Almac Group Team Up with Irish American Business Chamber & Network for Life Sciences Forum

November 17, 2016

Souderton, PA, USA – November 17th, 2016 – The Irish American Business Chamber and Network (IABCN) has teamed up with their 2016 Ambassador Award honouree, Almac Group, the global contract development and manufacturing organisation, to host a life sciences forum.  The event is an interactive symposium featuring pharmaceutical/life sciences and commercial industry experts who will come together to discuss major trends in drug development, the cost of healthcare and impact on patients and our economy. The intent of the forum, scheduled for November 17th, 2016 at 1pm, is to explore big pharma’s role in shaping patient wellness and our economy. Almac is sponsoring the forum and will host the event at its North American Headquarters in Souderton, PA.  Other sponsors include KYW Newsradio and PixarBio.

Panellists for the event include Brendan Fenton, Regional Finance Director for Australia, Canada and Western Europe for Bristol-Myers Squibb, John Barry, Head of Portfolio Sourcing and Relationship Management, Merck Research Laboratories at Merck & Co., and Michael Sapienza, Chief Executive Officer of The Colon Cancer Alliance. The panel will be moderated by George Tiger, Vice President Global Business Development, Almac Clinical Technologies. The discussion will span dynamic industry topics including the greatest challenges faced today and the next generation of future collaborations that will be needed, the impact of the pharmaceutical industry in the broader economy, the pharmaceutical business model and risk profile and patient advocacy and engagement.

George commented: “We are delighted to be working with the British American Business Council and the Irish American Business Chamber and Network of Philadelphia on this initiative.  It is a fantastic opportunity to share knowledge and discuss the pertinent topics relating to our industry – in addition to sharing a platform with experts and key opinion leaders from across the pharmaceutical spectrum.” 

The Irish American Business Chamber & Network, Inc. (IABCN) is a nonpartisan business organisation promoting the interests of its members and the development of economic and educational relationships between the United States and the Isle of Ireland.

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About Almac Group
‘Partnering to Advance Human Health’

The Almac Group is an established contract development and manufacturing organisation that provides an extensive range of integrated services to over 600 companies globally within the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors. The services range from R&D, biomarker discovery and development, API manufacture, formulation development, clinical trial supply, IXRS® technology (IVRS/IWRS) through to commercial-scale manufacture.

The international company is a privately owned organization that has organically grown over 40 years and now employs in excess of 4,500 highly skilled personnel.  Almac is headquartered in Craigavon, Northern Ireland with operations in Ireland, across the US (Pennsylvania, North Carolina and California) and in Asia (Singapore and Tokyo).

For more information visit – or e-mail [email protected].


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