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Pharmapack Europe Awards Winners 2022

Pharmapack Europe recognizes excellence and innovation from exhibitors across connected devices, sustainability, supply chain logistics, route of administration, and packaging innovation, as well from the wider industry for patient-centric design and eco-design


Exhibitor Innovation Awards

Routes of Administration

WINNER – Philips-Medisize – Aria Smart Autoinjector

HIGH COMMENDATION - Owen Mumford Pharmaceutical Services, Aidaptus® 2 step disposable auto-injector platform

Sustainability Initiative

WINNER - Körber Pharma Packaging Materials AG, Pharmaceutical Grass Paper Packaging

Connected Devices & Wearables

WINNER - Ypsomed Delivery Systems – YpsoMate On

Supply Chain, Logistics & Distribution

WINNER - Avery Dennison, Bluetooth Returnable Transport Item (RTI) Solution

Packaging Innovation

WINNER – Berry Global / Pylote, Activated Rispharm


HIGH COMMENDATION - Eurpack Giustini Sacchetti Srl, BiKit


Health Product Awards

Patient-Centric Design

WINNER – Ascendis Pharma A/S, SKYTROFA® Auto-Injector



WINNER – Sanofi Aventis Deutschland GmbH, TouStar®

HIGH COMMENDATION - PIERRE FABRE, Eludril Pro, Eludril Perio, Eludril Gé, Eludril Daily, Eludril Classic

Paris – 18 May 2022: Pharmapack Europe (#PharmapackEU) announces the winners of the 2022 Pharmapack Awards spanning five categories in the Exhibitor Innovation Awards and a further two – open to the entire industry – in the Health Product Awards. In a reflection of the high standard of this year's entries, the judges also awarded five High Commendations.

In the first of the five categories encompassing the Exhibitor Innovation Awards, Philips-Medisize received the Routes of Administration Award for its novel, reusable Aria Smart Autoinjector, which is designed to meet current and emerging needs of the self-injection market for biopharmaceuticals. Owen Mumford received a High Commendation in the same category for the versatility of its Aidaptus® disposable auto-injector platform – a device that enables intuitive medication delivery for patients' self-treatment.

The Sustainability Initiative award winner was Körber Pharma Packaging Materials AG for its Pharmaceutical Grass Paper Packaging – made from renewable raw materials, this green innovation is 100 percent recyclable and can be disposed of like ordinary paper waste.

Ypsomed Delivery Systems was selected as winner in the Connected Devices & Wearables category for its YpsoMate On – the world’s first pre-filled auto-injector with integrated connectivity that automatically logs injections on the user’s therapy management app.

Moving on to the Supply Chain, Logistics & Distribution category, Avery Dennison was awarded for its Bluetooth Returnable Transport Item (RTI) Solution – the “IoT Pixel”, a battery-free, Bluetooth-enabled smart label that powers itself by harvesting RF energy.

The standard of entries in the Packaging Innovation category was particularly high and the judges felt it was necessary to announce not only a winner, in Activated Rispharm, a collaborative effort from Berry Global and Pylote, but also, two High Commendations for Pacifi's DuoDERM and Eurpack Giustini Sacchetti Srl's BiKit.  Activated Rispharm is a multi-dose eye dropper with a nozzle and cap that are activated to kill bacteria and viruses, thereby continuously delivering hygienic doses and reducing infection risks. 

For the Health Product Awards, Pharmapack Europe recognizes excellence in two categories: Patient-Centric Design and Eco-Design.  In the former category, Ascendis Pharma A/S was bestowed as the winner with its SKYTROFA® Auto-Injector, while AAZ-LMB received a High Commendation for its Autotest COVID-VIRO ALL IN®.  

The innovative SKYTROFA Auto-Injector, with its precise mixing and automated injection, removes the need to dial in doses as it comes in ready-to-use, color-coded cartridges for the prescribed therapy.

Finally, Sanofi Aventis scooped the Eco-Design Award for its TouStar® reusable insulin pens, which feature a dedicated cartridge intended to mitigate the risk of mismatching. In this category, the jury also awarded Pierre Fabre a High Commendation for its Eludril range of oral care products.

“Given the fact that the 2021 edition of Pharmapack Europe was only held in October last year, we honestly were not sure how many entries to expect for this year’s Awards. The industry surprised us however with so many high quality entries, which are indicative of our community continuing to strive for innovation, despite ongoing challenges. This year, in addition to the seven winners, we have commended a further 5 entries – which is a record level of quality for the Pharmapack Awards. What’s so inspiring is that all entries are making step change improvements across all aspects of drug delivery and packaging from patient centricity and digital adoption to supply chain logistics and sustainability. We offer huge congratulations to not only our winners, but all who entered this year’s awards”, Tara Dougal, Content Director for Pharmapack Europe.




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Last Updated: 19-May-2022