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News / May 11, 2017

Bioconnect Seminar at the Hovione Cork Site

The Hovione site welcomed close to 50 people from the Irish Pharma, Biotech and University sectors for a combined seminar with Bioconnect Ireland on the theme of Tech Transfer in the pharmaceutical industry.

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Paul Downing, General Manager of Hovione Cork, gave the opening address and introduced Jim Ryan CEO of Bioconnect Ireland who chaired the meeting. First on the Podium was Brian Harrison who previously held many management positions in Bristol-Myers-Squibb and now Managing Director of his own start-up outfit. He gave an overview of the Tech transfer process and the importance of aligning the same mindset on both the receiving site and transfer site. This followed by two of our own guest speakers Rui Loureiro and Márcio Temtem both of whom gave complementary presentations on techniques to overcome solubility issues and effective use of modeling to have a robust process for scale-up. The presentations were varied in their themes from Biotech start-ups to mainstream pharma distribution companies. An interesting QA session was followed by a group photo in front of Building 10. Paul Dunne European, Business Development Manager, presided over the wrap up before the site tour. The evening concluded with a networking and drinks reception in the China room.

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