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SKAN US to Exhibit Pharmaceutical Safety Isolator L-Flange System And Launch SKAN Engineer Olympics at INTERPHEX 2015

01/06/2015

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NEW YORK, NY, RALEIGH, NC; January 6, 2015 – International Pharmaceutical Expo (INTERPHEX), the premier pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical event dedicated to innovation, technology and knowledge, and sponsored by the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA), and SKAN US, Inc., a subsidiary of SKAN AG Switzerland and the world's largest provider of isolator technology, today announced SKAN’s flexible production solution, Pharmaceutical Safety Isolator L-Flange System (PSI-L), will be exhibited on the show floor during INTERPHEX 2015, April 21-23.  

SKAN is also providing engineers and key decision makers attending INTERPHEX 2015 a chance to participate in the first ever “SKAN Engineering Olympics”. The SKAN Engineering Olympics were developed to showcase the dexterity and flexibility via the barrier isolation glove box of the PSI-L. This unique and challenging event will take place within their expanded exhibit booth on the show floor of INTERPHEX 2015. The SKAN Engineering Olympics will consist of two disciplines to be performed within the PSI-L; Discipline #1 involves moving BB’s one by one, using forceps, from the bowl to a vial, forty-five seconds and Discipline # 2 will be the Squeeze Test, participants will utilize a squeeze force measuring device to accurately gauge applied pressure. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded for both men and women contestants. First Prize winners will receive a Microsoft Surface™. The contest will end on Thursday, April 22, at 12:00pm (EST). Winners will be determined by contest results and awarded by SKAN US.

“INTERPHEX is delighted to announce that SKAN will feature and demonstrate the short decontamination cycle, maximum flexibility and excellent operator safety of the PSI-L on the show floor,” said Ed Several, Senior Vice President and General Manager, INTERPHEX. “Innovative products, technical knowledge and customer-specific solutions have led SKAN to become a global market leader and important partner for the pharmaceutical industry, compounding pharmacies and research laboratories.”

Several continued, “Further enhancing the show, is the SKAN Engineering Olympics. Engineers and key decision making attendees will have first-hand interaction with the isolator via glove-box contests designed to showcase the dexterity and flexibility of the technology. SKAN’s enhanced exhibit is another example of how INTERPHEX 2015 is well-positioned to offer more of the very latest in Innovation, Technologies and Knowledge.”

“We are delighted to expand our exhibition space and be a major part of INTERPHEX 2015 to showcase our industry leading isolation technologies,” said Larry Cabeceiras, President, SKAN US. “The PSI-L is a modular isolation system with a unique L-shaped flange; adapting like a chameleon and enabling flexibility and rapid change. Our philosophy is to “Learn by Experience” and our Engineering Olympics offers the perfect opportunity to interact with one of our industry leading integrated hydrogen peroxide H2O2 decontamination systems, learn from our experienced technical specialists and experience the fun of competition. Stop by booth 3055.”

About INTERPHEX
INTERPHEX (International Pharmaceutical Expo), sponsored by Parenteral Drug Association (PDA), 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 www.INTERPHEX.com and follow INTERPHEX on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTubeIPX Blog continues the learning beyond the show floor and INTERPHEX Connector is the new twice-weekly email industry insight and news briefing.

About SKAN US, Inc.
Founded in 1968, SKAN US, Inc., is a subsidiary of SKAN AG Switzerland and the world's largest provider of state-of-the-art barrier isolation technology. With over 9,000 installations in over 43 countries, SKAN is an active contributor in the fields of cleanroom technology, isolator technology, contamination control, services and system qualification for the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and compounding industries. Our core competency is creating workable and validatable designs, systems and products for the different applications of cleanroom technology, including system engineering, design qualification, certified documentation, and system qualification at our customer's site. Our innovative research and development department forms the scientific basis on which we are regulated and our processes and products are validated. For more information, please visit http://skan.ch

About PDA
The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) is the leading global provider of science, technology and regulatory information and education for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical community. Founded in 1946 as a nonprofit organization, PDA is committed to developing scientifically sound, practical technical information and resources to advance science and regulation through the expertise of its nearly 10,000 members worldwide.

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