Prices and Awards
The Frankfurt Foundation Quality of Medicines (FFQM) intends to honor outstanding initiatives and activities in the field of medicinal product quality through awards and prices. This will be realized as an independent initiative as well as in cooperation with national or international Societies and Associations.
The following prizes and awards are planned or already set up:
- „Quality of Medicines Award“ (awarded together with the DPhG)
- „Pearls of Bioequivalence Award“ (awarded together with the EUFEPS Network Bioavailability and Biopharmaceutics)
- „Hans-Günter-Schäfer Award“ (awarded on the occasion of the PK / PD expert meeting)
- „Publication of the Year Award“ in the field of drug product quality
- Honorary „Life-time Achievement Award“ for outstanding scientists for their contributions to the optimization of the quality of medicines.
May 22, 2022
Hans Günter Schäfer Science Prize 2020 belated awarded
Since the PKPD Expert Meeting in 2020 had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the presentation of the Hans Günter Schäfer Award 2020 was made up for at this year’s conference on April 29th in Saarbrücken. The two winners Corinna Maier (AbbVie) and Jane Knöchel (AstraZeneca) share the prize.
May 16, 2022
Hans-Günter-Schäfer-Science Prize 2022 awarded
Pharmacist Lukas Kovar (Boehringer Ingelheim) has been awarded the Hans Günter Schäfer Science Prize 2022. In honor of Dr. Hans Günter Schäfer this prize is awarded for the promotion of young scientists on the occasion of the PKPD expert meeting organized by the Working Group for Applied Human Pharmacology (AGAH). Since this year, the award has been supported by the Frankfurt Foundation Quality of Medicines (FFQM) as a partner of AGAH.
November 22, 2021
Professor Josè Morais honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
In a ceremony on November 13, 2021, the Frankfurt Foundation Quality of Medicines (FFQM) bestowed the “Lifetime Achievement Award” for outstanding scientific contributions to the optimization of drug quality for the first time With this award, the special merits of the award winner Professor Emeritus Dr. Josè Augusto Guimarães Morais, University of Lisbon, recognized for the development of regulatory criteria for the comparative assessment of the bioavailability of systemic drugs. „We are very pleased that we can award the prize to such an outstanding scientist,“ explains the founder and chairman of the foundation, Professor Dr. Henning Blume, who has been committed to promoting drug quality for many years.
November 22, 2021
Junior Professor Oliver Scherf-Clavel awarded with the prize for the “Promotion of Drug Quality”
As part of this year’s annual conference of the German Pharmaceutical Society (DPhG), the prize for the „Promotion of Drug Quality“ was awarded for the first time. This is a joint award by the Frankfurt Foundation Quality of Medicines (FFQM) and the DPhG.
The award winner is junior professor Dr. Oliver Scherf-Clavel, Würzburg, who was honored for his work on the contamination of valsartan and other sartans.