Controlled Environments staff members were present at he 2014 Interphex show, held in mid-March at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. Advantage Business Media’s publications have been sending
representatives to this show for over 15 years, and this is the
second time I’ve personally gone to Interphex. We were fortunate enough to share a booth location with our colleagues
from Pharmaceutical Processing, and many attendees came to
speak with us about both publications.
We were pleased to meet with some of our regular columnists in person, and bring ourselves up to speed with their ideas for our future issues
and what’s going on with their respective companies. We were also able to connect
with new faces (or new to us, anyway) in the cleanroom industry, and engage in dialogue about how they can get involved with Controlled Environments by contributing
articles or product releases.
My colleagues and I took advantage of the PDA Education opportunities featured
at the Interphex show – informative sessions, forums, and specialty workshops that
discussed topics such as facility design, R&D lab construction, the use of isolators,
and contamination control. Their Q&A sessions afterward provided an opportunity
to ask pressing questions and learn more about their fields of expertise. We walked
the floor of the Javits Center and looked at displays of cleanroom consumables and
equipment, and we had interesting conversations with professionals in all areas of
the cleanroom, bioprocessing, and pharmaceutical fields. Our March 2014 issue
featured a showcase of products that were available for viewing and demonstration
at Interphex, and we were able to view many of those products in person and learn
more about them. New to Interphex this year were the Innovation Stages, which featured sessions, roundtables, panel discussions, and keynote presentations on topics
such as cleaning validation, drugs, and manufacturing.
Shows such as Interphex give us the chance to learn about what’s new in the industry, such as updated standards, current trends, and exciting new products. Meeting
with our reader base in person also gives us the opportunity to discuss what they like
about Controlled Environments and what they wish we’d cover more often. We keep
these conversations in mind when we draft our yearly editorial calendar, to ensure
that we’re covering the topics that our readers want to learn more about. Many of our
feature articles are authored by professionals that we meet at shows.
Controlled Environments will be represented at other conferences later this year –
namely, the PDA Aseptic Conference in Chicago in June; the PDA/FDA Joint
Regulatory Meeting in Washington, D.C. in September; and the ISPE Boston Product
Show in October. We invite you to come speak to us about your ideas of how to make
Controlled Environments a better, more useful publication for the cleanroom industry. We can also be reached at email@example.com with your comments and
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Michael Rataj, Aramark Cleanroom Services
Raymond K. Schneider, PE
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Siegerman and Associates LLC
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