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2010 Facility of the Year Awards (FOYA) Winners Announced

Tampa, FL, January 13, 2010 --( Five pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities constructed in Singapore, Ireland, and the USA have been selected as Category Winners in the sixth annual Facility of the Year Awards (FOYA) program sponsored by ISPE, INTERPHEX, and Pharmaceutical Processing magazine. The winning companies and respective award categories are:

· Biogen Idec, winner of the Facility of the Year Award for Operational Excellence for its facility in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA

· Genentech, winner of the Facility of the Year Award for Project Execution for its facility in Tuas, Singapore

· MannKind Corporation, winner of the Facility of the Year Award for both Equipment Innovation and Process Innovation for its facility in Connecticut, USA

· Pfizer Biotechnology Ireland, winner of the Facility of the Year Award for Sustainability for its facility in County Cork, Ireland

· Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals, winner of the Facility of the Year Award for Facility Integration for its facility in Dublin, Ireland

The Facility of the Year Awards program recognizes state-of-the-art pharmaceutical manufacturing projects that utilize new and innovative technologies to enhance the delivery of a quality project, as well as reduce the cost of producing high-quality medicines. Now in its fifth year, the awards program effectively spotlights the accomplishments, shared commitment, and dedication of individuals in companies worldwide to innovate and advance pharmaceutical manufacturing technology for the benefit of all global consumers.

The Facility of the Year Awards program is truly global, as submissions over the past six years have been received from more than 25 different countries and territories. Each of the submissions was reviewed by an independent, blue-ribbon judging panel of global representatives from the pharmaceutical design, construction, and manufacturing sectors.

2010 Facility of the Year Events
There will be several opportunities to meet the 2009 Facility of the Year Award Winners and learn first-hand about the facilities being honored as “best in their class.” These events include:

INTERPHEX2010 – Meet the Category Award Winners at the Facility of the Year Awards Display Area at booth number 1059 in the exhibit hall of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. This is your opportunity to meet personally with representatives from companies of the Category Winners to discuss the success stories associated with these pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities. To register, or for more information, visit

ISPE 2010 Annual Meeting – Learn first-hand who the Overall Winner of the coveted 2010 Facility of the Year Award is during ISPE’s 2010 Annual Meeting, 7-10 November in Orlando, Florida, USA. For more information, visit

Visit for more information about the awards program and detailed information about each Category Winner’s project participants.

About ISPE
ISPE, the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, is the Society of choice for 24,000 technical professionals working in or serving the manufacturing sector or drug development in the pharmaceutical industry in 90 countries. ISPE aims to be the catalyst for "Engineering Pharmaceutical Innovation" by providing Members with opportunities to develop their technical knowledge, exchange practical experience within their community, enhance their professional skills, and collaborate with global regulatory agencies and industry leaders. Founded in 1980, ISPE offers online learning opportunities for a global audience and has its worldwide headquarters in Tampa, Florida, USA; its European office in Brussels, Belgium; an Asia Pacific office in Singapore; and its newest office in Shanghai, China. Visit for additional Society news and information.

Now in its 31st year, INTERPHEX is the world’s most trusted source for leading-edge technology, education, and sourcing of the products and services that drive scientific innovation for Life Sciences manufacturing from drug development to market – accelerating regulated products for patient care globally. Scheduled for 20-22 April at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, New York, USA, the 2010 exhibition will feature more than 950 exhibitors, an expanded conference program, and a high-profile roster of industry professionals and speakers. For information, visit

About Pharmaceutical Processing
Pharmaceutical Processing magazine is the pharmaceutical industry's leading information provider, reporting on a full range of innovative new products, equipment, technology and trends for 31,000 engineers and managers responsible for the development, manufacture, validation and packaging of pharmaceuticals. An official sponsor of INTERPHEX, Pharmaceutical Processing distributes critical information to these professionals in a timely manner through a full range of print, electronic and online media. For information, visit

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