Innovations awarded at Pharmapack 2019
Pharmapack Europe announces the winners of the much heralded 2019 Pharmapack Awards. The Exhibitor Innovations category saw a total of six winners selected across three pharma specialisms. In the Exhibitor Innovations award, Phillips-Medisize was selected as one of two winners for ‘Best Innovation in Drug Delivery Device’ thanks to its Connected Health Platform (CHP). A safe, scalable and trusted medical device data system (MDDS) that enables pharmaceutical companies and drug delivery device developers to reduce risk, cost and time to market for connected health solutions. Stevanato Group also received a ‘Best Innovation in Drug Delivery Device’ award for their cartridge-based wearable device – which was designed to be a comfortable alternative to pen-injectors, making the patient’s life.
There were two winners in the ‘Best Innovation in Solid Dosage Packaging’ class, one of which was Push Tab® by Huhtamaki Flexible Packaging Germany GmbH & Co.KG, an innovative child-safe alternative for strip packaging. The material used makes it easy to remove tabs by applying pressure without impacting barrier properties. The material is PVC free, cost effective and suitable for all different climate zones. IQ-Dose by Stiplastics Healthcaring was the second award recipient for its efficient, easy-to-use device made for dosing and counting mini-tablets.
Schott AG has been chosen as a winner of the ‘Best Innovation in Packaging Material & Component’ for syriQ BioPure® pre-fillable glass syringes – designed specifically for the biologics market, keeping sensitive drugs stable, easing administration and shortening time to market. QuickStart™ Injectables by Aptar Pharma was also awarded. Designed specifically for R&D labs, Biotechs, Start-ups and Universities, Aptar Pharma QuickStart™ is an innovative way to deliver injectable development solutions to pharmaceutical customers, demonstrably accelerating bench-to-market time.
The Excilor 2-in-1 Wart treatment by Medical Brands, co-developed by Vemedia, was recognized for its stellar, ground-breaking innovation in the OTC wart treatment market and was awarded the ‘Patient-centric Design Award’. The Excilor 2-in-1 Wart treatment combines the two best-in-class technologies into a single device, providing faster treatment time and fewer applications.
Sterile Cosmetics by RPC Bramlage, co-developed with Pierre Fabre Cosmetic, is awarded as one of two winners in the ‘Eco-design award’ in the Health Product Category. The Sterile Cosmetics packaging is comprised of a sterile dispenser and airless container, including bag in bottle technology, which allows the patient to dispense sterile cream, but without the use of preservatives
UCB Pharma’s Cimzia 200mg/Vial Lyophilized Powder Pack, co-developed by Rondo, was also awarded a ‘Eco-design award’ in the Health Product Category for integrating new and innovative packaging features based on insights focusing on package size, recyclability, sustainability and waste.