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Pharmapack Europe Award Winners 2016

Injection sensor, automated drug-preparation solution, autodisable syringe and mineral microspheres the most cutting-edge innovations
Osurnia®, the SmartBottle® and Levobuprivacaine Kabi in freeflex® bags honoured in best healthcare product category
Best Exhibitor Innovation:

  • Best Exhibitor Innovation for customisation and user-friendliness: Biocorp – Easylog 
  • Best Exhibitor Innovation for convenience and easy of use:EVEON – Intuity®Lyo
  • Best Exhibitor Innovation for efficient re-use and drug tampering prevention:Injecto – Injecto 0.5ml
  • Best Exhibitor Innovation for patient protection and cost-efficiency: Pylote – PYCLEARTMPROTECTION

Best Health Product:

  • Best Health Product for veterinary packaging and ease of use: Elanco & Neopac – Twist’n’use Osurnia
  • Best Health Product for compliance and convenience: Ethimedix SA – Smartbottle®
  • Best Health Product for safety of use: Fresenius Kabi – Levobupivacaïne Kabi. 

Paris, 12th FebruaryPharmapack Europe (#pharmapackeu), organised by UBM EMEA, announces the winners for the 2016 Pharmapack Awards. In total, four cutting-edge innovations have been awarded in the Exhibitor Innovation category, with a further three visitor products honoured in the Healthcare Product category.
The award ceremonies were held on February 10th for the Exhibitor Innovation award – presented by event director Anne Schumacher – and February 11th for the Health Product award, which was chaired by Pr Philippe Arnaud, Hospital Pharmacist, Chief of Pharmacy Department –Bichat-Claude Bernard Hospital, AP-HP, ANSM Expert.
Pharmapack Europe is devoted to innovation, providing not only the Pharmapack awards, but also the Innovation Gallery and Innovation Tour, highlighting the best innovations in pharmaceutical packaging and drug delivery. As an unmissable element of Pharmapack, the Innovation Gallery offered a unique opportunity to discover the latest innovations in packaging and drug delivery solutions. Each of the 21 innovations showcased at the Innovation Gallery were entered into the awards. Best Exhibitor Innovation for “customisation and user-friendliness” was awarded to Biocorp for Easylog; Best Exhibitor Innovation for “convenience and easy of use” to EVEON – Intuity®Lyo; Best Exhibitor Innovation for “efficient re-use and drug tampering prevention”: Injecto – Injecto 0.5m; and finally, Best Exhibitor Innovation for “patient protection and cost-efficiency” to Pylote – PYCLEARTM PROTECTION.
Biocorp’s Easylog is a sensor that converts all injection devices into internet-connected and communicating devices. This enables it to collect injection data (doses, time and date) and differentiate doses selected and delivered, providing users with reminders for drug delivery, alerts in case of double injection, access to patients’ historical data and a personalized logbook. This system avoids reporting errors or over dosage, and provides quality real time information”.
Intuity® Lyo by EVEON is an automated drug preparation solution which simplifies the number of components and steps for the users and is particularly suitable for chronic therapies requiring regular dosing. Ongoing feasibility studies and customized codevelopment activities are underway for several pharmaceutical companies – with molecules across Cystic Fribrosis, Radiotherapy and Oncology.
The Injecto 0.5ml received a prize for its functionality, which eliminates reuse and drug tampering when administering the injection device. At a first glance, Injecto is similar to a prefilled syringe, but a closer look will disclose that it omits the traditional piston rod utilized in standard prefilled syringes.
Finally, in patient protection and cost-efficiency, Pylote’s PYCLEARTM PROTECTION received an award for its breakthrough industrial innovation that replaces preservatives in consumer end products, notably in ophthalmic medical sector. PYCLEARTM PROTECTION uses a green chemistry that solves the problem of the risk of contamination without use of preservatives in pharmaceutical products.
In the Best Health Product category, there were three further winners, awarded for  “veterinary packaging and ease of use”,  “compliance and convenience”, and “safety of use”. These awards were received respectively by; Elanco & Neopac for its Twist’n’use Osurnia, Ethimedix SA for the Smartbottle, and Fresenius Kabi for Levobupivacaïne Kabi freeflex bags.
Osurnia® developed by Elanco was recognised for its unique, innovative gel treatment for ear infections in dogs, which requires only two applications 7 days apart. The SmartBottle® was selected for its innovative controlled oral drug administration without any risk of abuse, misuse and diversion for the patient and the health care provider. The product allows for a unique and revolutionary medical device for controlled drinkable drug delivery, first used with drinkable morphine and thanks to the biometric authentication, the SmartBottle® prevents accidental drug overdose and guarantees the adherence to treatment by the patient.
For safety of use Fresenius Kabi was awarded for its Levobupivacaïne Kabi in freeflex® bags. This new coloured coded system helps avoid any dangerous intravenous administration of the product and thanks to the sterility of the addition port, there is no need to decontaminate, which is safer and time-saving.
 “To get so many high quality and genuine innovations from exhibitors and visitors demonstrates the esteem the industry holds these awards in, and the remarkable cutting-edge work being undertaken in both drug delivery and packaging industries.  The exhibitor innovation category was particularly competitive and I would encourage everyone attending Pharmapack to visit the innovation gallery, as each of these products would have made worthy winners. But our winners this year demonstrated a mixture of incorporating new digital elements into drug delivery, automation, and of course, vital breakthroughs in increasing patient safety and adherence. I congratulate them all on their contributions to the industry.” Anne Schumacher, Event Director at Pharmapack Europe.