Professor Wallhäußer Innovation Award

Submissions 2024

With the Prof. Wallhäußer Innovation Award, we want to honor projects or technical solutions that stand out through innovation and offer practical solutions for the future. The award winners can be either individuals a group of people. A pharmaceutical company can also be honored for the implementation of an innovative solution or a supplier (service provider, plant construction, engineering, etc.).

For 2024 the following proposals were submitted:

Syntegon Technology GmbH /Siegfried Hameln GmbH
“Sustainability in Pharma – how a company can achieve CO2 net zero goal”

Fette Compacting GmbH
“The FE CPS – Continuous Processing System”

REA Elektronik GmbH  
“Measurement of optical 2D Codes on Pharmaceutical Packages”

UV Medico A/S, Denmark
“A new solution for UV cleanroom decontamination of gowned personnel.”

Green Elephant Biotech GmbH
“CellScrew® - sustainable and scalable adherent cell expansion system - D printed and plant based”

Labor LS SE & Co. KG
“Efficient identification of microorganisms for aseptic production with an innovative software tool: LS-pedia”

Bolz Intec GmbH
“Optimized surfaces for apparatus and containers in pharmaceutical, food and process engineering”

Tempris GmbH
” Wireless, battery-free sensors that transmit product temperature data in real time during the freeze drying process

Microcoat Biotechnologie GmbH:
“Sustainabillity and Energy Optimisation in New Laboratory and Manufacturing Buildings”

Yokogawa Deutschland
“Rapid assessment of the stability and viability of proteins, peptides and other biopolymers”

Bausch+Ströbel SE + Co. KG
Omnia - A smart and modular software solution not only makes the machine system IoT-capable – a central platform”

GEMÜ Gebr. Müller Apparatebau GmbH & Co. KG
“Multifunctional Single Use block solutions GEMÜ SUMONDO Multiports”

Bürkert Fluid Control Systems
“Sustainable Diaphragm Valve Technology: Bürkert Tube Valve Body”

Azbil Telstar Technologies
“New automatic format change system for the transportation of freeze-drying vials in aseptic lines”

Prof. Alf Lamprecht, University Bonn, Pharmaceutical Technology/GEA Lyophil GmbH
“Atmospheric spray freeze drying for an increased sustainability of the lyophilisation process”

Submission of proposals

The PharmaTechnica Expo takes place once a year in spring, parallel to the PharmaCongress. All exhibitors are invited to apply for the award. Proposals must be submitted by 15 December of each year, for the first time by 15 December 2023.

All contributions given by speakers at the PharmaCongress can also be considered for selection. In order to submit their contribution, speakers must submit an abstract of at least 2 pages by the above-mentioned deadline.

The following topics are particularly relevant for the award:

  • Technical innovations in systems to improve product quality and efficiency
  • Innovations in the area of sustainability / CO2 neutrality / resource conservation
  • Integration of artificial intelligence, e.g. in machine control systems, other system components, but also in processes, production sequences and production control for efficient and GMP-compliant pharmaceutical technology and production.

The Professor Wallhäußer Innovation Award, endowed with 5,000 Euros, will be presented at PharmaTechnica

The Steering Committee of the GMP PharmaCongress & PharmaTechnica will select an award winner from the proposals submitted and its own research. The members are:

  • Dr Friedrich Haefele, formerly Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Dr Sabine Hauck, Leukocare
  • Dr Burkart Gödde, Roche Diagnostics
  • Johannes Krämer, CSL Behring
  • Gerald Mathe, PPT
  • Gert Moelgaard, former ISPE Chairman
  • Frank Studt, Gempex
  • Jörg Zimmermann, Vetter Pharma-Fertigung

As well as from Concept Heidelberg: Axel Schroeder, Dr Andreas Mangel, Dr Robert Eicher, Dr Andrea Kühn-Hebecker, Oliver Schmidt.