Vemedia wins CHi Innovation of the Year Award

Vemedia wins CHi Innovation of the Year Award
An De Naeyer, head of innovation at Vemedia Consumer Health (pictured centre right), and Yvan Vindevogel, chairman of Vemedia Consumer Health (centre left), received the CHi Award from Deborah Wilkes of OTCToolbox (right) and Andy Tisman of IQVIA Consumer Health (left)

3 March 2020 - Deborah Wilkes

Vemedia Consumer Health’s Excilor Skintag Treatment has won the OTCToolbox Consumer Healthcare Industry (CHi) Award for Innovation of the Year.

This CHi Award honours the best consumer healthcare product innovation in 2019. Five of the nine judges ranked Vemedia Consumer Health’s Excilor Skintag Treatment first or second out of the eight candidates.

“Innovation in product packaging and design has enabled a doctor’s office procedure to be conducted simply and safely at home,” was the verdict of Jeremy Puttock from Healthy Brands.

Puttock said the Excilor Skintag Treatment was an “easy-to-use solution” that would bring “additional sales and growth to the OTC market”.

Ralf Sibbing commented that Excilor Skintag Treatment was a “really innovative consumer healthcare product in a previously unoccupied sector”. He added that the product expanded the “excellent dermal competence of the Excilor umbrella brand”.

Another judge noted the product “met a largely unmet consumer need with safety, speed and minimum discomfort”.

The best in innovation

The OTCToolbox CHi Awards honour the best in business development and innovation around the world.

Winners of the CHi Awards were decided by a panel of highly-experienced executives in the consumer healthcare field. The panel for the three CHi Awards included representatives from Bannert Manlik Consultants, Bunniss Associates, Ceuta International, Euromonitor International, Healthy Brands, IQVIA Consumer Health, Infirst Healthcare, Jenson R+, Plexus Ventures and Roland Berger, as well as OTCToolbox.


Innovation of the Year was one of three CHi Awards presented during the OTCToolbox 2020 Consumer Healthcare BD&I Event held in London, UK, on 27-28 February 2020. The other two CHi Awards were Transaction of the Year (click here to read the News story) and Business Development Team of the Year (click here to read the News story).

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