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Extractables & Leachables USA 2015 confirmed!

Extractables and Leachables USA 2015 will be taking from May 12-14 at Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Bethesda- Washington D.C

Smithers Rapra are requesting papers from industry practitioners, who have displayed best practise in the field of E&Ls, who have performed a recent E&L study, or have recent research findings to present.

The following topics will be particularly relevant to the direction of the conference, however all submitted themes will be considered:
- supply chain management;
- toxicology of possible leachables;
- single use systems;
- risk assessment methodologies relating to E&L strategies.
- opthalmics;
- detection limits;
- application of E&L to QC testing programs;
- restricted and regulated substance compliance
- E&Ls and biologicals
- manufacture of pharmaceutical packaging and labelling
- improvements in practical correlation of solvent extractions to product conditions of use
- E&Ls in process components and equipment

The official call for papers can be viewed here, or please contact Hayley Marsden for more information.

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are also available, which would give you exposure not only to over 120 attendees in Bethesda, but also Smithers Rapra's comprehensive E&L contact database. Contact Heather Adams to design your own package, to best suit your needs.


PAST EVENT: Extractables & Leachables USA 2014, May 7-9

  The third E&L USA conference took place at the Sheraton in Silver Spring, MD on May 7-9 2014. Organized by Smithers Rapra the conference once again brought together the pharmaceutical supply chain and discussed the latest research in minimizing the risks associated with extractables and leachables. The conference provided a unique opportunity to bring the delegates up to speed with the current analytical methods, regulatory guidance and working group recommendations.


E&L USA 2014 attracted over 100 delegates - exceeding last year's record!

Just a selection of the companies in attendance included:
- TEVA Phamaceuticals
- Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceutical
- Sanofi Pasteur
- Baxter Healthcare
- US Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

View the full list of E&L 2014 attendees >>

Conference producer Hayley Marsden summarizes what the attendees enjoyed at last week's E&L USA below:

An opening address from FDA including case examples of E&Ls relating to biologics with extended time to pose their questions to the regulator

An interesting case study from Pete Watts at bibra on e-cigarettes that sparked much discussion regarding the safety and risk assessments of e-cigarettes

A different take on E&L analysis using TOC reconciliation presented enthusiastically by Sarah Robinson of VR Analytical

An in-depth session on pre-filled syringes from Novo Nordisk and Toxikon on different strategies for dealing with E&Ls from these devices

Posters presented by PQRI around the meeting room and further contributions from SGS, Thermo Fisher, Entegris and PPD

Plus many more updates from working groups and case studies from leading experts in the E&L field.

Great feedback from those that attended E&L USA 2014 ...

100% would attend the E&L conference again
rated overall conference experience excellent or above average
of workshop attendees would recommend to a colleague

See what the delegates had to say

  • "The calibre of attendees at the E&L 2014 conference was incredible. Thank you for putting forth such a remarkable collaboration for industry leaders and facilitating networking within the pharmaceutical community to create the best products possible. We look forward to assisting attendees with their complex E&L and analytical needs throughout the drug development process and thank E&L 2014 for providing us such a wonderful opportunity to present our skills." Carl Gonzalez, Avomeen
  • "Very satisfied, gained a lot of information from experts" L. Xu, AMRI
  • "Fantastic intro to extractables and leachables, excellent source of up-to-date information. I am so glad I participated" H. Hertrick, Zenpure
  • "Outstanding conference, I learned a lot" R. Bogseth, Baxter Healthcare
  • "Well organized and good information" Y.Jiang, Ethicon, Johnson and Johnson
  • "Another excellent programme on extractables and leachables, these meetings keep getting better and better" P.Watts, bibra
  • "High quality conference in the field of extractables and leachables" S.Zhang, Medtronic
  • "Good overview of industry with excellent case studies" R.Salzstein, Independent
  • "An enjoyable and conducive environment to receive an onslaught of crucial/beneficial information. Very positive experience." S.Ward, Pearl Therapeutics
  • "E&L 2014 provided a comfortable professional forum to establish and maintain business contacts as well as learning from and conversing with experts about the scientific and regulatory state-of-the-art" G.McGibbon, ACD Labs

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