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

(TAMPA, FLORIDA, USA, 15 AUGUST 2008)ISPE, a global not-for-profit association of 25,000 pharmaceutical science and manufacturing professionals — together with INTERPHEX and Pharmaceutical Processing magazine — today 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 Innovation
  • Project Execution
  • Equipment Innovation
  • Facility Integration
  • Sustainability
  • Operational Excellence

Once 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 or contact Marni Schribman, ISPE Communications Manager, by tel: +1-813-960-2105 or by email:

About ISPE
ISPE, the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, is the Society of choice for 25,000 pharmaceutical science and manufacturing professionals in 90 countries. ISPE aims to be the catalyst for "Engineering Pharmaceutical Innovation" by providing Members with opportunities to develop technical knowledge, exchange practical experience, and collaborate with global regulatory agencies and industry leaders. Founded in 1980, ISPE has worldwide headquarters in Tampa, Florida, U.S.; its European office in Brussels, Belgium; and its Asia Pacific office in Singapore. Visit for additional Society news and information.

INTERPHEX Conference and Exhibition is the world’s largest gathering of professionals and technology providers for the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry, now in its 29th year.  Scheduled for 17-19 March 2009 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City, New York, USA, the 2009 exhibition will feature more than 950 exhibitors, an expanded conference program, and a high-profile roster of industry professionals and speakers. INTERPHEX is the world’s most trusted source for insight into issues, education, products and services, with a wealth of innovative strategies and solutions for company and project success.  For information, visit

About Pharmaceutical Processing Magazine
Pharmaceutical Processing magazine is the pharmaceutical industry's leading information provider, reporting on a full range of innovative new products, equipment, technology and trends for 31,000 engineers and managers responsible for the development, manufacture, validation and packaging of pharmaceuticals. The official publication of INTERPHEX, Pharmaceutical Processing distributes critical information to these professionals in a timely manner through a full range of print, electronic and online media. For information, visit

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Communications Manager, ISPE

Publisher, Pharmaceutical Processing

Director of Marketing, INTERPHEX