A letter from Dennis Jenke, E&L USA 2017 advisory board member

As we reflect on E&L over the past decade or so, we can see how the field has matured to the extent that we are now transitioning from a new, unfamiliar and uncertain environment to one that offers a stronger, better understood and more stable foundation.

Smithers Rapra’s Extractables and Leachables conferences provide a unique opportunity for attendees to make and maintain the relationships which are so critical in this industry.

So, I invite you to join us from May 9-11 2017 for Extractables & Leachables USA. You can book your ticket here.

Who should attend and why?

E&L and its associated safety and suitability assessment is hardly a mature science or practice. Although progress has been made, the goal of having unified expectations and standards around E&L studies and their suitability for use assessments is largely unrealized. This is why it is so vitally important that E&L practioneers take every opportunity to engage with those organizations charged with developing such expectations and standards.

There is still much to learn in terms of theoretical and practical aspects of how to properly design, implement and interpret E&L studies, both tactically and strategically. E&L practitioneers need to take full advantage of the chance to learn from those who have distinguished themselves in the field. We must work with one another, sharing our best data, our best insights and our best practices so that the entire field moves forward.

Who will I meet?

Previous attendees include AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Roche, Sanofi Pasteur, the FDA, Novo Nordisk, Boehrinher Ingelheim and many more. You can view the full list of last year's attendees here.

What will I learn?

If I had a dollar for every time I heard someone say “E&L is dead”, I would never have to work another day. The simple fact is that while E&L may mature in one dimension (for example packaging), it is reborn in other dimensions (think change control and biopharmaceutical single use manufacturing). Thus it is important that E&L practioneers keep an ear to the ground, actively searching for insight into what are the new frontiers and who are the new pioneers.

I know I am always excited to see the first announcement for this conference and I am invariably impressed by the speakers that have been secured and the topics that they have chosen to address.

Book your ticket now to come and join us this May in Falls Church, VA. I look forward to the opportunity we will share to talk good and practical science at what promises to be a most informative event.

Best regards,

Dennis Jenke