2011 CPhI Innovation Awards Open for Entries

By Ubm Live, PRNE
Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Prestigious Industry Awards Open to Wider Range of Exhibitors by Adding New Submission Categories.

AMSTERDAM, April 20, 2011 - Leading events organiser UBM Live (www.ubmlive.com) today
announced details of the eighth edition of the CPhI Innovation Awards and
issued a call for entries. Winners of the annual awards, which recognise,
celebrate and honour companies that are innovating and breaking new ground in
the pharmaceutical industry, will be announced at UBM's flagship pharma
ingredients event, CPhI Worldwide, which is being held this year at Messe
Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany from October 25-27, along with co-located
events ICSE for contract services, clinical trials and packaging; InnoPack
for pharmaceutical packaging solutions; BioPh for the biopharma sector and
P-MEC Europe for equipment, machinery and technology.

Entries are being invited from exhibitors across all the events in
Frankfurt and entry categories for the 2011 Awards have been expanded,
reflecting the new zoned layout of the events. This year, submissions will be
accepted from the following areas: APIs, Custom Manufacturing, Intermediates,
Excipients/Formulation, Fine Chemicals, Finished Dosage, Contract Services,
Drug Delivery Systems and Biopharmaceuticals. The deadline for submissions is
Friday 29th July 2011. Details on how to enter can be found at:

"The CPhI Innovation Awards are an extension of our pharma event brands,
effectively the industry's leading events recognising the industry's leading
innovators. The profile of the Awards has grown significantly since their
inception in 2004 and they now provide our exhibitors with a high profile,
global platform with which to showcase their cutting edge developments,"
commented Annemieke Timmers, Brand Director CPhI. "Last year, the Awards
attracted a record thirty entries and we hope to build on this further in
2011. The awards will again be judged by our expert panel who will be looking
to highlight achievements, ideas, technologies and products of organisations
that truly embrace innovative technology and demonstrate tangible long-term
benefits to the pharma industry."

Comprised of senior personnel from some of the industry's leading pharma
organisations, the judging panel for the Innovation Awards has remained
consistent since 2007 and includes Dr. Hendrik Baumann - CU Chemie Uetikon,
Mr. Zoran Buncic - Pliva, Dr. Didier Bensoussan - Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
(UK) Ltd., Dr. Hans-Leonhard Ohrem - Merck KGaA and Dr. Andreas Stolle -
Saltigo GmbH. Having reviewed the entries, the panel will announce a
shortlist of six entries on Monday 12th September 2011 and these companies
will present to the panel in Frankfurt on Tuesday 25th October, with the
Gold, Silver and Bronze Award winners being announced at a ceremony that
evening. The three runners-up will be recognised with a nominee certificate.

"The Innovation Awards traditionally attract entries from all spheres of
the global pharmaceutical industry, from small biotech companies to the
pharma majors, and previous winning entries have ranged from ligand
production techniques to reactor efficiency enhancements, to the delivery of
probiotics to infants through breast milk," commented Haf Cennydd, Brand
Director ICSE, P-MEC, InnoPack and BioPh. She added, "By introducing an
expanded range of submission categories, we expect to see an even greater
diversity of entries than in previous years."

Last year's Gold Award went to Thermo Fisher Scientific for its
TruScan(TM) future forward technology in lasers, while the Silver was awarded
to BASF's Soluplus(R), a new chemical entity offering considerable
enhancement in solubility for poorly soluble API's. The Bronze Award went to
Zeon for its high-performance solvent CycloPentyl Methyl Ether (CMPE) for
process innovation and green chemistry. Highlights of last year's Awards can
be viewed at: www.cphi.com/highlights-2010.

For further information on the 2011 Awards and to submit an entry, visit:

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