2018 Pharma Innovation Awards

A much-deserved celebration of manufacturing technologies, hand-picked by Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

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When it comes to famous “eureka” tales of innovation, Isaac Newton taking an apple to the head and suddenly coming up with the theory of gravity is perhaps the most famous. It’s inspiring to think that at any moment, a brilliant idea can literally hit you on the head. But while it’s tempting to condense historical stories of innovation into quick anecdotes, more often, innovation is the result of an elaborate and collaborative process.Here at Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, we understand the time and investment pharmaceutical equipment suppliers put into their products. And we feel that this type of innovation should be recognized. As such, this month’s cover…

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