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Interest Group Meeting Technology Transfer

Sep 02, 2019
Munich, Germany

  • Interest Group
  • Europe

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PDA Europe is proud to announce the first IG Meeting Technology Transfer in Europe!

Technology transfers play an increasingly vital role due to a rise in outsourced operations and corporate acquisitions. To ensure drug supply the pharmaceutical industry is registering a tremendous increase of Technology Transfer activities. This entails technical and business-related challenges for big pharma as well as for small or virtual companies. Concise expertise and a robust approach are needed to drive for success. Therefore, PDA created the Technology Transfer Interest Group in 2016 with a clear goal: subject matter experts need to be connected and discuss about best practices, challenges and anticipation of needs and trends.

This vision in mind, we are proud to announce the first F2F IG Meeting Technology Transfer in Europe as a prelude to the inaugural 2019 PDA Europe conference on Biomanufacturing and the second edition of the conference on Project Management in the Pharmaceutical Industry to take place in Munich Germany, on 3-4 September and 5 September, respectively.

This meeting will focus on discussions around:

  • Recent activities of the Interest Group and achievements made in past 2 years
  • The 2019 survey on how companies handle the challenges of technology transfers, including their knowledge and risk management, documentation, and business strategies
  • Regulatory implications and the impact of emerging technologies
  • Technology Transfer Matrix developed as a tool to cross-link teams and main activities needed during a Technology Transfer and to enable benchmarking in the industry.
  • Future action plan for the Interest Group and current hot topics in Technology Transfer

Take advantage of the open forum design and hear presentations from leading experts, interact and discuss your experiences with colleagues in round table discussions. Interested in sharing your knowledge and experience with your colleagues? We welcome submission of presentations focused specifically on the meeting topic or other relevant topics of current interest to the industry. Please send your proposal no later than 9 August 2019, to the attention of Teresa Schubach.


  • Monday, 2 September 2019

    Welcome and Introduction

    Kerstin Wilken, PDA Europe
    Mirko Gabriele, Thermo Fisher Scientific

    • Short Introduction and Benefits of the PDA Interest Group
    • PDA Connect

    Recent Activities of the Interest Group Technology Transfer and Achievements over the Past 2 Years
    Mirko Gabriele, Thermo Fisher Scientific

    Q&A, Discussion

    Coffee Break, Poster Session & Exhibition

    12:00 – 13:30
    Results of the 2019 Technology Transfer Survey & the Use of the Technology Transfer Matrix as a Tool

    12:00 - 12:30
    The 2019 Survey on the Challenges of Technology Transfer
    Commissioning Agents Inc., Speaker invited

    12:30 - 13:00
    How to Use a Technology Transfer Matrix as a Tool
    Commissioning Agents Inc., Speaker invited

    13:00 - 13:30
    Q&A, Discussion

    13:30 – 14:30
    Lunch Break, Poster Session & Exhibition

    14:30 – 17:00
    Roundtable Discussions

    14:30 - 14:45
    Short introduction to hot topics to be discussed

    14:45 - 15:30
    Preparation of Roundtable Discussion:

    • Brainstorming and selection of topics

    15:30 – 16:00
    Coffee Break, Poster Session & Exhibition

    16:00 - 16:45
    Short introduction to hot topics to be discussed

    16:45 - 17:00
    Summary of the IG Meeting and future actions of the Interest Group
    Mirko Gabriele, Thermo Fisher Scientific

    16:45 - 17:00
    End of IG Meeting and Farewell
    Mirko Gabriele, Thermo Fisher Scientific
    Kerstin Wilken, PDA Europe

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Sheraton Munich Arabellapark Hotel

ArabellaStrasse 5
Munich, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)89 92320

Sheraton Munich Arabellapark Hotel
  • Accommodations

    Hotel Website

    The elegant 4-star Sheraton Munich Arabellapark Hotel offers a soundproof accommodation in a residential area of Munich. Featuring chic architecture, the hotel was renovated in 2007. The property is located in Bogenhausen district, 3.5 km from Marienplatz. The city center lies within 4 km from the venue.

    A spectacular view over the countryside welcomes guests to club superior king suite, junior king suite and executive flat with modern-style décor. The property boasts views of Alps from its rooms. Room facilities also include a microwave, an electric kettle and coffee/tea makers for self-catering. The property is in a 5-minute walking distance from Richard-Strauss-Straße subway station. It will take 35 minutes to get to Franz Josef Strauss airport by car.

    PDA Europe has reserved a limited number of rooms until the 7th July 2019.
    Book Your Room for the PDA Group Rate.

    Single Room € 169 per night* 
    Double Room € 194 per night*

    *Rates are per room and night, including the following services and benefits free of charge:

    • Buffet Breakfast in the restaurant
    • Wireless Internet Connection (WI-FI)
    • VAT, Taxes and Service will apply
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How to Get Here

By Air

Nearest Airport: Munich Airport - MUC
Airport Phone:
+49 89 975 00

By Car

21.7 mi (35 km), 29 min by car. Sheraton Munich Arabellapark Hotel is located at ArabellaStrasse 5, Munich 81925 Germany.

Other Options

Estimated taxi fare: 55 EUR (one way).

Bus service fee: 10.5 EUR (one way).


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