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Industrial Pharmacy Section

About us and our objectives

Founded in 1955, FIP’s Industrial Pharmacy Section (IPS) has expanded to a worldwide industrial pharmacy network. It embraces all functions where industrial pharmacists are employed.

Members of the section benefit from:

  • International journal Industrial Pharmacy (quarterly)
  • Quarterly IPS Newsletter including early information on pharmaceutical manufacturing science & practice training workshops, up-to-date information on development and manufacturing, biotechnology, QC/QA and the regulation of pharmaceuticals
  • Free participation in IPS webinars (typically valued at USD 150 each)
  • Reduced rates at FIP symposia and training events
  • Global networking opportunities at the annual FIP congress and IPS workshops year-round, providing access to colleagues with technical, quality and regulatory expertise
  • Discussion forums on current industrial topics
  • Student internships

We invite any pharmacists and scientists working in any area of the pharmaceutical industry or with the regulatory authorities to join us. Enhance and strengthen your professional life and contribute to the international community of industrial pharmacists: click here.

How we work

The current Statutes of the Industrial Pharmacy Section were adopted by the FIP Council in 2009.

The executive committee members are as follow:

President Mr Sola Solarin (Nigeria)
Vice President Mr Didier Mouliom Ngambe (Cameroon)
Treasurer Ms Gabrielle Wiederkehr (Switzerland)
Secretary Mr Igor Linhares de Castro (Brazil)

Contact us at

Members of IPS ExCo at FIP 2016 Congress in Buenos Aires (Left to right: Anna Laven (Germany), Ulf Janzon (Sweden), Gabrielle Wiederkehr (Switzerland), Kerstin Neumann (Germany), Michael Anisfeld (IPS President, USA), Ching-Yi Hsu (Taiwan), Sini Eskola (Belgium), Mathew Cherian (USA), Didier Mouliom (France), Igor de Castro (Brazil)


ExCo Members:
Dr Mathew Cherian (USA) 
Ms Tammy Chetty (South Africa)
Mr Didier Mouliom (Cameroon)
Ms Gabrielle Wiederkehr (Germany)
ExCo Associates:
Ms Sini Eskola (Belgium)
Mr Kaushik Desai (India)
Prof. Ibrahim El-Bagory (Saudi Arabia)
Ms Forum Jalundhwala (India)
Ms Avanthi Govender Bester (South Africa)
Ms Anna Laven (Germany)
Mrs Yamira Suarez Perez (Cuba)
Ms Kerstin Wagner (Germany)
Immediate Past President:
Mr Ulf Janzon (Sweden)
Former President:
Dr Linda Hakes (Germany)

Annual report

The IPS 2020 report is available here.


IPS Assembly 2021

Presentation IPS Assembly 2021

Documents ratified

IPS Statutes 2021 v2 clean

IPS Financial Guidelines 2021 v3 clean

Last update 30 September 2021

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