The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) has announced the 2018 Facility of the Year Awards (FOYA) category winners at its 2018 Europe Annual Conference in Rome, Italy. The winners include:
- BioMarin Pharmaceutical, Inc. (Project Execution)
- Shire (Facility Integration)
- Shire (Operational Excellence)
- Vetter Pharma-Fertigung GmbH & Co.KG (Facility of the Future)
- Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Co, a Pfizer Company (Sustainability)
The FOYA judges panel also awarded Honorable Mentions to:
FOYA is a global awards program recognizing innovation and creativity in manufacturing facilities serving the regulated healthcare industry. The award-winning projects selected by the FOYA program set the standard for pharmaceutical facilities of the future by demonstrating excellence in facility design, construction, and operations.
“Each of our 2018 Category Winners exemplify the core mission of the FOYA program—to create high quality medicines for all global patients,” said John Bournas, ISPE CEO and president. “Their use of cutting-edge engineering and innovative new technologies contributes to the advancement of our industry and, most importantly, to improving people’s lives.”
The 2018 FOYA Category Winners will be formally recognized at the ISPE Facility of the Year Awards Banquet and Dinner on November 4 in Philadelphia. Held in conjunction with the ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo, the banquet will feature acceptance speeches from the FOYA recipients and presentations from noted industry leaders. The 2018 FOYA Overall Winner will be announced at the conference during the Member Breakfast and Awards ceremony.
The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) is the world’s largest not-for-profit association serving its members through leading scientific, technical, and regulatory advancement across the entire pharmaceutical lifecycle. The 18,000 members of ISPE are building solutions in the development and manufacture of safe, effective pharmaceutical and biologic medicines, and medical delivery devices in more than 90 countries around the world.
Founded in 1980, ISPE has its worldwide headquarters in Bethesda, MD, and an operations and training center in Tampa, FL.