Continue Learning Beyond the INTERPHEX Show Floor

INTERPHEX Free Spring Webinar SeriesJoin us for our complimentary spring webinars from the convenience of your own desk.

Schedule of upcoming webinars:

  • Single Pass Tangential Flow Filtration for Bioprocessing May 21, 2014 at 2:00pm EST Presented by EMD Millipore This webinar reviews the advantages of single pass tangential flow filtration (SPTFF), discusses applications where SPTFF adds value, provides recommendations for process development, and presents guidance for scale up and implementation. Find out more and register>>
  • Performance and Economics Analysis of Fully Automated Single-use Tangential Flow Filtration Process June 5, 2014 at 11:00am EST Presented by Pall Life Sciences Fully automated single-use tangential flow filtration (SUTFF) system, coupled with the Cadence™ single-use TFF modules brings real-time process control, monitoring, flexibility and reliability in manufacture.  The Webinar presents Pall Life Sciences’ design approach for SUTFF and the process economics analysis to show significant utilities, cost, and time savings as it compares to conventional re-use TFF. Find out more and register>>
  • Taking Life Sciences to the Cloud June 12, 2014 at 2:00pm EST Presented by Cornerstone OnDemand Life science organizations face unprecedented compliance and transparency expectations today.  In order to meet requirements, focusing on the development of your people has to be just as important as your improving upon your product. In this webinar, learn how the cloud can address compliance requirements, empower your employees and improve performance.Find out more and register>>
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Day Two of INTERPHEX Recap


Day Two Wrap up at INTERPHEX 2014, sponsored by PDA
- Positive Reactions at Leading Pharmaceutical & Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Event -

NEW YORK CITY, NY, March 19, 2014 – INTERPHEX (International Pharmaceutical Expo) the leading annual trade event dedicated to the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing industry is being held this week at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City, NY.
This year, INTERPHEX along with premier sponsor PDA (Parenteral Drug Association) has brought together over 12,000 industry professionals and more than 650 exhibitors to learn, network and source from the latest technology, equipment, education and services. And after two days of the three-day show, companies are impressed with the quality and value of this year’s attendees and look forward to seeing what the final day will bring.
“I have nothing but good things to say about INTERPHEX,” said Suzy Arraste, Marketing Manager at Cozzoli Machine Company. “We come to the show because half of our company is in the pharmaceutical industry and this is a great way to get leads.”
IPS Technologies Floor Tours
A highlight of the day was the five Technologies Tours led by IPS-Integrated Project Services. Attendees on the Biomanufacturing tour met with top industry vendors, including EMD Millipore, GE Healthcare, Parker-Hannifin Corp., Pall Life Sciences, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and ASI Life Sciences who gave brief presentations showcasing their new manufacturing technologies, novel applications and equipment innovation.

“I couldn’t be more pleased with the titles and positions that IPS is bringing to us on the technologies tours,” said Amber Sherrick, Marketing Manager at ASI. “INTERPHEX is always a great way to premiere new products while getting to know customers and networking.”

Other Technologies Tours included: Advanced Aseptic, Inspection and Packaging, Modular Construction, and Oral Solid Dosage.

Featured events
The INTERPHEX Connects Innovation Stages also brought together crowds of industry professionals for complimentary, enriching presentations. Topics today covered continuous bioprocessing and manufacturing for biologic drugs, as well as a special forum presentation on Changing Contract Services sponsored by Pharmaceutical Technology and BioPharm International. Jim Miller, President of PharmSource spoke to a packed audience about the consolidation of the CMO universe and the evolution of new services combinations to fit the changing R&D requirements of bio/pharma companies. In addition, Miller offered an industry outlook for the next few years.

Featured presentations at the first ever PDA Education Sessions @INTERPHEX included Parenteral Packaging and Supply Chain for the 21st century.

On the show floor
It was nothing but positive news on the show floor as well. GE Healthcare Marketing Manager, Jiyoung Lee said, “We go to INTERPHEX every year and it’s always great; we are constantly generating leads.” The company took a unique approach to their booth this year, focusing on the four pillars of bioprocessing: upstream, downstream, single-use, and services.

A spokesperson from GEA Process Engineering also agreed that the show is a great way to network and get leads for potential customers for products like their MODUL Tablet Press, designed to process high-potency products.

Thermo Fisher Scientific – who has been exhibiting at the show for more than ten years in order to show the scale of their company’s capabilities – mentioned they have been getting tons of booth traffic. They also said they are pleased with the sponsorship opportunities that INTERPHEX offers them; they will be sponsoring the St. Patrick’s + 2 Industry Celebration tonight.

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What’s on tap for Thursday at INTERPHEX?


What’s on tap for Thursday?

As INTERPHEX 2014 winds down tomorrow, be sure to take advantage all of the free sessions at INTERPHEX Connects, such as The 7 Characteristics of a World Class Supply Chain sponsored by Contract Pharma, a roundtable discussion on new approaches to downstream processing, sponsored by BioProcess International, and a presentation on CMO selection and successful tech transfer for aseptic fill and finish services, brought to you by Pharmaceutical Processing.

Thursday will bring attendees two final PDA Education sessions on pharmaceutical water systems and closing plenary-aging facilities. President of PDA, Richard Johnson, will also give his closing remarks, reflecting on the program’s first year.

If you haven’t had a chance yet, check out the Life Science Connect Radio at – radio hosts will be streaming interviews with attendees, exhibitors, and subject matter experts live from the show floor.

Have a great last day at INTERPHEX tomorrow!



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Day 1 of INTERPHEX 2014


INTERPHEX, sponsored by PDA, Day One Update

Day one of the biggest pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical show of the year is under our belts, and what a day it has been! We kicked off INTERPHEX, sponsored by PDA with a Grand Opening ceremony presented by Pump Solutions Group – complete with live music from the Norwalk, CT marching band and a celebratory toast from some of the industry leaders.

PDA Education Sessions
The PDA Education@INTERPHEX series started off with welcome remarks from PDA’s President, Richard Johnson.

“All of you are very special – you are attendees of the first ever PDA education program,” Johnson said. “Thank you to all of the planning committee, staff and speakers.”

Morning education sessions, focused on industry trends and regulatory expectations. Speakers discussed expectations and explored trends focused on the use of technology, risk based decision-making, process capability, and quality systems need to achieve manufacturing excellence.

One of the highlights of the afternoon was a PDA session on biopharmaceutical and sterile manufacturing. Andrew Birkmire of GEA Process Engineering gave a great talk on aseptic spray drying as an alternative to lyophilization, and Morris Phelan of GE Healthcare Life Sciences discussed single-use technologies as an enabler when secure becomes safe in aseptic processing. Phelan said that big data is a revolution that will transform how we live, work and think. The days of red, yellow, green scorecards and ways of ranking risk are over – we have to take a big swing at big data.

Phelan was also excited to check out the 650+ exhibitors on the show floor after this presentation. “I can’t wait to get upstairs to see what’s new,” he said.

On the INTERPHEX Show Floor Representing All Dosage Forms
There were a lot of great products showcased today, including the EnteriGel softgels from Aenova that offer enteric delivery without additional coatings, and the new HyPerforma Single Use Bioreactor from Thermo Fisher. Jewett Automation was demoing their Robotic Arm hitting a golf ball, and the Federal Equipment booth was giving out free rides in their F1 racecar. Industry professionals also had the chance to hang out with peers at the ILC Dover booth modeling their Sentenial XT PAPR lightweight panoramic hoods that improve worker safety and productivity.

Throughout the day, the INTERPHEX Connects Innovation Stage area was bustling about with people. New to the show this year, the three stages feature free sessions, roundtables, panel discussions and keynote presentations.

What’s on tap for Wednesday?
Tomorrow, in addition to the robust PDA Education lineup, IPS Integrated Project Services will be leading the IPS Technologies Floor Tours at INTERPHEX. Attendees will gain insight into the latest equipment, innovation, and manufacturing technologies offered by leading vendors and internationally recognized experts.

“INTERPHEX truly is an enabler for us, helping bring together clients and the vendor community,” said Dave Goswami, Chairman and CEO of IPS. “Our technologies floor tours are a great way to connect everyone.”

Also on tap for tomorrow is a full line-up of free education sessions on the Innovation Stages at INTERPHEX Connects, Case Study Series and Workshops. Wednesday will also feature leading edge Specialty Forums like the State of the CMO Industry 2014, sponsored by PharmTech Magazine.

Day two of the show will conclude with the INTERPHEX St. Patrick’s + 2 Industry Celebration, Wednesday evening from 5-7pm at the River Pavilion. This can’t miss event – brought to you by Thermo Fisher – will feature live music, a golf simulator contest, photo booth, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

See you tomorrow!


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Phex Phriday Press Release: Patheon and DSM Combine Capabilities

DPx Launches as Global Provider of Pharmaceutical Services, Fine Chemicals and Proprietary Technologies

$2.65 billion transaction combines the capabilities and expertise of Patheon and DSM Pharmaceutical Products to create industry powerhouse

Durham, N.C. — (March 11, 2014)—DPx Holdings B.V. (DPx), privately owned by JLL Partners and Royal DSM, today launched as a leading global contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) for the pharmaceutical and related industries. DPx is the result of a USD $2.65 billion transaction between JLL Partners, a leading middle-market private equity firm, and Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company. DPx is 51 percent owned by JLL Partners and 49 percent by Royal DSM. With headquarters in Durham, N.C., DPx’s global footprint includes 24 locations across North America, Europe, Latin America and Australia with more than 8,000 employees.

Formerly known by its provisional name “NewCo,” DPx is the corporate parent of a group of business units that is comprised of three distinct brands focused on pharmaceutical services, fine chemicals and products and proprietary technologies. These units are the result of combining DSM Pharmaceutical Products (DPP), Patheon and Banner Life Sciences.  The company’s business unit structure is as follows:

  • Pharmaceutical services will operate under the Patheon brand name and include the commercial manufacturing (CMO) capabilities, pharmaceutical product development services (PDS) as well as Biosolutions and Biologics (Bio) businesses of DPP;
  • Fine chemicals, or the ES/IM and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) businesses, which will operate under the brand name DSM Fine Chemicals; and
  • Proprietary products and technologies, which will operate under the Banner Life Sciences brand name.

Patheon is the industry’s end-to-end supplier providing an integrated supply chain model to customers. Patheon delivers a full spectrum of pharmaceutical development and manufacturing services ranging from active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), Biologics and Biosolutions, as well as pharmaceutical product development services (PDS) and commercial manufacturing (CMO) capabilities. Additionally, DSM Fine Chemicals will handle complicated APIs and finished dosage forms for customers while Banner Life Sciences will offer its own proprietary and nutraceutical products to the market.

“This is an exciting day for our customers and employees. We believe that combining the capabilities and experience of both Patheon and DPP immediately positions us as the pharmaceutical industry’s partner of choice,” said Jim Mullen, CEO of DPx. “Today we are better positioned to add scale, new value chain capabilities and technologies, as well as expand our end-to-end service offerings to our customers as a global, comprehensive solution provider to the industry.”

Learn more and read the complete press release here.

Visit Patheon at their booth (1438) and DSM at booth (1211) at INTERPHEX, March 18 to 20!

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Introducing an expanded suite of upstream and downstream capabilities

paalllFounded in 1946 to develop and market the inventions of Dr. David B. Pall, the company’s originator, today Pall Corporation is a global leader in the high-tech filtration, separation and purification industry. We began developing solutions for the life sciences segment in the 1970s, and have built an industry-leading portfolio of downstream technologies, which we’ve proudly exhibited at INTERPHEX for many years.

With the recent acquisitions of Medistad Holding BV, SoloHill Engineering, Inc. and the LifeSciences business of ATMI, we can now offer our customers an expanded suite of solutions covering both upstream and downstream requirements at all processing scales. The moves also give us one of the strongest and most complete portfolios in the single-use space. Our newly extended capabilities will be showcased for the first time at INTERPHEX 2014. We look forward to connecting with industry colleagues in person to discuss our growing portfolio in more detail.

In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek at our new offerings. The acquisition of ATMI’s LifeSciences business adds custom-engineered, flexible packaging solutions, single-use storage systems, mixers and bioreactors for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical applications. The addition of SoloHill gives us leadership in microcarrier beads that can be used in single-use bioreactors. And Medistad brings specialized single-use systems engineering capabilities.

The expanded Pall team will be on-site at INTERPHEX 2014 in booths 3021 and 3341. The team can guide you through our multiple solutions for single-use applications. Please visit at your leisure.

Looking forward to seeing you in New York!

Ken Frank

President, Pall Biopharmaceuticals

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The Changing Contract Services Landscape

Specialty Forums
Jim Miller


Jim Miller is an industry insider with an unique perspective. As President of PharmSource Information Services, he is in touch with all aspects of the industry. In his annual assessment, Miller analyzes trends in the drug development market and the impact of regulations on contract manufacturing. Miller will review the past year, focusing on innovative and new methods while also detailing the failures of the industry. The future outlook of the industry will be another focal point of the presentation. He will assess upcoming challenges, evolving business models and what struggling drug development pipelines may mean for contract resources. This The Changing Contract Services Landscape address is sponsored by Pharmaceutical Technology and BioPharm International. It will be held Wednesday, March 19th at 9 am.

Lean more about this and other Specialty Forums on the INTERPHEX website.

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