ISPE, together with INTERPHEX and Pharmaceutical Processing magazine — have announced a call for global pharmaceutical manufacturing organizations to submit details of newly constructed or renovated facilities for the 2009 Facility of the Year Awards (FOYA) program.FOYA, now in its fifth year, has quickly become the pre-eminent program that recognizes and disseminates best practices in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry. It awards those companies that utilize new and innovative technologies to reduce the cost of production of high quality medicines and enhance capital project delivery.This global program attracts submissions from more than 20 countries from around the world. Past winners have come from Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. “Receiving recognition as a Facility of the Year Award winner generates unsurpassed opportunities for manufacturers and their key supporting organizations to showcase their ingenuity,” said Clive Mullins, Chairman of the Facility of the Year Awards Committee. “This program really motivates professionals in the pharmaceutical industry to share best practices within the global community.”The FOYA program was instituted to recognize the accomplishments, commitment and dedication of individuals in companies worldwide and to share their innovative and advanced pharmaceutical manufacturing technology for the benefit of their peers and all global consumers. The judging panel will select the winner of the Facility of the Year Award from among Category Winners that demonstrate excellence in:Process InnovationProject ExecutionEquipment InnovationFacility IntegrationSustainabilityOperational ExcellenceOnce the Category Winners are selected by the judges in early 2009, they will be recognized and introduced during INTERPHEX2009 in New York City, New York, USA. The announcement of the winner of the 2009 Facility of the Year Award will take place at ISPE’s Annual Meeting in November 2009 in San Diego, California, USA. Pharmaceutical Engineering and Pharmaceutical Processing magazines will provide extensive coverage of the winners. For complete information about the awards program and submission procedures, please visit www.facilityoftheyear.org or contact Marni Schribman, ISPE Communications Manager, by tel: +1-813-960-2105 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.