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Annual Tech Conference to draw 1,000 life science professionals.

Press Release Summary:

Apr 09, 2014 - Life science professionals attending ISPE-CaSA Life Sciences Technology Conference on April 8, 2014 in Raleigh, NC will learn latest manufacturing techniques through demonstrations and informational sessions. Attendees can also partake in educational seminars by industry subject matter experts, gain insight from industry professionals on real-life manufacturing issues, and view innovations from 200+ exhibitors. There will also be Keynote Panel presentation and 10 breakout sessions in 5 tracks.

Original Press Release

Southeast's Largest Annual Gathering of Life Science Professionals

Press release date: Apr 01, 2014

Carolina-South Atlantic Chapter of International Society For Pharmaceutical Engineering Holds 21st Annual Life Sciences Tech Conference

Raleigh Convention Center on April 8th

RALEIGH, N.C. -- An expected 1000 life science professionals from Pfizer, Biogen Idec, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, Novo Nordisk, Grifols, and many others will gather at the ISPE-CaSA Life Sciences Technology Conference, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 10:00 am-7:00 pm ( on the top floor of the Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC, to learn the latest manufacturing techniques through product demonstrations and informational sessions, partake in educational seminars presented by industry Subject-Matter-Experts (SMEs), mingle with industry professionals to gain insight into real-life manufacturing issues, and view exciting innovations from over 200 exhibitors.

A Keynote Panel presentation on the future of drug manufacturing and the pharmaceutical industry will feature:

Robert T. Geolas, president and CEO of the Research Triangle Foundation of NC;
Ali Skrinar, PhD, MPH, senior director, Clinical Sciences, of Ultragenyx;
Joydeep Ganguly, MS, MBA, senior director and general manager, Biogen Idec; and
Wes Wheeler, BS, MBA, CEO of Marken.

In addition, there will be 10 breakout sessions in five tracks: Regulatory Compliance, Facilities and Equipment, Quality Systems, Production and Information Systems, and the NC Biotech Center's BPD Track, as well as an opportunity to support groundbreaking research by learning more about this year's featured charity, XLH Network. XLH Network representatives will be on hand to share some of the progress made towards increasing awareness and bringing forth treatments for X-Linked Hypophosphatemia.

Three-quarters of the attendees at the 2013 ISPE-CaSA Life Sciences Tech Conference rated that year's conference either Excellent or Above Average in technical content, and 89% found value attending in the event. Favorable comments included: "Best show location and venue in years!" "Great event; had many marketing opportunities." "Best show ever!" and "Excellent show."

The registration fee of $55 for ISPE members / $75 for non-members includes complimentary food, parking, and beverages throughout the day. ISPE Member students are free; non-member students are $20. Open to the public. Participate in this stimulating opportunity to network and connect with key contacts in the industry.

Registration for Attendees and Exhibitors is at

About ISPE-CaSA:

ISPE, the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (, is the world's largest not-for-profit association serving its members by leading scientific, technical and regulatory advancement throughout the entire pharmaceutical lifecycle. ISPE is committed to the advancement of the educational and technical efficiency of its members through forums for the exchange of ideas and practical experience. Membership in ISPE and its chapters encompasses all scientific and technical areas of the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry: engineers, microbiologists, chemists, QA/QC, production, process development, pharmacists, regulatory and training personnel, academia, suppliers, and other professionals.

ISPE Carolina-South Atlantic (ISPE-CaSA) is one of ISPE's more than 30 North American Chapters and worldwide Affiliates. ISPE-CaSA is a not-for-profit volunteer society of technical professionals who apply their practical knowledge in the regulated pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing industries. The Chapter is committed to the advancement of the educational and technical efficiency of its nearly 1300 members through forums for the exchange of ideas and practical experience. It is one of the largest and most active chapters of ISPE.

The ISPE-CaSA Life Sciences Technology Conference is held annually each spring in the Raleigh, North Carolina, area and includes trade show exhibits, scientific educational sessions, social and meal functions, a poster session, non-profit and academic displays, and a human resources room.

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CONTACT: Penney De Pas,
Chapter Manager (919) 573-5442