January / February 2024

Pharmaceutical Engineering® Announces the 2022 Article of the Year

Pharmaceutical Engineering® Announces the 2022 Article of the Year

Pharmaceutical Engineering® magazine is proud to announce that the 2022 Roger F. Sherwood Article of the Year is “Supporting Cell and Gene Therapy through Multimodal and Flexible Facilities” (November/December 2022) by Stephen Judd and William G. Whitford.

The article focuses on the unique needs and considerations for cell and gene therapy (C&GT) manufacturing suites and how they differ from those for classic product bio-pharmaceuticals.

The article wins the 2022 Article of the Year award because the authors describe the processes and supply challenges, the GMP’s requirements, and the biosafety precautions that major companies, contract development and manufacturing organizations (CDMOs), and start-ups should consider before building multipurpose, flexible manufacturing facilities to produce successful new allogeneic and autologous treatment platforms. The article is very useful for each C&GT professional and stakeholder in development and manufacturing,

Chair of the Pharmaceutical Engineering Committee (PEC)

About the Award

ISPE’s Roger F. Sherwood Article of the Year award was established in 1993. Three decades later, the award showcases the best content in Pharmaceutical Engineering®, increases industry recognition, highlights ISPE’s reputation as a global knowledge leader, and bolsters magazine content quality.

Although various judges have taken part in assessing articles over the years, one constant remains: recognition of quality and excellence in content by identifying final-ists and a single winning article for each publication year.

2022 Judging

A subcommittee of the PEC served as judges for the 2022 award competition, reviewing articles and providing assessments on the following criteria: usefulness to ISPE readers; how the articles improve the knowledge of key topics; and clarity and ease of reading.

2022 Award Finalist

The other articles selected as finalists for the 2022 Roger F. Sherwood Article of the Year were:

Share Your Knowledge

Submit an article on Facilities Conversion to PE Magazine.

PE Magazine is looking for submissions focused on converting existing manufacturing plants and processes to improve efficiency and reliability, ensuring the timely delivery of quality and compliant products to patients. Topics include:

  • Digital innovation via automation, implementation of Pharma 4.0 principles, and artificial Intelligence
  • Transformation of aging facilities (brownfield versus greenfield, bluefield)
  • Conversion to continuous manufacturing
  • Adoption of single-use technology from a sustainability perspective

Facilities Conversion is the editorial theme for the July/August 2024 issue of PE magazine. Deadline for submission is 1 Mar 2024.

For more information, visit Submit an Article. For any questions, email