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CPhI opens innovation awards


CPhI Worldwide, organised by UBM Live, announces their call for entries to the annual CPhI Pharma Awards. Celebrating its 10th consecutive year, the award entries for the first time ever are now open to the entire pharma industry and will celebrate the most innovative and dynamic areas across the global pharma community. The Awards recognise thought leadership on a global scale, unveiling top pharma innovators to global trade.

CPhI opens innovation awardsThey honor companies who are driving forward industry-changing initiatives across innovation within three broad categories-Formulation, Process Development and Packaging-with just one winner of each prestigious award. The CPhI Worldwide 2013 exhibition runs from October 22 to 24 at the Messe Frankfurt and winners of the CPhI Pharma Awards will be announced at a ceremony during the evening on October 22.

CPhI is now accepting applications for the 2013 CPhI Pharma Awards, open to individuals and companies who have developed innovations in pharma over the past year. If you or your company have an innovation in pharma which you believe should be recognized, please apply to get the recognition you deserve.

"The CPhI Pharma Awards are the ideal opportunity to present exciting, breakthrough innovations to the pharmaceutical industry. We are proud to be entering our 10th year of running the awards to acknowledge and recognise the sheer determination and efforts that companies pour into their work," Andrew Pert, Pharma Brand Director noted. "This year we have three categories, and there will be one winner for each-Best Innovation in Formulation, Best Innovation in Process Development and Best Innovation in Packaging. Not only do companies receive the recognition that they deserve for their outstanding innovations, but entry into the Pharma Awards also gives unrivalled exposure to the media, while raising company profiles among key pharmaceutical industry professionals and VIPs."

Last year at the Feria de Madrid in Spain, Haemopharm Healthcare was awarded gold in the Best Innovation category for their needle-free vial closure, which was designed to connect a syringe and vial without any further components. The innovative needle-free system facilitated an easier administration of parenteral drugs. Merck Millipore took silver for their drug delivery platform using silica, which takes full advantage of the large surface area and good transport properties that silica possesses. The bronze award was won by Bio Clin BV for their Multi-Oral Remin remineralisation gel for application in the oral cavity; a self-care product especially suitable for people that regularly take medication.

Gold award winner Haemopharm Healthcare expressed the benefits that the CPhI Pharma Awards had on their company, when Dana Barocas, marketing communications manager of Haemopharm, said: "Our winning at the CPhI Pharma Awards has enhanced our presence, not only at the show, but also to all of our contacts, while giving us a great exposure and visibility within the pharmaceutical trade media-magazines and websites-as well as in the medical devices field, bringing interesting and fruitful business and cooperation opportunities."

Entries are now open to exhibitors and visitors of CPhI Worldwide, as well as the wider pharma community through to Friday, July 26. After the deadline, the jury panel will meet to select the finalists for each category. The panel includes senior figures from companies including CU Chemie Uetikon, Merck & Cie and PharmAccel Consulting. Finalists will present their innovations during the morning of the first show day (October 22) to the jury, press and visitors. The winners will then be formally announced during the awards ceremony and reception taking place the same evening at the Messe Frankfurt Europa Room.

To learn more about the awards, or to submit an award entry, please visit www.cphi.com/pharma-awards.

For more information about CPhI Worldwide, ICSE, InnoPack, BioPh and P-MEC Europe, please visit www.cphi.com

About CPhI
CPhI drives growth and innovation at every step of the global pharmaceutical supply chain from drug discovery to finished dosage. Through exhibitions, conferences and online communities, CPhI brings together more than 100,000 pharmaceutical professionals each year to network, identify business opportunities and expand the global market. CPhI hosts events in Europe, China, India, Japan, Southeast Asia, Russia and South America co-located with ICSE for contract services, P-MEC for machinery, equipment & technology, InnoPack for pharmaceutical packaging and BioPh for biopharma. CPhI provides an online buyer & supplier directory at CPhI-Online.com and hosts a global community with news and analysis at PharmaEvolution.com

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