Word of the Chair
Dear IPEC Europe members,
As a busy first quarter comes to a close, this issue of Excipients Insight summarises the important activities and developments in the world of excipients, both within our association and via updates from other stakeholders.
The next couple of quarters are also shaping up to be productive. In the next few months, two important, international events - which IPEC Europe has been strongly involved in setting up - will provide valuable platforms for discussion of the key issues currently affecting excipient suppliers, distributors and users.
On 24-25 June, ExcipientFest Europe kicks off in Amsterdam with an educational conference and workshops. This is a momentous event as it will be the first ExcipientFest to be held in Europe since 2008. Then on 23-24 September we are delighted to present the third IPEC/APV Excipient Conference in Duesseldorf, following on from our earlier successful events in 2012 and 2013. This conference will focus on current regulatory and scientific developments.
We are looking forward to meeting you on these occasions and hope you agree these two events will provide opportunities to learn and exchange information with a different and complementary focus. IPEC Europe would appreciate your support for these conferences, particularly as they increase our association's visibility in the world of pharmaceuticals starting materials. You can find detailed information about them in the newsletter.
Enjoy reading and I look forward to seeing you in Amsterdam and Duesseldorf.
Frank Milek , chair of IPEC Europe