Concept Heidelberg has been conferring the annual Wallhaeusser Award since 1987.
The award, which is endowed with € 5.000,-, is assigned to personalities who specifically supported the knowledge transfer through publications, their commitment and through their life’s work. It honours outstanding accomplishments in the areas of pharmaceutical production, technology and quality assurance.
The award is a reminder for Prof. Dr. Wallhaeusser’s exceptional achievements in production hygiene and microbiological quality assurance. Through many publications and through his book “The Practice of Sterilisation, Disinfection and Conservation” he earned a remarkable reputation across Europe.
He significantly influenced a practical realisation of pharmaceutical quality assurance and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and also promoted the information transfer at many CONCEPT HEIDELBERG conferences to further develop pharmaceutical quality assurance. Prof. Dr. Wallhaeusser died in 1996.
Every year the jury of acknowledged experts from industry and authorities choose the laureate.
Members of the jury are:
Dr. Wolfgang Schumacher, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Basel and Pharmaziedirektor a.D. Rudolf Völler
Among the laureates of the past years are:
Rudolf Völler, Pharmaziedirektor a.D.
Dr. Gero Beckmann, Institut Romeis Bad Kissingen GmbH
Dr. Michael Rieth, Merck KGaA
Dr. Klaus Haberer
Dr. Thomas Trantow
Dr. Michael Jahnke, Haupt Pharma Wülfing
Alexandra Stärk, Novartis Pharma Stein AG and Volker Sigwarth, Skan AG
Dr. jur. Martin Wesch
Dr. Johannes Krämer
Dr. Norman Franklin, Bayer AG
Dr. Michael Pfeiffer, Boehringer Ingelheim
Klaus Feuerhelm, Regierungspräsidium Tübingen