Finalists showcase innovations in sustainable pharmaceutical packaging, with winners to be announced at Connect in Pharma.

25 August 2022 / Sciad NewswireYewMaker and Connect In Pharma announce today the shortlisted finalists for the new Sustainable Medicines Packaging Awards. Winners will be announced at an in-person champagne ceremony at Connect In Pharma, a new annual event connecting innovators in pharma and biotech to the world’s leading suppliers and manufacturers.

The awards, launched this year by sustainable healthcare pioneers YewMaker, showcase and celebrate innovations in sustainable packaging design to reduce waste or bring circularity into the pharma packaging supply chain.

Nazneen Rahman, YewMaker founder and CEO, says: “Pharmaceuticals are major global users of packaging, and the packaging materials used often have important functions to deliver medicines safely. These awards recognise innovations that keep this critical role that medicine packaging plays but in a more sustainable way.”

Thirteen applicants have been shortlisted, with gold, silver and bronze winners for two categories due to be announced on 14 September 2022 in Geneva. The shortlisted applicants are: 

Design Award

●      Dual Chamber Blister – Pantec AG/Pharmapan

●      Eastalite Universal Device Shipping Tray – Plastic Ingenuity

●      EcoSecur Type 2 Glass Vials – Stoelzle Glass Group

●      Phill Box – Parcel Health

●      Protecting the Product and the Environment – Essentra Packaging

●      Qube Pro – Jones Healthcare Group

●      Sustainable Grassboard in Pharma Packaging – Körber Pharma Packaging Materials AG

Circularity Award

●      “Cut the waste” Service through Liveo Optima Scientific Package Design Program – Liveo Research Inc

●      Circularity Solutions for Thermoformed Plastics Along the Pharma Value Chain – Plastic Ingenuity

●      Circularity-as-a-Service for Medicine Plastics – Automedi

●      eZCooler – Zuellig Pharma

●      Sharpsmart Reusable Containers – Sharpsmart Ltd

●      Smart Reusable Packaging –  Monoceros and Emball’Iso

“We have been delighted by the response to the awards and are excited to come together at this event to shine a spotlight on sustainability innovations in the pharmaceutical industry,” says Rahman.

Renan Joel, Divisional Director at Connect in Pharma, says: “Both these awards and Connect in Pharma are about celebrating and nurturing innovation in the European pharma and biotech industry, so hosting the awards ceremony at the inaugural edition of this event feels like a great fit. We are proud to be supporting innovations that promote sustainability in the industry.” 

Find out more about the awards and how to join the event at .


Notes to editors

About Connect in Pharma

Connect in Pharma is a fresh and exciting new event for the European pharmaceutical and biotechnology community, taking place in the heart of the market in Geneva.

The event has been launched in answer to feedback from the community to fill a gap in the market to have an event at the centre of the pharma and biotech world, namely Switzerland. It is designed to address the most critical issues and challenges of the industry in a pivotal time for the packaging market, as well as provide a forum for inspiration, learning, collaboration, networking and sourcing.

Find out more about Connect in Pharma, the agenda and exhibitors at

About Easyfairs

Easyfairs organises and hosts events, bringing communities together to visit the future.

Easyfairs currently organises 200 face-to-face events in 14 countries (Algeria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) and manages eight event venues in Belgium, the Netherlands and Sweden (Antwerp, Ghent, Mechelen, Brussels North, Namur, Gorinchem, Hardenberg, Malmö and Stockholm).

Easyfairs is passionate about “easifying” the life of our customers and increasing the return on investment and return on time for professional communities through our all-in formulas, advanced technology and customer-centric approach. Our digital features and initiatives provide these communities with excellent opportunities to network effectively and do business throughout the year. We listen carefully to create compelling online formats that meet their constantly evolving needs.

The Easyfairs Group employs 600 highly committed talents, deploys the best marketing and technology tools, and develops brands with a strong appeal to our stakeholder communities.

In 2018 Easyfairs was named Belgium’s “Entrepreneur of the Year®” and earned recognition as a Deloitte “Best Managed Company” and a “Great Place to Work”.  For the third year running, Deloitte conferred “Best Managed Company” status on Easyfairs in 2021.

The company is ranked 17th in the list of the world’s leading exhibition companies.

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About YewMaker

YewMaker builds science-based, scalable concepts and solutions that make healthcare more sustainable. YewMaker is the initiator and executive lead of the Sustainable Medicines Partnership. Learn more at

About the Sustainable Medicines Partnership

The SMP is a not-for-profit, private-public, multi-stakeholder collaboration. Through executing priority actions, the Sustainable Medicines Partnership aims to stop the avoidable waste of medicines and medicines packaging – reducing healthcare emissions and increasing health equity globally. Learn more at

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