Welcome to CPhI week: The drug manufacturing industry's premier conference kicks off with the winds of change blowing
Welcome to CPhI week!
Tuesday marked the opening of this year’s CPhI Global conference in Milan, Italy, in what marks its return to an onsite event for the first time since 2019.
In many ways, this year’s CPhI is different for us here at Endpoints News. We aren’t on site — as we certainly plan to be next year — so we can’t give you the inside scoop you can expect in the future. However, our team has been closely following the biggest trends from the past year and are staying abreast of what CPhI’s stable of experts are saying about the future of the industry.
First, managing editor Kyle Blankenship dives headfirst into some of the biggest trends from the past 12 months in the manufacturing industry — and a few things to expect in the year ahead.
Then, in the first of a series of trend pieces, manufacturing reporter Josh Sullivan looks at the growth of the CMO industry, which is poised to take its place among the big dogs in terms of manufacturing capacity in the coming years.
Josh then dives into the future of automation in biopharma, the growing role of contract manufacturing in China, the sky-high confidence the industry has going into 2022, and finally the lingering effects an inspection backlog could have on the industry writ large.
As always, if you have any feedback, we’d be happy to hear from you. Enjoy CPhI, and if you’re in Milan: Ciao!