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
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 30 November 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.
Who can apply? Pharmaceutical, veterinary, biopharma or OEM companies - they can also co-apply with their manufacturer or packaging developer if the innovation is a collaborative one.
Submitting an entry for this category is free of charge. Please visit our website before 30 November 2018 to fill out the form with all required information.
In order for our jury to reach a decision, we must receive a sample of each candidate product which should be shipped to the below address prior to 30 November 2018:
UBM - Pharmapack Awards
Ms Elja Peeperkorn
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1101 BH Amsterdam
2018 Pharmapack Awards Winners
EXHIBITOR INNOVATIONS CATEGORY
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
HEALTH PRODUCT CATEGORY
GSK CONSUMER HEALTH
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.
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.