Friday, October 14, 2011

Nominations Sought for First SAFE-Biopharma Digital Identity Awards

This just crossed my desk


Ft. Lee, NJ (October 13, 2011) -- Nominations are now being accepted for the first SAFE-BioPharma Digital Identity Awards recognizing innovative uses of the global SAFE-BioPharma® digital identity and digital signature standard and the institutions and individuals contributing to broader understanding of its benefits.

SAFE-BioPharma, the global industry standard for digital trust, was developed to transition the biopharmaceutical and healthcare communities to paperless environments. The standard is managed by SAFE-BioPharma Association, a non-profit consortium of biopharmaceutical and related companies. The US Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency participated in the standard's development.

Organizations and individuals are invited to submit brief nominations in any of the following award categories:

  • Innovative implementation of the SAFE-BioPharma standard
    • Biopharmaceuticals
      • Pilots
      • Implementations
    • Healthcare
      • Pilots
      • Implementations

  • Innovative product compliance
    • For a vendor partner compliant product

  • Individual who has contributed to standard's use and advancement

  • Regulatory advances
    • New advances in regulatory acceptance

  • Global expansion
    • Use of standard globally or regionally

  • Journalistic reporting
    • For advancing understanding and use of the standard

The deadline for nominations is December 15, 2011. Nominations will be judged by the SAFE-BioPharma Board of Directors, representing many of the association's member companies.  Winners will be announced in February. The award will be presented annually.

The nomination form is available by linking to .


About SAFE-BioPharma
SAFE-BioPharma is the global industry standard for digital trust. It was developed by a non-profit consortium of biopharmaceutical and related companies to transition the biopharmaceutical and health care communities to paperless environments. For more information visit:
SAFE-BioPharma® is a trademark of SAFE-BioPharma Association. Any use of this trademark requires approval from SAFE-BioPharma Association