The pharmaceutical community is once again gathering this month at New York’s Javits Center for the start of INTERPHEX, the annual tradeshow focused on pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device development and manufacturing.
Expected to attract more than 10,000 participants from at least 48 states and 52 countries, the March 21-23 event is bringing together pharmaceutical leaders from around the world to share insights, network with representatives from all sectors of the industry, and visit the more than 600 suppliers exhibiting the latest technology and services available to the market.
Pharmaceutical professionals in attendance will include representatives from general management, facilities operations, project management, research development and formulation, the engineering community, business development, plant management, quality control, product manufacturing, facilities design, process development, regulatory affairs, and continuous quality verification.
Among the exhibitors on hand this year will be Bosch Packaging Technology, Quadro Engineering Corp., Fitzpatrick Company, ITT Corp., Marchesini Group USA, MG America Inc., SKAN USA Inc., Pfizer CentreOne, NJM Packaging, Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group, Whitehouse Analytical Labs, ACG North America-Solid Dosage Machinery & Consumables, Fette Compacting America, PendoTech, and Pall Life Sciences.
In addition, according to the show’s organizers, more than 95 new exhibitors are signed up for 2017.
Live Q&A and Technical Sessions
INTERPHEX Live, a series of interactive Q&A panels produced by Pharmaceutical Processing in conjunction with INTERPHEX, will feature a number of sessions with pharmaceutical experts who discuss the most significant and challenging developments facing the pharmaceutical community today. Each of the panels are hosted by a moderator.
Key topics on the 2017 INTERPHEX Live schedule include:
- Single-use technology
- The Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA)
- Supply chain concerns
- Continuous manufacturing
- Flexible manufacturing
- The changing regulatory landscape
- Quality systems
- cGMP Clean Space
- Pre-filled syringes
- Continuous bioprocessing
- Medical devices
Held near the registration area at the Crystal Palace inside the Javits Center, INTERPHEX Live will be broadcast throughout the show floor each day and shared on the respective social media pages and websites of Pharmaceutical Processing and INTERPHEX following the conclusion of the show.
Technical Education Sessions
In addition to INTERPHEX Live, a robust technical education series featuring more than 50 sessions will be held during the three-day event at Javits. The overall theme will focus on moving the industry forward by leveraging efficiency, quality, and cost-effectiveness.
Specific program tracks will examine key topics in continuous manufacturing, quality metrics and systems, facilities/facilities management, processing and production, disruptive technologies, and contract services.
Featured sessions will include:
- Faster, cheaper and safer manufacturing
- Continuous inline versus cycling batch
- Managing tech transfer
- Integrated continuous manufacturing
- Tablet press and capsule filling regulations
- Single-use adopters and suppliers
- cGMP facility modernization
- Minimizing facility costs and risks
- Continuous processing’s impact on operations
- Enhancing packaging line efficiency
- Oral solid dosage forms
- Acoustic Monitoring of processes
- Sustainable cleaning processes
INTERPHEX Exhibitor Awards
The annual INTERPHEX Exhibitor Awards program, sponsored by Pharmaceutical Processing, each year recognizes the companies showcasing the most innovative technologies, strategies, and services designed to advance development and manufacturing in pharma and biopharma with the ultimate goal of transforming critical and affordable life-enhancing ideas into cost effective, quality products.
Each year, several weeks prior to INTERPHEX, a team of industry experts reviews and analyzes a series of entries, choosing winners in select categories:
- Best in Show
- Best New Product/Service
- Editor’s Choice
- Best Technology Innovation
- Efficiency Champion
- Biotech Innovation
Last year’s award winners included GE Healthcare Life Sciences for Best in Show; Nemera for Best New Product/Service for its Novelia BFS preservative-free multi-dose eyedropper; Catalent Pharma Solutions as the Editor’s Choice for its Optiform Solution Suite molecule assessment; Videojet Technologies recognized for Best Technological Innovation with the Videojet 7510 50-Watt Fiber Laser Marker; Millipore Sigma as Efficiency Champion for Mobius 1000 L Single-Use Bioreactor; and Bausch+Stroebel for Biotech Innovation with its VarioSys flexible processing line.
Other INTERPHEX 2017 Highlights
New for this year, SKAN USA Inc. plans to sponsor an exclusive “In-Booth Learning and Launch Event.”
Beginning at 5 pm on Tuesday March 21, the company will present at its booth (No. 3140) an opportunity to gain knowledge and updates from its Sterility Testing Conference and Aseptic Barrier Technical Summit held in October 2016.
Techniques and lessons learned from manufacturing companies will be shared along with a demonstration video of the new SKAN NANOX Catalyst Technology.
During the show, SKAN also will be highlighting its modular small-scale aseptic processing isolator, Pharmaceutical Safety Isolator, (PSI-L) with SARA Material Airlocks for conventional aseptic applications.
Returning this year will be the “IPS Technologies Tours,” featuring walking tours across the show floor highlighting much of the latest equipment, innovation, and technologies designed for the pharmaceutical industry.
The IPS tours will include aseptic full and small scale technology, biomanufacturing, modular construction, OSD continuous manufacturing and packaging & inspection technology.
The INTERPHEX exhibit hall will be open all three show days starting at 10 a.m., with the technical conference sessions getting underway at 10:30. Events run until 5 p.m. on March 21 and 22, closing at 3 p.m. on March 23.
Additional information about INTERPHEX is available on the tradeshow’s website at www.interphex.com.
This feature story can also be found in the March 2017 issue of Pharmaceutical Processing.