Every February, over 400 exhibitors and more than 5,290 attendees go to Pharmapack’s specialist pharmaceutical packaging and drug delivery event, where guests find out about the latest trends, product launches, and innovations in these areas and affiliated industries. The 2018 event will be held at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles in France on 7-8 February.

Innovation is at the very heart of Pharmapack, with the Innovation Gallery, the Innovation Tours and the Pharmapack Start-up Hub being popular attractions. The Pharmapack Awards is another returning highlight, which launched alongside the exhibition and conference in 1997. This ceremony recognises new products that are destined to shape the future of the industry in two categories, Exhibitor Innovations and Health Products.

The Exhibitor Innovations Award is dedicated to Pharmapack exhibitors; however, other companies can enter the Health Product category, which focuses on pharmaceuticals, veterinary and biopharmaceuticals companies, as well as their suppliers. Nominees must have developed a new health product for human or veterinary use that features innovative or sustainable packaging, and companies that have enhanced the packaging of an existing item can also be considered. The product must be made available to patients in 2017 in any market worldwide.

The Health Product Award will be judged by a panel of seven independent doctors and pharmacists, who will be led by Professor Philippe Arnaud, a pharmacist, service chief at the Bichat-Claude Bernard Hospital and an expert at the ANSM (France’s National Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Health Products).

Visit the company’s website to enter for the Health Product Award. All applications must be received by 3 November 2017.