Pharma EXPO Takes Las Vegas


The latest manufacturing advances for the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, nutraceutical and medical device industries arrive in Las Vegas this fall at Pharma EXPO, co-located with PACK EXPO Las Vegas (Sept. 28–30, 2015; Las Vegas Convention Center). Pharma EXPO is produced in partnership by PACK EXPO owner and organizer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, and the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE). Together, the two shows will provide access to 2,000 processing and packaging solutions providers and 30,000 attendees.

“Co-locating these two shows offers a powerful opportunity to share ideas across industries,” says Charles D. Yuska, president and CEO of PMMI, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows. “We’re delivering the best of both worlds to attendees who need solutions now and in the future.”

Pharma EXPO itself will feature more than 160 solutions providers addressing the entire pharmaceutical supply chain. The full exhibitor list is on, where visitors can search for technologies that meet their needs.

On site, attendees can expect to see many innovations, such as the XR75 Transdermal Patch Inspection technology by Anritsu (Booth #N-524). This new X-Ray technology is used to inspect patches and is specifically designed for low-density, thin products with full inspection of both product and seal area. Anritsu’s HD imaging enables excellent contamination detection, virtual weighing and counting detection.

Another new solution slated for display at Pharma EXPO is the Lite-F, an automated filling machine from Groninger USA (Booth #N-711). The Lite-F, part of the Groninger Lite Series, features a two-headed filling unit that can fill up to 2,700 units per hour with a filling range of up to 500 ml. Changeover is quick and easy with this technology, which also features a 12-inch multilingual touchscreen HMI and a sturdy design.

In addition to the variety of new technologies that will be on display, Pharma EXPO will provide educational opportunities to help industry professionals stay ahead of game-changing market trends and regulations. The Innovation Stage at Pharma EXPO (Booth #N-559) will offer free half-hour educational sessions from industry experts, highlighting new technologies and ideas for pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing.

The show will also feature ISPE’s world-class conference program, with tracks concentrating on manufacturing operations (Monday, Sept. 28), compliance trends (Tuesday, Sept. 29) and pharmaceutical packaging (Wednesday, Sept. 30). Schedules for the Pharma EXPO Conference Program and the Innovation Stages at Pharma EXPO and PACK EXPO can be found online at Session tickets are available individually and in one- and three-day packages. Purchase tickets before Sept. 14 to save 30-35 percent.

To learn more and to register for Pharma EXPO, visit Registration for is $30 until Sept. 14, when it increases to $100.

About PMMI
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is a trade association representing more than 700 companies that provide a full range of processing and packaging machinery, materials, components and containers. PMMI actively brings buyers and sellers together through initiatives such as, educational programs and world-class events, connecting participants in the processing and packaging supply chain with their customers around the world. PMMI produces the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows that include PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 (Sept. 28–30, Las Vegas Convention Center); Pharma EXPO, co-located with PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015; EXPO PACK México 2016, May 17–20, 2016 (Mexico City, Centro Banamex); PACK EXPO East, Feb. 13–15, 2017 (Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia); EXPO PACK Guadalajara 2017, June 13–15, 2017 (Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico). PMMI owns the PMMI Media Group, a market-leading B2B media company that produces information for processing and packaging professionals, bringing together solution providers and end-users and facilitating connectivity throughout the supply chain. Its world class media brands - Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging, Contract Packaging and Packaging + Processing OEM- are proven leaders in covering this diverse and dynamic marketplace, and its digital products incorporate leading edge media technologies to deliver informed, actionable business intelligence to the industry. PMMI Media Group also produces The Automation Conference, an annual education and networking forum, taking place in Chicago each spring.

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About ISPE

ISPE, the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, is the world’s largest not-for-profit association serving its Members through leading scientific, technical and regulatory advancement throughout the entire pharmaceutical lifecycle. The 20,000 Members of ISPE are building solutions in the development and manufacture of safe and effective pharmaceutical and biologic medicines and medical delivery devices in more than 90 countries around the world. Founded in 1980, ISPE has its worldwide headquarters in Tampa, Florida, USA and offices in Brussels, Belgium, Singapore and Shanghai, China. Visit for more information.



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