A record number of commendations were awarded by the judges, based on the overall high standard of entries
Pharmapack Europe has announced the winners of the 2022 Pharmapack Awards spanning five categories in the Exhibitor Innovation awards and a further two – open to the entire industry – in the Health Product awards. The judges also awarded five High Commendations.
In the first of the five categories encompassing the Exhibitor Innovation Awards, Philips-Medisize received the Routes of Administration award for its novel, reusable Aria Smart Autoinjector, which is designed to meet current and emerging needs of the self-injection market for biopharmaceuticals. Owen Mumford received a High Commendation in the same category for its Aidaptus disposable auto-injector platform.
The Sustainability Initiative award winner was Körber Pharma Packaging Materials for its Pharmaceutical Grass Paper Packaging – made from renewable raw materials, the product is recyclable and can be disposed of like ordinary paper waste.
Ypsomed Delivery Systems was selected as winner in the Connected Devices & Wearables category for its YpsoMate On – the world’s first pre-filled auto-injector with integrated connectivity that automatically logs injections on the user’s therapy management app.
In the Supply Chain, Logistics & Distribution category, Avery Dennison was recognised for its Bluetooth returnable transport item solution – the ‘IoT Pixel’, a battery-free, Bluetooth-enabled smart label that powers itself by harvesting RF energy.
The standard of entries in the Packaging Innovation category was particularly high and the judges felt it was necessary to announce not only a winner, in Activated Rispharm, a collaborative effort from Berry Global and Pylote, but also, two High Commendations for Pacifi's DuoDERM and Eurpack Giustini Sacchetti Srl's BiKit.
The Health Product Awards were split into two categories: Patient-Centric Design and Eco-Design. In the former category, Ascendis Pharma was chosen as the winner with its Skytrofa Auto-Injector, while AAZ-LMB received a High Commendation for its Autotest COVID-VIRO ALL IN.
Finally, Sanofi Aventis scooped the Eco-Design Award for its TouStar reusable insulin pens, which feature a dedicated cartridge intended to mitigate the risk of mismatching. In this category, the jury also awarded Pierre Fabre a High Commendation for its Eludril range of oral care products.
“Given the fact that the 2021 edition of Pharmapack Europe was only held in October last year, we honestly were not sure how many entries to expect for this year’s Awards. The industry surprised us however with so many high quality entries, which are indicative of our community continuing to strive for innovation, despite ongoing challenges,” said TaRa Dougal, Content Director for Pharmapack Europe.
“This year, in addition to the seven winners, we have commended a further 5 entries – which is a record level of quality for the Pharmapack Awards. What’s so inspiring is that all entries are making step change improvements across all aspects of drug delivery and packaging from patient centricity and digital adoption to supply chain logistics and sustainability. We offer huge congratulations to not only our winners, but all who entered this year’s awards.”