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INTERPHEX Live Program Announced For 2018


- Program offers Expert Insight from Subject Matter Experts to Reduce Costs, Increase Productivity and Maximize Efficiency -

NEW YORK, NY; March 14, 2018International 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 2018 INTERPHEX Live Program. INTERPHEX Live offers attendees and exhibitors the opportunity to view the discussions live via our show floor studio as we broadcast throughout the show floor and record for “on-demand” post-show viewing. INTERPHEX takes place April 17-19 at the Javits Center in New York, New York.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
All sessions are moderated by Russ Somma, PhD, SommaTech Consulting

“Formulation and Delivery of Biologics and Complex Small Molecule Compounds” - 10:15am-11:00am
Panelists: Kevin Bittorf, VP, CMC, Trek Therapeutics; Jeff Katstra, Associate Director, Agios Pharmaceuticals; Padma Narayan, Director, Formulation Development, Tech Ops Development, SAGE Therapeutics; Jeff Shumway, Associate Director, Business Development, Formulation & Drug Delivery, MilliporeSigma

“Advantages of Continuous Manufacturing for Solid Dosage” - 11:15am-12:00pm
Panelist: Robin Meier, PhD, Manager Scientific Operations, LBBohle

“Pharma Intelligence: 2018 Industry Outlook” - 1:30pm-2:15pm
Panelist: Annette Kreuger, VP Research Pharmaceutical-Biotech Industry, Industrial Industry Info-IIR

“Biosimilars 4.0” - 2:15pm-3:00pm
Panelists: Rick Morris, Senior Vice President, R&D, Pall Biotech, Pall Corporation; Michiel E. Ultee, PhD, Ulteemit BioConsulting; Hallil Cohen, PhD, Executive Director for Scientific Affairs, Sandoz

“Automated Visual Particle Inspection for Hard to Inspect Containers” - 3:00pm-3:45pm
Panelist: Tim Kramm, General Manager, Rommelag USA

“The Impact of Critical Utilities” - 3:45pm-4:30pm
Panelists: John Lagodney, Associate, Biotechnology Core Team Leader, CRB; Trung Ly, Process Utilities Engineer. CRB; Robert Wheeler, Biopharm Facilities & Utilities Consulting Engineer, Bristol-Myers Squibb; Tom Verderame, GlaxoSmithKline

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

“New Regulations, Real Case Studies: ASME BPE Cabinet Washer Standards (SD-5.3.1)” - 10:15am-11:00am
Panelists: Pete Barrie, Product Manager, Sani-Matic, ASME-BPE Task Group Member; Melissa Balmer, Process Engineering Lead, Capital Projects Group , Merck and Member, ASME BioProcessing Equipment (BPE) Standards Committee and Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Design

“Automation Trends Facing the Industry” - 11:15am-12:00pm
Panelist: Peter Zornio, Chief Technology Officer, Emerson Automation Solution

“Utilizing AR/VR in Pharma Development and Manufacturing” - 1:30pm-2:15pm
Panelist: Jeff McDonald, Director, Virtual Design and Construction, CRB 

“Emerging and Transformational Technologies in Personalized Medicine-A Paradigm Shift” - 2:15pm-3:00pm
Panelists: Kathryn Worrilow, PhD , CEO, LifeAire; Maik Jornitz, CEO, GConBio; Mark Butler, Managing Director, IPS

FDA Inspection Preparations: What’s New, What’s Different - 3:45pm-4:30pm
Panelists: Joseph F. McGinnis, Senior Regulatory Compliance Advisor, Johnson & Johnson; Aaron Weinstein, Senior Director, Validation Services, IPS; Anthony Castellazzo, Sr. Director of Quality Assurance, Amicus Therapeutics; Dina Maines, Independent Consultant

Thursday, April 19, 2018

“Regulatory Requirements Relating to Water” - 10:15am-11:00am
Panelists: Derek Ung, Principal Process Engineer, CRB; Ibrahim Khadra,  LEED ®AP. Staff Engineer, Johnson & Johnson

“Fill Line Experts in Process Control” - 11:30am-12:15pm
Panelists: Christa Myers, Associate Owner, Sr. Pharmaceutical Engineering Specialist, CRB; Les Edwards, Vice President, Technology and Business Development, SKAN; Matthias Poslovski, Technical Sales Director–Global Ops, Optima Pharma GmbH

All INTERPHEX attendees and exhibitors can attend the Technical Conference and INTERPHEX Live at no additional cost. To register for INTERPHEX 2019, click here or visit


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. Pharmaceutical Processing reaches more than 28,000 direct request publication subscribers, 24,000 e-newsletter recipients daily, and more than 40,000 unique website visitors

For the past 39 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 10,500 global industry professionals and 620+ industry leading suppliers together to “Learn it, Experience it, Procure it” through a unique combination of no cost technical conference, exhibits, demonstrations, roundtables, 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. FormulationX and foundation sponsored by Elsevier, Dow Chemical and Colorcon, will launch at the 2018 event to increase the presence on drug substance. INTERPHEX and FormulationX 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


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