Each week, the PDA Letter will publish announcements for the winners of the 2019 Honor Awards. PDA thanks all of the recipients for their contributions to the Association.
Frederick D. Simon Award
This award is presented for the best paper published in the PDA JPST and is named in honor of the late Frederick D. Simon, a former PDA Director of Scientific Affairs. Philippe Lam, PhD, Genentech, and Thomas W. Patapoff, received this recognition for their article, “Split-Cakes, Still Delicious,” published in the January/February 2019 issue of the PDA JPST. Their article explored a potential mechanism for formation of lyophilized pharmaceutical product cakes with unusual internal structures.
PDA Letter Article of the Year
Rajyalakshmi Vathyam received the inaugural PDA Letter Article of the Year award for best article published in the PDA Letter magazine per pageview statistics and the opinion of the Editorial Committee. Her article, “Lifecycle Approach Wipes Away Cleaning Validation Concerns,” published in the September issue, covered how a multiproduct manufacturer of generic injectable drugs used a lifecycle approach to cleaning validation.
Distinguished Editor/Author Award
This award recognizes the author or editor selected by PDA members for their contribution to PDA’s technical books. This year’s award went to Siegfried Schmitt, PhD, editor of volumes 1 and 2 of Good Distribution Practice: A Handbook for Healthcare Manufacturers and Suppliers. These books review GDPs and how to implement them for cost savings and efficiency.