ISPE Announces 2024 Pharmaceutical Facility of the Year Awards

The judges named four Category Winners plus two Honorable Mentions.

Kristen Kazarian, Managing Editor

April 18, 2024

2 Min Read
ISPE Announces 2024 Pharmaceutical Facility of the Year Awards

The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) just announced its picks for the Facility of the Year Awards (FOYA).

High-profile finalists and innovative up-and-comers win based on cutting-edge tech, smart design, and the moving stories of the people and patients behind the builds. 

FOYA is the premier global awards program recognizing innovation and creativity in manufacturing facilities that serve the pharmaceutical industry. The award-winning projects were selected from a pool of impressive submission finalists and span various categories. FOYA category winners can be recognized for Innovation, Operations, Digitalization, Supply Chain, and Social Impact.

"This year's FOYA category winners are redefining facility design, construction, qualification, and operability standards — an essential step as the pharmaceutical industry continues to invest in discovery, development, and licensure of innovative medicines," said Thomas Hartman, president and CEO of ISPE. "We'd like to congratulate these corporations that propel manufacturing facility innovation forward with impressive international project teams comprised of multidisciplined subject matter experts, accelerating the industry's commitment to advancing the availability of transformational medicines to global patient populations, and we're honored to cast a spotlight on such inspiring work."

Here are the award category winners and honorable mentions:

2024 Category Winner – Innovation

Eli Lilly Kinsale Limited

Project: IE2b

Location: Kinsale, Ireland

2024 Category Winner – Operations, Project Execution

Pfizer Asia Pacific Manufacturing Ltd.

Project: Pfizer API Facility Extension

Location: Tuas, Singapore

2024 Category Winner – Operations, Facility Fit

Takeda Austria GmbH

Project: beePFS - Prefilled Syringe Filling

Location: Linz, Austria

2024 Category Winner – Social Impact

Chugai Pharma Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Project: UK4

Location: Tokyo, Japan

2024 Category Winner – Honorable Mention

United Therapeutics Corporation

Project: Lightyear

Location: Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, US

2024 Category Winner – Honorable Mention

Zydus Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Project: Oral Solid Dosage (OSD) Manufacturing Facility

Location: Gujarat, India

"The Facility of the Year Awards is both a challenge and an opportunity for industry leaders to raise the bar in an already innovative field," added Parag Sane, Executive Director of Capital Projects at Amgen Inc. and this year's FOYA Judge Chair. "In fact, each year, the competition gets fiercer. The dedication and ingenuity of these teams is truly incredible."

The 2024 FOYA category winners will be formally recognized at the 2024 FOYA Banquet and Awards Celebration in Orlando, FL, on October 13, 2024. As part of the 2024 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo, the banquet will feature acceptance speeches from recipients, keynote sessions from industry leaders, and numerous opportunities to connect with experts in manufacturing and engineering.

About the Author(s)

Kristen Kazarian

Managing Editor

Kristen Kazarian has been a writer and editor for more than three decades. She has worked at several consumer magazines and B2B publications in the fields of food and beverage, packaging, processing, women's interest, local news, health and nutrition, fashion and beauty, automotive, and computers.

Sign up for the Powder & Bulk Solids Weekly newsletter.

You May Also Like