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.
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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