Strong collaboration theme at CPhI 2015

EPP teamed up with Scottish Development International and eight other Scottish life and chemical sciences companies to exhibit at CPhI Worldwide in Madrid. For three days each October CPhI is the focal point of the entire pharmaceutical industry, with thousands of exhibitors and tens of thousands of visitors.

EPP has been involved in pharmaceuticals for well over 20 years; it is quite literally our middle name. We have worked on a wide variety of APIs, including controlled drugs, over the years and supported a long list of pharmaceutical companies with process development, complex analysis and reference standards. Having added ecotoxicology to the services we offer and extending our synthesis capability to include radio labelling we were, of course, keen to let more people know about it.

We caught up with our MD James Stuart who attended the show with our Chief Scientific Officer Ian Dawson and our Quality Systems Officer.

James confirmed, “It has been an intense and productive three days. The Scottish Development International stand worked extremely well for us, providing a focal point for showcasing the great chemistry underway in Scotland and of course a platform for us to let people know more about what we do. There are some fascinating developments taking place in the industry and, judging from the conversations we’ve had across the show, we at EPP are well placed to support. Of course the lure of sampling another fine Scottish produce – whisky – also helped to make the Scottish stand the place to be on the first day of the show.

“Collaboration was the theme of the show and draws an interesting parallel to other areas of fine chemistry. From our point of view this is something we have been doing for many years and so are not only able to bring great science to partnerships but also long term collaborative experience to help make sure the potential of relationships is actually realised.

“The high point of the show for me was probably the reception held at the British Embassy. Not only were the views spectacular – the Embassy being on the 41st floor – but also the quality of UK and Iberian companies in attendance gave a great insight to the optimism and buoyancy of the Scottish and British pharma industry. It’s great to be a part of it.”

The next stop for EPP is Shanghai for ACE 2015, the 15th AgroChemEx Exhibition, on 28-30 October 2015 which is one of two major shows EPP attend each year. This time our Scientific Director Stephen Newlands will be attending with Bruce Craig our Analytical Services Manager. Do let us know if you would like to meet them.

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The Scotland stand at CPhI – a great showcase for the quality of Scottish Companies and science.


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UKTI and SDI hosted a reception at the British Embassy.