Pharmaceutical supply chain events in Philadelphia

Summit, publishers of Packaging World and Healthcare Packaging magazines, will serve as a media partner for LogiPharma USA 2008, a pharmaceutical supply chain and logistics event. LogiPharma will take place Sept. 15-18, 2008 at Loews Philadelphia Hotel. Summit will also be a media partner at the 6th Annual Global Forum Cold Chain Distribution for Pharmaceuticals, scheduled at the Philadelphia Convention Center will Sept. 22-25, 2008.

LogiPharma will cover supply chain optimization, transportation management, inventory management, security management, cold chain management, supplier-partner relationship management, product launch management, packaging technology, business continuity management, and pedigree compliance. LogiPharma also aims to bring together members of the pharmaceutical supply chain--from manufacturing companies to wholesalers and distributors to boards of pharmacies, government institutions, hospitals (doctors/pharmacists), and drug chain pharmacists. Email for additional information, or phone 888/482-6012, or fax 973/256-0205.

Among the new subjects at the 6th Annual Global Forum Cold Chain Distribution for Pharmaceuticals will be: Discussions on e-pedigree compliance and the impact of the imminent state and FDA deadlines; views and guidance from six international regulatory agencies; a choice of 11 workshops related to the evolving cold chain; a look at managing an international cold chain and expanding into emerging markets; a master class on "Re-engineering the cold chain" by Sanofi Pasteur; and four newly focused tracks on cold clinical supplies, e-pedigree and packaging, qualifying your cold chain, and the supply chain and the "last miles." Summit will partner with the event's organizer, the Intl. Quality & Productivity Center (IQPC). For more information on this forum, call 800/882-8684.

–- By Jim Butschli, Editor
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