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SMi proudly presents the 4th Annual Ophthalmic Drugs Conference taking place on the 23rd-24th of November 2020, in London.

The global ophthalmic drug market is forecast to surpass $60 billion USD by 2025 with increasing focus from the industry on alternative delivery approaches and improving the effectiveness of the current repertoire of drugs in order to grow away from intravitreal injections and other surgical approaches to ocular therapy. With 50% of the global population predicted to have complications in their sight within the next few decades, ophthalmic medicine is set to become one of the biggest industries in pharmaceuticals.

As Europe’s leading Ophthalmic Drugs conference, we will explore new discoveries in the treatment of ocular disease, innovations in combination technologies, and the utterly unique challenges that are faced in the treatment of one of the most complex organs in the body.

This two-day agenda will offer peer-to-peer networking opportunities with leaders in the ophthalmic sphere, from Heads of Drug Development and Senior Directors of Ophthalmology, all the way to academic forerunners in the research into ocular therapy.

We look forward to welcoming you to the conference in November.

Early registration is strongly advised to avoid disappointment.


 

In this workshop, challenges associated with differentdelivery systems and routes of administration will be explored. The benefi ts and challenges in the design of long-acting (LA) drug delivery systems will be analysed. In this session we will also use tangible examples of both ocular and non-ocular LA technologies that have been successfully launched in the market. Finally, it will focus on the design space of LA technologies for small molecules vs biologics and the applicability of devices in the delivery of LA formulations.


By attending you shall:
• Learn current unmet medical needs in the treatment of ocular diseases
• Discuss current LA products on the market – analysing both ocular and non-ocular technologies
• Discuss challenges in the design of a LA ocular drug delivery technology for small vs large molecules
• Role of devices in the delivery of LA drug delivery systems
• Reviewing novel LA technologies under development
 

 

Aerie Pharmaceuticals; Alcon Management SA; Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals Gmbh; Carl Zeiss AG; Centro de Oftamologia Barraquer; Experimentica Ltd; Eyenuk; Global Ophthamology R&D, Santen Inc, USA; Graybug Vision Inc; iVeena; Iveric Bio; Kingston University; Kingston University London; Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA); Medivis; MedPharm Ltd; MHRA; Nanoptima Ltd; Newcastle University; Novartis Pharmaceutical inc; Ophthalmic Drugs 2019; Ophthalmology Times Europe; Optceutics Ltd; ProMed Pharma, LLC; ProQR Therapeutics; RAFARM S.A. Pharmaceuticals; Roche; Roche Products Limited; Santen UK; Spark Therapeutics; Thea Open Innovation; Topivert; twoXAR; UCL Institute of Ophthalmology; UCL School of Pharmacy and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology; University of Oxford; University of Reading; University of Strathclyde;
 

Workshop programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Opening remarks and introductions

Thakur Raghu Raj Singh

Thakur Raghu Raj Singh, Reader in Pharmaceutics, Founder and CTO Re-Vana Therapeutics, Chair for Ocular Delivery Focus Group, Queen's University Belfast
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Laurence  Fitzhenry

Laurence Fitzhenry, Lecturer & Project Coordinator, ORBITAL-ITN

9:10 Understanding the challenges of ocular drug delivery

Thakur Raghu Raj Singh

Thakur Raghu Raj Singh, Reader in Pharmaceutics, Founder and CTO Re-Vana Therapeutics, Chair for Ocular Delivery Focus Group, Queen's University Belfast
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Laurence  Fitzhenry

Laurence Fitzhenry, Lecturer & Project Coordinator, ORBITAL-ITN

9:50 What have we learnt from existing LA systems?

Thakur Raghu Raj Singh

Thakur Raghu Raj Singh, Reader in Pharmaceutics, Founder and CTO Re-Vana Therapeutics, Chair for Ocular Delivery Focus Group, Queen's University Belfast
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Laurence  Fitzhenry

Laurence Fitzhenry, Lecturer & Project Coordinator, ORBITAL-ITN

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Analysis of current challenges in the design of LA drug delivery systems loaded with small molecules vs large molecules

Thakur Raghu Raj Singh

Thakur Raghu Raj Singh, Reader in Pharmaceutics, Founder and CTO Re-Vana Therapeutics, Chair for Ocular Delivery Focus Group, Queen's University Belfast
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Laurence  Fitzhenry

Laurence Fitzhenry, Lecturer & Project Coordinator, ORBITAL-ITN

11:50 Role of medical devices in the delivery of LA systems

Thakur Raghu Raj Singh

Thakur Raghu Raj Singh, Reader in Pharmaceutics, Founder and CTO Re-Vana Therapeutics, Chair for Ocular Delivery Focus Group, Queen's University Belfast
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Laurence  Fitzhenry

Laurence Fitzhenry, Lecturer & Project Coordinator, ORBITAL-ITN

12:10 Future gazing: a look into the next generation of delivery platforms

Thakur Raghu Raj Singh

Thakur Raghu Raj Singh, Reader in Pharmaceutics, Founder and CTO Re-Vana Therapeutics, Chair for Ocular Delivery Focus Group, Queen's University Belfast
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Laurence  Fitzhenry

Laurence Fitzhenry, Lecturer & Project Coordinator, ORBITAL-ITN

12:20 Closing Remarks

Thakur Raghu Raj Singh

Thakur Raghu Raj Singh, Reader in Pharmaceutics, Founder and CTO Re-Vana Therapeutics, Chair for Ocular Delivery Focus Group, Queen's University Belfast
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Laurence  Fitzhenry

Laurence Fitzhenry, Lecturer & Project Coordinator, ORBITAL-ITN

12:30 Lunch

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