Pharmapack Awards


Launched in 1997, the Pharmapack Awards celebrate the latest innovations from packaging companies within the drugs, medical devices, health products and veterinary drugs sectors.

These prestigious awards take place annually alongside the Pharmapack Europe conference and exhibition and recognise pioneering packaging that has significantly contributed to improving the following aspects:  

  • Proper Use of Medicine
  • Patient/User Safety
  • Patient Compliance & Adherence
  • Eco-Friendly

Benefits of applying:

  • Maximise brand awareness among key packaging purchasers and R&D Managers from the pharmaceutical industry
  • Being recognised at these prestigious Awards will distinguish your organisation from other leading companies in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Gain targeted and international visibility through the event and its media partners

Exhibitor Innovations Category

Reserved specifically for Pharmapack Europe 2019 exhibitors, this category allows entrants to present the latest innovative solutions not yet available on the market.

Awards in this category will be delivered by a jury of decision-makers involved in R&D and in the selection of packaging and drug delivery solutions for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies. Judges will decide between the three best packaging innovations submitted and decisions will be made off the back of applications – no need to submit a sample.  

If you are an exhibitor and wish to enter, please contact your account manager for Innovation Gallery and Pharmapack Awards entry, and complete the application form by 18 December 2018.

Health Product Category

The candidate product should be a newly commercialised medicinal product introduced to the worldwide market after January 2018 with an innovative packaging or drug delivery solution. The candidates in this category will be evaluated by a jury of independent pharmacists and physicians.

Discover the winners, on 6 February 2019, right on the exhibition floor at the Learning Lab area at 17:45. See you there!

Patient-centric Design Award

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Eco-Design Award

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2018 Pharmapack Awards Winners



Biocorp Innovation Gallery


Patient safety and convenience

Onejet is the first motor driven disposable autoinjector, compatible with standard primary containers (PFS from 1 ml to 2,25 ml), designed to easily deliver high viscosity products.

sfm medical devices GmbH



Patient centricity and customisation

nextaro® is the quality benchmark for reconstitution of lyophilized pharmaceutical components. With its key advantages being the patented screw system and the optimized handling through the use of two component plastic, nextaro provides the market's best stability, and is suitable for people with ailments or those who are in a hurry.

West Pharmaceutical Services


SelfDose™ Patient-Controlled Injector

Ease-of-use and patient compliance

West’s SelfDose® injection system technology platform is designed as a two-step operation where the patient simply removes the cap and presses against the skin to deliver a subcutaneous injection. Its design makes it easy for those with dexterity challenges, and audible and visual end-of-dose indicators confirm successful administration of a prescribed dose.

2018 Pharmapack Awards Winners




VOLTAREN « No Mess » applicator

Suppliers involved: NEOPAC & NYPRO

How do you improve the world’s favorite pain relief gel?
Consumer insights revealed that the messiness of applying pain relief gel, and the need to wash your hands after each application, was a barrier for some consumers who would instead choose a tablet form of pain relief.
The Voltaren team set about designing new packaging that enabled consumers to apply the product without having to touch it.
The new VOLTAREN® “No Mess” applicator means that consumers now have a simple and hygienic way of applying the gel directly to the point of pain, while their hands remain clean.

UCB Pharma


CIMZIA® Pack of 2 AutoClicks® Prefilled Pens

Design based on Patients Insights

Everything we do starts with one simple question. How can we create more value for people living with severe diseases? When UCB launched its CIMZIA® AutoClicks® pen, we took a step back and thought about the people living with rheumatoid arthritis - this can limit hand dexterity and make it difficult to perform many day-to-day activities. Market research has shown that the ability to self-administer will be critical to the product’s success. For this reason, UCB has developed a packaging solution based on patients’ insights to create a positive experience and emotional connection with patients. The move towards this innovative packaging solution is perfectly fitting with UCB’s mission to bring innovation and value to people living with severe diseases.



All in One Contactless Multidose Delivery Cap

Safe and easy to use

Safety, practicality, ergonomics, universality were the key words of this development.
“All in one” Contactless Multidose Delivery Cap is a unique and very innovative packaging device, and the only “all in one” solution on the market. It offers a complete, safe and easy solution in the respect of good medical practices, and thus allows the best application of liquid products by users.
Thus a technical solution has been developed to meet pharmaceutical quality requirements, taking into account from the beginning user constraints for application. This leads to this unique delivery packaging, totally innovative in animal health, but also in Human health markets.


Independent jury board of Pharmapack Awards has selected the top 10 innovations from 2018 exhibitors new products