9 - 27 May 2022
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Launched in 1997, the Pharmapack Awards celebrate the latest innovations from packaging companies within the drugs, medical devices, health products and veterinary drugs sectors.

The Pharmapack Awards recognise innovations that have improved drug efficacy, user safety or reduced the environmental impact. 

 

The Pharmapack Awards


This year’s Pharmapack Awards winners will be announced online on 17th May on our digital event platform, where we recognise the most innovative products and companies for improving adherence, user-experience and for reducing environmental impact.

We will celebrate our winners on-site in Paris during a trophy ceremony on the show floor at 18:00 on 18th May, just before our exhibitor party – join us to raise a toast!

 

The Pharmapack Awards consider entries in 2 segments:

Health product

The Pharmapack Health Product Awards seek to recognise excellence in commercialised packaging or drug delivery solutions from pharmaceutical, veterinary, biopharma or OEM companies.Entries in this category will be evaluated by a jury of independent pharmacists, physicians, and experts in patient-centric and sustainable packaging.

Who can apply?

Pharmaceutical, veterinary, biopharma or OEM companies - you can also co-apply with your manufacturer or packaging developer if the innovation is a collaborative one. That way, both companies get recognized for their work!

What product to enter?

It should have received Market authorization from a qualified national authority for a newly commercialized medicinal product after January 2021. The product qualification needs to feature an innovative packaging or drug delivery solution. The candidates in this category will be evaluated by a jury of independent pharmacists, physicians and experts in patient-centric and sustainable packaging.

For 2022, we are also pleased to introduce a fourth award, nominated by the Pharmapack Jury, which will recognise Health Product Innovation. Our team of experts will collectively nominate one product which demonstrates exceptional innovation in the field of pharmaceutical packaging and drug delivery. This category is not open to entries.

The 2022 Award’s winners will be announced in a digital ceremony on 17th May 2022, the day before the in-person Pharmapack Europe event. Winners will be presented with their trophies on 18th May at a networking and drinks reception on-site in Paris.

For the 2022 Awards, we welcome entries under three distinct categories:

Patient-Centric Design Award

Recognising innovative design of packaging or drug delivery solutions which prioritise patient experience and adherence,for improved health outcomes.

Design Innovation: Does the entry meet an unmet need, or introduce a new idea, device, method, or novelty to the market? Does it offer a competitive advantage?

Patient Experience: Does the entry improve patient adherence, safety, experience, and outcomes? Does it reduce dosing errors, is the patient information created with the user in mind, is it readable and accessible for all patients? Is it easy for the patient to recycle the product?

Ease of Use:
Does the entry promote easy and safe administration by patients or HCPs? Is it easy to open and re-seal, is it portable, intuitive, discrete, and ergonomically designed?

Eco-Design Award

Recognising products and solutions which prioritise recyclability, environmental awareness, and a reduced carbon footprint.

Carbon footprint: Does the product demonstrate a significant decrease to the environmental impact vs other products on the market?

Sustainability: Is the new product more sustainable or easier to recycle than existing solutions on the market? Does it demonstrate a reduced use of plastic, or if plastics are used, are they chemically compatible or jointly processable during recycling? Are labels and pigments minimized? If the product is composed of several materials, can they be easily separated during recycling processes?

Animal Health

Recognises products and solutions which improve or enhance health outcomes and the well-being of animals.

Design Innovation: Does the entry meet an unmet need, or introduce a new idea, device, method, or novelty to the market? Does it offer a competitive
advantage?

Ease of Use: Does the entry promote easy and safe administration by farmers, veterinarians, and pet owners? Is it easy to open and re-seal, is it portable, intuitive, hygienic, and ergonomically designed?

Experience and Outcomes: Does the entry improve adherence, safety, experience, and outcomes for animals? Does it reduce dosing errors, is it easy to administer, does it reduce stress for the animal?

How to apply?

      
We invite entries from pharmaceutical, veterinary, biopharma or OEM companies - you can also co-apply with your manufacturer or packaging developer if the innovation is a collaborative one. Eligible entries must have received market authorization from a qualified national authority for a newly commercialized medicinal product after January 2021. Entries should demonstrate an innovative drug delivery product and be able to present clear use-cases in their submission – we encourage the use of video presentations, user-testimonies, and case studies. 

All entrants must send 6 samples of their product to Tara Dougal, no later than March 10th 2022. Please contact [email protected] for more information on where to ship the required samples. Entries without samples will not be considered. 
Entry to the Health Product Awards is free of charge.

 

Exhibitor Innovation

The Exhibitor Innovation Awards allow those exhibiting at Pharmapack Europe 2022 with a corresponding Innovation Package to present innovative approaches to packaging materials, primary or secondary packaging, cool chain and logistics, sustainability initiatives and drug delivery solutions. 

We welcome entries with a timeline for launch up until the end of 2023, in either proof of concept or prototype stage. Entries in this category will be evaluated by a Jury of packaging and drug delivery thought leaders with a wealth of industry experience. To qualify for an entry, Exhibitors need topurchase the Innovation Package. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

For 2022, we have 6 distinct recognitions. Click on each category to learn more!

Recognising innovative approaches to safe and efficacious drug administration, including but not limited to; ophthalmic, parenteral, oral, respiratory, transdermal and topical drug delivery solutions.

• Innovation: Does the entry meet an unmet need, or introduce a new idea, device, method or novelty to the market?

• Patient Experience: Does the entry improve patient adherence, experience and outcomes?

• Ease of Use: Does the entry promote easy and safe administration by patients or HCPs?

• Sustainability: Is the product reusable, ecologically designed or easily recyclable?

• Added Value: Does it offer a competitive advantage in the market and within its category? Is it a cost-effective solution? Does it exhibit flexibility, adaptability or a collaborative approach to development?

Recognising innovation in the development of connected devices, IoT applications and wearable technologies, including but not limited to; auto-injectors, auto-inhalers, remote monitors (glucose, coagulation etc), wearable defibrillators, early detection devices and EMG sensors.

• Innovation: Does the entry meet an unmet need, or introduce a new idea, device, method or novelty to the market?

• Patient Experience: Does the entry improve patient adherence, experience and outcomes?

• Ease of Use: Does the entry promote easy and safe administration by patients or HCPs?

• Sustainability: Is the entry reusable, ecologically designed or easily recyclable?

• Added Value: Does the entry offer tangible benefits in the collection, monitoring and processing of patient data? Does it offer a competitive advantage in the market and within its category? Is it a cost-effective solution? Does it exhibit flexibility, adaptability or a collaborative approach to development?

Recognising innovation in technologies, products, materials, and services relating to primary packaging solutions for finished drug forms which safeguard products from manufacture to point of use. Including, but not limited to; vials, syringes, ampoules, bottles, container liners, flasks, tubes, blister packs, tamper-proof packaging, senior-friendly packaging, child-resistant packaging, and smart packaging.

• Innovation: Does the entry meet an unmet need, or introduce a new idea, approach, method or novelty to the market?

• Patient Experience: Does the entry improve patient adherence, experience and outcomes?

• Fit for Purpose: Does the entry adequately protect the drug product for which it is designed? Does it prevent minimal extractable and leachable risk?

• Sustainability: Is the product reusable, ecologically designed or easily recyclable?

• Added Value: Does it offer a competitive advantage in the market and within its category? Is it a cost-effective solution? Does it exhibit flexibility and adaptability?

Recognising innovation in technologies, products, materials, initiatives, and services related to the promotion of sustainable primary, secondary, or tertiary packaging solutions for finished drug forms, which safeguard products from manufacture to point of use.
Including, but not limited to; containers, cartons, pallets, blister cards, shrink-wrapped bundles, labelling systems, tamper-proof packaging, senior-friendly packaging, child-resistant packaging, and smart packaging solutions.

• Innovation: Does the entry meet an unmet need, or introduce a new idea, approach, method, or novelty to the market?

• Patient Experience: Is the product easily recyclable for HCPs or for patients? Does it improve the patient experience?

• Fit for Purpose: Does the entry adequately protect the drug product for which it is designed? Does it offer benefits for branding and product display?

• Sustainability: Is the product reusable, ecologically designed or easily recyclable? Does it reduce the use of plastics and/or other waste? Does it present a demonstrable reduction in carbon footprint?

• Added Value: Does it offer a competitive advantage in the market and within its category? Is it a cost-effective solution? Does it exhibit flexibility, adaptability, or a collaborative approach to development?

Recognising innovation in pharmaceutical packaging machinery, technology, and equipment. This category seeks to recognise both stand alone and integrated solutions which promote efficiency, cost effectiveness and sustainable approaches to the assembly and packaging of pharmaceutical products.

• Innovation: Does the entry meet an unmet need, or introduce a new idea, approach, method, or novelty to the market?

• Fit for Purpose: Does the entry offer efficient and cost-effective solutions? Does it prioritise packaging design?

• Sustainability: Does the entry promote a sustainable approach?

• Added Value: Does it offer a competitive advantage in the market and within its category? Is it a cost-effective solution? Does it exhibit flexibility, adaptability or a collaborative approach to development?

Innovation in technologies, products, processes, and services for ensuring the safe handling and tracking of drug substances, raw materials, and finished drug products including, but not limited to, supply chain, audits, temperature-controlled logistics, transport services, track and trace, shipping containers, and distribution channels.

• Innovation: Does the entry meet an unmet need, or introduce a new idea, approach, method or novelty to the market?

• Patient Experience: Does the entry improve patient adherence, experience and outcomes?

• Fit for Purpose: Does the entry adequately protect the drug product for which it is designed? 

• Sustainability: Does the entry exhibit a sustainable approach or minimise waste?

• Added Value: Does it offer a competitive advantage in the market and within its category? Is it a cost-effective solution? Does it exhibit flexibility, adaptability or a collaborative approach to development?

For 2022, we are also pleased to introduce an additional award, nominated by the Pharmapack Jury, - Packaging Innovation of the Year.
Our team of experts will collectively nominate one breakthrough product which demonstrates exceptional innovation in the field of pharmaceutical packaging and drug delivery. The jury will be looking for products which meet an unmet need, or introduce a new idea, approach, method, or novelty to the market. This category is not open to entries.

The 2022 Award’s winners will be announced in a digital ceremony on 17th May 2022, the day before the in-person Pharmapack Europe event. Winners will be presented with their trophies on 18th May at a networking and drinks reception on-site in Paris. 

Who can apply?

Reserved especially for Pharmapack 2022 exhibitors, the Exhibitor Awards allow entrants to present their latest innovative solutions, in proof of concept or prototype stage, in packaging materials, primary or secondary packaging, cool chain packaging and drug delivery solutions, new processing or machinery solution. To be considered, exhibitors need to purchase Innovation Package.

Awards in this category will be evaluated 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.

How to apply?

We invite entries from organisations exhibiting at Pharmapack Europe 2022, with an accompanying Innovation Package – for more information, please contact [email protected]

The Jury will consider entries with a timeline for launch up until the end of 2023 – on the condition that a working prototype is available. Entries should clearly demonstrate innovation – how is the entry different from existing products on the market, does it offer added-value or a competitive advantage?  All entrants must send an accompanying video with their entry – this could either be a promotional/marketing video, or a recorded product demonstration. Entries without a video will not be considered. 

The deadline for entries is 15th March 2022.