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INTERPHEX Announces 2017 Exhibitor Award Winners


Industry Experts Award Cutting-edge Technology Exhibited at INTERPHEX 2017

NEW YORK, NY, March 21, 2017 - International Pharmaceutical Expo (INTERPHEX), the premier event dedicated to pharmaceutical and biotechnology innovation, technology, and knowledge from development through commercialization and sponsored by the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA), today announced the winners for the INTERPHEX Exhibitor Awards for 2017. The awards-sponsored by Pharmaceutical Processing, the leading source of pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing news, were offered in six categories: best in show, best new product/service, editor’s choice, best technological innovation, efficiency champion, and biotech innovation award.

INTERPHEX represents the future of pharmaceutical, biotech and device development and manufacturing innovation, offering access to new business trends and strategies, cutting-edge technical sessions and state-of-the-art technologies, products and services to reduce costs, increase productivity and maximize efficiency. INTERPHEX is taking place March 21-23, 2017 at the Javits Center in New York, New York.

On behalf of INTERPHEX, the judging panel is pleased to announce this year’s winners.

Best in Show: Asahi Kasei Bioprocess – IBD™ 1K Inline Buffer Dilution System Booth #3725

The time-saving IBD™ 1K System is a compact, standard offering of the existing Inline Buffer Dilution technology; the new system controls pH and conductivity simultaneously with unrivaled accuracy. It combines PAT with a patent-pending dynamic inline mixer so that conductivity and pH set points can be achieved more rapidly, with greater precision, and at higher dilution factors. The System produces diluted, pH-adjusted buffers at dilution factors of up to 20X so you can maximize resource allocation in your purification suite.

The Best in Show Award recognizes accomplishments and display in the use of knowledge, innovation, and state-of-the-art technologies to achieve extraordinary levels of quality, production goals, and objectives—ultimately transforming critical and affordable life-enhancing ideas to finished drug products.

Best New Product/Service: Bio-Rad Laboratories – ZE5 Cell Analyzer Booth #3823

The ZE5 Cell Analyzer is an innovative new flow cytometer with flexible configurations to meet a broad range of experimental complexities and throughput needs, providing the industry with its first truly expandable flow cytometer. This flexibility makes the ZE5 Analyzer accessible for novice users yet flexible enough for the most experienced professionals. A fully integrated sample loader with the ability to handle tubes or plates without an instrument hardware change enables true walk-away functionality.

The Best New Product/Service Award is given to the exhibitor that encourages, develops, and features the very best in new products or services showcasing knowledge, innovation, and state-of-the-art technologies leading to significant business, economic, or manufacturing benefits for the pharma and bio industries.

Editor’s Choice (sponsored by Pharmaceutical Processing): Nemera – Safelia® Autoinjector Booth #1636

Safelia® is an innovative Autoinjector, declined in 1ml and 2.25m platforms for prefilled syringes, able to administer high volumes, high viscosities and through thinner needles. It has been designed to ease patient self-injection experience and to deliver, in glass syringes, fluid formulations to challenging drugs (viscous, sustain released, concentrated, in subcutaneous or intramuscular layers, in large volumes).

The Editor of Pharmaceutical Processing awards the Editor’s Choice Award, which is based upon her view of the best in exhibiting in Knowledge, Innovation, and Technologies within the pharma and biopharma industries.

Best Technologies Innovation: Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group – The Quantum Pump Booth #2833

Quantum offers a step change in pump technology for bioprocessing enabling higher downstream process yields throughout the pressure range exceeding the performance of any other pump available. The new bioprocessing pump with patented single-use technology provides exceptional downstream process performance, delivering higher yields and improved flow linearity throughout the 44 Psi pressure range. This product out performs any other bioprocessing pump available, with ultra-low shear and a class leading 4000:1 turn down ratio.

The Best Technologies Innovation Award recognizes cutting-edge technologies, either new technologies or a novel implementation of existing technologies that have the potential to change the way pharma/bio companies operate.

INTERPHEX Efficiency Champion: Bausch + Stroebel Machine Company – KCP Machine Booth #2505B

The KCP offers a flexible filling platform with four configurable modular processing stations and can simulate a variety of different industry standard dosing, closure placement, sealing, and inspection arrangements currently used in commercial production of parenteral products. With two clean room robots, the filling and closing machine provides a wide range of applications for small batch production or process and product development. Virtually any customary container can be processed on the line with minimal changeover time. Completely different work steps can be integrated in the work flow.

The INTERPHEX Efficiency Champion Award is given to an exhibitor whose product or service understands the need for integrated efficiencies in processes and supports the fast pacing of the pharma/bio industry—whether in research, development, or commercial-scale production.

Biotech Innovation: Millipore-Sigma - Pellicon® 3 Ultrafiltration Cassettes with Biomax® Membranes and D Screen Geometry Booth #1265, 2841

Pellicon® 3 ultrafiltration cassettes with Biomax® membrane and D Screen geometry are used downstream to efficiently process high-viscosity therapeutic protein formulations resulting in higher final product concentrations needed for injectable therapies. Prior to ultrafiltration, the drug is very pure but needs to be concentrated and formulated to the final condition. For the patient and physician, injectables offer greater convenience, increased compliance and lower costs. The manufacturer achieves more efficient processing with the Pellicon® 3 cassettes and has the ability to store and transport drug substance at higher concentrations which saves time and money.

The Biotech Innovation Award acknowledges an exhibitor’s innovative application to a given product or service that not only addresses an industry need, but does so in such a way as to exceed previous standards or applications—thereby making the given process simpler, smoother, or easier to navigate.

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About Pharmaceutical Processing

Since 1984 Pharmaceutical Processing has provided industry professionals with news and information on the cutting-edge technologies and services for the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and medical device markets. Pharmaceutical Processing engages pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing professionals daily, weekly, and monthly with relevant industry news and technology solutions that solve critical issues, delivering it in the formats that meet their business and professional needs. From formulation to manufacturing to packaging, Pharmaceutical Processing provides comprehensive coverage on the latest technologies and best practices being used in today’s marketplace. Pharmaceutical Processing reaches more than 28,000 direct request publication subscribers, 24,000 e-newsletter recipients daily, and more than 40,000 unique website visitors monthly.


INTERPHEX (International Pharmaceutical Expo), is a premier pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device development and manufacturing event and sponsored by the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA). Dedicated to Innovation, Technologies, and Knowledge, the show focuses on the entire product development life cycle, offering solutions to cost effectively develop and manufacture products. Held in New York, it brings over 10,000 global industry professionals together with 600+ suppliers through a unique combination of our no cost technical conference, exhibits, demonstrations, workshops, partnering opportunities, and networking events. INTERPHEX offers annual national and international industry events and educational opportunities around the world. Follow INTERPHEX on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter. IPX Blog continues the learning beyond the show floor. For more information, visit

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