Over the next several weeks, the PDA Letter will publish the winners of the 2021 Honor Awards, which are handed out at the following year's Annual Meeting. PDA thanks all of the recipients for their contributions to the Association. Three awards are featured in today's selection.
Martin VanTrieste Pharmaceutical Science Award
Established in honor of long-time contributor and Chair, Martin VanTrieste, this award honors outstanding contributions to the advancement of pharmaceutical science.
Edward Trappler has over 40 years of experience that includes product development, toxicology and clinical supply manufacturing, and parenteral production. In 1992 he founded Lyophilization Technology, Inc. as a source of scientific and technical services, with the ambition of expanding the knowledge and understanding of lyophilization throughout the healthcare product industry.
Ed has contributed to six books, authored and presented numerous papers and courses internationally. He is an active member of the Parenteral Drug Association, serving as chairperson of the Lyophilization Interest Group, Validation Task Force, and Education Advisory Board. He has lectured for the AAPS, ISPE and PDA. He has received numerous recognitions and the PDA awarded him the Gordon Personeous Award for his contribution to the PDA and the James Agalloco Award for Education.
Michael S. Korczynski Award
This Award is presented to recognize contributions to PDA’s international activities. It is named for Michael S. Korczynski in recognition of the contributions he made toward the development of PDA’s international activities.
Ivy Louis is the Founder of VIENNI TRAINING & CONSULTING LLP, holds a Master's degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and an MBA in Human Resource Management.
Ivy's combined 32 years spanning across teaching, pharmaceutical manufacturing/quality (CIPLA, & ASTRA-IDL), and service provider's (MILLIPORE-MERCK) experience is distilled into the consultative and educational approaches that her organization-VIENNI Training & Consulting LLP has adopted from 2010 onwards. The areas of support for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical operations, are in technical operations for manufacturing, aseptic simulations based on principles of Quality Risk Management, operational quality management/assurance activities, catering to the learning requirements through education and skill building with hands-on activities.
Ivy has been associated with PDA Inc. from 2003, as a member. She has been extremely active, as a volunteer, in spearheading the activities of the Parenteral Drug Association Chapter in India, from 2013 onwards. Ivy has been contributing in the various capacities as a PDA India Chapter Board member between 2013-2019 and is the current past President of the Chapter. She has also been a Member of the Steering Committee for Awards in 2017, currently, a Member of the Steering Committee for the PDA letter Editorial Committee and a member of the Task Force that is working on an ANSI standard for Quality Risk Management for Aseptic Processing. She is also a member of the Science Advisory Board for PDA Inc.
Edward Smith Packaging Science Award
This award was created to recognize outstanding contributions to Pharmaceutical Packaging Science. It is presented in honor of Edward Smith and his long-term contributions to pharmaceutical packaging science.
Roman Mathaes is Senior Group Leader Pharmaceutical Services at Lonza. In this role he leads the packaging and combination product development for injectables at Lonza as well as DP manufacturing for technical batches.
Roman is a 4-year consecutive chair of the PDA Primary Packaging Conference and chaired the Universe of Pre-Filled Syringes US Conference. Currently he leads the European industry focus group for packaging testing and is a member of the BPOG CCI workstream. He lectures biopharmaceutical product development and combination product development at the University Basel.
Before joining Lonza Roman worked at Roche/Genentech.
Roman studied pharmacy in Marburg and received a PhD in pharmaceutical science at the University of Munich. He holds an MBA from the University of Cardiff and a degree in mathematics from University of Bern.