Recognizing excellence in the pharma industry

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After four successful editions, India Pharma Awards, organized by UBM India, returned for the fifth edition to Mumbai. The award ceremony was held on the evening of 27 November at Westin Hotel in Goregaon, Mumbai. The India Pharma Awards celebrate the excellence and innovation of industry stalwarts.

The event was a packed one with some of the biggest Indian pharma companies and personalities from the industry gracing the show. The awards were given under 18 different categories, such as excellence in ancillary pharma services, excellence in brand/product – new launch, excellence in marketing, among others. The evening also saw performance from a local dance troupe as well as a stand-up comedy performance by Rahul Subramaniam.

The first award was given in the category of excellence in ancillary pharma services to Doshi Consultants. The award for excellence in brand/product – consistent performance went to Mylan India while Eli Lilly and Company India received the award for excellence in brand/product – new launch. Akums Drugs & Pharmaceuticals won the award for excellence in contract research and manufacturing.

Some other highlights of the award function were Chakravarthi AVPS of Ecobliss being recognized for his contribution to the pharma packaging sector and Parekhplast India getting special recognition for excellence in Make in India enablement.

The following is the complete list of winners for the evening:
Excellence in Ancillary Pharma Services – Doshi Consultants
Excellence in Brand / Product – Consistent Performance – Mylan India
Excellence in Brand / Product – New Launch-Eli Lilly and Company India
Excellence in Contract Research and Manufacturing – Akums Drugs & Pharmaceuticals
Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility – Companies with turnover > 500 cr – Lupin
Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility – Companies with turnover < 500 cr – Health Solutions
Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility – Companies with turnover < 500 cr – Janssen
Excellence in Export Promotion – Globela Pharma
Excellence in Health & Safety – Piramal Pharma Solutions
Excellence in Marketing – Himalaya Drug Company
Excellence in Patient Engagement – Mylan India
Excellence in Pharma Digital Innovation – Aurobindo Pharma
Excellence in Pharmaceutical Machinery/Instrument-ACG PamPac Machines
Excellence in R&D – Cost/Functional Improvement-Zim Laboratories
Excellence in R&D – Development of new product/technology – Ideal Cures
Excellence in Skill Development – Aurobindo Pharma
Operational Excellence – Manufacturing – Lupin
Operational Excellence – Supply Chain – Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories

SPECIAL RECOGNITION
Excellence in Make in India Enablement – Parekhplast India

UBM INITIATIVE RECOGNITIONS
Contribution in Pharma Packaging Sector – Chakravarthi AVPS

JURY RECOGNITION
Industry Crusader – SV Veerramani
Women Leader of the Decade – Dr. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
Lifetime Achievement Award – Dr. Ajit Dangi
Industry Crusader of the Year – Dr. Sudhanshu Pandey

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