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London – November 6th, 2019 – Yesterday evening, the Winners of the CPhI Pharma Awards powered by Informa Pharma Intelligence were announced during a gala celebration at The Forum, Congress Center Messe Frankfurt. Now in its sixteenth year, the CPhI Pharma Awards drew a crowd of leaders from across the pharma and biotech industries, to celebrate the thinkers and creators who are breaking new ground with their industry contributions. Each category at the prestigious Awards ceremony recognised innovation in the pharmaceutical industry, with the winners just as diverse as the categories themselves.  

MedPharm kicked things off with a win for Excellence in Pharma: Analysis, Testing, and Quality Control. Other winners announced during the lavish ceremony included Phillips-Medisize for Excellence in Pharma: Drug Delivery Devices, Cambrex for Excellence in Pharma: API Development, and Merck Healthcare KGaA for Excellence in Pharma: Regulatory Procedures and Compliance

"CPhI and Informa Pharma Intelligence are delighted to congratulate the worthy winners of the 2019 CPhI Pharma Awards,” said Tara Dougal, Head of Content – Pharma at Informa Markets. “The winners, shortlisted candidates, and indeed all entries to the Awards, are great examples of the dedication and commitment that turn inspiration into innovation and who are driving the pharmaceutical industry forward.”

The CPhI Pharma Awards also honoured the contributions of John Chiminski, Chairman and CEO at Catalent Pharma Solutions with a Lifetime Achievement Award and noted John Chiminski’s outstanding business achievements. The CPhI Pharma Awards also saluted his entrepreneurial spirit, strategic vision, and unwavering commitment to service and innovation.  

The full list of winners for the 2019 CPhI Pharma Awards:

Excellence in Pharma: Analysis, Testing, and Quality Control
MedPharm - Pioneering the regulatory approval of topical products using in vitro bioequivalence

Excellence in Pharma: API Development
Cambrex - Crystallisation Screening and Process Development Service
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Hovione - Process Ranking of Inputs from Manufacturing (PRIME)

Excellence in Pharma: Bioprocessing & Manufacturing
WINNER: Univercells - The NevoLine Platform™

Excellence in Pharma: Contract Services and Outsourcing
WINNER: Nanopharm Ltd, an Aptar Pharma Company - SmartTrack™

Excellence in Pharma: Drug Delivery Devices
WINNER: Phillips-Medisize - Connected Health Platform

Excellence in Pharma: Formulation
WINNER: Nanoform - Controlled Expansion of Supercritical Solutions (CESS®)

Excellence in Pharma: Manufacturing Technology and Equipment
WINNER: Spraying Systems Co. / Fluid Air Inc. - PolarDry - The Cooler Technology

Excellence in Pharma: Packaging
WINNER: SCHOTT Pharmaceutical Systems and W. L. Gore & Associates - syriQ BioPure® silicone-free syringes with GORE ImproJect Plungers
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Hoffmann Neopac STYLO Spatula applicator for Canesten footcare Cream Bayer Consumer Health

Excellence in Pharma: Regulatory Procedures and Compliance
WINNER: Merck Healthcare KGaA - Project SARA (Smart Assistant for Regulatory Affairs)

Excellence in Pharma: Supply Chain, Logistics, and Distribution
WINNER: Kemiex AG - Trade Network for Life Sciences Raw Materials

CEO of the Year

Ge Li, Chairman/CEO/Executive Director, Wuxi Apptec Co Ltd

Pharma Service Company of the Year

Lonza Pharma & Biotech

Lifetime Achievement Award
John Chiminski, Chairman and CEO at Catalent Pharma Solutions

“The 16th CPhI Pharma Awards was a successful event where teams and colleagues celebrated excellence in the industry. We look forward to meeting everyone again at our next year’s awards” concluded Tara Dougal.

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Notes to editors

About the CPhI Awards

Started in 2003, the CPhI 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. An evening of celebration - guests come together to celebrate excellence in the industry, and to enjoy the company of friends and industry colleagues. For many, it is the perfect occasion to extend hospitality to their clients and associates.

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