INTERPHEX 2018 offers solutions to water-use challenges for pharmaceuticals

March 30, 2018

Don’t miss technical sessions and presentations on water-use challenges and solutions for the pharmaceutical industry at INTERPHEX 2018.

In its 39th year, the 2018 International Pharmaceutical Expo (INTERPHEX) brings together pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and device development and manufacturing professionals to "experience science through commercialization." INTERPHEX has supported more than 20 North American and worldwide technology launches. In 2017, INTERPHEX saw an increase in total attendance with 47 percent being first-time attendees. Bio/pharma engineers, engineers and international professionals also increased in attendance.

Visit the Process Flow Network at Booth 1109

INTERPHEX will include more than 11,000 global industry professionals and more than 650 leading suppliers to experience technical conferences, exhibits, demonstrations and networking. Developed by Pharmaceutical Technology and INTERPHEX, the show features a comprehensive two-day keynote series with industry experts. Sessions include: Continuous Manufacturing; Quality Metrics & Systems; Formulation & Stability; Manufacturing Efficiencies & Improvements; Optimizing Facilities through Innovation & Technologies; Risk Management; and CMO/CDMOs: A Competitive Advantage.

INTERPHEX Live is the show’s technical education program that includes: "Automation Trends Facing the Industry" by Peter Zornio, Emerson Automation Solutions; "Emerging and Transformational Technologies in Personalized Medicine — A Paradigm Shift" by Katey Worrilow, Ph.D., LifeAire; and "Biosimilars 4.0" by Mani Krishnan, Pall Corporation, and Michiel E. Ultee, Ph.D., Ulteemit BioConsulting.

Sessions for the water industry include:

April 18

Technical Conference Stage 2 | Booth 1177

10:30 a.m.–11:15 a.m.

"Ensuring Reliable, Consistent Production in Pharmaceutical Water Systems"

Presenters: Per-Ake Ohlsson, Alfa Laval; David Summers, Alfa Laval

Learning objectives:

  • What is rouging and why does it occur in a water system?
  • Reducing the risk of rouge in a water system.
  • Reducing the risk of biofilm in a water system.

April 18

Technical Conference Stage 1 | Booth 1076

4:15 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

"Lessons Learned from Microbial Contamination in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing; Benefit of End User and Supplier Collaboration"

Presenter: Walid El Azab, STERIS Life Science

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the benefit to include an external partner and when to do so.
  • Understand a different way of innovative supplier to bring plus value to the end user.
  • Learn from common mistakes observed from the field to avoid recurring microbial contamination and inadequate root cause investigation.

April 19

INTERPHEX LIVE Crystal Palace Lobby | Booth CP-2

10:15 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

"Regulatory Requirements Relating to Water"

Speakers: Derek Ung, CRB; Ibrahim Khadra, Johnson & Johnson

April 19

Technical Conference Stage 4 | Booth 1477

10:30 a.m.–11:15 a.m.

“Endotoxin Remediation Strategies”

Presenter: Paul Lopolito, STERIS Corporation

Learning objectives:

  • Review sources of endotoxin contamination and potential risk to the patient.
  • Discuss common strategies to reduce endotoxin levels from surfaces and liquids.
  • Share multiple case studies that utilize different strategies to remediate endotoxin contamination.

April 19

INTERPHEX Innovation Stage

10:30 a.m.–11:15 a.m.

"Life Cycle Cost for Multiple-Effect Water Stills"

Presenter: Mika Parkka, STERIS Finn-Aqua

Learning objectives:

  • To help the audience understand how to reduce consumption of utilities of a multiple-effect water still.
  • To show the audience the cost savings obtained during the life cycle of the equipment if the utility costs are reduced.
  • To show the audience how low daily costs accumulate during long periods of time.

Interphex 2018

Javits Convention Center

New York City


April 17, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

April 18, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

April 19, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

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