21st Annual IFPAC® Summit with INDUNIV
June 20-21, 2024

Carolina (San Juan), Puerto Rico


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Welcome Letter from the Scientific Board


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.

The IFPAC Annual Summit, covering the latest initiatives in Process Analytical Technology (PAT) and the Future of Manufacturing, will be held on June 20-21, 2024. IFPAC and INDUNIV are planning another premier event for professionals in the pharmaceutical sciences and biopharmaceuticals. 

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: Continuous Manufacturing, Artificial Intelligence & Regulatory Considerations
  • Quadrant II: PAT & Analytics: End to End Production
  • Quadrant III: Biologics, Therapeutics and Artificial Intelligence
  • Quadrant IV: Pharma 4.0/Industry 4.0: A.I. & Data Information Technology

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 June 20-21, 2024 for this exciting, forward-looking event!

The future of manufacturing is here, and we cannot wait to dive into more detail at our IFPAC Summit 2024 Meeting!

IFPAC Summit Scientific Board



IFPAC Summit 2024

Organization Representatives

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

Carlos Ceinos & Jose de Jesus, Principia PR
Rafael E. Defendini, Abbvie, Technical Operations Director, Barceloneta, PR
Hermes Puig, Abbvie Biologics (ABL), Barceloneta, PR

Gloria Diaz, Lilly del Caribe, PR

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

Badua Merheb, Amgen

Michelle Burgos Ortiz, Amgen, Juncos, PR

Adolfo Plazaola, Ph.D., Lilly del Caribe, PR

Elizabeth Plaza, ProQuality Network

Jose Perez Ramos, Ph.D., AstraZeneca

Pablo Rivera Hernandez, BMS, Israel Rivera Rivera, BMS and Martin Guevara-Santiago, BMS

Pablo Rosado, Amgen

Eric J. Sanchez-Rolon, UPR-RCM School of Pharmacy

Carlos Tollinche, Ph.D., INDUNIV

Robert S. Zutkis, IFPAC

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