Pharma EXPO Keynotes Will Focus on Biopharm Manufacturing and Innovation in Pharmaceutical Packaging

October 28, 2014

Keynote sessions will focus on challenges and opportunities in manufacturing operations and pharmaceutical packaging at Pharma Expo, which will be collocated with PACK EXPO International, on tap Nov. 2-5 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. 

The show, a joint venture of PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies and the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE), will feature the keynote addresses as highlights of the Pharma EXPO conference program that will feature presentations about issues and trends that affect all facets of the pharmaceutical industry, including the medical device, biotechnology, and nutraceutical sectors.  

The keynote addresses will correspond with that day’s track topic. The Manufacturing Operations track will feature keynoter Michael James, plant manager at SAFC Biosciences, Division of Sigma Aldrich, on “Effectiveness First, Efficiency Second!”

Using SAFC Biosciences as an example, James will speak about how to balance the priority for operational efficiency and flexibility to answer the biologics market’s demand for cost containment and greater responsiveness.

Durin g the Pharmaceutical Packaging track, Fastraqq Inc.’s Dan Balan will present “Winning the New Innovation Game,” focusing on factors that are disrupting old, straight-line models of medical innovation.

These factors include a multi-generational workforce, longer life spans, rising healthcare costs, and alternative forms of healing. He will also examine reasons why pharmaceutical manufacturers must look to other industries for solutions. 

“We are excited to offer these informative keynote addresses free of charge to Pharma EXPO and PACK EXPO attendees,” says Julianne Rill, director of education, ISPE. “The sessions are an excellent addition to the show’s robust educational programming, making this year’s event a hub not just for innovative technologies, but innovative ideas as well.”

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