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INTERPHEX and Pharmaceutical Processing Announce INTERPHEX Live Program


- Program Offers Expert Insight and Solutions on the Challenges Facing the Industry: Reduce Costs, Increase Productivity and Maximize Efficiency -

NEW YORK, NY; March 02, 2017 – International Pharmaceutical Expo (INTERPHEX), the premier event dedicated to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and device 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 INTERPHEX Live program. As the industry looks to reduce costs, increase productivity and maximize efficiency, the program was developed to address and deliver solutions for industry challenges by providing the latest in state-of-the-art technologies and access to industry expertise in a unique filmed format presenting reviews, interviews, and lively discussion. INTERPHEX takes place March 21-23, 2017 at the Javits Center in New York, New York.

“We are extremely pleased to have such a high caliber of expertise included within our exciting program, INTERPHEX Live,” said Melissa Ashley, Senior Vice President, INTERPHEX. “Our technology-focused three-day program offers industry professionals the opportunity to gain innovative solutions for compliant, flexible and cost-effective operations from industry experts. INTERPHEX continues to deliver innovation and excellence in pharmaceutical, biotechnology and device development and manufacturing.”

“On behalf of INTERPHEX and Pharmaceutical Processing, we are proud to offer even more value with this timely technical program,” said Todd Baker, General Manager, Manufacturing, Advantage Business Media. “INTERPHEX Live is a great no cost way to increase your knowledge and learn new operational efficiencies and Cost of Good strategies in a fun and entertaining format. Attendees and exhibitors have 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 Live Schedule: Moderated by Russ Somma, PhD, SommaTech Consulting

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
“Realizing Benefits and Efficiencies from Quality Systems” - 10:15am-11:00am
Aaron Weinstein, Sr. Director Validation Services, IPS-Integrated Project Services; Jeff Meltzer, VP of Quality Management, Trevania Inc.

“Evolution of Pre-filled Syringes” - 11:15am-12:00pm             
Les Edwards, Vice President, Vice President, Technology and Business Development, SKAN US; Dan Schmidt, Director: Fill, Finish, Inspection and Packaging, Sanofi; Jared Shook, Director, Aseptic Processing Technology, IPS - Integrated Project Services

“Capsules: The Go-To Dosage Form”- 1:30pm-2:15pm           
Jonathan Gilinski, SVP of Business Development, CapsCanada; Michael Vileikis, Technology Manager, Global Strategy and Technology, IPS-Integrated Project Services

“cGMP Clean Space: Innovative Solutions for Compliant and Cost-Effective Facilities” - 2:15pm-3:00pm
Ed Caulkins, Director of Facility Design, DME; Blake Hodess, President, Hodess Cleanroom Construction; Charlie Johnsrud, Principal, Johnsrud Architects; Tim Loughran, Consultant, Cleanroom Construction Associates

“Fortem: Challenges and Opportunities in Developing a New Plastic Film for Bioprocess Activities” - 3:00pm-3:45pm             
Susan Burke, Staff Scientist, GE Healthcare; Ross Acucena, Product Strategy Manager, Bio Process , GE Healthcare; Parrish M. Galliher, Chief Technology Officer, BioProcess, GE Healthcare Life Sciences; Nicholas Berendt, Director of Global Medical Market Development, Sealed Air Medical

“The Future of Flexible Manufacturing” - 3:45pm-4:30pm      
Jeff Odum, CPIP, Global Technology Partner, NNE Pharmaplan US

Wrap-up: Day 1 - 4:45pm-5:00pm

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
“DSCSA: New Regulations Require Action” - 10:15am-11:00am           
Brian Daleiden, Vice President, Industry Marketing, TraceLink; Peter Sturtevant, Sr. Director Industry Development-Pharma, GS1 US

“Regulatory Aspects of Continuous BioProcessing” - 11:15am-12:00pm             
Alice Redmond, Vice President, EU Operations and Head of Bio, Pharma & Medical Device Services, Commissioning Agents

“Serialization” - 1:30pm-2:15pm   
Ashley Umberger, Manager of Engineering, Afton Scientific; Mark Wessel, Director Engineering-Global Serialization Program Leader, Pfizer CentreOne; Graham Clark, Director CMO/3PL Business, TraceLink; Christopher Howell, Senior Director, Global Engineering and Technology, Patheon

“Biosimilars 3.0” -   2:15pm- 3:00pm           
Michiel E. Ultee, Ph.D., Principal, Ulteemit BioConsulting; Mani Krishnan, Vice President, Technical Services & Scientific Affairs, Pall Corporation

“Quality Metrics/Quality Agreements” - 3:00pm-3:45pm
Tom McGrath, Vice President of Quality, LSNE; Tom Thorpe, CEO, Afton Scientific; Scott Gunther, VP, Quality, Catalent

“Continuous Manufacturing Opportunities Keep Expanding in Pharma” - 3:45pm-4:30pm            
Andrew Christofides, Technology Director, Process Equipment, Jacobs; Eric Jayjock, PhD, Director of Continuous Manufacturing, Patheon; Jay Jones, General Manager, Delavau; Fernando Muzzio, Distinguished Professor Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Rutgers University

Wrap-up: Day 2 - 4:45pm-5:00pm
Thursday, March 23, 2017
“The Changing Regulatory Landscape: Looking from the Outside In” - 10:15am-11:00am            
Joe McGinnis, Senior Regulatory Compliance Advisor, Johnson & Johnson

“Trends in Medical Device” - 11:15am-12:00pm
David Armbruster, Johnson & Johnson

Wrap-up: Day 3 - 12:00pm-12:15pm

To better plan your schedule while at show and help with business networking, utilize the show planner tool here. Registration for INTERPHEX is required. To register for INTERPHEX 2017, 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 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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