About IPEC-Americas

What is IPEC-Americas?


Safe and effective production and use of excipients

IPEC-Americas brings together diverse stakeholders that share a common objective: Safe and effective production and use of excipients.

IPEC-Americas is a U.S. trade association whose members include finished drug manufacturers as well as excipient producers, distributors, and both companies and individuals that supply other specialized services to industry segments. Over 80 U.S. companies are IPEC-Americas members.

Global Presence
IPEC-Americas is also part of a global federation, the IPEC Federation, that brings together excipient manufacturers, distributors and users from the U.S., Europe, Japan, China, and (soon) India, to promote quality standards.

IPEC-Americas hosts various conferences and seminars relevant to anyone in the pharmaceutical manaufacturing or regulatory fields, including its annual ExcipientFest conference.

Guidance Documents
IPEC-Americas is the premier source for regulatory and guidance documents critical to the excipient industry. The IPEC Store has reference materials available for free download and/or purchase.

The IPEC-Americas Excipient Learning Lab offers high value educational opportunities by leveraging the industry knowledge and expertise of its members.

IPEC-Americas subject matter experts are willing to share their knowledge on issues related to excipients including (but not limited to):

  • Regulation and compliance with industry standards and expectations (globally, when possible);
  • IPEC guidelines;
  • Supplier qualification through audit and certification;
  • Updates / reviews of current and emerging “hot topics” such as complying with FDASIA, IID, Atypical Actives, and GInAS;
  • IPEC membership activities

Education and Research
The IPEC-Americas Foundation encourages research and education in excipients, and awards prizes, scholarships and grants to further cutting edge advancement in pharmaceuticals and biotech.