Highlights of TechnoPharm Supporting Programme
TechnoPharm, Europe's leading trade show for sterile processing technology for pharmaceuticals, food and cosmetics, will take place in Nuremberg from 30 September till 2 October 2014. This year's supporting programme offers a lot of special features.
"The programme is being coordinated by the APV (International Association for Pharmaceutical Technology), which is also supporting the trade show as an honorary sponsor," reports Willy Viethen, Exhibitions Director at NürnbergMesse. "In over 60 presentations, renowned industry experts will inform delegates about the status quo of technology, from sterile processes to packaging."
• TechnoPharm forum
This is where pharmaceutical production specialists discuss the latest developments in their field. Highlights include a forum on serialisation obligations for pharmaceutical manufacturers, a presentation series by the German Packaging Institute, a presentation on orodispersible medications and a case study on hot-melt extrusion by BASF SE.
• Forum: Focus cleanroom
This year too there will be an expert forum featuring special presentations on the planning, construction and operation of cleanrooms to meet GMP standards. Other featured highlights are a talk by Boehringer Ingelheim comparing RABS (Restricted Access Barrier System) and isolators and presentations on the latest regulatory requirements for cleanrooms.
• Forum: Serialisation obligations for pharmaceutical manufacturers
The countdown has begun: from 2017 all pharmaceutical manufacturers are obliged to provide both a unique identifier and a tamper-evident seal on the outer packages of prescription-only medicines. This presentation series on the first day of the trade show is organised by technical publisher Hüthig Verlag and provides operators with the necessary information to effectively implement the directive.
• Forum: Safe handling of solids
Often the sensitive bulk solids that are used in the pharmaceutical, food and cosmetics industry require careful handling and have to be transported from A to B carefully and without segregation. The forum organised by trade journal publisher Konradin Verlag for the first day of the show provides a comprehensive overview of the technologies currently available.
• Special explosion protection forum
An entire afternoon is devoted to efficient explosion protection. It includes presentations on fire and explosion protection followed by a panel discussion and an exclusive guided tour by journal publisher Vereinigte Fachverlage. The live explosions in the exhibition centre parklands are also well worth a look.
• Innovation Award 2014
For the seventh time in succession, Vogel Business Media is presenting its Innovation Award. On the evening of the first day of the show the award will go to the most innovative equipment and processes and will include the categories filling and packaging technology and pharmaceutical and cleanroom technology. The second day of the show will see the premiere of 90-minute tours during which the winners and those reaching the shortlist will present their products.
from 30 September to 2 October 2014, Fair ground Nuremberg (Germany)
Images: R. Eberhard, messekompakt.de, EBERHARD print & medien agentur gmbh