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Release of Pharma Industry Awards shortlist recognises innovators

Ceremony takes place in the Citywest Hotel, Dublin on Thursday, October 24th

Top pharma industry players are competing in over 23 categories, hoping to lift one of the award titles and trophies from the awards and earn recognition from their peers for their achievements over the past 12 months.

Entries have risen 15 per cent this year, with a significant increase in attendees forecasted for the 2019 programme.

From R&D teams, process to formulation engineers and even college start-ups; the most exciting names in the pharmaceutical industry will gather for the most important night in Ireland’s FDI calendar.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals has been nominated for the Research & Development award, Robert Iannone, M.D, M.S.C.E, executive vice president, research  & development, commented on the achievement: “At Jazz, we’re dedicated to creating life-changing medicines for people with limited or no options and we greatly appreciate being recognised as a shortlist nominee. The nomination is a testament to the hard work of our employees around the world, especially in both our locations in Ireland.”


Noel Heaney, general manager at Bristol-Myers Squibb Cruiserath Biologics, revealed the impact being shortlisted twice had on their team: “We are proud to be included on the shortlist for two categories in this year’s awards. This is not only a testament to the highly talented team that we have built in Cruiserath, but it also reinforces the importance of the work we do each day for our patients across the globe.”

The Irish Pharma Awards provide an invaluable national platform for networking and merging the Irish pharmaceutical communities together

Nominated across five categories, Pfizer has made its mark on this year’s awards. Julie O’Brien, organisation and operational excellence leader at Pfizer, commented on their success: “The broad range of categories that we are nominated in is a testament to our fantastic team here at Pfizer Ringaskiddy and reflects the enormous efforts of our dedicated colleagues in helping to change patients’ lives.”

Source BioScience sponsor this year’s Irish Pharma Industry awards. John Calvo, site manager, Source Bioscience Ireland, commented on the partnership: “The Irish Pharma Awards provide an invaluable national platform for networking and merging the Irish pharmaceutical communities together. We recognise the dedicated work of all those involved and are proud to be a sponsor.”

Dawsongroup Ireland are also sponsoring the event. Aidan McCauley, managing director, said: “Dawsongroup Ireland are delighted to be sponsoring the Pharma Industry Awards for the 4th year in a row. As one of Ireland’s leading suppliers of temperature control solutions for pharmaceutical and biotech industries, we understand the importance of delivering the highest standards for our clients. And because the awards celebrate the very best standards from within the pharma industry, it makes perfect sense for our business and brand to be associated with this event. It is the biggest night in the calendar for us to rub shoulders with the industry and support our clients and we are looking forward to another fantastic night.”

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Judging Panel

  • Judging Coordinator Matt Moran, director, BioPharmaChem Ireland
  • Maria Donovan, lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy & Practice Educator, School of Pharmacy, University College Cork
  • Adrienne Fleming, lecturer In Science, Technological University Dublin
  • Dr. Michael Gillen, senior executive, BioPharmaChem Ireland
  • Professor Mike Lyons, head of School of Chemistry, Trinity College Dublin
  • Dr. Janice Murtagh, associate director Medical Affairs, MSD
  • Kieran Nolan, associate professor, School of Chemical Sciences, Dublin City University
  • Killian O'Driscoll, director of projects, National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT)
  • Anthony Reilly, assistant professor in Computational Chemistry, Dublin City University
  • Prof. Gavin Walker, bernal chair of Phamaceutical Engineering, University of Limerick
  • Dr. Kevin Walsh, head of Research Centres, Science Foundation Ireland
  • Dr. Tim Yeomans, centre manager, Shannon Applied Biotechnology Centre

The full shortlist for this year’s awards is available below.

The winner of this award will be announced at the Award Ceremony on Thursday, October 24th.

The recipient of this award will be announced at the Award Ceremony on Thursday, October 24th.

The winner of this award will be announced at the Award Ceremony on Thursday, October 24th.

  • AbbVie in Ireland
  • Alexion Ireland
  • APC
  • Ipsen Manufacturing Ireland
  • Nuritas
  • Q1 Scientific
  • AbbVie in Ireland
  • Alexion Ireland
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cruiserath Biologics
  • Alexion Ireland
  • APC
  • Nuritas
  • SSPC
  • Acorn Regulatory
  • ICON
  • LotusWorks
  • MIAS Pharma
  • Q1 Scientific
  • Source BioScience

Pharma Supplier of the Year

  • A&C Your Global GMP Partner
  • Ardmac
  • Dawsongroup Ireland
  • LotusWorks
  • PharmaLex
  • Q1 Scientific
  • SRLPharma
  • Team Horizon
  • Astellas Renewal Kerry - Astellas Ireland Kerry Plant
  • Biologics Manufacturing Facility - Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cruiserath Biologics
  • Pilot Scale Biotech Facility Project - Eli Lilly Kinsale
  • QC Laboratory Facility Project - MSD Carlow

Pharma Project of the Year - Small

  • BioMAC - Siemens & NIBRT
  • Manufacturing the Future - MSD Ireland
  • Almac ONE™ - Almac Group
  • APC
  • Crystallisation Improvement - Pfizer Upjohn Little Island
  • Introduction of Chilled Water APC Hyper-POD Solution - MSD Biotech Dublin
  • Kerus Cloud Clinical Trial Simulation Platform - Exploristics
  • Nuritas
  • EDGE - Alexion Ireland
  • Integrated Manufacturing Excellence - Pfizer Ringaskiddy
  • Performance Excellence - Pfizer Upjohn Little Island
  • Everyone Home Safe @ College Park - Alexion Ireland
  • Contractor Awards Scheme - SK biotek Ireland
  • Winning the Digital Race in Pharma - Pfizer Ringaskiddy
  • Serious Injury & Fatality Prevention Programme - Eli Lilly Kinsale
  • Zero. Believe it. Achieve it. I Will! - AbbVie in Ireland
  • Alexion Global Supply Chain
  • Innovative Solutions to Meet Customer Demand - Pfizer Upjohn Little Island
  • OPTEL Group
  • Leveraging HOSuN & VSP Principles - Pfizer Ringaskiddy

Communications Award

  • FutureProofing Healthcare - Roche Products Ireland
  • MSD Ireland Open Site
  • MSunderstood Café Roadshow - Roche Products Ireland
  • Six Years in the Making - SSPC
  • The Power of Story Telling - Pfizer Ringaskiddy
  • The Right Click? Report - MSD Ireland
  • Almac Group & Arran Chemical Company
  • Grand Challenge - Pfizer Process Development Centre
  • Sunosi™- Jazz Pharmaceuticals
  • Almac Group, Arran Chemical Company & Alcresta Therapeutics
  • CCID - Pfizer, Eli Lilly & SSPC
  • Inflection Biosciences & AUM Biosciences
  • NIBRT & Jefferson
  • Pfizer Ringaskiddy & Indaver Ireland
  • AbbVie Evergreen
  • A 3R's approach - Pfizer Upjohn Little Island
  • Astellas Renewal Kerry - Astellas Ireland Kerry Plant
  • RO Recovery Project Alexion Athlone - Alexion Ireland
  • Sustainability in the College Park Community - Alexion Ireland
  • Treating our Volatile Emissions with Cryogenics - Ipsen Manufacturing Ireland
  • A Human Journey of Shared Commitments - Ipsen Manufacturing Ireland
  • Culture @ College Park - Alexion Ireland
  • Neighbour of Choice Programme - MSD Ireland
  • West without Borders - West Pharmaceutical Services
  • Apprenticeship Laboratory Technician Program - TU Dublin Tallaght & Ibec, Industry Consortium
  • Chemical Process Safety - Cork Institute of Technology
  • CPD Diploma in Professional Engineering (Biopharmaceutical Operations Option) - Engineers Ireland & NIBRT
  • Grow Your Own SME - Alexion Ireland
  • MSc in Pharmaceutical Business & Technology - Innopharma Education
  • PhD Industrial Placement Programme - SSPC
  • Specialist Diploma in (Bio) Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs - SSPC
  • Teaching the Why's of GMP's for new Employees to Pharma – GetReSkilled
  • Validation Skills Development - South West Regional Skills Forum

Pharma GBS Function of the Year

  • Lilly Global Business Solutions
  • Novartis Global Service Centre Dublin
  • Pfizer GBS Dublin
  • SRLPharma