For more information, visit www.facilityoftheyear.org or contact:
Communications Manager, ISPE
Publisher, Pharmaceutical Processing
Director of Marketing, INTERPHEX
TAMPA, FLORIDA USA, 20 January 2011 - Six pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities constructed in Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, and the USA have been selected as Category Winners in the seventh annual Facility of the Year Awards (FOYA) program sponsored by ISPE, INTERPHEX, and Pharmaceutical Processing magazine. A seventh facility was selected to receive an Honorable Mention. The winning companies and respective award categories are:
The Facility of the Year Awards program recognizes state-of-the-art pharmaceutical manufacturing projects that utilize new and innovative technologies to enhance the delivery of a quality project, as well as reduce the cost of producing high-quality medicines. Now in its seventh year, the awards program effectively spotlights the accomplishments, shared commitment, and dedication of individuals in companies worldwide to innovate and advance pharmaceutical manufacturing technology for the benefit of all global consumers.
The Facility of the Year Awards program is truly global, as submissions over the past seven years have been received from more than 25 different countries and territories. Each of the submissions was reviewed by an independent, blue-ribbon judging panel consisting of global senior-level executives from all aspects of the industry.
2011 Facility of the Year Events
There will be several opportunities to learn first-hand about the facilities being honored as “best in their class.” These opportunities include:
Visit www.facilityoftheyear.org for more information about the awards program and comprehensive details about each of this year’s award-winning projects and their support teams.
ISPE, the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, is the Society of choice for 24,000 technical professionals working in or serving the manufacturing sector or drug development in the pharmaceutical industry in 90 countries. ISPE aims to be the catalyst for "Engineering Pharmaceutical Innovation" by providing Members with opportunities to develop their technical knowledge, exchange practical experience within their community, enhance their professional skills, and collaborate with global regulatory agencies and industry leaders. Founded in 1980, ISPE offers online learning opportunities for a global audience and has its worldwide headquarters in Tampa, Florida, USA; its European office in Brussels, Belgium; an Asia Pacific office in Singapore; and its newest office in Shanghai, China. Visit www.ISPE.org for additional Society news and information.
About INTERPHEX Now in its 32nd year, INTERPHEX is the nexus for FDA regulated drug and drug delivery systems manufacturing for the pharmaceutical, biologic, generic and contract services professionals. Scheduled for 29-31 March at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, New York, USA, the 2011 exhibition will feature more than 650 exhibitors, an expanded conference program, and a high-profile roster of industry professionals and speakers. For information, visit www.interphex.com.
About Pharmaceutical Processing Pharmaceutical Processing magazine is the pharmaceutical industry's leading information provider, reporting on a full range of innovative new products, equipment, technology and trends for 28,000 engineers and managers responsible for the development, manufacture, validation and packaging of pharmaceuticals. An official sponsor of INTERPHEX, Pharmaceutical Processing distributes critical information to these professionals in a timely manner through a full range of print, electronic and online media. For information, visit www.pharmpro.com.
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