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The Innovation Awards 2021: Nominations Now Open!

How do I nominate?

It's easy - simple fill in the quick form available at

The rules?

The technology must have been released (or planned for release) in 2021 and it must be expected to have a significant impact on drug development or manufacture.

The innovation can be a piece of equipment, IT software, formulation technology, drug delivery method, or any other innovation that you think could fit the bill.

If you're unusure just drop an email to [email protected] with any queries. 

What happens next?

Nominations will be assessed by a judging panel and the top technologies of 2021 will be showcased in the December issue of The Medicine Maker. You can see an example of what the showcase looks like by checking out our 2020 Innovation Awards showcase - available here and published in the 2020 December issue of The Medicine Maker. 

The final winner will be decided by a public vote in early 2022 and will have the opportunity to discuss their innovation in more detail in a future issue of The Medicine Maker.

Who won the 2020 Innovation Awards?

The winner was Schott's Smart Container Technology – individually coded vials that give manufacturers the ability to track vials moving through fill and finish lines. Not only could this improve reject management and line clearance, but the data gathered could also influence process improvements. read the full article about the winner here. The article was featured as the front cover article of the July issue of The Medicine Maker. We always make a fuss of our winner!


The deadline for entry is Thursday 28 October.

Due to the volume of entries we expect to receive, we will only contact those chosen to be highlighted in the December issue. We cannot acknowledge receipt of entry. 

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