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The sessions address excipients for dietary supplements, co-processed ex - cipients, the role of excipients in new dosage forms, bringing a new exci - pient to market, an update on FDA- SIA, film coatings and flavor technol- ogy, QbD sampling guidelines, and NSF/IPEC/ANSI 363-2014 standard for excipients. The day concludes with a roundtable discussion about the impact of non-harmonized standards. Posters will be on display throughout the conference, with a Q&A session Tuesday from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. Wednesday gets underway with a keynote from the FDA's Lawrence Yu about the future of Question-based Review (QbR). The educational ses- sions explore wettable magnesium stearate, the use of alginates in phar- maceuticals, atypical actives, sourcing and purchasing excipients, and ele- mental impurities. Ricardo Zayas of Bristol-Myers Squibb will deliver the closing address, "Future pharma manu- facturing efficiencies and the role of in no vative excipient technologies." T&C a preview ExcipientFest Americas, a confer- ence and exhibition, is set for April 28-29 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico. More than 500 at - tendees and about 40 exhibitors are expected. The event, presented by the International Pharmaceutical Ex - cipi ent Council (IPEC) of the Ameri - cas, fo cuses on excipient technology, sourc ing, and regulatory concerns. Tablets & Capsules is among this year's sponsors and will live-tweet the event from @TabletsCapsules. Limited seating is available for the seven pre-event workshops on Mon - day, April 27. The 3-hour sessions will cover coating tablets and multipartic- ulates, implementing IPEC guidelines, mitigating supply-chain risk, under- standing global regulations, and obtaining ExciPact certification. Conference Educational sessions begin Tues - day morning (April 28) after the keynote—"The war against fake medicines"—given by Pfizer's Brian Johnson, a board member of Rx-360. ExcipientFest Exhibitors The following companies and or - ganizations are among those exhibit- ing at ExcipientFest, April 28-29 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. For a complete, updated list, visit www. excipient fest.com. Company Booth A Arrowpac 26 B BASF 37 BioSpectra 6 Budenheim 24 C Chemical Solutions 9 Colorcon 38 Cytec 10 D DFE Pharma 3 E EMD Millipore 19 Evercorn 22 Event focuses on science, regulation, and sourcing of excipients 42 March 2015 Tablets & Capsules

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