New “5 Things” Series: 5 important pharma trade shows in the USA

This list is compiled from a wide range of data points, including the personal experiences of people who have been to the shows and have shared thoughts and impressions. Share your list of 5 in the comments section!

Pharma Expo, Chicago, IL

Pharma Expo is held every year,  rotating between Chicago and Las Vegas. This relative newcomer is coming up on its third year in 2016, and has been a positive for the Pharmaceutical industry. Partnering with ISPE and PMMI, Pharma Expo has a wide reach. The show covers a significant range of offerings from processing technology to medical device packaging and everything in between.

Drawing from the popular Pack Expo show, which is held concurrently, attendance is high. Pharma Expo has also partnered with the very well-respected ISPE organization to provide pharmaceutical expertise and to put together a strong educational offering.

Interphex, New York, NY

Interphex is a yearly show held each spring in New York. A long-term veteran of the industry, the Interphex series has a worldwide presence.

Interphex is a focused event that is oriented specifically to pharmaceutical manufacturing technology and services. Interphex has now partnered with the PDA organization.

AAPS Annual Meeting Denver, CO

AAPS (American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists) holds an annual meeting that has no permanent home, but moves around the country each year to service each region. The focus of the AAPS annual meeting is geared toward drug development and formulation.

AAPS has a very strong educational offering with a full conference schedule and an impressive poster hall. The expo portion of this event has a large offering with a wide variety of products and services.

This show has a strong social and networking aspect to it with after-hours activities.

BioProcess International, Oakland, CA

BioProcess International is a west coast show serving the biopharmaceutical market.

This show has been oriented to development scientists, and the offerings and interests also include processing and manufacturing.

ISPE, Atlanta, GA

ISPE (International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers) holds a number of events throughout the year which have an impressive offering of educational opportunities.

If you can make it to one or more ISPE events each year, you will get up-to-date-information on the industry from world class speakers.

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