IPIC 2003 to feature four industry-produced conference programs on pharmaceutical manufacturing, outsourcing, discovery and IT applications

The four events of International Pharmaceutical Industry Congress--INTERPHEX, Pharma-IT Expo & Summit, Pharmaceutical Contract Services & Outsourcing Exposition and Conference, and Drug Science and Technology Summit-- will each feature a state-of-the-art conference program developed specifically for pharmaceutical industry professionals by the industry's most respected education providers.

"The unsurpassed expertise of our IPIC education providers enables us to deliver timely, in-depth content that will keep our attendees on the cutting edge of industry technologies and practices," stated Kevin Richards, Vice President of event producer Reed Exhibitions. "Conference content provides analysis of emerging technologies for research and development, as well as proven manufacturing techniques, innovative IT applications, and strategies for managing outsourcing relationships. There is something of real value for everyone involved in the discovery, development and manufacture of pharmaceuticals--from research scientists to process engineers, IT directors and even corporate management."

IPIC conferees can select from four prestigious educational programs designed to promote excellence, enhance technical skills, and help attendees advance their professional standing. The INTERPHEX conference, produced by ISPE, the Society of Life Science Professionals, will address manufacturing-related issues such as process technologies, packaging, validation, and FDA regulations. The Pharmaceutical Contract Services and Outsourcing Symposium, also produced by ISPE, will provide the skills needed to manage the outsourcing process. "As the Society of choice for nearly 20,000 Life Science professionals, ISPE has already enjoyed a long and productive partnership with Reed's INTERPHEX events," stated Jerry Roth, ISPE's Vice President of Education. "Our new role as the official education provider for INTERPHEX and Pharmaceutical Contract Services & Outsourcing Expo is a natural outgrowth of our ongoing commitment to enhance industry practices by offering state-of-the-art technical education on topics of vital interest to Life Science industry professionals."

The Pharma-IT Expo conference, produced by the Institute for International Research, will provide insights on the use of information technology to optimize pharmaceutical business and scientific processes. "The pharmaceutical community has unique IT needs," added Michelle Leberfeld, Conference Director for IIR's Pharma-IT Summit. "The 2003 Pharma-IT educational program will support the developing leadership role of IT executives in every aspect of the pharmaceutical enterprise, as they strive to balance scientific progress, regulatory compliance and competitive business operations. By combining the successful Pharma-IT event, which showcases the available technology solutions, with IIR's experience producing high-level events for pharmaceutical decision makers, we've created a strategic alliance that will benefit all participants."

The Drug Science & Technology conference, produced by Reed Business Information's Scientific Group, will focus on optimizing the drug discovery, development and delivery process. "At Reed Business Information - U.S. Science Group we're extremely pleased and privileged to be the sponsors of the inaugural Drug Science & Technology Summit conference," stated Donald Ransdell, Vice President/Publishing Director of RBI. "RBI-U.S. Science Group is the leading publisher serving the scientific research & development community, and Reed Exhibitions is the leading provider of conferences and trade shows in the world, with a key presence in the pharmaceutical industry. It makes perfect sense for these 'sister' organizations to combine our significant resources. Together we can provide pharmaceutical researchers and research managers with a live event that provides unique and vital information, and the opportunity to directly interact with renowned industry experts in both the conferences and on the trade show floor. We're looking forward to working with Reed Exhibitions toward building a lasting, successful event."

IPIC 2003 will be held March 31-April 2, 2003 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. By bringing the entire industry together under one roof, IPIC provides a broad, total industry perspective that makes attendees better informed, more productive on the job, and better equipped to master the complex challenges of a changing marketplace. The event also acts as a catalyst for strategic alliances, facilitates relationship building, offers cutting-edge education, opportunities for gathering market intelligence, and a forum for the exchange of ideas.

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