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Nottingham, United Kingdom, 2009/11/02 - Novozymes Biopharma, part of Novozymes A/S world leader in bioinnovation has claimed the Bronze Innovation Award at the CPhI Worldwide 2009 in Madrid, Spain, for its albumin fusion technology, albufuse®.
Following its success in 2008, winning the Gold Innovation Award for its novel form of hyaluronic acid, HyaCare®, the company is delighted to have once again been recognized. This year’s awards received a record number of applications, with albufuse in the top six finalists. All six nominees presented their entries to the award’s panel of judges at the show with Dr. Dave Mead, Business Development Director, Novozymes Biopharma, securing the bronze award with a presentation demonstrating the innovation behind albufuse technology.
Novozymes Biopharma’s albufuse technology provides molecular fusion of albumin to protein drug candidates for improved half-life and bioavailability. The simple, single step expression platform is a natural alternative to other technologies such as PEGylation, a chemical conjugation, offering less frequent administration and reduced dosage. In addition, the technology offers customers the benefits of absolutely consistent products, with more simple production and competitive costs enabling long-term supply in large volume quantities.
The CPhI Innovation Awards are established as the showcase for outstanding work in developing research and technology, setting the standards for the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry. The award’s judging panel took into consideration a number of factors including effective development of the technology and the key benefits it offers to the pharmaceutical industry.
“We are thrilled to have won the bronze award in recognition of our albufuse technology. It is a remarkable achievement as this year’s awards attracted a high standard of entrants,” comments Dr. Dave Mead. “albufuse offers exceptional and clinically proven performance to our customers and has many clinical advantages over existing methods of manufacture.”
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