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INTERPHEX And Parenteral Drug Association Announce Agreement; Roundtable Discussions To Debut At INTERPHEX 2017


- Bringing the Industry Together to provide state-of-the-art knowledge and technical insight
to drive and accelerate development and manufacturing innovation-

NEW YORK, NY; March 7, 2017 – International Pharmaceutical Expo (INTERPHEX), the premier event dedicated to pharmaceutical and biotechnology innovation, technology and knowledge from development through commercialization, and the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA), a leading provider of science, technology and regulatory information and education, today announced a three-year Premium Association Sponsorship agreement. INTERPHEX offers access to the very latest in technical sessions, cutting-edge development and manufacturing technologies and innovation to cost effectively and efficiently develop and manufacture quality product. INTERPHEX takes place March 21-23, 2017 at the Javits Center in New York, New York.

“We are delighted to continue our relationship with PDA,” said Melissa Ashley, Senior Vice President, INTERPHEX.
“Partnering with PDA aligns us with key industry thought leaders and enhances the opportunities for our attendees to learn and source cutting-edge solutions from leading industry suppliers in order to cost effectively develop and manufacture quality product. PDA’s commitment to developing scientifically sound, practical technical information and expertise to advance pharmaceutical / biopharmaceutical manufacturing science and regulation is in perfect alignment with the INTERPHEX mission and the needs of our customers. This partnership helps support INTERPHEX as THE industry forum Where the Industry Comes Together.”

“There is a strong commitment from both organizations to deliver state-of-the-art insight, innovation and technical expertise for the benefit of industry professionals worldwide,” said Richard Johnson, President and CEO, PDA. “We are delighted to continue our collaboration with INTERPHEX as the Premier Association Sponsor. We are pleased to move forward in this shared commitment to the industry.”

PDA will debut a new, no cost learning opportunity, PDA Roundtable Discussions, at INTERPHEX 2017. Led by industry experts and technical report authors, the Roundtables offer informative discussions and updates on important industry topics and related PDA technical reports, including Blow Fill Seal technology (newly released PDA Technical Report 77), pharmaceutical glass handling, and nonconformities related to elastomeric closures and aluminum seals. These events are “must attend” for anyone involved in the industry. All three Discussions will debut on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 and repeat on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

Reserve your seat for the PDA Roundtable Discussions. Register today for INTERPHEX 2017.

PDA Roundtable Discussion Schedule

Blow Fill Seal (BFS) Roundtable
Tuesday, March 21, 9:00am-10:00am / Wednesday, March 22, 1:00pm-2:00pm
An interactive discussion on what factors should be considered in BFS machine selection and facility setup based upon product requirements and aspects of proper process validation.
Moderators: Martin Haerer, Rommelag; Tim Kram, Rommelag; Patrick Poisson, United Therapeutics

Pharmaceutical Glass Handling Roundtable
Tuesday, March 21, 11:00am-12:00pm / Wednesday, March 22, 11:00am-12:00pm
Packaging industry experts lead an interactive discussion, separating fact from myth, on what factors may influence the amount of glass breakage during processes ranging from receipt and washing to fill and packaging.
Moderators: Jim Nadlonek, Bausch+Strobel; Tony Perry, Schott North America

Nonconformities in Elastomeric Closures and Aluminum Seals for Parenteral Packaging Roundtable
Tuesday, March 21, 1:00pm-2:00pm / Wednesday, March 22, 9:00am -10:00am
Discuss issues with classification of nonconformities related to elastomeric closures and aluminum seals, areas of improvements between pharma and suppliers as well as opportunities to improve collaborative efforts to meet regulatory requirements.
Moderators: Andrea Straka, West Pharmaceuticals

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 more than 10,000 members worldwide. For information, visit

For the past 38 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 11,500 global industry professionals and 625+ industry leading suppliers together to “Learn it, Experience it, Procure it” through a unique combination of no cost technical conference, exhibits, demonstrations, workshops, partnering opportunities and networking 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. Follow INTERPHEX on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, and TwitterIPX Blog continues the learning beyond the show floor.  For more information, visit


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