IPEC e-newsletter - Excipients Insight January 2018 - 20-01-18


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Dear colleagues,

As this is our opening edition of Excipients Insight for 2018, on behalf of the IPEC Europe Board, I’d like to wish all reading this a most successful and rewarding New Year. It will be a very busy one no doubt, as for sure the number of challenges we face as an ‘industry’ do not seem to be in decline!

Not surprisingly, the first weeks of January are heavily focussed on preparations for our forthcoming Annual Excipients Forum and Annual General Meeting in Bordeaux. We’ll be reporting on these events in full in February and the Forum programme is one of our feature articles in this issue. As always, we hope that the topics both inform and stimulate good debate. Our wish is that IPEC Europe helps to keep all attendees appraised of the latest developments related to excipients and through the presentations at the AGM for members, our work plans for the months ahead will be formalised. The Board and each committee will present on achievements in 2017 and proposals for objectives moving forward. We really do welcome active participation at these sessions. It provides the Board with direct and immediate feedback that we have the right focus, on the right issues not least with reference to what we learned at the Forum on the previous day. But of all that’s said and done in Bordeaux, it would be good to hear from all sides of the audience. Whether you’re from the user, producer, distributor or academic communities, we would value your input to ensure we maintain the all-important balance which makes IPEC Europe unique.

So please join us and feel free to ask about getting involved. We always need volunteers to contribute to our projects and fresh thoughts and ideas are always welcome. If you’d like to get involved, please either contact the Secretariat or - anticipating that many of you will be in Bordeaux - the Board value the opportunity to talk with you on how you could join a team or task force. Of course, we’re happy to discuss any other IPEC matter, too. I look forward to seeing you there where you can also catch up on our new look for IPEC Europe in this New Year!

Frithjof Holtz

IPEC Europe chair




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