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Extractables and leachables studies are crucial for the protection of patients, the success of drug products, and the adherence to regulatory expectations. The opportunity for E&L experts to meet and discuss solutions and new opportunities in this sector benefits the entire pharmaceutical and medical device industries.

Since 2006, Smithers MSE (Materials Science and Engineering) Extractable & Leachable USA conference has been the key place in the industry to have technical discussions around testing methodologies and packaging systems for the life science industry. Whether you are an established provider, a new entrant, or simply looking to invest more in this growing sector, this industry-leading conference consistently attracts key players from across the globe; delivering a wide breadth of knowledge and offering ample opportunities to make new connections, generate strong leads, engage with your audience, and deliver effective ROI. Attendees network, build beneficial relationships with industry experts, and hear panels featuring diverse industry perspectives on issues facing the E&L industry in both the USA and globally.

Why Smithers?

Smithers, Founded in 1925 and headquartered in Akron, Ohio, with laboratories and operations in North America, Europe, and Asia, has over 40 years’ experience organizing leading global events, and provides testing, consulting, market reports, and compliance services. Smithers is a leading authority for extractables and leachables studies with experts who have a proven track record of developing and delivering comprehensive E&L test plans. Annual Extractables and Leachables USA, Europe, and China events deliver high level insight into the market and global regulatory landscape, while allowing extensive time for new developments, debate, and networking.

  • Global Insight: With chemical analysis laboratories in both the UK and USA, and industry-leading E&L events in the USA, China, and Europe, Smithers delivers a comprehensive range of extractables and leachables testing techniques and market insights with a unique, worldwide understanding.
  • A Key Partnership: The partnership between Smithers global E&L laboratories and global E&L events combines expert technical knowledge, insight into emerging needs, and market intelligence into a collaboration from which the whole industry benefits.
  • Industry Experts: Smithers' E&L team includes the best industry experts in the field. The industry can always count on Smithers to bring professionals to the forefront. Our experts provide consultative support at every stage of the extractables and leachables process, from understanding E&L regulatory requirements, to deciding on a suitable test strategy, to decoding the results. Be sure to meet with our experts during the event's lunch, networking breaks, and networking reception!
  • Customer-Focused Growth: Smithers is always growing and expanding. Smithers chooses for that growth to be dictated by what our customers need, ensuring a customer-focused growth and expansion strategy. That knowledge of customer needs and how to solve them translates to every part of the business. 

Who Attends Extractables and Leachables USA?

Take a look at a sample of companies who have attended past events, and common job titles of attendees. Join these industry experts at the next event and add your company’s name to this list!

Common Job Titles:

Analytical Scientist • Business Development Manager • Chemist • Chief Scientific Officer • Director • Director, Analytical Chemistry • Executive Director • Lab Manager • Lead Scientist • Manager, Extractables & Leachables Testing • Packaging Development Scientist • Pharmacologist • President • Principal Chemist • Principal Scientist • Project Manager • Quality Assurance • Regulatory Strategy • Research Scientist • Scientific Director • Scientist • Senior Analytical Chemist • Senior Director, toxicology and Risk Assessment • Senior Research Scientist • Senior Principal Scientist • Toxicology • Vice President •

Sample of Past Attendees:

AbbVie Inc
ABC Laboratories
Able Mfg. Co.
Acambis Inc.
Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc.(ACD/Labs)
Agilent Technologies, Inc.
Albany Molecular Research, Inc. (AMRI)
Alexion Pharmaceuticals
Althea Technologies
Altria Client Services LLC
American Preclinical Services
American Regent Laboratories
American Stelmi Corp
Ampacet Corporation
Apple Inc
Aprecia Pharmaceuticals
Arthrex Inc
Aspen Research Corporation
Astex Pharmaceuticals
Avomeen Analytical Services
AztraZeneca Biologics
B. Braun Medical
Barbara Falco Pharma Consult LLC
BASF Corporation
Baxalta Innovations GmbH
Baxter Healthcare
Becton Dickinson
Bemis Company Inc
Bibra Toxicology Advice & Consulting
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma
Boston Analytical Inc.
Boston Scientific
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
C&M Technical Consulting
Cangene Corporation
Catalent Pharma
Celgene Corp
Cenexi Laboratolres Thissen SA
Cerus Corporation
Chemic Laboratories, Inc.
Chrysalis Technologies
Ciba Expert Services
Clariant International
Corning Inc.
Datwyler Pharma Packaging International NV
Dermira Inc
DMF Management Systems, LLC
DNP Corporation USA
Double Helix International, Inc.
Dow Chemical Company
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
E.K.G. Life Science Solutions, LLC
EAG Laboratories
Eastman Chemical Company
Edwards Lifesciences, Inc
EKG Labs
Eli Lilly & Company
EMD Performance Materials Corp.
Ethicon, Inc
EuTech Scientific Services, Inc.
Exponent International Ltd

FH JOANNEUM, Department for Biomedical Sciences
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
Fleming and Company
Fresenius Kabi
Gad Consulting Services
Gardner Carton and Douglas
Gateway Analytical
General Electric Healthcare
Genocea Biosciences
GenVec Inc
Gilead Sciences
GLR Labs
Grifols Therapeutics Inc
Hall Analytical Laboratories
Health Canada
Helvoet Pharma
Hikma Pharmaceuticals
Hollister Incorporated
HP Inc.
Human Genome Sciences
ICU Medical Inc.
Immaculata University
IMPACT Analytical
Independent Consultant
Industria Farmaceutica Serono
Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia Industrial
Intarcia Therapeutics
iuvo BioScience
Japan Tobacco International
Johnson & Johnson
Jordi Labs
Jubilant Draximage
Juno Therapeutics
Kamada Ltd
Leadscope, Inc.
LEO Pharma A/S
LGC Group
LJ Star Inc
Lupin, Inc.
MannKind Corporation
Markes International
Material Needs Consulting, LLC
MED Institute Inc
Medtronic, Inc.
Merck Group
Merck Pharmaceuticals
Merck Serono
Merial Limited
Metron Technologies
Mexichem Specialty Compounds
Millipore Corporation
Monash University
Mylan Technologies
National Institute of Health Sciences
Nektar Therapeutics
Nelson Laboratories Inc
Next Breath, LLC

Novo Nordisk
NSF Health Sciences
Nuvo Research
Omrix Biopharmaceuticals - Johnson and
Oracle Flexible Packaging
Pace Analytical Life Sciences, LLC
Pall Corporation
Par Pharmaceutical, Inc.
Pearl Therapeutics
Penwest Pharmaceuticals Company
Pfizer BioTherapeutics
Pharmalytica Services, LLC
Polymer Solutions Incorporated
PolyOne Corporation
Portman Graphic
Procter & Gamble
Prove It LLC
Pulp & Paper Research Institute
R. J. Reynolds Tobacco
RAI Services Company
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals , Inc.
ResMed Ltd
Rexam Closures
Reynolds American Inc.
RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Romar Engineering Pty Limited
Roxane Laboratories
Sabrina Vaz-Holder Photography
SafeBridge Consultants, Inc.
Safetree Consulting
Safety Consulting Inc
Sanofi Pasteur
Sartorius Stedim Biotech
Schering Plough
SCIO Analytical, LLC
SGS Life Science Services
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
Smith & Nephew
Solvias Inc
St. Jude Medical
Stemline Therapeutics Inc
Teknor Apex
Terumo Corporation
Teva Pharmaceuticals
Theravance Biopharma
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Toray Research Center Inc
Toxikon Europe NV
ToxServices LLC
Triad Scientific Solutions
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
UCB, Inc.
United Therapeutics Corporation
Universidad Santa Maria
Upsher-Smith Laboratories Inc
US Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
US Pharmacopeia
Validation Resources LLC
Valois of America
Vascular Solutions, Inc.
Ventana Medical Systems
Vimta Labs Limited
VR Analytical (HQ)
W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
Waters Corporation
Weinberg Group Inc, The
West Monarch Analytical Laboratories
West Pharmaceutical Services Inc
Whitford Corporation
WuXi AppTec Inc.

Five Reasons Why Attending Industry Event Improves Your Operations:

  • Network with top players from across the supply chain.
    Nothing beats face-to-face networking in a social environment. Meet people who are just as passionate about this industry as you are! This event offers included networking breaks, lunches, and an evening reception to make it easy to make connections. Meet with major industry players who can connect you with new companies and help grow your business.
  • Raise awareness, brainstorm with experts, and develop innovative solutions.
    Present your innovative ideas and meet the people who can help you make them happen. The networking sessions and Q&A opportunities at the end of each presentation encourage group discussion. Ask the questions that have been on your mind and find answers. Be part of the innovators helping to push this industry into the future.
  • Be one of the first to hear about emerging trends.
    Expand your industry knowledge and learn the latest business intelligence and market updates from industry-leading event speakers. Hear about their latest research, cutting edge technology, and growth opportunities. Learn beyond your field of interest.
  • Invest in yourself, and establish yourself in the industry.
    Let people know who you are and position yourself as a key player in the industry. Someone attending is waiting to meet you and learn from your experiences. Represent your company as a knowledgeable and leading industry player.
  • Get inspired and motivated.
    Sometimes we all get caught up in day-to-day tasks and forget our work is important. This industry is blooming! Meet passionate people, learn new ideas, and then take that motivation back to your daily work. You will have access to all the presentations after the conference - take back the lessons you learned and apply them directly to your operations.