2008 Facility of the Year Award Overall Winner to Be Announced at ISPE Annual Meeting in Boca Raton, FL

(TAMPA, FLORIDA, USA, 22 OCTOBER 2008)ISPE, a global not-for-profit association of 25,000 pharmaceutical science and manufacturing professionals, along with INTERPHEX and Pharmaceutical Processing magazine, announced today that the Overall Winner of the coveted 2008 Facility of the Year Award (FOYA) will be announced during ISPE’s 2008 Annual Meeting held 25-29 October 2008 in Boca Raton, Florida, USA. 

“The much anticipated announcement of the fourth annual 2008 FOYA Overall Winner and the opportunity to learn more about the state-of-the-art projects from each of the Category Winners is an exciting culmination to another successful awards program,” said Scott Ludlum, ISPE’s Director of Business Initiatives. “Pharmaceutical industry companies and personnel interested in facility design and construction — as well as the application of new, innovative technology to increase efficiency and reduce costs — should not miss this groundbreaking event,” stated Ludlum.

Sponsored by ISPE, INTERPHEX, and Pharmaceutical Processing magazine, 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 fourth 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. Visit www.facilityoftheyear.org for more information.

The Overall Winner of this year’s FOYA program will be selected from five Category Winners as determined by an independent judging panel of global representatives from the pharmaceutical design, construction, and manufacturing sectors. The five Category Winners and their respective award categories include:

  • Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co.KG, located in Biberach, Germany, winner of the 2008 Facility of the Year Award for Facility Integration
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb, located in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA, winner of the 2008 Facility of the Year Award for Equipment Innovation
  • IDT Biologika GmbH, located in Dessau-Rosslau, Germany, winner of the 2008 Facility of the Year Award for Operational Excellence
  • Pfizer, located in Illertissen, Germany, winner of the 2008 Facility of the Year Award for Process Innovation
  • F. Hoffmann La Roche AG, located in Basel, Switzerland, winner of the 2008 Facility of the Year Award for Project Execution

In addition to the 2008 ISPE Annual Meeting where the Overall Winner of the 2008 FOYA program will be announced, attendees can personally meet with representatives from category-winning companies at INTERPHEX2008, 26-28 March, 2008. Category Winners will spend time in the FOYA display areaat booth number 4441 in Hall D of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.  To register for INTERPHEX, or for more information, visit www.interphex.com.

Pharmaceutical Processing Features FOYA Winners
Pharmaceutical Processing magazine is featuring each of the FOYA winners in upcoming editions of the magazine. To learn more and read about these award-winning facilities visit www.pharmpro.com.

About ISPE
ISPE, the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, is the Society of choice for 25,000 pharmaceutical manufacturing professionals in 90 countries around the globe. ISPE aims to be the catalyst for "Engineering Pharmaceutical Innovation" by providing Members with opportunities to develop technical knowledge, exchange practical experience, and collaborate with global regulatory agencies and industry leaders. Founded in 1980, ISPE has worldwide headquarters in Tampa, Florida, USA; its European office in Brussels, Belgium; and its Asia Pacific office in Singapore. Visit www.ISPE.org for additional Society news and information.

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.  The INTERPHEX Conference and Exhibition is the world’s largest gathering of professionals and technology providers for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturing industry, now in its 29th year.  Scheduled for 26-28 March at the Philadelphia Convention Center, the INTERPHEX2008 exhibition will feature more than 1,000 exhibitors, an expanded conference program, and a high-profile roster of 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 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 on-line media. For information, visit www.pharmpro.com.