Sixteenth Annual

IFPAC® Summer Summit with INDUNIV

June 12-13, 2019

More Details Coming Soon....


IFPAC® Summer Summit with INDUNIV

June 19-20, 2018

Marriott Isla Verde Beach Resort in Carolina, Puerto Rico



Manufacturing Quality for the Biopharmaceutical/Pharmaceutical Industries  

IFPAC-2018 Summit

Welcome Letter from the Scientific Board


IFPAC and INDUNIV have planned another premier event for professionals in the pharmaceutical sciences and biopharmaceuticals.  During this annual event, we will present innovative, strategic, achievable, and sustainable solutions.

This meeting covering the latest initiatives in Quality by Design (QbD) and Process Analytical Technology (PAT) is to be held on June 19-20, 2018 at the Marriott Courtyard, Isla Verde Beach Resort in Carolina, Puerto Rico, conveniently located just 10 miles east of downtown San Juan, and five minutes from the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport.

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.  The event will kick off with a focus on regulatory aspects, case studies, and lessons learned. This will be followed by updates in Emerging and Innovative Technologies, Process Monitoring & Automation, and Data Integrity & Management for Advanced Manufacturing Quality. The 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.  Each day will also include working sessions and numerous discussion opportunities. We will have plenty of new information of companies that are already involved in PAT and QbD.

This conference will be a showcase of new developments and trends in pharmaceutical & biopharmaceutical science.  Our conference program is based on a quadrant approach, where each quadrant of the IFPAC summer summit conference will have a specific topic and set of deliverables.

• Quadrant I: Regulatory Aspects: Progress in Advanced Manufacturing; Emerging Technologies      
• Quadrant II: PAT & Analytics
• Quadrant III: Biopharmaceuticals
• Quadrant IV: Controls/Industry 4.0 and Automation

We believe that we have organized a unique conference with a holistic approach to Process Analytical Technology, Quality by Design and overall Process Understanding.

Please join us at the Isla Verde Beach Resort on June 19-20, 2018 for this conference.

IFPAC Scientific Board




Organization Representatives

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

Saly Romero-Torres, Ph.D., Biogen, RTP, NC

Eric Sanchez, Ph.D., J&J

Manuel Hormaza, IBS Caribe

Samuel E. Hernández, Ph.D., Amgen, PR

Krizia Karry, Ph.D., Lilly del Caribe, PR

Xiaoyu Zhang, Ph.D., Eli Lilly

Jose Rivera, Ph.D., Merck, Las Piedras, PR

Darlene Santiago, Ph.D., UPR, San Juan, PR

Torsten Stelzer, Ph.D. UPR, San Juan, PR

Carlos Tollinche, Ph.D., INDUNIV

Robert S. Zutkis, IFPAC



CAMO Software, Inc.  

IBS Caribe

Optimal Industrial Automation

Sartorius Stedim Data Analytics AB

SynoloStats LLC


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