Carolina-South Atlantic Chapter of International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering to Host 21st Annual ISPE-CaSA Life Sciences Tech Conference

RALEIGH, N.C., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ —

Join life sciences colleagues from Pfizer, Biogen Idec, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, Novo Nordisk, Grifols, and many others at the ISPE-CaSA Life Sciences Technology Conference, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 10:00 am-7:00 pm (  This year’s conference will encompass the entire top floor of the Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC. 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 breaking innovations from over 200 exhibitors.  Seminar topics include:

Educational Sessions    


  • Demystifying the Capital Project Lifecycle – James McGlade (BDDP) and Heather Denny (McDonald York Building Co.)
  • Managing the Serialization Transformation – Gilad Langer (NNE Pharmaplan) and Timothy Tomlinson (Novo Nordisk)
  • Harmonizing a Calibration Program to Become Global – W. Rodney Perkins (PCI)
  • Regulatory Inspections for New Facilities and Expansions (Baxter)
  • Enabling Integrated Continuous Bioprocessing (NCBC BPD Track) – Session 1

Educational Sessions   


  • Multi-Product Aseptic Filling – Daniel Rouse (Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Inc.)
  • Got Quality – Sometimes They Do and Sometimes They Don’t – Wendy Haines (Mangan Biopharm)
  • 40 Years’ Experience of High Purity Water Generation and Distribution – Peter Gillespie, Chuck Blatchley, Wayne Beaver, Julie McLeod and Robert Souza (Grifols)
  • Streamlined Quality Systems Implementation – Donald Stuck (GlaxoSmithKline)
  • Enabling Integrated Continuous Bioprocessing (NCBC BPD Track) – Session 2

Product demonstrations include:

  • Noverant Learning Management System (2:00pm)
  • bioMerieux Laboratory Instruments (2:20pm)
  • ASI Process Equipment (2:40pm)

The registration fee of $55 ISPE members / $75 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; attendance is expected at 1,000+.  Participate in this stimulating opportunity to network and connect with key contacts in the industry.  Learn about the future of drug manufacturing from industry executives featured on the keynote panel.  Support groundbreaking research by learning more about this year’s featured charity, XLH Network.  XLH Network will be on hand to share some the progress towards increasing awareness and bringing forth treatments for X-Linked Hypophosphatemia.

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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.