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API and Raw Material Supply Concerns Focal Point of Pharma ChemOutsourcing Conference September 8-9 in New Jersey

LONG BRANCH, N.J., May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- When pharmaceutical and biotech chemistry sourcing management gathers in Long Branch, NJ in September to meet at the Pharma ChemOutsourcing Conference & Exhibition, areas of special interest will be starting materials and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients. Likewise, discussion will center on Asian suppliers, rising prices and delivery timelines. The effects of new laws recently introduced in China to tighten quality control and protect the environment have sent ripples throughout the industry.

The conference will begin on September 8 with two panel discussions to focus on these topics. Overall, 90 speakers, mostly chemistry sourcing managers from pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies will be on hand as part of the largest speaking faculty ever gathered to meet about sourcing.
The panel discussions are the following:

API Sourcing: How Well Are Suppliers Responding To The Constant Change?

Roger P. Bakale, Ph.D. M. Bhupathy, Ph.D. Laurie Chipperfield

Senior Director, Amgen Director API Strategic

Worldwide Chemical Process R&D Sourcing & Planning

Cephalon, Inc. Pfizer

Ian Cottrell, Ph.D. Tricia Scialla

Director, External Services Director, Chemical Development

Merck Wyeth Research

Supply Chain to Chemical Sourcing in Asia: What Are Supplier Plans To Ensure Availability of Raw Materials?

Rick Connell, Ph.D. John Ellingboe, Ph.D. John McGill, Ph.D.

Worldwide Head of Assistant Vice President, Director, External

Chemistry Sourcing Exploratory Chemistry Discovery Research

Pfizer Global Research Wyeth Research Eli Lilly & Company

& Development

Thomas Sowin, Ph.D. David M. Stout, Ph.D.

Senior Project Leader, Director

Global Discovery Chemistry Merck & Co., Inc.

Abbott Laboratories

Overall, 21 such panel discussions are scheduled during the two-day event. Exploding interest in chemical outsourcing activities have shaped the 2008 ChemOutsourcing event into an international meeting place to accommodate the industry need for information and networking, reports Apaporis LLC. The conference program link is

500 attendees gathered for the 2007 conference - attendance is poised to double in 2008. 100 custom synthesis manufacturers and other service providers are expected; the current roster is at

The New Jersey seaside venue is well suited for socializing events to take place the weekend before the conference begins. Bonfires and beach games are planned to facilitate networking among participants. Manhattan nightlife and sight-seeing is 30 minutes away by ferry. The beach is a family friendly destination for those piggy-backing a late summer vacation around the event. Venue information is available at The hotel is expected to sell out in June.

Contact the organizer, Mark Alexay, for more information at, 201.452.4023, or visit

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