ISPE announces 2015 Facility of the Year Category Awards winners

Four companies demonstrate excellence in their manufacturing facilities

Astellas Pharma has won the Equipment Innovation category for its tube packaging and labelling equipment project

The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) has announced its 2015 Facility of the Year Awards (FOYA) winners.

The US organisation's 11th global awards programme recognises innovation and creativity in manufacturing facilities serving the regulated healthcare industry. Projects selected for these awards set the standard for pharmaceutical facilities of the future by demonstrating excellence in the areas of Project Execution, Facility Integration, Equipment Innovation, Sustainability, Process Innovation and Operational Excellence.

  • AstraZeneca China has won the Project Execution category for its market supply solid dose facility located in Taizhou, China.
  • Astellas Pharma is the winner of the Equipment Innovation category for its tube packaging and labeling equipment project.
  • IDT Biologika has taken the Facility Integration category for its biologics and vaccines production facility in Dessau, Germany.
  • Pharmalucence Pharmaceuticals has received an Honourable Mention for the execution and entrepreneurial spirit demonstrated by the construction of its new aseptic filling facility in Billerica, Massachusetts, US.

John Bournas, ISPE's President and CEO, said: 'Each of our 2015 Category Award winners has captured the spark of innovation and transformed it into processes, projects and products that ensure quality medicines reach the people who need it, when they need it, anywhere in the world.'

John Bournas: Each of our 2015 Category Award winners has captured the spark of innovation

The winners will be congratulated on their successful project submissions at the 2015 FOYA awards banquet and reception, which will take place during the ISPE/PQRI Quality Manufacturing Conference on 2 June.

The 2015 FOYA Overall Winner will be announced during the plenary session at the 2015 ISPE Annual Meeting, which takes place from 811 November in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.