2011 Facility of the Year Awards
Call for submissions is open

TAMPA, FLORIDA, USA, 15 June 2010 – The seventh annual Facility of the Year Awards (FOYA), the premier global awards program focused on recognizing the innovation and creativity utilized by manufacturing facilities serving the regulated healthcare industry, announces that it is now accepting submissions for the 2011 program year through 8 October 2010.

The FOYA 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 Awards program is truly global, as submissions over the past six 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 of global representatives from the pharmaceutical design, construction, and manufacturing sectors.

The awards are broken up into six categories: Equipment Innovation, Facility Integration, Operational Excellence, Project Execution, Process Innovation, and Sustainability. An Overall Winner will be selected and awarded from the Category Winners at the ISPE Annual Meeting in November 2011.

2011 Facility of the Year Events

There will be several opportunities to meet the 2011 Facility of the Year Award Winners and learn first-hand about the facilities being honored as “best in their class.” These events include:

INTERPHEX2011 – Meet the Category Award Winners at the Facility of the Year Awards Display Area in the exhibit hall of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 29-31 March 2011. Representatives from the Category winning companies will be on hand to discuss their success associated with these pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities. For more information, visit

ISPE 2011 Annual Meeting –The Overall Winner of the coveted 2011 Facility of the Year Award will be announced during ISPE’s 2011 Annual Meeting, 6-9 November in Dallas, Texas, USA. For more information, visit

At each event, a Facility of the Year Awards display will feature the 2011 Category Award Winners. Additionally, comprehensive coverage and publicity will be conducted by ISPE and Pharmaceutical Engineering magazine, INTERPHEX, and Pharmaceutical Processing magazine.

Visit for more information about the awards program and detailed information about each Category Winner’s project participants.

About ISPE

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 for additional Society news and information.


Now in its 32nd year, INTERPHEX is the world’s most trusted source for leading-edge technology, education, and sourcing of the products and services that drive scientific innovation for Life Sciences manufacturing from drug development to market – accelerating regulated products for patient care globally. 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 950 exhibitors, an expanded conference program, and a high-profile roster of industry professionals and speakers. For information, visit

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 31,000 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