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The Deadline for Innovation


Our annual Innovation Awards are an opportunity for vendors of bio/pharma development and manufacturing solutions to strut their stuff! The Awards will showcase some of the best product launches of 2018 that have made a difference to manufacturers’ lives. Previous winners of the Innovation Awards have included:

  • 2017: A challenge agent for H3N2 developed by SGS to accelerate the clinical development of influenza vaccines. 
  • 2016: Centinel (Merck KGaA), which used gene-editing technology to make CHO cells resistant to Minute Virus of Mice. 
  • 2015: Open Innovation Platform (LEO Pharma) – a truly open innovation platform designed to bolster research in dermatology.

When thinking of innovation in the pharma industry most people think of amazing new medicines, but behind every medicine is a swathe of equipment and processes. New medicines could not be made without innovation in development and manufacturing technologies. The Medicine Maker Innovation Awards puts vendors and their incredible dedication to progress in the spotlight.


All you need to do is fill out the quick online form. Our judging team will need to know the name of the innovation, and some brief details about what it is, why it’s so innovative, and how it can potentially impact bio/pharma development and manufacturing. For example, could the innovation accelerate timelines? Lead to a new frontier of drug development? Solve significant challenges in the manufacturing environment? We consider all innovations, including equipment, software, instruments, technology or even a service relating to any area of drug development, manufacture or formulation.

To be eligible, the product’s launch date must be during 2018 (January 1, 2018, to December 31, 2018).


You can find the online form here.

Or get in touch with the Editor, [email protected].


Nominations will close at midnight on Tuesday November 6.

Fifteen shortlisted innovations will be announced and showcased in the December issue of The Medicine Maker. A public vote will open in late 2018 to decide the grand winner.

Due to the number of entries received, we will only contact shortlisted entries.

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