TechnoPharm 2008

TechnoPharm 2008, Europe's top event for specialists from the pharma, food and cosmetic industries, takes place from 30 September to 2 October 2008. TechnoPharm in Nürnberg has developed into the most important information get-together for the pharma, food, cosmetic, dietary and health food industries over the last ten years. 302 exhibitors present their latest developments at the coming exhibition. This means TechnoPharm 2008 is once again the trend indicator, which together with the parallel POWTECH 2008 will attract 16,000 specialists to Nürnberg.

According to experts, the still increasing life expectancy will also lead to rising sales of medicinal products and food supplements in the coming decade. Despite the pressure of costs through the health care system, the age pyramid therefore ensures more investment in research, development and above all modern production systems in the pharmaceutical industry. "To prepare for making these decisions, the specialists from pharma, food and cosmetics visit TechnoPharm to make direct contact with suppliers of source and raw materials, plant, apparatus and processes for sterile processes, packaging and analysis, " says Claudia Hauser, Exhibition Manager at NürnbergMesse.

TechnoPharm – precise recognition of trends
One thing is common to the manufacture of medicinal products, cosmetics and food – absolutely hygienic conditions. This is an unalterable requirement in all stages from source material and production to packaging. Besides the actual development of new agents and products, the pharma, food and cosmetic industries face the challenge of more effectively interlinking individual hygiene process stages via interfaces and making them more efficient at the same time. The focus here is on aspects such as optimized surfaces for even better cleaning, energy efficiency, production flexibility and more effective validation to integration into modern process control systems in order to utilize the advantages of shorter throughput times and reduced inventories in the interest of operational excellence.

This opens up many starting points for the pharmaceutical, food and cosmetic specialists to make their production lines fit for the future rising demand and simultaneous pressure of costs. The necessary concepts must be implemented in engineering solutions, which challenges the innovation potential of the machinery and plant suppliers. Despite the standard basis of sterile processes, the different variations of these requirements very often make trends recognizable more quickly for the manufacturers of plant, apparatus and analytical, measuring and control equipment, and these trends can be used for similar processes. TechnoPharm with its extensive display of all technologies for sterile processes is therefore always the trend indicator for research and production specialists and for plant planners and plant operators from the pharma, food and cosmetic industries.

The platform for new developments and improvements
At TechnoPharm 2008, 302 exhibitors show their technological developments for mastering the challenges of all life science industries. TechnoPharm particularly stands out for its concentration of themes, as here the some 16, 000 expected trade visitors have an attractive opportunity to obtain compressed information on the latest state of the art in research, development and technology for life science processes. TechnoPharm is a highly efficient platform for exhibitors to present new developments and improvements in pharmaceutical machines and clean room plants to an unrivalled number of top professionals. The great effectiveness of the TechnoPharm exhibition is also reflected by the almost 10 % increase in net display area over the last TechnoPharm 18 months ago.

APV uses TechnoPharm setting for symposium and seminars
The attractive setting of TechnoPharm 2008 also offers APV (International Association for Pharmaceutical Technology) – the honorary sponsor of the exhibition – the right forum for its events for the pharmaceutical, food and cosmetic sectors:

The symposium on "The Future of Plant Engineering: Pharma and Chemicals", which is organized by the magazines "CHEMIE TECHNIK / Pharma+Food" from Hüthig Verlag together with APV, also focuses on trends and general conditions in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. The discussion covers the consequences for operators, planners and suppliers of plants and components and the latest developments in operational excellence, benchmarking and new plant concepts.

The APV seminar on "Practical Value Chain Analysis and Optimization" focuses on a holistic consideration of pharmaceutical processes and how a factory can be changed with pencil and paper and suboptimization and waste prevented. This shows a way for the pharmaceutical industry to profit from the experiences of production lines in other fields like the automotive industry and the chances of improved results.

For the seminar on "Requirements for a Qualified Person as per Section 14 Medicinal Products Act", APV has acquired the services of industry experts and consultants as speakers, who describe aspects such as the organizational structures and requirements for a qualified person in an international concern, supplier qualification as task for a qualified person, test preparations as task for a qualified person, and liability and insurance of a qualified person.

Special show tackles trend issue
The current issues of energy efficiency and careful use of resources are naturally also a key challenge for pharma, food and cosmetic specialists. The developers of machinery, plant and apparatus have been committed to these targets for years. Ultramodern solutions are particularly used to save resources. Potential savings can also be achieved in previously often unobserved process steps – as proved by the special show "Saving Resources in the Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic and Chemical Industries" on stand 249 in hall 5. This demonstrates machinery and systems in one place, whose installation – especially in small and medium enterprises – helps the user to save money.

TechnoPharm in halls 1 and 5 for the first time
The experiences of past years have shown that overcrowding can occur in the centrally located halls, especially during peak visitor times. To avoid this in future, NürnbergMesse has decided to create a perfect round tour for this year: Access to the exhibition site is via the two main entrances – one via the new CCN Ost congress centre on the eastern part of the site, the second via the central (Mitte) entrance directly opposite the underground. Moving TechnoPharm from halls 11 and 12 to halls 1 and 5 means the halls are arranged in a ring around the park for the first time. The even distribution of the streams of visitors now creates ideal conditions for an effective visit.

ask-TechnoPharm – the tailor-made service
To make preparation and follow-up work for TechnoPharm more effective for all concerned and ensure an optimized information flow, the online platform ask-TechnoPharm has been considerably expanded. This tailor-made service for visitors, exhibitors and journalists offers extensive search functions, easy contact facilities, product comparisons and detailed information about the exhibitors at TechnoPharm. Users wanting to keep up to date after TechnoPharm 2008 only need to define their personal fields of interest from the large spectrum of mechanical processing technologies when they register and then receive personalized matching letters at regular intervals informing them about new products in these fields and other updates concerning TechnoPharm.

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