Facility of the Year (FOYA) 2016 Award

CMAC and University of Strathclyde are the first academic institution to win an award from the FOYA programme. FOYA is the premier global awards programme recognising innovation and creativity in facilities serving the regulated healthcare industry. John Bournas, President and CEO of the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE), said “ISPE is proud to honour these nine teams for their exemplary projects and outstanding dedication to creating high quality medicines for people around the world.”

The FOYA judges chose CMAC within TIC because of the exemplary collaboration between industry, academia and government which the FOYA judges felt represents the future of pharmaceutical manufacturing and supply chain R&D framework. In addition the FOYA judges said that the students working with such technology and in such a collaborative environment will be the pipeline for the Pharmaceutical professionals of the future.


“The FOYA award is a fantastic achievement for CMAC and our partners, in particular as it recognises the unique world class facilities and high quality collaborative environment that has now been established in TIC to support our research and training activities. CMAC look forward to continuing to extend our collaborative approach and welcome new partners to come and work alongside us within the new CMAC National Facility” Prof Alastair Florence, Hub Director

Industry Recognition for Category Winners

The 2016 Facility of the Year Awards Winners was formally recognized at the ISPE Facility of the Year Awards Banquet on 7th June 2016 in North Bethesda, Maryland, USA. The banquet was held in conjunction with ISPE/FDA/PQRI Quality Manufacturing Conference. Andrea Johnston, Stewart Mitchell, Vishal Raval, Naomi Briggs, John Mulgrew and Scott McPhee were there to accept the award on behalf of CMAC. CMAC’s labs were lauded for both the design of the 2,900-m2 of world-class lab facilities and for the £34m worth of cutting-edge equipment they house.



“Being chosen as the first academic institution for this international prestigious award programme is a real honour and further validates the world class capabilities of CMAC and relevance to industry” John Mulgrew, CMAC Project Manager