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CRB’s Tech Tank at INTERPHEX 2022

Apr 21, 2022

CRB’s Tech Tank at INTERPHEX
Tuesday, May 24 (1:15 PM – 4:00 PM EST)
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CRB is proud to, once again, have the opportunity to host our “Tech Tank” sessions at INTERPHEX in New York City. INTERPHEX is the premier pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and device development and manufacturing event to “Experience Science through Commercialization”.


Session 1: Manufacturing in the age of disruption: trends, challenges, and the future
Peter Walters & JP Bornholdt
1:15 PM – 2:00 PM EST

The life sciences industry is experiencing a major shift. Scientific breakthroughs. New ways of accelerating from R&D to manufacturing. New models for partnership and collaboration. A whole new mindset, which puts drug developers in favor of more innovation, more speed, and more flexibility in the name of more lives saved.

For that breakthrough science to mature into sustainable, commercial-scale operations, we need significant changes in drug manufacturing. In this presentation we will touch on different approaches to manufacturing such as high-density manufacturing, hyper flexible adaptable manufacturing, centralized vs distributed manufacturing and global deployment. Learn about trends and challenges associated with modern drug manufacturing and explore a fast and agile solution that reimagines the traditional GMP cleanroom to accommodate the future of manufacturing.


Session 2: Drug Product from R&D to Product Launch: Addressing Supply Chain & Capacity Issues
Christa Myers
2:15 PM – 3:00 PM EST

Advancing a new drug product from R&D through to clinical trials and then on to product launch takes a lot of planning. Customize your approach with the latest information regarding capacities, trends, and approaches for an effective drug product productions (Formulation, Filling, and Packaging). Learn about impacts from supply chain disruptions, regulatory changes, and capacity constraints. Evolve your business for the different approaches needed for the many flavors of personalized medicine and how that is hugely different from biotherapeutics drug products, generic drug products, and vaccine manufacturing. For over 35 years, CRB has led the way in working with our clients’ business cases to plan, design, procure, manage, integrate and build the facilities that produce drug products for your family.


Session 3: Effective and Innovative Use of Digital Technology in accordance with Pharma 4.0™
Yvonne Duckworth
3:15 PM – 4:00 PM EST

The pharmaceutical industry has not always been quick to adopt new automation or digitalization technologies, but Pharma 4.0™ is quickly changing that philosophy. With realized benefits like minimized production downtime and increased throughput from predictive analytics, eliminated reliance on repetitive-task human labor through robotics, and reduced facility footprint needs from mobile and cloud technologies, there are mounting business cases taking Pharma 4.0 mainstream. However, creating a sustainable, value-led approach that meets regulatory oversight and valid security concerns is critical in the successful adoption of new technology within your manufacturing process—so how do you get there? What does a practical roadmap to digitalization look like? And how does the implementation of digitalization impact the design of your facility?

This presentation will guide listeners to create their own informed, value-led path toward digitalization. Additionally, we’ll discuss questions and goals that lead to a strong 4.0 strategy as well as provide a comprehensive overview of the current state of Pharma 4.0 possibilities.


Register here to join our SME’s at INTERPHEX 2022.