MJR PharmJet GmbH

CPhI Pharma Award 2014

CPhI Worldwide, organised by UBM Live, announced the winners of the 11th annual CPhI live Pharma Awards. The annual awards showcase outstanding developments and innovations from the pharma industry's most dynamic and progressive players. Open to the entire pharma industry, the awards honour companies that are driving the industry forward with thought leadership, unveiling top pharma innovators to global trade. In addition to returning annual award categories for 'Formulation', 'Process Development' and 'Packaging', a new category recognising 'Innovation in Partnering' debuts this year. Supported by Pharmaceutical Outsourcing magazine, this award honours partnering methods, use of technology, unexpected outcomes and unique partnering practices.

The awards panel deliberated for several hours over the impressive list of entries, before coming to the unanimous decision, selecting MJR PharmJet in the Formulation category:

By forming counter-ion complexes, the solubility of the API can be improved without chemically altering it, allowing nanoparticles with an enhanced load to be formed via the company's microjet technology. The principle has been proved via a formulation of the drug ciprofloxacin for cystic fibrosis patients, creating a nanodelivery system that allows the drug to penetrate the thick mucus that forms in their lungs. The employed technology can be applied to a wide range of molecules and different markets, including nutraceuticals and cosmetics.