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10. USP-NF General Information Chapter <1059> Excipient Perform- ance. 2015. 11. USP Call for Candidates: Talc Methods. Online. Accessed Jan 15, 2017. 12. Modernization of Asbestos Testing in USP Talc. Pharmacopeial Forum 40(4). 2014. 13. USP-NF Talc Monograph. 2015. 14. PDG Meeting Highlights. Online. Accessed Jan 15, 2017. 15. USP Excipient Stakeholder forum. Online. Accessed Jan 15, 2017. 16. FDA-USP co-sponsored work- shop on excipients. Online. Accessed Jan 15, 2017. 17. GDUFA II Commitment Letter, "Complex Products" have been a defined term in the document. Online. Accessed Jan 15, 2017. 18. "What is a Complex Product?" Slide 20. Online. Accessed Jan 15, 2017. 19. USP Donor Recognition Program. Online. Accessed Jan 25, 2017. Catherine Sheehan is senior director of sci- ence and John A. Giannone is senior direc- tor of strategic marketing and program operations at USP, 12601 Twinbrook Parkway, Rockville, MD 20852. Tel. 301 881 0666. Website: www.usp.org. ExcipientFest Americas, a pharma- ceutical conference and exhibition, takes place April 24-26 at the Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI. The event, presented by IPEC- Americas, is expected to attract more than 400 industry professionals and academics and 40 exhibitors. The conference, kicks off Monday with a full day of technical and regu- latory workshops. Tuesday morning, Jon Gawlak of Par Pharmaceuticals will give the keynote address, "Managing the deli- cate balance between purchasing strategy and quality requirements." Later that day, Virginia Wotring of the National Space Biomedical Research Institute will discuss "Longterm space flight and its chal- lenges for pharma and biotech indus- tries," and Geoff Wu of the FDA out- lines how the Agency encourages emerging technologies to modernize pharmaceutical manufacturing. All day Tuesday and Wednesday, conference-goers can attend presen- tations on novel excipients, technical innovation, supplier management, R&D, biopharmaceutics, regulatory standards, counterfeiting, traceability, chemical screening, lifecycle supply, and supply chain oversight. T&C Who? Pharmaceutical scientists and technicians, QA/QC staff, process engineers, production and purchas- ing personnel, and students and professors of chemistry, pharma- cology, and related fields Where? Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI When? April 24-26 Workshops: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on April 24 Conference: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on April 25 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on April 26 Exhibition: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on April 25 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on April 26 For more information: ExcipientFest Americas Tel. 787 714 3000 www.excipientfest.com a preview ExcipientFest Tablets & Capsules March 2017 49 New!