Fourteenth Annual


June 13-14, 2017

Marriott Isla Verde Beach Resort in Carolina, Puerto Rico



Manufacturing Quality for the Biopharmaceutical/Pharmaceutical Industries  

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IFPAC-2017 Summit

Welcome Letter from the Scientific Board


IFPAC and INDUNIV have planned the premier event for professionals in the pharmaceutical sciences and biopharmaceuticals.  This meeting covering the latest initiatives in Quality by Design (QbD) and Process Analytical Technology (PAT) is to be held on June 13-14, 2017 at the Marriott Courtyard, Isla Verde Beach Resort in Carolina, Puerto Rico, conveniently located just 10 miles east of downtown San Juan, and five minutes from the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport.

Puerto Rico has a number of leading PAT/QbD applications in the Pharmaceutical and Biotech industries.  The first day will focus on lectures including regulatory aspects and a case study on the complete process setup of a project with continuous manufacturing and then we will move into working sessions.  The conference will take you beyond the basic principles of PAT & QbD serving not only those that are starting to work in this area, but those that are already seasoned and familiar to these important  FDA and industry initiatives.  We will have plenty of new information of companies that are already involved in PAT and QbD.

This conference will be a showcase of new developments and trends in pharmaceutical science.  Our conference program will be based on a quadrant approach, where each quadrant of the IFPAC summer summit conference will have a specific topic and set of deliverables.

• Quadrant I: Regulatory Aspects: Focus on Process Robustness; Progress in Advanced Manufacturing; Emerging Technologies      
• Quadrant II: PAT & Analytics
• Quadrant III: Biopharmaceuticals
• Quadrant IV: PAT & Controls

We believe that we have organized a unique conference with a holistic approach to Process Analytical Technology, Quality by Design and overall Process Understanding.

Please join us at the Isla Verde Beach Resort on June 13-14, 2017 for this conference.

IFPAC Scientific Board




Organization Representatives

Rodolfo Romañach, Ph.D., UPR, Mayagüez, PR (Co-Chairman)
Saly Romero-Torres, Ph.D., Biogen, RTP, NC
Eric Sanchez, Ph.D., J&J
Manuel Hormaza, IBS Caribe
Samuel Hernández, Ph.D., Amgen, PR
Krizia Karry, Ph.D., Lilly, PR
Xiaoyu Zhang, Ph.D., Eli Lilly
Darlene Santiago, Ph.D., UPR, San Juan, PR
Torsten Stelzer, Ph.D. UPR, San Juan, PR
Carlos Tollinche, Ph.D., INDUNIV
Robert S. Zutkis, IFPAC


Applied Materials, Inc.

CAMO Software, Inc.  

H2Optx, Inc.  

IBS Caribe

Kaiser Optical Systems, Inc.

KORSCH America Inc.

Optimal Industrial Automation

Puerto Rico Photonics Institute

Sartorius Stedim Data Analytics AB


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