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CPhI Worldwide 2012: Networking, up-coming countries and bioavailability

By Natalie Morrison and Gareth Macdonald , 08-Oct-2012
Last updated on 26-May-2017 at 12:10 GMT2017-05-26T12:10:56Z

Madrid: Where CPhI Worldwide has begun
Madrid: Where CPhI Worldwide has begun is going to Madrid, Spain to meet API and excipient makers, Biopharma firms, processing tech developers and contract services organisation gathered for one of the drug industry's biggest trade shows.

The team will be covering all the breaking news and speaking to movers and shakers to gauge the latest trends and hottest business ideas. You can find out what we've found out via this interactive report that will be updated during the show. 

To whet your appetite here is some of the chatter from social media channels that are already alive with discussions and musings from some of the 29,000 attendees and 2,200 exhibitors expected to be at CPhI Worldwide. 

Updates live from CPhI Worldwide 2012

The team joins the thousands of pharma manufacturers heading to Madrid for the first day of the trade show. Here's the latest social media buzz from the industry...

Storified by Natalie Morrison · Fri, Oct 05 2012 03:23:50

CPhI Worldwide, ICSE, P-MEC Europe & InnoPack, 25-27 October 2011 Messe Frankfurtubmim
It's a big one...
Ready for CPhI worldwide? 9-11 Oct @ Feria de Madrid, Spain, 29,500+ attendees from +130 countries, +2200 exhibitors. Wright
                                                      ... so preparation is in order
#CPHI is exactly one week away! Is your tradeshow strategy ready? Check out our tips:… Hendry
Many have done just that, and have taken to Twitter to arrange their tĂŞte Ă  tĂŞtes. Some want to discuss potential partnerships...

Going to CPHI in Madrid next week, and meeting with companies trying to understand the UK market and see if they can make a profit or not. …Charles Joynson
Interested in exploring your options for outsourcing Packaging, Late-Stage Customisation or cGMP Warehousing? Want to meet @CPhIWW ? #CPhIMillmount Healthcare
... others to chat recent deals...
We’re looking forward to seeing Knopp’s booth at CPhI after our recent partnership. Visit AMRI at booth 6C09. #amriatCPhI #cphi_ww2012AMRI
... some are on the hunt for talent...
#IBM is hiring!  #Pharma Life Science Strategy Consulting Lead - Managed Markets - Flex US cities. #CPhI #jobs #nshmbaSueCorralz
... whilst others are more informal!
Let's do coffee at CPhI/ICSE 2012 - Pharma
Looking forward to @CPhIWW next week - please do come say hello if you're there! #CPhINatalie Morrison

Upcoming geographies

With a number of markets moving up in the pharma and biopharma stakes, this year the organisers have created pavilions dedicated to the most promising regions. Emerging industries such as Argentina, Brazil, Malaysia and Russia each have a section, whilst European countries taking a bigger part in pharmaceuticals - such as the UK, France and Ireland - also have a podium.
Pavilions 2012 | CPhI Worldwide | The pharmaceutical ingredients eventPavilions 2012 | CPhI Worldwide | The pharmaceutical ingredients event
Look out for an upcoming exclusive from the India pavilion.


Finding a way around delivery problems for large molecule pharmaceuticals, as well as tricky biologics like proteins and peptides is a key issue in the manufacturing industry at the moment. And with the amount of exhibitors focusing on solubility, delivery via the skin and getting drugs through the gastrointestinal tract (GI) and liver system, could we see a meeting of minds that could drive some new solutions at CPhI?
Getting the formulation right is important, and it seems there is a lot of emphasis is on sofgel technology at the moment. For instance Patheon is there discussing the latest developments for its P-Gel platform.
Patheon to Feature Softgel Technology at CPHi Worldwide Conference in Spainread more #pharmaPharmainfo NET
Earlier this year, VP of sales and marketing Geoff glass told us: “It unlocks a whole set of being able to do controlled release extended release in a way that hasn���t been done before."
P-Gels mean cheaper and more varied drug development, says PatheonPatheon says its new soft gel platform is creating cheaper development opportunities for drugsmakers. The tech, known as P-Gels, has been...
@Patheon is at @CPhI this year discussing updates to its P-Gels platform Morrison
In the stand next to Patheon is Catalent, also discussing softgel solutions
Catalent and BASF team up to solve the bioavailability problemCatalent and BASF have joined forces to tackle bioavailability challenges from feasibility studies to commercial supply. In a new open al...

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