FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IPEC-Americas Acquires Global Excipient Event
ExcipientFest rebranded to Excipient World to better address the growing global demand for Excipient education and sourcing
Arlington, VA, May 8, 2018 – The International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council of the Americas, IPEC-Americas, the leading industry association that develops, implements, and promotes global use of appropriate quality, safety, and functionality standards for pharmaceutical excipients and excipient delivery systems, announced the acquisition of the excipient event, ExcipientFest, from Dwight Mutchler, president of IMCD US Pharma CMD (formerly Mutchler, Inc.), a leading excipient distributor.
“Dwight Mutchler and his team have done a tremendous job creating a valuable event that is internationally recognized for its quality education and sourcing opportunities,” stated Kimberly Beals, Executive Director of IPEC-Americas. “IPEC-Americas has been producing the conference program since 2011, so it is a natural fit to acquire the event which aligns with the organization’s mission to better serve the entire excipients industry.”
“IPEC-Americas is working with the event consulting firm, Event Advisory Group (EAG), to rebrand the event to better address the ever-changing needs of the global excipients industry, attract an expanded worldwide audience and turn the event into a substantial non-dues revenue generator for our organization,” said Beals. “We were thrilled to officially unveil the new brand, Excipient World, at the 2018 event that was held in Puerto Rico on April 30 – May 2, 2018. Also revealed was the onsite exhibit space draw program allowing industry suppliers to select their exhibit space and sponsorships for Excipient World 2019, which will be held on May 6 – 8, 2019 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at National Harbor in MD.
Excipients are substances other than the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) which have been appropriately evaluated for safety and are intentionally included in a drug delivery system. “Excipients are a vital component in the drug formulation and delivery process, and important for emerging growth market products in biologics, veterinary drugs and some medical devices that use excipients in the delivery process,” stated Priscilla Zawislak, IPEC-Americas Chair and Global Regulatory Affairs Advocacy Manager at The Dow Chemical Company. “Excipient World is the only event dedicated to excipients, enabling drug, biologic, veterinary medicine, and medical device manufacturers to meet the global market needs for quality, safe and cost-effective products.”
The event was launched in 2001. Excipient World will continue the tradition of producing high quality education for all excipient end-user manufacturers on the business, science, quality and safe use of excipients, as well as presenting a marketplace to connect buyers with industry suppliers to fuel global sales of excipients and new product innovations for years to come. The IPEC-Americas event team is implementing new marketing and sales initiatives for Excipient World 2019, designed to reach and attract a larger audience of excipient decision-makers and buyers from multiple manufacturing sectors, as well as expand the exhibition floor with more global excipient manufacturers, distributors and other solution providers.
About International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council of the Americas
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. IPEC-Americas brings together diverse stakeholders that share a common objective: Safe and effective production and use of excipients.
IPEC-Americas is the only worldwide pharmaceutical industry organization that has embraced harmonization of drug approval and pharmacopoeial standards for excipients as part of its mission. IPEC-Americas is also the only U.S. trade association actively working to bring about the free flow of safe, useful excipients to ensure safe and effective finished prescription and OTC drug dosage forms in the international marketplace.
About Excipient World
Excipient World is the leading education, networking and sourcing resource for the $6+ billion and growing global excipient market. Excipient World is the ONLY event dedicated to excipients, showcasing formulation and delivery system advances, regulatory and compliance initiatives, and innovative product applications for pharmaceutical, biologic, veterinary medicine, and medical device manufacturers that rely on excipients.
Excipient World’s mission is to educate all excipient end-user manufacturers on cutting-edge scientific developments, technology advancements, quality production and the safe and effective use of excipients to better address the ever-changing global marketplace, while bringing manufacturing buyers and sellers together to power worldwide excipient sales and new product innovations.
For media inquiries, contact Kimberly Beals, Executive Director, IPEC-Americas, firstname.lastname@example.org, 571-814-3451.