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INTERPHEX And ISPE Renew Partnership For 2011 Event

12/06/2010

(NORWALK, Conn., December 6, 2010) – The organizers of INTERPHEX and leaders of the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE) have announced the renewal of their  partnership for INTERPHEX 2011, which will be held at New York’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on March 29 – 31, 2011.  This marks ISPE’s 14th year as the major sponsor of INTERPHEX, which is North America’s largest education and exhibit event for the pharmaceutical and biologic manufacturing industry.

At the event ISPE and INTERPHEX will join with Pharmaceutical Processing magazine to showcase category winners of the seventh annual Facility of the Year Award (FOYA) program, the premier global awards program recognizing innovation and creativity in manufacturing facilities serving the regulated healthcare industry. FOYA categories include Equipment Innovation, Facility Integration, Operational Excellence, Project Execution, Process Innovation, and Sustainability.

Representatives from the winning companies and their participating design, architect, engineering and construction management resources will be at INTERPHEX to meet with attendees and exhibitors, and award recipients will be honored at the event’s Leadership Dinner. This is the only joint appearance they will make other than the ISPE Annual Meeting in November 2011, when one of the category winners will be named Overall Winner.

The FOYA winners center will be featured in the Facilities Zone, one of four exhibit Zones launched in 2010 to increase sourcing convenience. The other Zones are Sourcing & Services, Automation: Systems & Controls and Manufacturing & Packaging.

“The relationship between ISPE and INTERPHEX continues to be a true partnership, where we work together each year on ways to enrich the event experience,” said Bob Stewart, INTERPHEX Industry Vice President. This has included a greater involvement by ISPE Chapters, who in 2010 hosted hotel-event shuttle transportation, which will be continued in 2011. ISPE will also continue to host a member lounge, and a display on the show floor where non-members can learn about the benefits of ISPE membership and details of affiliates and chapters in their area.

“We’re proud to be partnering with INTERPHEX once more on INTERPHEX 2011,” said Bob Best, ISPE’s President and CEO. “ISPE’s core purpose is to give our Members the resources they need to drive global innovation. Our partnership with INTERPHEX fits well with this goal. The show is a terrific place for suppliers and industry professionals to come together, exchange ideas, and foster best practices to help move the pharmaceutical industry forward.”

“As an active ISPE member and Chair of the ISPE Project Management Community of Practice, I consider INTERPHEX the highlight of my work year,” said Keith Gibbs, Manager of Technical Services, Commissioning, Qualification and Construction Quality at Yonkers Industries.  “It gives me the chance to explore new technologies and services through supplier interaction. It brings industry leaders together and I’m guaranteed value-added time with clients, suppliers, partners and subcontractors. I get new ideas -- INTERPHEX recharges my battery.”

Details on registration, conference packages, group and ISPE Member discounts can be found at www.interphex.com and event news is available via Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

About ISPE

ISPE, the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, is the Society of choice for 22,000 technical professionals working in or serving the manufacturing sector or drug development in the pharmaceutical industry in 90 countries. ISPE aims to be the catalyst for "Engineering Pharmaceutical Innovation" by providing Members with opportunities to develop their technical knowledge, exchange practical experience within their community, enhance their professional skills, and collaborate with global regulatory agencies and industry leaders. Founded in 1980, ISPE offers online learning opportunities for a global audience and has its worldwide headquarters in Tampa, Florida, USA; its European office in Brussels, Belgium; an Asia Pacific office in Singapore; and its newest office in Shanghai, China. Visit www.ISPE.org for additional Society news and information.

About INTERPHEX

INTERPHEX USA is the world’s most trusted source for leading-edge technology, education, and sourcing of the products and services that drive scientific innovation for Life Sciences manufacturing. INTERPHEX is produced by Reed Exhibitions, delivering influential leaders in life sciences through unique combinations of conference, exhibition, workshops, partnering opportunities, and networking events.

Reed Exhibitions manages more than 450 trade events annually worldwide and is a member of the Reed Elsevier Group plc, a world-leading provider of information-driven services and solutions. For information, visit www.INTERPHEX.com and follow INTERPHEX on Facebook, and Twitter (@INTERPHEX).

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