Tokyo, Japan, June 27, 2018 – Interphex, the leading pharmaceutical exhibition in Japan, this year hosted its 31st pharma expo and welcomed around 48,000 local and international visitors. The trade show attracts industry professionals to see the latest in manufacturing technology, all types of manufacturing, R&D and lab equipment, packaging and IT solutions. This year Interphex consisted of 4 exhibitions: INTERPHEX JAPAN (Manufacturing & Packaging), in-Pharma Japan (Ingredients), BioPharma Expo (Biopharmaceutical) and Pharma R&D Japan (Drug Discovery). A wide range of products and innovative solutions are presented at the exhibition each year. The renowned pharma expo was organized by Japan’s largest event organizer, Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd., well-known for its high-quality and large-scale exhibitions.
The conference program was held concurrently and included more than 100 sessions and covered topics such as Drug Development, Industry 4.0, R&D Strategy by Pharma Companies, Quality Assurance and Global Trends, to name a few. David Margetts, Managing Director for Werum IT Solutions Asia, was invited and honored to deliver an opening keynote speech on “Pharma 4.0: Trends for Future Manufacturing”. Margetts’ presentation shared an overview of where Asian is in context to Digitalization, What are the steps along the Pharma 4.0 journey and explained recent case studies from Werum’s customers who are applying cutting edge technologies such as Data Analytics, Augmented Reality (AR), Biometrics and Voice-Directed technology in pharmaceutical manufacturing at their sites.
An abstract paper developed from the concepts covered in the Asia Pharma 4.0 presentation will be released shortly and made available through our websites and other regional industry information platforms.
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