Bienvenue a Cannes!
As this edition of Excipients Insight is being distributed, many of you will be preparing to depart for our annual seminar and annual general meeting (AGM) in Cannes.
On behalf of the board we look forward to welcoming you at the Majestic Barrière Hotel. The seminar on 30 January will be followed by a gala dinner, with the AGM taking place the following day. For those unable to attend, a comprehensive write-up of the event will be published in the next edition of Excipients Insight.
Once again this year we have an unrivalled programme of presentations in our seminar, designed to bring you up to speed with pivotal developments affecting users and suppliers of pharmaceutical excipients.
A broad agenda will cover supply chain security, regulatory developments in China, Brazil and the USA, pharmacopoeial harmonisation, elemental impurities, USP <1059> on excipient performance as well as presentations on technologies for the enhancement of medicine bioavailability. For those who have not had a chance to read the finalised, updated programme it can be viewed here.
The event in Cannes this year is also a major milestone as it will see EXCiPACT hold its first AGM as a not-for-profit organisation, officially independent of IPEC but still closely aligned in spirit and intent. Hearty congratulations to all those who have helped bring the certification project to fruition.
Safe travels and see you in Cannes,
Frank Milek, chair of IPEC Europe