IPEC e-newsletter - Excipients Insight February 2018 - 28-02-18


Inside this issue



Dear readers,

Already at the end of this year’s second month, we have a packed edition of our newsletter for you which features several reports of our recent events in Bordeaux, France. Hopefully, for those who weren’t able to attend it will provide some great information - and for those who were there perhaps some nice reminders which you can share with colleagues. As the year progresses, we will look more in depth at some of the subjects which were part of the Forum agenda and also review how participants viewed it. We had good attendance from across the range of our membership and the highest number of non-members registered in our history. Hopefully, this is a good validation of the programme, that it is hitting the right spots in terms of current and future challenges.

So far, I think we can judge the event as a great success, not least because of your contributions to make all sessions very interactive which provided valuable insights into the topics under discussion. There is great value in being able to have direct face-to-face discussions and, while we must leverage all modern technologies to communicate with the excipient community, we will always try to hold ‘live’ events like our Forum. I hope you agree and that next year we will see you all again and of course, new delegates, too. Organising these events is very demanding and as always, huge thanks to our Secretariat who I believe work wonders to pull off these events in such a professional manner. Carole, Ilias, and Joanne, thank you very much and of course, this extends to the all of the members of the Event Committee without whom none of this would be possible.

This edition also includes overviews of the activities of several of our committees, setting out their objectives for the coming year to help us move towards our Agenda 2020 vision. These complement the Board’s plans for 2018 which I presented at the AGM and to serve as a reminder of our strategy for this year, will be highlighted in the Excipients Insight to be published in March. Meanwhile, your comments on what we are doing and what you think we should be doing are always welcome at info@ipec-europe.org, as are volunteers to join the various committees and task forces.

Until next time, enjoy reading the articles in this issue.


Frithjof Holtz

IPEC Europe chair





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