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Phase 1

Phase 1

By IPS-Integrated Project Services
Phase 1 provides an upbeat take on career and industry insights to emerging professionals in the life sciences industry through interview series with a focus on the knowledge of subject matter experts. The interviews focus on the career journeys of top industry influencers, current events, new technologies in the life sciences industry, and where the industry is heading.
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Ep. 4: A Day in the Life of our CEO, Dave Goswami
What does it really take to be a CEO of a premier AEC (architecture, engineering, and construction) firm that is recognized as a knowledge leader in the life sciences industry? Meet Dave Goswami, Chairman and CEO of IPS-Integrated Project Services, LLC, who does just that. Since assuming this role in 2007, Dave has more than tripled the size of IPS and continues promoting company growth by implementing a coherent long-term strategy. This episode of the Phase 1 podcast gives you a glimpse of what is it like to be part of the C-suite of a company. Dave offers his perspective on where the life sciences industry is heading and shares how he and his leadership team made ethical business decisions during the global pandemic. We hope you enjoy this episode and consider how you can embody good leadership in your own career, no matter the level.  This episode is brought to you by the IPS Emerging Professionals and Marketing teams.
February 10, 2021
Ep. 3: An Immunotherapy to Combat COVID-19
Life as we know it has changed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. While a race to develop a vaccine is in full swing at some pharmaceutical companies, Komal Hatti, Sr. Process Architect, & Tom Rajala, Lead Process Engineer, work on a project for SAb Biotherapeutics that is developing a therapeutic to combat the virus. They turn to the help of none other than cows to harvest their antibodies - so cool! Learn about this exciting project in our third episode. SAb Biotherapeutics' CEO, Eddie J. Sullivan, explains more about the project during his interview in the I AM BIO podcast episode titled "Herd Immunity."
October 27, 2020
Ep. 2: Our Interview with the Vice President of Ice Cream
Tom Piombino joins us for our next episode of Phase 1. He guides us through his non-traditional career path from studying architectural engineering through his current role as a Vice President and Biotechnology/CGT Process Architect at IPS-Integrated Project Services, LLC. Tom leads design innovation and developed the IPS products Inceptioneering™ and iCON™ which have grown into value-added delivery systems for IPS clients. Tom also has been immersed in the cell and gene therapy industry, working with clients to help scale up their business. This episode is brought to you by the IPS Emerging Professionals and Marketing teams. Piombino, T. (2016 April 07). Biotech: the new fire. IPS Insights Blog. Retrieved from: Piombino, T. (2019 January 21). Mission Driven Architecture. The Medicine Maker. Retrieved from: Piombino, T. (2020 April 10). There is Nothing More We Can Do. IPS Insights Blog. Retrieved from:
September 3, 2020
Ep. 1: IPS-CQV, Next Time Won't You Sing with Me?!
Welcome to Phase 1, presented by IPS (Integrated Project Services, LLC) a leading design and construction firm in the life sciences industry. During this episode, Ashley Martins and Chris Ashworth ask the IPS Emerging Professionals about their experience at the 2019 ISPE Annual Conference (0:40). Later, they talk with Joanne Meloro about her career journey on the CQV (Commissioning, Qualification, Validation) side of the life sciences industry (4:30).
July 23, 2020
Phase 1 Podcast Teaser Trailer
Catch a sneak peak at IPS' brand new podcast, Phase 1.  We will focus on bringing our audience an upbeat perspective to the life sciences industry through interview series with IPS' subject matter experts and industry influencers.  Stay tuned for our official first episode launch coming soon!
April 3, 2020