International Pharmaceutical Expo (INTERPHEX) announced the winners of its Exhibitor Awards for 2016. The awards were broken down into six categories: best in show, best new product/service, editor’s choice, best technological innovation, efficiency champion and biotech innovation award. The Exhibitor Awards program was launched in November of 2014, and the latter two awards, efficiency champion and biotech innovation award, were added this year.
This year’s winners include:
Best in Show: GE Healthcare Life Sciences
GE Healthcare Life Sciences was recognized for KUBio™ , a prefabricated cGMP-compliant facility and process solution designed for the scalable and cost-efficient production of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs). Prevalidated modular units and processing equipment are transported to a specified site. They are assembled on site, and the resulting facility is qualified and ready-to-run within 14 to 18 months.
Best New Product/Service: Nemera
Nemera was recognized for Novelia BFS, a preservative-free multi-dose eyedropper combined with bottlepack technology. Novelia works with high viscosity suspensions and solutions of up to 1500 cps and limits the distribution of liquids to one drop at a time. The doses of the drops are precise, which intended to assist medication adherence.
Editor’s Choice: Catalent Pharma Solutions
Catalent Pharma Solutions was recognized for OptiForm Solution Suite , a detailed molecule assessment with high throughput screening and parallel assessment of formulation technologies. It is designed to help solve complex bioavailability challenges for early stage molecules using a unique toolkit of bioavailability enhancing technologies. OptiForm Solution Suite matches the best formulation technologies to a molecule and utilizes an accelerated parallel screening and development approach.
Best Technological Innovation: Videojet Technologies
Videojet Technologies was recognized for Videojet 7510 50-Watt Fiber Laser Marker , a laser marking system with high contrast marking on robust plastic packaging, metal containers, as well as other industrial products. Operating on speeds on to 440m/min., this technology delivers better mark quality and has a smaller marking unit, compared to traditional solid state laser systems.
Efficiency Champion: Millipore Sigma
Millipore Sigma was recognized for Mobius 1000 L Single-Use Bioreactor, a stirred tank bioreactor that configures software, hardware, and single-use assemblies for use in suspension and adherent cell culture applications. It functions as a standalone system or integrated as part of a facility’s automation platform.
Biotech Innovation Award: Bausch + Stroebel
Bausch + Stroebel was recognized for VarioSys, a flexible processing line based on the lock-and-key principle. This pharmaceutical production system features a flexible pharmaceutical/biotechnological processing line, modular design, and standardization of subassemblies. In a special isolator enabling production in clean room class A conditions, individual production modules can be installed that fit on the lock-and-key principle-for instance, a machine for processing syringes in nests or a filling and closing machine for vials.