The Medicine Maker Guide for CPhI North America in Philadelphia

The Medicine Maker Guide for CPhI North America in Philadelphia

CPhI North America is back in Philadelphia – home to countless A-list celebrities (including Kevin Bacon, Will Smith and Alecia Beth Moore – aka P!nk) and historical greats like Louisa May Alcott, Isaac Asimov and the US Vice President George M Dallas) – to share, learn, engage and innovate with the continent’s top pharmaceutical industry players.

With both online and in-person options available to all participants, CPhI NA is now a year-round event due to the availability of on-demand content and the long-lasting relationships and partnerships created there. The theme of this year’s show is to turn connections into endless possibilities. Which options will you look for first? Let me know: (email protected).

11:00 – 11:30: Sustainable Futures – Greening the Supply Chain: a guide to a sustainable and renewable supply chain (Conference Theater 1)

Speakers from Schneider Electric, Takeda and BMS will discuss the challenges and opportunities of decarbonizing the economy, with real-world examples of industry-wide collaboration programs and practical guidance.

12:00 – 13:30: CDMO Roundtable Discussion – Outsourcing Trends (Room 201A)

Grab an early lunch (or a big brunch) because experts from Thermo Fisher Scientific, Grand River, Bio/Pharmaceutical, and Actylis will dive deep into the nitty-gritty of what’s happening in the world of CDMO outsourcing operations.

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM: A Revolution in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing – Lightning Round: A Revolution in Manufacturing: The Impact of New Technologies and AI Challenges (Conference Theater 1)

This session will be split into three mini-presentations, each discussing the opportunities inherent in the application of smart digital technology in the production process.

Topics to be covered at tomorrow’s CPhI NA conference include the role of regional markets, biomanufacturing, start-up pitches, marketing workshops and talent acquisition.

Leave the conference center southwest to City Hall subway station, where you can take the Broad Street Line (also known as the Orange Line, which runs north-south). From the station, it’s a short walk through leafy Marconi Plaza to Citizens Bank Park Baseball Stadium – home of the Phillies! There were still tickets available for their home game against the Toronto Blue Jays – at least at the time of writing… Get yours! Or if baseball isn’t your thing, there are a slew of steakhouses, pizzerias and bakeries along Oregon Street.

When I look at the events program and see the emphasis on automation and the need to revolutionize production, I think back to an interview I conducted with Stella Vnook, CEO of Likarda. She said: “There is a need for a transition from small-scale, manual production processes to large-scale, automated production systems. This scale-up process is not only a technical, logistical and regulatory challenge, but also requires significant capital investment – ​​another key challenge, especially for early-stage cell therapy and biotech startups.”

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