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INTERPHEX Announces New Life Sciences Innovation Week Taking Place In Puerto Rico


-Focused on the Island's Extensive Experience in Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Medical Device Manufacturing of Life Enhancing Drugs and Devices -

SAN JUAN, PR, August 27, 2014– International Pharmaceutical Expo (INTERPHEX), sponsored by Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) is an annual industry event based in Puerto Rico and dedicated to showcasing pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical innovation, technology and knowledge, announces INTERPHEX Life Sciences Innovation Week, October 16-18, 2014 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

INTERPHEX Life Sciences Innovation Week is the Island's single source for biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing solutions. The event draws over 5,500 key decision makers and 200 leading technologies suppliers through a unique combination of exhibition, education, workshops, partnering opportunities, One on One meetings and networking events.

Since 2006, the event has proven to be an ideal setting for the presentation of innovative technologies, along with a specialized educational program featuring conferences and workshops focused on industry trends, technical development, regulatory guidance and training opportunities.

"I am delighted to announce the event, INTERPHEX Life Sciences Innovation Week," stated RJ Palermo, Industry Vice President, INTERPHEX. "Co-located with Medical Device Puerto Rico and Latin American Supply Chain Expo, together we offer a comprehensive, state-of-the-art showcase for industry professionals who are looking to source new technologies, products and services. Puerto Rico is home to many leading multi-national companies and is considered a hotspot for life science innovation. We are pleased to feature state-of-the-art innovation and excellence for the benefit of the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries."

Mr. Palermo continued, "New for 2014 is our One on One Meetings program, sponsored by the Puerto Rican Manufacturers Association (PRMA) and coordinated by Caona Marketing, Inc.; a great way to build business relationships through targeted meetings on the show floor. INTERPHEX Life Sciences Innovation Week continues to provide a platform to take advantage of the best networking opportunities, meet with leading technologies suppliers and access to manufacturing expertise all with one purpose: achieving operational excellence, reducing costs, and improving the quality of products manufactured in Puerto Rico."

"This year, INTERPHEX Life Sciences Innovation Week's educational programs include industry professional and subject matter experts, educating attendees on biotechnology, medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturing solutions to confidently process, fill and finish life enhancing drugs and devices," stated Ivan Lugo, Executive Director, INDUNIV.

According to Mr. Lugo, one of the most exciting additions to INTERPHEX Life Sciences Innovation Week is the introduction of 'super sessions': three-hour interactive sessions with a high element of applied technical knowledge. These 60-80+ capacity events also provide the opportunity to apply the newly acquired knowledge and strategies into a successful business model to help companies grow. The sessions share testimonies from industry experts to share past experiences and lessons learned. Mr. Lugo adds, "From practical analysis to applied business experiences, this year's INTERPHEX Life Sciences Innovation Week will be the event that businesses talk about throughout the year. If you are involved in specifying, recommending, purchasing, manufacturing, packaging or operating products for your company, then you can't afford to miss this workshop series."

Workshops at this year's INTERPHEX Life Sciences Innovation Week include:

  • Regulatory & Compliance New Trends and Best Practices
  • Process Validation Guidance - Developing the Approach on Inspections
  • PDA Panel Discussion
  • Serialization: The Road to Implementation
  • Culture: A Challenge for Reaching Sustainable Operational Excellence
  • Puerto Rico's Development Models as a Competitive Advantage: Justifications, Requirements and Opportunities.
  • The Advantages of the Facility Retrofit: Effective Design and Project Management to Avoid Change Orders, Time Delays and Increased Cost
  • Sustainable Continuous Improvement Best Practices Across the Industries: Biopharmaceuticals, Aerospace, Electronics and Medical Devices Industries

Through these presentations, industry experts will offer attendees an 'island industry outlook' with a presentation on: "Puerto Rico's Pilot Plants Development Models as a Competitive Advantage: Justification, Requirements and Opportunities". Also, a specialized industry forum offers an in-depth look at a wide variety of technical topics relevant to the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, such as "Cutting Costs & Saving Time: Development of New Medicine", discussing how new medicines are introduced into the market often at a high cost to the manufacturer and to the consumer.

As a preamble to the exhibition hall opening, INDUNIV is sponsoring the Industry and Government Executive Roundtable: The Battelle Report Life Science Business Growth Opportunities for Puerto Rico. Industry, government and organization executives will discuss future strategies to strengthen the Biotechnology Industry model, catalyzing growth.

Once again, Puerto Rico will be the stage for three shows under one roof: INTERPHEX Life Sciences Innovation Week, Medical Device Puerto Rico and Latin American Supply Chain Expo, covering the full spectrum of life sciences while transforming the Island into the region's largest meeting place to source the latest technologies and products and knowledge to drive innovation, ultimately serving as the catalyst for economic growth on the Island. Register NOW for INTERPHEX Life Sciences Innovation Week.

INTERPHEX (International Pharmaceutical Expo), sponsored by PDA (Parenteral Drug Association) is the single source for complete biopharmaceutical manufacturing solutions to safely and cost effectively process all dosage forms for life-enhancing drugs. It brings over 12,000 global pharmaceutical and biotechnology professionals together with 600+ suppliers via 300,000sf of event space through a unique combination of exhibition, education, workshops, partnering opportunities, and networking events.  INTERPHEX offers annual national and international industry events and educational opportunities around the world.  For more information, visit and follow INTERPHEX on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter (@INTERPHEX.) IPX Blog continues the learning beyond the show floor and INTERPHEX Connector is the new twice-weekly email industry insight and news briefing.


For more information contact:
Iván Cardona
(787) 404-9241

Kate McCorriston
(203) 840-5455

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