News | September 15, 2023

CPHI Barcelona Announces Pharma Award Finalists


Finalists span twelve categories with awards for Accelerating innovations, new manufacturing approaches, improved sustainability, best start-up initiative and breakthrough digital technologies

Barcelona: CPHI Barcelona announces the finalists for the upcoming CPHI Pharma Awards, which will be hosted on the opening day (24th October, 2023) of the world’s largest pharma event at the Fiera Barcelona.

The shortlist was whittled down from more than 180 entries across 12 categories. Innovations cover the full pharmaceutical supply chain and feature many of pharma’s biggest names and breakthrough companies.

Since inception in 2004, the CPHI Pharma Awards have celebrated pharma’s brightest individuals and companies, with winners selected for making a contribution to driving the industry forward through people, products and performance. The 2023 edition marks the 20th anniversary and has introduced three new categories, acknowledging the remarkable wave of innovation that has engulfed the industry.

This year’s finalists include companies that led by example in sustainable manufacturing, manufacturers and innovators that developed new technologies to advance drug discovery, development and manufacturing, as well as honouring tomorrow’s transformational digital solutions and philanthropic initiatives. Finally, the prestigious CEO of the year category will celebrate this year’s most exemplary leader.

All entries were extensively evaluated by an expert panel, who collectively bring decades of expertise from big pharma, consultancy, regulatory, market intelligence and academia.

The winners will be unveiled at an invite-only drinks and networking reception in Hall Botanica (East Entrance, next to Hall 3), Fira Barcelona Gran Via, with a 500 strong guest list of VIPs, nominees, and senior stakeholders.

This year’s shortlist is as follows.

Accelerating Innovation

Aurorium: Detergent-free membrane protein solubilization agents
Azbil Telstar SL: Sublime
CurifyLabs Oy:The MiniLab: 3D printing personalized medicines service platform for pharmacies
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd: Novel In Silico Digital Tools for Reduction of Clinical Studies & Product Development Timelines
KBI Biopharma: PUREcoli™ (part of PUREplatform™ solution)
Micropore Technologies Ltd: Pathfinder
Quantoom Bioscience: NfinityTM Platform
REACT4LIFE: MIVO® technology
Single Use Support: RoSS.PADL - Homogenizing Solution
SK pharmteco: “A modular platform for rapid and flexible Continuous Manufacturing of APIs under cGMP”

API Development
: UpTempoâ„  AAV Platform Process
CROMAOAK: Multifrequency Liquid Chromatography
Merck: ChetoSensar™ novel solubilization technology for hydrophobic ADCs
Snapdragon Chemistry, a Cambrex company: Axial Chirality in the Sotorasib Drug Substance: Leveraging a High-Temperature Thermal Racemization to Recycle the Classical Resolution Waste Stream
Symbio Generrics India Pvt Ltd: EcoPrimeAPI: Revolutionising sustainability, scalability and commercialisation through green chemistry development in API.

At the Heart of Pharma

Accord Healthcare Ltd: Working Together to Make it Better; Driving Healthcare Equity
Eurolab (Pty) Ltd: Eurolab (Pty) Ltd - Health Equity Initiatives
Merck KGaA: Embracing Carers®
Zentiva: Supplying Ibuflam Suspension 40 mg/ml to the German market in crisis situation

CEO of the Year

Eurolab (Pty) Ltd: Lynne du Toit
Adalvo: Anil Okay
Lambda Therapeutic Research Ltd: Mrs. Bindi Chudgar
CNX Therapeutics: Guy Clark

Drug Delivery & Device

Adalvo: Drug delivery & device Innovation for: Fentanyl; Dalbavancin RTU (ready to use); Lisdexamfetamine Oral Solution; Pregabalin; Rosuvastatin/Candesartan; Ambrisentan/Tadalafil
Amaterasu Lifesciences LLP: SiDMI - Single Dose Anti-Malaria Injection
ApiJEct Systems: ApiJect Prefilled Injector
Ashland: klucel™ xtend HPC
Inoviem Scientific: NPOT® technology
Lonza: Capsugel® Enprotect® enteric drug delivery
Medicsen: Sonophoresis Smartpatch for needle-free drug delivery
MedPharm: MedCast
PA Consulting: ARinject™
West Pharmaceutical Services: The FluroTec 5-10mL Cartridge Plunger, the 13mm NovaPure® Ready to Use Stopper & the Flip-Off® CCS Seal combined offering to support large volume injection

Finished Formulation

Adalvo: Lisdexamfetamine Oral Solution, Nitrofurantoin, Dalbavancin RTU (ready to use); Fentanyl; Rosuvastatin/Candesartan; Ambrisentan/Tadalafil; Semaglutide
Lubrizol Life Science Health: Apisolex Polymer
MedPharm: MedSpray® Patch – in – Can Aerosol Technology
Nanoform: Nanoform’s nanoamorphous to nanocrystalline platform
PharmExtracta S.p.A.: Crispact®
ProBiotix Health Plc: CholBiome®CH – Cholesterol-reducing food supplement
Roquette: PEARLITOL® 200 GT – mannitol
Thermo Fisher Scientific: Development of an orally delivered large molecule biologic for clinical trials
Zentiva: Daruph - Dasatinib, our first value-added medicine (VAM) which is a lifesaving oncology treatment indicated to cure Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

Manufacturing Excellence

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories LTD: Dr. Reddy’s digital journey to keep medicines affordable.
FABRX: FABRX's M3DIMAKER pharmaceutical 3D Printer Series
Honeywell Process Solutions: Honeywell Manufacturing Excellence Platform
Hovione: iSDX – a fully automated, scale representative laboratorial spray dryer
Luminary Therapeutics, Inc.: Gamma 2.0 +
Nanoform: Globally unique high-potency nanoparticle GMP production site
Piramal Pharma Solutions: Throughput Improvement in Peptide API manufacturing
SmartSkin Technologies: SmartSkin Pressure and Seal Tightness Drones


Bilcare Limited: Elite PVC-free Compact Barrier Coldform Blister
IMA S.p.A.: Croma, continuous tablet coater
Körber Pharma Packaging Materials: Rapid test made out of cardboard
Rotor Print: Recyclable blister: PET 100%
Syntegon Technology GmbH: Versynta microBatch


DDReg Pharma Pvt. Ltd.: Technology-enabled regulatory services through Vitalic®
Eurolab (Pty) Ltd.: Eurolabs Exemplary Regulatory and Compliance Practices in Expanding Access to Affordable Oncology Products in Africa
FAMAR: FAMAR Integrated System of Flash Audits: Innovation in auditing
Lambda Therapeutic Research Ltd.: Enhancing Compliance & Data Generation in Clinical Trials through Advanced Software Solutions and EDC Platform
Loftware: Loftware Spectrum for Medical Device
Mitsubishi Chemical Group: The LSG (Life Science Grade) Portfolio - A thermoplastic stock shapes product portfolio for bioprocessing and medical applications

Start-Up Initiative

Bionter: Bionter EVE the particle counter
Capa Valve Ltd: Capa Valve
Cellexus International Ltd.: The CellMake
Congruence Medical Solutions, LLC: High Dose Autoinjector with Injection Pause
CUBICStars, Inc.: CUBIC CRO Service
Dr. Ferrer Biopharma: GentleMist Technology
IamFluidics B.V.: Revolutionizing microencapsulation with in-air microfluidics technology for next-generation sustainable healthcare solutions.
InSyBio: InSyBio Suite
PHIOGEN: Bacteriophage Therapy
Sonohaler Aps: Sono One, Sono Vx
Zerion Pharma A/S: Dispersome

Supply Chain Excellence

ACI Group: SCM Software Tool for Pharma Distribution
Authena AG: Authena L1VE 2.0
Catalent: Case Management Services for Cell/Gene Therapies
Cipla: Digital Innovation at Cipla Global Supply Chain
Thermo Fisher Scientific: mySupply Platform


Aptar Pharma: APF Futurity™ first metal-free, highly recyclable spray pump
Bachem AG: Multi-column countercurrent solvent gradient purification (MCSGP) for large-scale GMP purification of peptide and oligonucleotide active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs)
Bormioli Pharma: 100% Recycled PET Bottle for Eludril®
Corning, Incorporated: Corning® Viridian™ Vials
dsm-firmenich: Sustainability Imp'Act Card™
FAMAR: FAMAR's Green Holistic Approach
Rotor Print: Recyclable blister: PET 100%
Schneider Electric: Energize: A Program to Increase Access to Renewable Energy for Pharmaceutical Supply Chains
Seqens: Innovative and sustainable paracetamol production process
Teva api: Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Reduction

About CPHI

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Source: CPHI