Pharmintech Exhibition 2019 Technological Innovation for Building the future of the Life Science Industry

Pharmintech Exhibition turns the spotlight on technological innovation for the Life Science industry. From April 10 to 12, in Bologna.

The excellence of production technologies for the drug supply chain will return to the forefront while widening the target to segments with strong technical and market affinities, in particular the nutrition, biotechnology, medical devices and personal care products industry.

Pavilions 16 and 21 of BolognaFiere are ready to host over 300 exhibiting companies while over 10.000 visitors are expected, not to mention a growing presence of foreign attendants thanks to numerous promotional actions involving operators from the most important markets in the sector, which have been the targets of a strong incoming activity.

In fact, the key feature of the next edition of Pharmintech Exhibition is the topic of internationalization, a fundamental objective for an event that is currently consolidating its position and putting itself forward as a reference point for suppliers in the EMEA area.

It is worth noting that Italy has gained top position as a pharmaceutical producer in Europe and as such, has recently overtaken Germany with a value of 30 billion Euros (44 billion Euros, if we also consider related industries) and 2.7 billion Euros invested in production, research and development related to activities with a high innovation rate. Such excellent result was made possible also thanks to high quality production technologies that have contributed to the development of a unique know-how at the international level.

Pharmintech ensures adequate visibility and concrete business opportunities for the entire sector and for production excellences while offering an overview of the most advanced solutions for the manufacturing process, wrapping, instrumentation, packaging, plant management and supply chain solutions, and also, digital and automation technologies applied to the sector, from the IoT – Internet of Things up to data governance solutions.

Thanks to Pharmintech, Bologna will see the presence of international buyers, carefully profiled and selected with the support of the Ministry of Economic Development and in collaboration with UCIMA – Union of Italian Constructors of Automatic Wrapping and Packaging Machines, and ITA – Italian Trade Agency. Among the attending delegations, the presence of representatives of Algeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, India, Israel, Morocco, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey and Uganda is already confirmed. For the 2019 edition, an increase is expected in the number of international operators, with over 100 foreign buyers selected to be part of official delegations.

To offer both visitors and companies a broader, articulated and international perspective over a highly complex scientific and technological sector where data and data analysis make the difference, Pharmintech is introducing Pharmintech Monitor, the Pharmintech Exhibition Observatory.

Thanks to the collaboration with the UCIMA Study Center, a pool of experts and analysts have been analyzing the reference markets for the Life Sciences sector, offering privileged perspectives and vantage points, based on economic data, statistics and sector studies. The new website offers the opportunity to come into direct contact with the researchers of the UCIMA Study Center for clarification, details and insights related to the published data and the countries being analyzed, as well as giving access to constantly updated content, news and researches.

Thanks to new digital marketing activities, the number of unique users, which have been visiting the website of the event since 2016, has grown to around 50.000, with a steady growth since January 2019.

Pharmintech 2019 presents a complete calendar for conventions and events, organized with the collaboration of partners of worldwide prestige.
The convention opens on Wednesday, April 10 with a round table on “RFID supporting the supply chain integrated into the pharmaceutical word” by ALL YOU CAN TRACK & TRACE.

Next up, the conference titled “Active pharmaceutical ingredients: manufacturing and market challenges” organized in collaboration with NCF – Gruppo Tecniche Nuove (New Techniques Group) During the conference, Aschimfarma, AFI, Ispe and Assobiotec will take the floor. The conclusions will be the topic of a round-table discussion where the complex theme “SPC manufacturing waiver: opportunities and criticalities” will also be addressed.

NCF is also hosting a conference titled “Food Supplements: a quality supply chain”, scheduled for Thursday 11 April. The topic will be discussed by Paola Minghetti (Milan University), Gabriele Costantino (Parma University), Federsalus, Hells Cena (Pavia University) and Ispe.

The conference will end with a round-table on “Food supplements as production peculiarities”.

The convention continues on Thursday, 11 April with an event organized by PDA – Parenteral Drug Association on the topic of Aseptic Filling: technological innovations and regulatory trends.

Also, on Friday 12 April, Pharmintech will host an important event organized by Farmindustria concerning pharmaceutical innovation in Italy, where the new frontiers of biotech will be discussed, with the presentation of data from the Farmindustria-EY report: “The biopharmaceutical sector, innovation and growth for Italy”.
Friday 12 April will see the conclusion of the event, with the discussion on Serialization within the EU framework: the first results two months after the start of the new process, namely, an in-depth study organized in collaboration with AFI – Pharmaceutical Industry Association with interventions of great interest, not only for those who operate in the Manufacturing field and are already fully involved in the fine-tuning of the Serialization process, but also for Last Mile operators, who will have the opportunity to share their insights with experts that operate within the EU framework with a focus on the impact on dispensation processes deriving from the introduction of the Serialization process.

With the collaboration of the Golinelli Foundation and G-Factor – the incubator-accelerator addressed at emerging entrepreneurial companies inaugurated on February 25 in Bologna – Pharmintech 2019 will promote the nine most promising start-ups selected by a team of scientists and business experts from over 124 projects that took part in the Call for Ideas & Start-up First Edition 2018 Life Science Innovation.

Among the aforementioned nine projects, Pharmintech will award the most interesting one at the industrial level, selected with the support of the partners of the event. The award ceremony will take place during the Pharmintech Start-up Night, a gala evening by invitation scheduled for Thursday, April 11.
Thus, Pharmintech is sharing with the Golinelli Foundation and G-Factor the objective of promoting the integration between scientific research, industry and market, with a focus on young people and their business ideas.

By scheduling the event dedicated to the pharmacy sector in conjunction with Cosmofarma (12 – 14 April 2019), Pharmintech aims at realizing a complete and diversified exhibition proposal. Bologna Health Week (April 10 to 14), is an essential event for directors and mangers, as well as professional operators and technicians involved in the entire supply chain of the sector. The best of processing and packaging technologies, which will take center stage, continue to represent Pharmintech’s “core business” and are now enriched by the proposals of the integrated supply chain thanks to the presence of content and solutions for third party manufacturing, industrial automation, distribution and supply chain management, sterile rooms and digital solutions. Organized under the patronage of Federfarma Bologna and the Municipality of Bologna, Bologna Health Week will also involve citizens through the promotion of prevention and screening activities, including the opportunity to undergo medical examinations under specific conditions offered by major pharmacies in Bologna and the province. For info please visit