Singapore Affiliate Past Events

Thirsty Thursday
5 Oct 2017

Our 2nd quarterly social gathering had over 30 friends and colleagues. Mark your calendar for next year's first event on 4 Jan!

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ISPE Singapore Go-Kart Challenge 2017
15 Sept 2017

Held on the Friday just before the F1 Grand Prix, our own intrepid racers took to the full track at KF1 Karting. Congratulations to our winner David Monaghan from PM Group, followed by Hugh McKee (PM Group) in 2nd and Patrick Bernanose (M+W Group) in 3rd place.

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Student Site Tours
8 Sept 2017 - Site Tour to Novartis
13 Sept 2017 - Site Tour to Abbott
15 Sept 2017 - Site Tour to Merck

Thank you to our kind hosts for giving us a peek into your facilities. It has been a great experience which we hope to repeat next year.

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ISPE Singapore Student Poster Competition 2017
24 Aug 2017

Congratulations to Himanshu Kathuria, for winning this year's ISPE Student Poster Competition and a full-expense paid trip to the ISPE Annual Meeting in San Diego, USA! The ISPE Team wishes him All The Best and a good trip to the USA this month!

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ISPE Singapore Conference and Exhibition 2017
23-26 Aug 2017

Over 800 attendees from Singapore and beyond came to hear from MHRA and regional regulators, manufacturers and experts. Thanks to all who participated, including our speakers, sponsors and exhibitors.

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Thirsty Thursday with ISPE!
6 July 2017

A new and informal social held in Jurong East, attended by over 50 members and friends from bio/pharma manufacturing.

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Introductory Workshop to Biosafety
6 July 2017

Thanks again to Basler & Hofmann, who provided new insights and learning for over 25 professionals.

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Student Chapter YGen 2017
17 Jun 2017

Held at NUS, the revamped and expanded YGEN 2017 featured sharing sessions from industry and young professionals, fun and games. Kudos to the Student Committee for its best event ever, with close to 60 enthusiastic participants.

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Process Validation (PV) Workshop: Life Cycle Management & Risk Based Approaches
12 May 2017

This 1 day intensive workshop was attended by 40 attendees with rave reviews. Watch this space for dates next year! 

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ISPE Singapore Quiz Night 
26 Apr 2017

Our most popular social moved West to Twenty15@Bigbox and attracted over 80 competitive participants. Congrats to the team from HGP!

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BioBiz 2017
1 Apr 2017

Outreach to students at this biomedical conference, organized for students by students.  An estimated 800 participants attended, including polytechnic and ITE students.

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CoP PAT Meeting
31 Mar 2017

This first session of 2017 saw 40 industry participants from manufacturing, R&D, vendors and regulators. A talk by MKS Data Analytics Solution on multivariate data analyses in PAT applications was followed by brainstorming on PAT and quality-by-design (QbD) implementation locally. Join the community of technology enthusiasts to realise PAT/QbD at future quarterly sessions and a PAT track at the annual conference in August. 

Biopharma Asia
22-23 Mar 2017

Thanks to all who dropped by and helped out at our exhibition stand this year; the biomanufacturing track of the conference featured some outstanding international speakers.

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2017 ISPE Singapore Student Chapter AGM
10 Mar 2017

Held at NUS, this year's AGM was a fulfilling session attended by around 20 students from both polytechnic and university. Congrats to our new Student Chapter EXCO!

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Designing A Risk Based Cleaning and Disinfection Programme
6 Mar 2017

Following last year's popular workshop, we were pleased to welcome 30 delegates for an intensive full day programme. Thanks to STERIS Corporation for providing expert speakers.

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NUS Career Fair
7&10 Feb 2017

In our first and biggest outreach to 9,000 students, the most commonly asked question was 'who is ISPE?'. We recruited new members and fielded inquiries for internships and full-time jobs. CVs have been collated and are available for viewing if you have positions vacant. Contact Kristina to access the candidates here.

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ISPE Singapore AGM 2017 & Networking Dinner & Drinks
19 Jan 2017

Our biggest AGM to date, with 70+ attendees and an enlarged Executive Committee elected.  Meet your 2017 ISPE Singapore committee! 

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Effective Pharmaceutical Audits & Self-Inspections
PQMS Auditor/Lead Auditor Course A17638
28 Nov - 2 Dec 2016

Held for the 2nd year running, with 13 attendees who all passed the final exam! In 2017, NSF will conduct their 1 week GMP training...watch out for details and dates later this year. 

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Student Site Visit to Abbott
16 Nov 2016

Thanks to hosts Abbott Manufacturing for allowing 30 of our students to tour your facility. Organized by the ISPE Singapore Student Chapter.

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ISPE Soccer Tournament 2016
17 Nov 2016

Our annual tournament was sold out with 6 teams of 8 battling it out on the pitch.  Congrats to the winning team from Novartis and let's see if you can retain the title this year!
Thank you to our sponsors: CAI, No deviation and STERIS

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Student Site Visit to Roche Singapore Technical Operations
30 Sept 2016

Thank you to Roche Singapore Technical Operations for a very insightful manufacturing tour! Organized by our ISPE Singapore Student Chapter for their fellow students, this has been a great success which we can hopefully repeat next year!
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ISPE Singapore Go-Kart Challenge 2016
2 Sept 2016

Our first outing at Kartright Speedway proved a roaring success. A practice session was followed by qualifying for the top 10 places. The 'Grand Prix Final' race over 8 laps was completed in under 7 minutes by the top 3 racers. Congrats to Arnaud Piffaudat who overtook Kevin Joyce in the final straight. 3rd place went to Derek Harnett. We look forward to next year's challenge!
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ISPE Singapore Conference & Exhibition 2016
24-27 Aug 2016

Over 700 participated in the site visits, conference, workshops and exhibition this year. The impressive speaker faculty included US FDA, regional regulators and international experts. We saw 43% more visitors and 27% more delegates, with nearly 1/3 coming from outside Singapore. Overall feedback was good and we look forward to continuous improvement (which was also the theme)! 
Thanks to all who participated, including our exhibitors and Sponsors, Merck, CAI and PM Group.
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For sponsorship & exhibition opportunities, please contact yvonne.leong@ibcasia.com.sg

ISPE APAC Committee Meeting 2016
23 Aug 2016

Prior to the annual conference, Singapore Affiliate hosted the ISPE APAC Committee meeting. We welcomed representatives from Australia, Indonesia, Thailand and Japan over 2 days of discussions. All agreed on the need and benefits of collaborating further, to grow membership and participation in the region. More news to come after the Joint Affiliate and next APAC meetings at ISPE US' annual event in Atlanta!
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Biosafety Workshop
20 Jul 2016

Thanks to Basler & Hofmann Singapore, who brought 4 speakers to conduct this session for 27 attendees. Sponsored by CAI, No Deviation & STERIS.
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Young Professional Awareness Talk: A Head Start in the Pharmaceutical & Biotech Industry
27 May 2016

Our Young Professional Committee has done a tremendous job in putting together a very informative talk on the different aspects of the Pharmaceutical & Biotech Industry.
A special thank you goes to the Guest Speakers: James Graham (PM Group), Jerry O’Sullivan (Lend Lease), Geoff Brown (No deviation), Brian Orman (Novartis) and Gillian Hoe (GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines)
The event was very well attended with over 150 Students and Young Professionals.

ISPE Training: Practical Implementation of Process Validation Lifecycle Approach (T46)
11-13 May 2016

ISPE Certified trainers, Bruce Davis and Maurice Parlane from UK and Australia respectively, conducted Singapore affiliate's first Process Validation training in May. The intensive 3 day course and accompanying pre-event Introduction to Statistics for Validation workshop, met with rave reviews. An enthusiastic group of 21 attendees gained invaluable insights and practical knowledge to apply on-the-job.
We look forward to running more ISPE training to equip and develop our members' and professionals' skill-sets.

ISPE Singapore Quiz Night 2016
15 Apr 2016

With over 80 participants our most popular social event of the year!
Congratulations to Team “Sassy Agents” – the winner of the night.
Thank you to our sponsors: CAI, No Deviation, Repassa, SciMed and Steris!
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ISPE Singapore Student AGM
1 Apr 2016

Congratulations to the new Student Chapter EXCO: Wendy Han (President), Kimberly Siacor (Vice President), Jonathan Tan (Secretary), Liu Chin Mei (Treasurer), Jia Huan Wan (HR), Collin Chong (PR), Ziling Zeng (Info-Comm Tech).
We are looking forward to some great student activities this year! 
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BioPharma Asia Convention 2016
22-24 Mar 2016
ISPE Singapore participated for the first time at the conference and exhibition. Thanks to our Exco members for welcoming visitors to our stand over the 2 days. They shared information about ISPE Singapore affiliate and recruited some new members at the show!

Pierre Winnepenninckx chaired and moderated a Panel Discussion in the Manufacturing track on 23 March. Thanks to all panelists and ISPE Singapore members who provided a lively and interesting session on:
What's next for Biologics manufacturing in Asia?
- Wee Chew, Research Scientist, Institute of Chemical & Engineering Sciences (ICES) 
- Steven Lee, Global Head, Technical Operations, Dr Reddy's Laboratories, India 
- Raman Srinivasan, Vice President & Head of Operations, Biocon, Malaysia 
- Richard Goodman, Director, Technical Development, Global Manufacturing and Supply, GSK 
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Cleaning Validation: A Life Cycle Approach
28 Jan 2016


Last held in 2014, this year's seminar was packed with 90 attendees and made possible by STERIS. Sponsored by CAI, No Deviation & STERIS. 
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Cleaning Validation: A Life Cycle Approach
28 Jan 2016

Genting Hotel Jurong
Last held in 2014, this year’s seminar was packed with 90 attendees and made possible by STERIS. Sponsored by CAI, No Deviation & STERIS.
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ISPE Singapore AGM & Dinner 2016
21 Jan 2016

Over 50 members and non-members attended this year's AGM, to elect the new Executive Committee ( EXCO 2016). An evening of networking followed.
Thanks to sponsors 1Supplier, CAI, No Deviation & STERIS for their support.
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Effective Pharmaceutical Audits & Self-Inspections
PQMS Auditor/Lead Auditor Course A17638

7-11 December 2015

Organized in conjunction with NSF Health Sciences Ltd, UK
Excellent feedback from the attendees, who all passed the exam. Congrats!
Those who joined the preview session found it informative, leaving with new
insights and take-away learnings.
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ISPE Soccer Tournament 2015
23 Nov 2015

3 teams from 13 organisations battled it out on the pitch in a series of exciting
matches. Well done all for turning up despite the haze postponement and
congratulations to the Winners, the No Deviation squad!
Thanks to sponsors 1Supplier, No Deviation & STERIS
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ISPE Chromatography Workshop
16 Oct 2015

20 participants attended the afternoon session and demonstration, held at
Merck Millipore's training facility. Feedback was positive with requests for more
related workshops.
Watch this space for updates or contact us if you have any specific requests.
Thanks to Merck Millipore for a highly informative and practical event.
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ISPE Quiz Nite 2015
17 Apr 2015

Thank you to the sponsors 1Supplier, CAI, Fedegari, No Deviation, PM Group, Violia
and SciMed for supporting this annual social event. Congratulations to team
"PMGroup", the winner of the night.
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