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Future of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Workshop
March 3, 2021

The 2nd PD2M Future of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Conference is going virtual on May 18-20, 2021! The conference will assemble a group of excellent chairs and speakers leading or working at the cutting edge of manufacturing technology development to explore the question of what pharmaceutical manufacturing will look like in 2030 and how we should prepare now to be ready for the changes that are coming.

Join us by registering here.

Workshop goals

This latest workshop in the AIChE PD2M series addresses the question of what pharmaceutical manufacturing will look like in 2030 and how we should prepare now to be ready for the changes that are coming.  It follows on from previous workshops on Continuous Manufacturing (Bethesda, 2016 and Ireland 2017) and the Future of Manufacturing (Washington 2019).

We have assembled a group of excellent chairs and speakers leading or working at the cutting edge of manufacturing technology development.  These include senior regulatory, industry and academic leaders.  The event will be online, with sessions spread over three half-days.  There will be ample opportunities for live discussion.

Presentations will address:

  • Why the industry needs to embrace new ways to develop and manufacture medicines
  • How manufacturing needs to adapt to new modalities for medical treatment, making them both affordable and safe
  • The impact of the wave of disruptive technologies referred to as Industry 4.0, including Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), machine learning (ML), automation, robotics, advanced analytics and 3-d printing
  • The role of continuous manufacturing in alleviating drug shortages and shortening supply chains
  • Making future manufacturing systems flexible and modular
  • The value of collaboration and standardization around these topics in order to avoid diluted effort as pharmaceutical companies, CMOs, CROs and their vendors move forward. 
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