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Ludwig Huber -
Gets GMP Award for Publications in the Area of 'Quality and Safety of Drugs'

On November 27, Ludwig Huber, worldwide product marketing manager of Agilent Technologies, received the "Wallhaeusser" award for his research and publications on GMP, quality assurance, computer validation and implementing FDA's 21 CFR Part 11. The winner has been a selected by a committee of members from the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Compliance Academy (ECA).

The award has been presented by Oliver Schmidt, president of conference provider and publisher Concept Heidelberg, during a validation conference in Mannheim, Germany. Mr. Schmidt explained the purpose of this award: "In 1987 we decided to give once a year the Wallhuer Award to personalities who have promoted the transfer of knowledge in a special way, e.g. by means of various publications and presentations. With this award, we want to honour above all outstanding achievements in the field of pharmaceutical manufacture, technology, quality assurance and compliance ". Main criteria for the award are track records for number and quality of publications in this area. The award is endowed with Eur 5,000.

 

From left to right: Mr. Schmidt, Dr. Huber, Dr. Schuhmacher, Mr. Voeller

 

The competition for this award typically include hundreds of scientists and other professionals . They work in the pharmaceutical industry, but also at public and private institutes. 

Dr. Schuhmacher explained seven main reasons why Ludwig Huber has been selected for the award

  1. Focus on computer validation and e-records, topics that are increasingly important for quality and safety of drugs
  2. Takes the time and risk to share his experience through numerous publications and conference presentations.
  3. Always approaches new and burning topics. Recent example: network qualification
  4. Helps Agilent and the pharmaceutical industry to come up with the right "User Requirement Specifications" for product quality, safety and compliance.
  5. Advices the industry through participation in task forces like PDA, GAMP, IVT, ECA.
  6. Advices regulatory agencies to prevent that requirements are set too high.
  7. Provides on-line help through internet chat groups and free websites through www.labcompliance.com
  Oliver Schmidt, President of Concept Heidelberg, explaining the purpose and history of the award.

"With this award, we want to honour outstanding achievements in the field of pharmaceutical manufacture, technology, quality assurance and compliance"
  Dr. Schuhmacher, Head of Informations Quality at the Pharmaceuticals Division of F.Hoffmann-LaRoche, Basel, Switzerland, and member of the selection committee, gave reasons why Ludwig Huber has been selected as this year's winner.
  Mr. Voeller, pharmaceutical director at the government of Hessen, a state in Germany, and member of the selection committee, offered further co-operation with Ludwig Huber and the pharmaceutical industry to make regulations effective and practical. 
  Mr. Schmidt presented the award to Ludwig Huber who thanked Oliver Schmidt and the jury members for this great honor. 
  The award is endowed with EUR 5,000 .
Here Mr. Schmidt handing over the check to smiling Ludwig Huber. 
  Ludwig Huber's wife Maria joined the award committee and this year's winner for a glass of campaign.  
  The award celebration ended with a dinner in the elegant Italian restaurant Da Gianni