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- Exchange of Knowledge, Innovation and Technology to Reduce Cost, Increase Productivity and Maximize Efficiency -

NEW YORK, NY; March 18, 2019International Pharmaceutical Expo (INTERPHEX), the premier event dedicated to pharmaceutical and biotechnology innovation, technology and knowledge from development through commercialization, and Pharmaceutical Processing, a leading provider of news and information on the cutting-edge technologies and services for the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and medical device markets, today released the 2019 INTERPHEX Live Program. INTERPHEX Live offers the opportunity to view the discussions live as we broadcast throughout the show floor and record for “on-demand” post-show viewing. In celebration of INTERPHEX’ 40th Anniversary, the focus is on delivering even more state-of-the-art Innovation and Technology. INTERPHEX takes place April 2-4, 2019 at the Javits Center, New York, NY.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 – Lobby, Crystal Palace
All sessions are moderated by Russ Somma, PhD, SommaTech Consulting

“CAR-T Cell Facility, Start-up and CQV” – 10:30am-11:15am
Panelist(s): Aaron Weinstein, Sr. Director Validation Services, IPS-Integrated Project Services, LLC; Patrick McGee, Cleanroom Division Manager, PortaFab Corporation; Adam Mivelaz, Associate Manager, ECQ Delivery, Celgene; Christopher Pastorello,
Associate Director, CAR T Validation, Celgene

“Leveraging Technologies into the Smart Supply Chain” – 11:30am-12:15pm
Panelist(s): Chad Owens, KPI and Manufacturing Line Optimization Expert, OPTEL

“An Innovative Approach to Cell/Gene Therapy Facility Design” – 1:15pm-2:00pm
Panelist(s): Maik Jornitz, President & CEO, G-CON Manufacturing Inc.; Tom Piombino, Vice President, Process Architecture, IPS - Integrated Project Services

“Collaboration and Proven Results: Where Do We Go from Here? SUPAC? QBD? – 2:15pm-3:00pm
Panelist(s): Fernando Muzzio, Distinguished Professor, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Rutgers University; Douglas Hausner, PhD, Associate Director, Industrial Relations and Business Development, Rutgers University

“Pharma Intelligence: 2019 State of Investment – 3:15pm-4:00pm
Panelist(s): Annette Kreuger, Vice President, Research, Pharmaceutical-Biotech Industry, Industrial Information Resources

“Oral Administration and Therapy” – 4:15pm-5:00pm
Panelist(s): Meghan Gutierrez, CEO, Lymphoma Research Foundation; Michael E. Williams, MD, ScM, University of VA, Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 – Lobby, Crystal Palace

“Advanced & Highly Adaptive Automation Technology Integrated with Industry 4.0 Trends” – 10:00am-10:45am
Panelist(s): Yvonne Duckworth, Lead Automation Engineer, CRB; Steve Madruga, Building Information Modeling Manager, Kinetics Systems Inc.; Steve Madruga, Building Information Modeling Manager, Kinetics Systems, Inc.

“Adding Intelligence to Legacy Assets through Artificial Intelligence and Domain Expertise for OpEx” – 11:00am-11:45am
Panelist(s): Blair Fraser, VP - Customer Success,

“A Path Towards Better Freeze Drying Product and Process Using Mass Spectrometry” – 1:15pm-2:00pm
Panelist(s): Vaibhav Kshirsagar, Associate Scientist, IMA Life North America

“Car-T Cell Advancements” – 2:15pm-3:00pm
Panelist(s): Kathryn C. Worrilow, PhD, Founder and CEO, LifeAire Systems; Ali Mohamed, VP CMC, Immatics Biotechnologies; Boro Dropulic, Chief Science Officer and General Manager, Miltenyi Biotec; Avery Posey, Instructor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennslyvania; Peter Olagunju, VP, Bluebird Bio; Heidi Hagen, Chief Strategy Officer, Vineti Inc.

“Biosimilars 5.0” – 3:15pm-4:00pm
Panelist(s): Mike Ultee, Principal, Ulteemit BioConsulting; Rick Morris, Senior Vice President R&D, Pall Biotech, Pall Corporation;
Hillel Cohen, Executive Director, Sandoz, Inc.

“Regulatory Review: What's New?” – 4:15pm-5:00pm
Panelist(s): Joe McGinnis, Senior Regulatory Compliance Advisor, Johnson & Johnson; Anthony Castellazzo, Sr. Director of External Global Quality, Amicus Therapeutics


Thursday, April 4, 2019 – Lobby, Crystal Palace

PDA Roundtable: “Slowing Down - The Need for Flexibility Over Speed – 10:00am-10:45am
Panelist(s): John Lunger, Senior Vice President, Manufacturing and Supply Chain, Adaptimmune; Mike Long, Sr. Director of Consulting Services / Principal Consultant, ValSource, LLC

“Isolation and Containment in Cell and Gene Therapy Applications – 11:00am-11:45am
Panelist(s): Les Edwards, Vice President, Technology and Business Development, SKAN US, Inc.; Marsha Steed, Director, Global Microbiology and Contamination Control, Bluebird Bio, Inc.; Marc Pelletier, Director, Process Technology, CRB

Navigate the full INTERPHEX Technical Conference details, click here or download the INTERPHEX Mobile App. INTERPHEX offers the opportunity to network with leading suppliers and industry professionals, see the latest advancements in technology and equipment and face to face discussions with subject matter experts.

Register today for INTERPHEX 2019 and save the onsite fee. Media who would like to cover the Technical Conference should contact INTERPHEX and INNOPHEX offer the opportunity to network with leading suppliers and industry professionals, see the latest advancements in technology and equipment and face to face discussions with subject matter experts.

About Pharmaceutical Processing

Since 1984 Pharmaceutical Processing has provided industry professionals with news and information on the cutting-edge technologies and services for the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and medical device markets. Pharmaceutical Processing engages pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing professionals daily, weekly, and monthly with relevant industry news and technology solutions that solve critical issues, delivering it in the formats that meet their business and professional needs. From formulation to manufacturing to packaging, Pharmaceutical Processing provides comprehensive coverage on the latest technologies and best practices being used in today’s marketplace.


For forty years, INTERPHEX has been, and continues to be, the premier pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and device development and manufacturing event where you can “Experience Science through Commercialization”. Sponsored by the Parenteral Drug Association
(PDA), the event is based in New York and brings over 11,000 global industry professionals and 625+ industry leading suppliers together to “Learn it, Experience it, Procure it” through a unique combination of exhibits, demonstrations, partnering opportunities, networking and no cost technical conference to leverage quality, efficiency and cost effectiveness in today’s ever-changing global market. INTERPHEX offers annual domestic and international industry events and educational opportunities around the world. INTERPHEX and INNOPHEX together, offer the very latest intelligence, cutting-edge technologies and state-of-the-art innovation throughout the product development life cycle. Follow INTERPHEX on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, and TwitterIPX Blog continues the learning beyond the show floor. For more information, visit