|[March 21, 2014]
INTERPHEX 2014, Sponsored by PDA, Comes to a Close in New York City with Industry Accolades
NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--
The 2014 edition of the International Pharmaceutical Expo (INTERPHEX),
the leading annual trade event dedicated to the pharmaceutical and
biopharmaceutical manufacturing industry concluded on Thursday, March
20. The event, sponsored by the PDA (Parenteral Drug Association), was
held March 18-20 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City, NY.
The event kicked off on Tuesday with a grand opening ceremony, sponsored
by Pump Solutions Group, complete with live music and a celebratory
toast from industry leaders. This year, more than 12,000 attendees had
access to over 650 exhibitors - getting a first hand look at the latest
technology, equipment and services.
Branden Morris, Director of Marketing at Masy Systems, Inc. said that
this is the 11th year they have been exhibiting at INTERPHEX.
"It's important for us to attend because this is the number one event of
the year. It gives us a great chance to meet and greet with existing
customers as well as meet new ones," he said.
New to the show were a variety of new roundtable discussions and speaker
presentations on the INTERPHEX Connects Innovation Stages. All events
were complimentary and open to all attendees - making them one of the
most popular aspects of the show. Topics covered continuous
manufacturing for solid dose drugs, high potency manufacturing, cleaning
validation, and more.
PDA produced the first ever PDA Education Program @INTERPHEX featuring
fresh ideas and inspiring sessions on the current industry trends and
technologies. Presentations throughout the three days encompassed
everything from parenteral packaging to biopharmaceutical and sterile
On Tuesday, attendees had access to the CRB Tech Tank Series, which
featured interactive presentations including: Key to a Successful Future
Flexible Facility, OSD Process Equipment, and Think Outside te Vessel -
Improve Your Operations.
Wednesday, IPS-Integrated Project Services led the Technologies Floor
Tours. Attendees were taken around to companies on the show floor where
they gained insight into the latest equipment, innovation, and
manufacturing technologies offered by leading vendors and
internationally recognized experts.
The St. Patrick's Day+ 2 Industry Celebration on Wednesday
night, sponsored by Thermo Scientific was an overwhelming success. The
event featured a great live band, a golf simulator contest, photo booth,
as well as cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.
Other events during the show included specialty forums, a case study
series, workshops, and a student and young professionals program.
INTERPHEX Gives Back
This year, INTERPHEX is also a contributor to the Health Science
Industry Scholarship Fund, which provides financial assistance to
qualified graduate and undergraduate students pursuing health science
related degrees at accredited colleges and universities in the U.S.
"While we are all focused on our own day jobs, we need to find the time
to develop the talent in the industry," said Robert Lechich, Director of
Technical Operations for Pfizer Global Supply and part of the
Scholarship Fund. "Our goal is to identify individuals that are worthy
and train them to move into the industry - this is our opportunity to
build the future."
On the Show Floor
The response from exhibitors was very positive this year. Like many
others, Laura Frain, Vice President of Sales at Fette Compacting, said
that overall they have had a great experience at the show.
"We've had a good showing of quality clients," Frain said. "All the
people we wanted to see were here."
Steve Sirabian, Executive Vice President of the E/E Division at Glatt
said that people were spending extra time at their booth this year,
having more in-depth and project-oriented discussions.
In addition, the annual evening event at the Hard Rock Cafe, sponsored
by Excellence United - a strategic alliance of independent companies in
the field of special machine engineering for the pharmaceutical
production - had more than 400 attendees. It was an exceptional turnout
INTERPHEX was also a hub for International attendees, like Ramesh Shah
of KNS Media out of India.
"This is a good market for Indian companies because they are now
exporting to the U.S.," Shah said. "We definitely see the value in
bringing them to INTERPHEX." Shah also plans to expand India's presence
at next year's show by having more companies represented.
The excitement for next year is already building with exhibitors
renewing more space for 2015 than at the end of last year's event.
INTERPHEX 2015 will be held April 21-23 in New York City.
INTERPHEX (International Pharmaceutical Expo), sponsored by PDA
(Parenteral Drug Association) is the single source for complete
biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical manufacturing solutions to
confidently process all dosage forms for life-enhancing drugs. It brings
pharmaceutical and biotechnology professionals together with suppliers
through a unique combination of exhibition, education, workshops,
partnering opportunities, and networking events. For information, visit www.INTERPHEX.com
and follow INTERPHEX on Facebook, LinkedIn (News - Alert) and Twitter (@INTERPHEX).
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