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Pharmaceutical Conference ExcipientFest Celebrates IPEC's 25th Anniversary

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Early next year, the pharmaceutical conference and expo ExcipientFest-Americas will participate in the celebration of IPEC-Americas 25th Anniversary in Baltimore, Maryland on April 26, 2016.

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IPEC-Americas gala dinner will be the featured event during ExcipientFest 2016 at The Grand, a spectacular historic venue, just a few blocks away from the ExcipientFest Conference at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, MD, April 25 – 27. The splendid celebration will include music, stories, and special recognition of volunteers who have helped IPEC-Americas become a globally recognized and respected trade association.

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. This non-profit organization has respected relationships with key stakeholders responsible for standard setting and enforcement of medicines, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and US Pharmocopeia (USP).

"As a small staff organization, we are volunteer-driven," says Kimberly Beals, Executive Director and Secretary-Treasurer of IPEC-Americas, "so every day is different and exciting as our many volunteers are active, engaged and creative problem solvers. It's a pleasure to support and recognize their efforts over the last 25 years!"

A history book of the "25 Years of IPEC" will be distributed to attendees during the gala dinner.

In association with IPEC, ExcipientFest features a 2-day exposition with over 40 exhibitors, multiple half-day workshops, over 20 in-depth educational sessions and a Speakers Roundtable consisting of top industry personalities. The event also highlights the presentation of many academic research posters.

Experts from around the world and from principal regulatory agencies like FDA, USP and NSF International, the public health and safety organization, will present topics including innovative drug applications, quality and regulatory standards, biotechnology, and experiment design.

About ExcipientFest
ExcipientFest attracts Pharmaceutical Scientists from the Americas and around the world to a unique two day forum for cutting-edge scientific developments. ExcipientFest features in-depth technical talks on Excipient Technology, New Drug Applications and Regulatory Issues from industry's top-pharmaceutical experts. The seminar is designed for the role of pharma ingredients in the formulation process such as excipients, inactive ingredients that support active ingredients in medications. Learn more about ExcipientFest Americas 2016 at

About IPEC
International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council (IPEC) is the industry association that develops, implements, and promotes global use of appropriate quality, safety, and functionality standards for pharmaceutical excipients and excipient delivery systems. IPEC-Americas along with counterparts in Europe, China and Japan serve as the primary international resource on excipients for its members, governments and public audiences. (

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