Facility of The Year Awards Categories

The Facility of the Year Awards recognize the accomplishments, commitment, and dedication of companies worldwide that demonstrate innovation and the advancement of pharmaceutical science and manufacturing technology.

The program showcases the best new or renovated pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities that combine all aspects of the building into a superior working environment. The awards program is unique because it provides a platform for the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry to showcase its new products and accomplishments in facility design, construction, and operation, while sharing the development of new applications of technology and cutting-edge approaches that are being adopted by the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry.

Equipment Innovation

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Winners in this category exemplify the novel application of commercially available and custom developed process manufacturing and facility management tools, which yielded superior results, advanced processing understanding and improved competitive position. Includes imaginative collaboration with vendors/suppliers/manufacturers.

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Facility Integration

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Winners in this category exemplify the application of good design practices and superior conceptual planning which led to excellent integration of facility and process, yielding efficient, clean, pleasant environments promoting business advantages for staff and enterprise, encouraging excellent processing outcomes. Synergistic merging of process and building to create environment of form and functional excellence.

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Facility of the Future

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Application and/or implementation of innovative design concepts, new technologies and unique solutions that exemplify the next generation of agile, flexible, efficient, and effective new and existing Life Sciences facilities. (Examples: continuous manufacturing, real-time release testing, continuous quality verification (PAT), automation, robotics, and other elements that set the direction for new and emerging designs/technologies for a Facility of the Future.)

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Operational Excellence

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Winners in this category exemplify the application of modern management techniques aimed to improve operating efficiencies, promote excellent quality, consistency and yield competitive cost of goods from existing and new facilities, processes and manufacturing operations.

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Process Innovation

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Winners in this category exemplify the application of novel process manufacturing techniques on existing and new facilities, including fundamental scientific processing approaches and related applied science-based solutions to existing and new challenges.

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Project Execution

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Winners in this category exemplify the application of novel tools and approaches to delivering projects that improved efficiencies, overcame unusual challenges, promoted effectiveness, and organized stakeholders and project team participants in ways that led to successful outcomes.

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Sustainability

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Winners in this category exemplify the application of novel approaches, tools, techniques intended to improve effective use of energy, minimise waste, reduce carbon footprint, incorporate green manufacturing techniques, reduce environmental impact, and result in more efficient processing, utilities support, and business advantage.

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