Pharmaceutical Packaging Forum coming to Philadelphia

Spend an educational day with your peers and solution providers at the Pharmaceutical Packaging Forum (PPF) in Philadelphia March 29. The event is produced by Summit Publishing Company, publishers of Healthcare Packaging and Packaging World business publications. Seats are going quickly, so register soon.

Among the companies with registered attendees are Alcan Packaging,Alcoa Flexible Packaging, Anderson Packaging, Arthrex Manufacturing, AstraZeneca, Bayer Corp., Bayer HealthCare, Boston Scientific, Cardinal Health, Eisai, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Schering-Plough, Stiefel Laboratories, and Wyeth.

Topics and speakers at PPF include:

• Counterfeit Drugs, the Global Supply Chain and Auto Identification: Terry Labat, Director Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Ed Dzwill, Manager Package Technology Global Pharmaceutical Supply Group, Johnson & Johnson, and Hugh Lockhart, Ph.D., School of Packaging, Michigan State University.

• Packaging Equipment Design & Integration Upgrade on a Budget:
Rolando Vega, Manager, Global Technical Services Project Management, Schering Plough.

• Improving Overall Equipment Efficiency: Greg Anthos, Director, MMD Operational Excellence, Merck & Co. Inc.

• The Growing Combination Products Market: Michael Drues, Ph.D., President & Chief Technical Officer, Vascular Sciences.

• OTC Package Design: Richard Gerstman and Herb Meyers, Brand Identity and Package Design Experts and Authors.

• Increasing Uptime by Focusing on Reliability Metrics MTBF and MTTR: Jeff Rosen, Senior Industrial Engineer, Aseptic Manufacturing & Packaging, AstraZeneca.

• Packaging Biopharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Heat-Sensitive Products: Clifford H. Harze, Pharmaceutical Distribution Consultant.

• Developing Installation and Operational Qualification Documents for your Packaging Equipment: Edward M. Sybert, Heritage Biotechnology Consulting.

• The FDA and you--Current Rulings, Government Inspections and Defending Your Product: Eric F. Greenberg, Attorney at Law.
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