18th Annual IFPAC® Summit with INDUNIV
September 1-2, 2021



Manufacturing Quality for the Biopharmaceutical/Pharmaceutical Industries  



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Welcome Letter from the Scientific Board


The future of manufacturing is here, and we cannot wait to dive into more detail at our IFPAC Summit 2021 Meeting!

IFPAC and INDUNIV have planned another premier event for professionals in the pharmaceutical sciences and biopharmaceuticals.

In order to ensure we continue to provide an event with the greatest level of accessibility, and an environment that is interactive for our attendees and exhibitors, we will remain virtual for 2021. Last Year’s IFPAC Summit Digital Meeting was a terrific success. We all look forward to returning in-person, and that time will come. As we continue to navigate the challenges presented by this pandemic, this meeting format will provide the greatest level of opportunity for networking, information exchange, and in-depth discussions.

IFPAC Digital is a way to continue networking & information exchange in between in-person meetings. The interactive virtual format will continue to engage our audience and provide these many benefits.  

The IFPAC-2021 Annual Summit, covering the latest initiatives in Process Analytical Technology (PAT) and the Future of Manufacturing, is to be held on September 1-2, 2021, as a Virtual, LIVE, REAL-TIME event.

Puerto Rico has a number of leading PAT/QbD applications in the Pharmaceutical and Biotech industries and this event keeps the conversation active on challenges and solutions.  This 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.  Each day will include working sessions and numerous discussion opportunities. We will have plenty of new information from companies that are already involved in PAT and QbD, and from many talented students.

Since the PAT initiative in 2004, we have been discussing the potential for Process Analytical Technology...PAT to provide process knowledge.  The challenge now is: how do we couple that process knowledge with information systems?  How do we make it possible for scientists that thoroughly understand a process to easily see the process data from a plant anywhere in the world?  How do information systems help that process knowledge to become a competitive advantage?  Companies that have used PAT have massive data bases by now; the next step is to use this knowledge.  During the annual event, we will present innovative, strategic, achievable, and sustainable solutions.

Our conference program is based on a quadrant approach, where each quadrant of the IFPAC Summit conference will have a specific topic and set of deliverables.

  • Quadrant I: End to End Production: Continuous Manufacturing
  • Quadrant II: End to End Production: PAT & Analytics
  • Quadrant III: Biologics - The New Landscape
  • Quadrant IV: Industry 4.0 & Data Science - Shaping the Future

We have organized a unique conference with a holistic approach to Continuous Manufacturing, Process Analytical Technology, overall Process Understanding & Control and Data Management.

Please join us September 1-2, 2021 for this exciting, forward-looking event!

IFPAC Summit Scientific Board



IFPAC Summit 2021

Organization Representatives

Rodolfo Romañach, Ph.D., UPR, Mayagüez, PR (Co-Chairman)

Jose Miguel Montenegro Alvarado, Pfizer

Gloria Diaz, Ph.D., Lilly del Caribe, PR

Anthony Gonzalez, Ph.D., Johnson & Johnson, Janssen, Gurabo, PR

Barry Gujral, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Wanda Hernández, Eli Lilly (Retired), Indianapolis, IN

Bárbara B. Alvarado Hernández, UPR-M

Manuel Hormaza, IBS Caribe

Michelle Burgos Ortiz, Amgen

Jose Perez Ramos, Ph.D., AstraZeneca

Jose G. Rivera, Ph.D., Merck, Las Piedras, PR

Saly Romero-Torres, Ph.D., Thermo Fisher Scientific Pharma Services

Beatrice M. Romeu, Ph.D., Lilly del Caribe, PR

Juan Carlos Saez Miranda, Ph.D., Abbvie, Barceloneta, PR

Eric J. Sanchez-Rolon, Integra CMS, PR

Alejandro Toro, Ph.D., Amgen, Juncos, PR

Carlos Tollinche, Ph.D., INDUNIV

Robert S. Zutkis, IFPAC


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