News | August 11, 2014

CPhI Pharma Awards Open For Entries, With New ‘Innovation In Partnering' Category

New category joins Formulation, Process Development and Packaging awards in honouring industry leaders

CPhI Worldwide, organised by UBM Live, announce they are accepting entries for the 11th Annual CPhI Pharma Awards. Open to the entire pharma industry, the awards honour companies who are driving the industry forward with thought leadership, unveiling top pharma innovators to global trade. 

In addition to returning annual award categories for ‘Formulation’, ‘Process Development’ and ‘Packaging’, a new category recognising ‘Innovation in Partnering’ debuts this year. Supported by Pharmaceutical Outsourcing magazine, this award honours partnering methods, use of technology, unexpected outcomes and unique partnering practices. There will be just one winner announced for each of the four prestigious awards at the CPhI Worldwide Exhibition taking place from October 7th- 9th at the Paris Nord Villepinte.

Last year, API Corporation (Tokyo) was awarded for their breakthrough in Process Development with the creation of a catalytic system for C-H activation that is both economically and environmentally friendly. Last year’s winner in Formulation, Camarus (Lund, Switzerland) developed The FluidCrystal® Injection depot technology, an innovative biomolecular delivery system that solved administration challenges. Lastly, E-Pharma Trento (Trento, Italy) was honoured for ‘Packaging’, with the development of a strengthened blister pack for fragile and friable tablets that preserved the integrity of the pharmaceuticals while allowing easy push-through.

“We are excited to enter the 11th year of recognizing innovation and thought leadership in the pharma industry. The CPhI Pharma Awards provide an excellent platform for honouring individuals and companies who push the boundaries to develop solutions to some of the industry’s most complex issues,” said Chris Kilbee, Group Director, CPhI Pharma Portfolio. “CPhI Worldwide aims to promote partnerships that move the industry forward, so we are especially proud to introduce the ‘Innovation in Partnering’ award.”

Entries are now open to both exhibitors and visitors of CPhI Worldwide until Friday, August 22nd. Individuals and companies who have developed innovations in pharma over the last year are encouraged to apply.

Shortlisted company entries for the ‘Innovation in Partnering’ Award will be on the CPhI website and in Pharmaceutical Outsourcing magazine, inviting attendees and readers to vote online. Finalists for the three remaining categories will present their innovations to the jury, press and visitors on the first day of CPhI Worldwide, October 7th. The winners for all categories will then be formally announced during the awards ceremony taking place the same afternoon on the show floor at 4 p.m.

To learn more about the awards, or to submit an award entry, visit

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, Korea, China, India, Japan, Southeast Asia, Istanbul, Russia and South America and co-locates 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 For more information visit:

The UBM Live annual schedule of Pharmaceutical events includes; CPhI, ICSE Korea (2-3 September, 2014 at the COEX- Seoul, South Korea); CPhI, ICSE, P-MEC and InnoPack Worldwide (7-9 October 2014, Paris Nord Villepinte- France); CPhI and P-MEC India (2-4 December, 2014 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre- Mumbai); CPhI, ICSE, P-MEC, BioPh and Pharmatec Japan (22-24 April, 2015 at the Big Sight Exhibition Centre- Tokyo). CPhI Russia and IPhEB (27-29 April, 2015 at the VVC, Pavilion Nr 75, Moscow Russia); CPhI, P-MEC and Innopack South East Asia (26-28 May, 2015 at the Jakarta International Expo-Jakarta, Indonesia); CPhI Istanbul (3-5 June, 2015, at the Lutfi Kirdar Convention and Exhibition Centre- Turkey); CPhI, Hi and Fi, ICSE, P-MEC, BioPh and LabWorld China (24-26 June, 2015 at SNIEC- Shanghai, China); CPhI South America August 2014 at Expo Centre Norte, Sao Paulo- Brazil

About UBM Live
UBM Live connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote their brands, and expand their market. Through premier brands such as TFM&A, Internet World, IFSEC, MD&M, CPhI, Cruise Shipping Miami, the Concrete Show, and many others, UBM Live exhibitions, conferences, awards programs, publications, Websites, and training and certification programs are an integral part of the marketing plans of companies across more than 20 industry sectors.