ISPE Names Sanofi the 2020 Facility of the Year Awards Overall Winner

03 November, 2020

ISPE has announced Sanofi as the 2020 Facility of the Year Awards (FOYA) Overall Winner at the 2020 FOYA Banquet during the virtual 2020 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo.


Sanofi was awarded the 2020 FOYA Facility of the Future Category Award in April 2020 for its Sanofi Digitally Enabled Integrated Continuous Biomanufacturing Facility in Framingham, Massachusetts, USA. This fully integrated bioprocessing facility takes the application of disposable process technology and flexible facility design to a new level. Using the best of already proven technology and design, they’ve expanded the use to allow design and construction of a facility that enables continuous upstream and downstream processing.

Sanofi have achieved a facility with higher capacity in a smaller footprint than traditionally achievable. This has provided the basis for:

  • 80 times more production capacity than traditionally achieved, leading to potentially reaching more patients
  • More than 90% reduction in chemical usage per year
  • More than 90% reduction in water usage per year
  • 80% reduction in energy consumption and CO2 emissions per year
  • More than 320 tons of waste saved from landfills every year

From the early design phases Sanofi was dedicated to incorporating a full set of lean operations principles into the design. They have broken new ground in digital integration. The entire facility is run using a comprehensive suite of digital solutions.

Learn more information on Sanofi’s award-winning biomanufacturing facility and the FOYA program.

About the ISPE Facility of the Year Awards Program

Established in 2004, the Facility of the Year Awards (FOYA) recognizes state-of-the-art projects utilizing new, innovative technologies to improve the quality of products, reduce the cost of producing high-quality medicines, and demonstrate advances in project delivery. The FOYA program provides a platform for the pharmaceutical science and manufacturing industry to showcase its accomplishments in facility design, construction, and operations, while sharing the development of new applications of technology and cutting-edge approaches.

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