Separately, CPhI Worldwide also introduced a special award to Novo Nordisk Pharmatech and Novozymes for the most sustainable stand – all elements of which are reusable, it’s completely built out of modular systems, with almost no waste.

"On behalf of all the jury panel, I would like to thank the award finalists for their efforts to accelerate the development and manufacture of safe, effective and cost-efficient therapies," said Rita Peters, CPhI jury member and editor of Pharmaceutical Technology USA. "Today, CPhI recognises technologies, systems and services that present new, innovative options for drug manufacturing, formulation and process developments, APIs and excipients, packaging, supply chain and logistics, and outsourcing. Finally, the Awards also represent substantial achievement in leadership through the CEO of year prize."

Rutger Oudejans, CPhI Brand Director, added: "Our judges spent the entire day rigorously interviewing all 16 finalists to ensure the most outstanding entries in each category were selected. But in the end we had to pick just seven winners, a difficult task considering the quality of the entries. We are very lucky that our panel included many well-known and recognised professionals within the pharma industry who agreed to spend so much time and effort helping us recognise the industry’s most innovative and creative companies and individuals.

"What impresses me most are the innovative contributions that all the nominated companies are making in improving pharmaceutical processes, enhancing quality and pushing new boundaries. On behalf of CPhI Worldwide and UBM EMEA, I would like to commend all of the finalists and offer my warmest congratulations to this year’s worthy winners."

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