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Pharma Manufacturing Facilities and Equipment: How Will We Meet the Needs?

Paul M. Obringer, BSCh, BSChE
Pharma Manufacturing Facilities and Equipment: How Will We Meet the Needs?

It’s hard to believe we are more than halfway through 2021 and how 2020 is such a distance memory yet so ingrained into our minds it feels like it was yesterday. As COVID continues to be prevalent in society and with our continued focus on life saving medicines we as an industry must maintain our “Agility, Collaboration, Innovation”. The facility and engineering track would like to invite you to this year’s ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo.

2021 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo

Our track discussions will be around CAR-T and the future of cell and gene treatments, what we learned from Project Warp Speed and how we can leverage those lessons, how the Pharma industry and the environment must work together to meet the needs, steps to a successful Pharma facility and QRM/CQV best practices.

Facility design and operation has had to adapt to keep up with these needs. A more risked based approach has been deployed as well as much more strategic planning. As COVID shortages continue to affect the market planning and contingencies become vital. Our speakers will discuss some case studies and opportunities that arose during these trying times to allow facilities and design to meet the market demand.

We need you, our membership, to help challenge us in those discussions, ensure we remain agile to meet the customer needs, collaborate to share best practices and ideas, and innovative to make sure we have the next lifesaving treatment ready.

The 2021 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo has a lot to offer and will be in a hybrid format, held as an in-person meeting and remote participation. We encourage all to attend in Boston to connect, reconnect and chat with colleagues and experts in both technical and geographical areas to share your ideas and innovations. Creating a safe, worry-free experience is ISPE's top priority for all individuals. They are firm in their commitment and have established a preparedness plan that will continue to evolve, incorporating innovative features that will further enhance the onsite experience and safety for everyone in attendance.

The ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo not only provides an opportunity to learn from your colleagues in the industry, but to also have fun. This year’s meeting will be in Boston – not only a center for the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, but also an historic city with numerous attractions.

Join ISPE at in Boston at the Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton hotel from 31 October –3 November. Event highlights include:

  • Global Regulatory Town Hall
  • In-depth education sessions
  • Expert regulatory & industry speakers
  • 200+ exhibitors
  • Facility tours
  • Facility of the Year Awards
  • 5k Run
  • Member Recognition Awards
  • Pre and post-event networking opportunities

The 2021 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo will be rich in content developed and delivered by your peers. This year’s meeting will feature six program tracks in addition to the keynote addresses and regulatory town hall discussion, which include:

  • Facilities and Equipment
  • Information Systems
  • Innovation in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Process Development and Manufacturing
  • Quality Systems and Regulatory
  • Supply Chain, Operations and Packaging Excellence

Thank you to the exhibitors and sponsors – your contributions are critical to the success of this largest platform for our industry.

We welcome you to join us for the biggest pharma event of the year to learn and share progress, success stories, best practices, lessons learned, and also to have some fun!

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