In a continuing endeavour to encourage research and innovation in the rapidly evolving field of formulation development and drug delivery, Express Pharma recently hosted the fifth edition of FDD Conclave at Novotel Airport, Hyderabad.
A highlight of FDD Conclave 2022, as in its erstwhile editions, was the FDD Leadership Awards, an initiative to recognise the stellar achievements of Indian scientists and R&D heads of reputed institutions and organisations for outstanding research and innovation in the field of formulation development and drug delivery.
After a hiatus of two years caused by the pandemic, Express Pharma, revived its tradition of honouring the FR&D leaders and hosted the fourth edition of FDD Leadership Awards this year.
20 professionals in formulation development and drug delivery who are driving and contributing towards growth and innovation in this sector were awarded across three categories – Stalwarts, Leaders and Rising Stars.
This year’s jury, Vinod Arora, Principal Advisor, Institute of Good Manufacturing Practices India (IGMPI); Ashok Omray, Pharma Consultant and Dr Girish Jain, Pharma Consultant, selected the winners after a thorough screening and evaluation of all the candidates on the basis of their experience, areas of expertise and the impact of their work towards the progress of their field, amongst other parameters.
The evening began with a Welcome Address by Viveka Roychowdhury, Editor, Express Pharma. She thanked all the delegates and speakers at FDD Conclave 2022 and explained the rationale behind the initiative in detail.
Subsequently, Dr Ashok Omray took the stage to explain the methodology of the awards. He lauded the work done by FR&D community in India and said, “Your presence here is an index of your involvement and dedication. Your contribution to pharma R&D has to be acknowledged beyond the boundaries of your own organisations.”
Next, awards were presented to the winners. Manish Jain, Founder & MD, Cilicant, alongwith the jury members, joined Roychowdhury in giving away the awards. (check table for details of award winners).
The event’s night came to close on a celebratory note and ended with a gala dinner.