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SMi Group are thrilled to announce that registration is now live to attend the 5th annual Pharmaceutical Freeze Drying conference, returning to London next May.

With the need for drug homogeneity and improved formulation methods, robust capabilities in lyophilisation and freeze drying methods have become critical for process efficiency and commercial success whilst maintaining product quality and biological stability.

Innovation and efficiency is requested at every level making Pharmaceutical Freeze Drying Technology the perfect platform to strengthen knowledge in key principles such as PAT and QbD, whilst staying at the forefront of technological breakthroughs to adapt to growing manufacturing demands.

Aimed at an audience of Senior Scientists and Heads of Pharmaceutical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Freeze Drying 2017 will provide a perfect platform to discuss the latest advancements in pharmaceutical lyophilisation, welcoming regulatory guidance from the NIBSC -MHRA and expertise from the likes of Sanofi, Boehringer Ingelheim, Roche and Novo Nordisk.
 

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  • Sanofi , Pfizer and GSK discuss the key to securing successful scale-up in lyophilization
  • Benefit from an agenda tailored towards driving efficiency and commercial competitiveness through reducing your manufacturing costs and shortening cycle time
  • Stay at the cusp of emerging developments with content delivered Novo Nordisk, and Roche
  • Gain an overview of the latest innovations in freeze drying technology, protein stabilization and aseptic spray drying
  • Escape regulatory risk through informed guidance on QbD submissions
  • Exciting insight into current and future developments in and up-scaling continuous manufacturing 

     

VPs, Directors, Chiefs, Heads, Principals, Managers and Analysts of:

  • Freeze-drying/ Lyophilisation
  • Formulation Scientist
  • Bioprocessing
  • Process Development
  • Sterile/ Fill-Finish
  • Production
  • PAT
  • CMC
  • Chemistry
  • Manufacturing
  • Quality Assurance/QA

Amatsigroup; Arlenda; Azbil Telstar Technologies, SLU; BioNTech; BioPharma Technology; DeMontford University; DSM; Ferring Pharmaceuticals A/S; Fresenius Kabi Austria GmbH; GEA; GlaxoSmithKline; GSK ; Imperial College London; LFB Biotechnology; Merck; Co Inc; NIBSC; Novo Nordisk  OPTIMA pharma GmbH; Pliva Croatia Ltd; RheaVita BV; School of Pharmacy, De Montfort University; Serum Institute of India Limited; University of Ghent

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Sune Klint  Andersen

Sune Klint Andersen, Principal Scientist Spray Drying , Janssen Pharmaceutica NV

9:10 Freeze drying of biologics: The essentials

Patrick  Garidel

Patrick Garidel, Process Sciences Department, Head of Pharmaceutical Basic Development, Boehringer-Ingelheim

  •  Short introduction to the freeze-drying process and freeze-dried market products
  • Biologics in the dry state: What to consider?
  • An overview of the formulation principles for freeze-dried products
  • Process development of freeze-dried products
  • Primary packaging for freeze-dried products
  • Analytics for the characterisation of lyophilisates
  • What are the stability issues and how can these be tackled
     
  • 9:50 Spray drying as an alternative to freeze drying and how to combat the challenges

  • Examples of how spray drying is currently being used in industry – what are the benefi ts?
  • How does spray drying compare to lyophilisation currently?
  • Application of drying techniques in continuous manufacturing
  • Sune Klint  Andersen

    Sune Klint Andersen, Principal Scientist Spray Drying , Janssen Pharmaceutica NV

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Lyophiliser modelling and application, development & scaleup - an industrial case study

    Tim McCoy

    Tim McCoy, Managing Principal Scientist, Genzyme Ireland

  • Lyophiliser modelling- Kv and sublimation
  • Product characteristics – physical characterisation and cake resistance
  • Freezing, primary drying and secondary drying design, deign space of primary drying
  • Scale Up and effect of load confi guration – primary drying focus
  • Stability considerations and physical characterisation on stability
  • Container closure selection and characterization
     
  • 11:40 Challenges in freeze drying high concentration biological formulations

    Pierre Goldbach

    Pierre Goldbach, Late Stage Pharmaceutical and Processing Development, Roche

  • Formulation approaches for high concentration freeze dried biologics
  • Impact of freeze drying cycle on cake appearance and protein stability
  • Approaches for reducing viscosity and optimising reconstitution time
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Utilisation of modelling for process development, scale-up, and tech transfer of lyophilised products

    Bakul Bhatnagar

    Bakul Bhatnagar , Principal Scientist, Biotherapeutics Research&Development, Pfizer

  •  Traditional approaches for process design, scale-up, and tech transfer
  •  Rationale for need of modelling based approaches
  • Description of the model and inputs into the model
  • Case studies
     
  • 14:10 Practical approaches to tech transfer in commercial lyophilisation

    Massimo Rastelli

    Massimo Rastelli, Project Leader Biopharm, GlaxoSmithKline plc

  • Designing a tech transfer programme for lyophilisation cycles – strategy in increasing productivity
  • Enhancing the performance of drying
  • The use of mathematical models for scale-up/transfer of lyophilisation cycles
     
  • 14:50 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 Leveraging model based approach to design and optimising lyophilisation processes at different Stages

    Xiaodong Chen

    Xiaodong Chen, Senior Research Investigator , Bristol-Myers Squibb

  • Integrated modelling and experimental approach to enable robustness at mid stage
  • Process optimisation to enable effi ciency by estimating/measuring commercial equipment capabilities at late stage
  • Case studies
     
  • 16:00 Effect of fill volume on lyophilisation process performance and product quality

    Mahammad Ahmed

    Mahammad Ahmed, Associate Scientist, Formulation, MedImmune Inc.

    16:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Bakul Bhatnagar

    Bakul Bhatnagar , Principal Scientist, Biotherapeutics Research&Development, Pfizer

    9:10 Considerations for reconstitution of freeze dried pharmaceuticals

    Bakul Bhatnagar

    Bakul Bhatnagar , Principal Scientist, Biotherapeutics Research&Development, Pfizer

  • Understand the contributions of cake disintegration, wetting, hydration, and structure in the reconstitution of freeze-dried proteins
  •  Investigate the effect of formulation and processing variables on dissolution of the lyophilised proteins
  • Identify differences in practices utilised to perform reconstitution within product development vs. pharmacy practice sites and provide recommendations for best practices
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    9:50 Primary packaging for freeze- dried pharmaceuticals and its importance to product stability

    Silvio  Colomba

    Silvio Colomba, Engineer III Process Development, GSK
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    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Benefits and Challenges of using PAT as part of a QbD Approach to Freeze-Drying

    Kevin Ward

    Kevin Ward, Director of R&D , BioPharma Technology

  • PAT methodologies in freeze-drying and the need for careful data interpretation
  • Challenges of applying various PAT methods at different scales
  • Impact of data on the size and shape of the Design Space in QbD
     
  • 11:40 Secondary Drying of FD Products and Cake Collapse

    Daryl Williams

    Daryl Williams, Director of Development, Chem. Eng. Discovery, Imperial College London

  • Understanding that most freeze dried cakes are hygroscopic amorphous glasses
  • At a suffi ciently high absorbed moisture content the cake will pass through its Tg and collapse
  • Moisture induced collapse of freeze dried sucrose, trehalose and other commercial FD products have been studied at 10, 25 and 40C
  • The FD collapse events have been visualised using automated Dynamic Vapour Sorption instrumentation
  • The temperatures and humidity’s for cake collapse are reported and recommendation for most stable formulations with respect to cake collapse are provided
     
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Detection of silicone oil leaks in lyo-installation with standard equipment

    Georg  Frinke

    Georg Frinke, Process Engineer, Bayer

  • The impact of silicone oil leaks
  • State of the art tools for silicone oil detection: advantages & pitfalls
  • Are mass spectrometers always essential- Tips on how to get the most out of standard equipment
     
  • 14:10 Determining and controlling moisture content in lyophilised products

    Paul Matejtschuk

    Paul Matejtschuk, Principal Scientist, NIBSC

  • Importance of moisture to product appearance and activity
  •  Freeze drying cycle and its impact on final moisture content
  • Techniques for moisture determination
  •  Relationship between moisture and activity
  • 14:50 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 Lyophilisation in Dual Chamber Cartridges – from Energy Transfer to Process Control

    Christoph  Korpus

    Christoph Korpus, Laboratory Head, Liquid Formulation Stability, Merck KGaA

  • Process challenges during freeze-drying in DCCs
  • Selection of adequate holder device
  • Process design and control with the “DCC-LyoMate procedure”
  • 16:00 Small Molecules Too!

    Robert Forbes

    Robert Forbes, Professor of Clinical Pharmaceutics, University Of Central Lancashire

    16:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Bakul Bhatnagar

    Bakul Bhatnagar

    Principal Scientist, Biotherapeutics Research&Development, Pfizer
    Christoph  Korpus

    Christoph Korpus

    Laboratory Head, Liquid Formulation Stability, Merck KGaA
    Georg  Frinke

    Georg Frinke

    Process Engineer, Bayer
    Mahammad Ahmed

    Mahammad Ahmed

    Associate Scientist, Formulation, MedImmune Inc.
    Massimo Rastelli

    Massimo Rastelli

    Project Leader Biopharm, GlaxoSmithKline plc
    Paul Matejtschuk

    Paul Matejtschuk

    Principal Scientist, NIBSC
    Pierre Goldbach

    Pierre Goldbach

    Late Stage Pharmaceutical and Processing Development, Roche
    Tim McCoy

    Tim McCoy

    Managing Principal Scientist, Genzyme Ireland
    Xiaodong Chen

    Xiaodong Chen

    Senior Research Investigator , Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Bakul Bhatnagar

    Principal Scientist, Biotherapeutics Research&Development, Pfizer
    Bakul Bhatnagar

    Christoph Korpus

    Laboratory Head, Liquid Formulation Stability, Merck KGaA
    Christoph  Korpus

    Daryl Williams

    Director of Development, Chem. Eng. Discovery, Imperial College London
    Daryl Williams

    Georg Frinke

    Process Engineer, Bayer
    Georg  Frinke

    Kevin Ward

    Director of R&D , BioPharma Technology
    Kevin Ward

    Mahammad Ahmed

    Associate Scientist, Formulation, MedImmune Inc.
    Mahammad Ahmed

    Massimo Rastelli

    Project Leader Biopharm, GlaxoSmithKline plc
    Massimo Rastelli

    Patrick Garidel

    Process Sciences Department, Head of Pharmaceutical Basic Development, Boehringer-Ingelheim
    Patrick  Garidel

    Paul Matejtschuk

    Principal Scientist, NIBSC
    Paul Matejtschuk

    Pierre Goldbach

    Late Stage Pharmaceutical and Processing Development, Roche
    Pierre Goldbach

    Robert Forbes

    Professor of Clinical Pharmaceutics, University Of Central Lancashire
    Robert Forbes

    Silvio Colomba

    Engineer III Process Development, GSK
    Silvio  Colomba

    Silvio holds a Master degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Bologna, Italy. He is Associate Scientist at GSK Vaccines and leads many activities related to freeze-drying of lyophilized vaccines, including development and tech transfer of lyophilisation processes. He has previously worked on the Qualification (IQ, OQ, PQ) of pharmaceutical equipment and in the Quality Assurance Department for the production facility of GSK Vaccines in Siena.

    Sune Klint Andersen

    Principal Scientist Spray Drying , Janssen Pharmaceutica NV
    Sune Klint  Andersen

    Tim McCoy

    Managing Principal Scientist, Genzyme Ireland
    Tim McCoy

    Xiaodong Chen

    Senior Research Investigator , Bristol-Myers Squibb
    Xiaodong Chen

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    Workshops

    Getting the Most out of DOE approaches during freeze drying development
    Workshop

    Getting the Most out of DOE approaches during freeze drying development

    Copthorne Tara Hotel
    10th May 2017
    London, United Kingdom

    Strategies to achieving process transfer in lyophilisation
    Workshop

    Strategies to achieving process transfer in lyophilisation

    Copthorne Tara Hotel
    10th May 2017
    London, United Kingdom

    2017 Preliminary Attendee List

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    An Interview with Georg Frinke, Process Engineer, Bayer

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    An Interview with Bristol-Myers Squibb

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    An Interview with GSK

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    An Interview with Roche

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    Lyophilisation Attendee's in 2016

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    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

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    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

    CPD Certificates

    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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