Innovative Facilities Invited to Submit for 2009 Facility of the Year Awards

Thursday, September 4, 2008 General News
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TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 4 The International Society forPharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE), a global not-for-profit association of25,000 pharmaceutical science and manufacturing professionals -- together withINTERPHEX and Pharmaceutical Processing magazine -- today announced a call forglobal pharmaceutical manufacturing organizations to submit details of newlyconstructed or renovated facilities for the 2009 Facility of the Year Awards(FOYA) program.

Now in its fifth year, FOYA has quickly become the pre-eminent programthat recognizes and disseminates best practices in the pharmaceuticalmanufacturing industry. It awards those companies that utilize new andinnovative technologies to reduce the cost of production of high qualitymedicines and enhance capital project delivery.

This global program attracts submissions from more than 20 countries fromaround 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 generatesunsurpassed opportunities for manufacturers and their key supportingorganizations to showcase their ingenuity," said Clive Mullins, Chairman ofthe Facility of the Year Awards Committee. "This program really motivatesprofessionals in the pharmaceutical industry to share best practices withinthe global community."

The FOYA program recognizes the accomplishments, commitment and dedicationof individuals in companies worldwide allowing them to share innovative andadvanced pharmaceutical manufacturing technologies for the benefit of theirpeers and all global consumers. The judging panel will select the winner ofthe Facility of the Year Award from among Category Winners that demonstrateexcellence in:

Category Winners will be recognized and introduced during INTERPHEX2009 inNew York. The winner of the 2009 Facility of the Year Award will be announcedat ISPE's Annual Meeting in November 2009 in San Diego, California.Pharmaceutical Engineering and Pharmaceutical Processing magazines willprovide extensive coverage of the winners.

For complete information about the awards program and submissionprocedures, please visit http://www.facilityoftheyear.org or contact MarniSchribman, ISPE Communications Manager, by tel: +1-813-960-2105 or by email:mschribman@ispe.org.

About ISPE

The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering is the Society ofchoice for 25,000 pharmaceutical science and manufacturing professionals in 90countries. ISPE helps members develop technical knowledge, exchange practicalexperience, and collaborate with global regulatory agencies and industryleaders. More information at http://www.ISPE.org.

About INTERPHEX

INTERPHEX Conference and Exhibition is the world's largest annualgathering of professionals and technology providers for the pharmaceuticalmanufacturing industry. The 2009 exhibition is scheduled for 17-19 March atthe Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. More information athttp://www.interphex.com.

About Pharmaceutical Processing

Pharmaceutical Processing magazine is the pharmaceutical industry'sleading information provider, reporting on a full range of innovative newproducts, equipment, technology and trends. Pharmaceutical Processing is theofficial publication of INTERPHEX. More information athttp://www.pharmpro.com.

This release was issued through eReleases(TM). For more information, visithttp://ereleases.com.-- Process Innovation -- Project Execution -- Equipment Innovation -- Facility Integration -- Sustainability -- Operational Excellence

SOURCE International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering


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