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Controlled Release conference, London, 30th-31st March


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SMi's 8th conference on Controlled Release builds upon the successes of the previous years in bringing together leading industry figures and tackling some of the most current and pressing issues faced by this important branch of drug development.

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Controlled Release conference, London, 30th-31st March

  1. 1. Controlled Release Scientific Progress and Commercial Opportunities SMi present their 8th conference on Wednesday 30th and Thursday 31st March 2011 Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, UKBook by 17th December to receive a £200 early bird discount off the conference KEY SPEAKERS INCLUDE: Dr. Didier Bazile Global Head of Drug Delivery Technologies and Innovation Sanofi-Aventis Professor Lisbeth Illum CEO Critical Pharmaceuticals Dr. Andrew Bryant Program Manager – Novel Drug Delivery Systems Pfizer Dr. Frank Thielmann Accompanying the growth of the Senior Fellow - PDU Inhalation Novartis controlled release industry is an increasing range of issues that Dr. Joel Richard require attention and further Senior Director - Head of Drug Product Development IPSEN research. This conference will display cutting edge Dr. Stefan Bassarab Director - Pharmaceutical Development Boehringer-Ingelheim developments in bioavailability, drug delivery and formulation, also addressing some of the BY ATTENDING YOU WILL BE ABLE TO: newest technologies available. • Hear the latest developments in controlled release technology • Discover successful approaches to various methods of drug delivery • Learn how to increase formulation bioavailability and Ocular Drug Delivery: Identifying Advances and PLUS AN INTERACTIVE PRE–CONFERENCE WORKSHOP • Take examples of success from the event Opportunities Tuesday 29th March 2011 Hosted by Dr Hong Guo, Vice President of Research, pSivida Sponsored by 1.30pm - 5.00pmRegister online and receive full information on all of SMi’s conferencesAlternatively fax your registration to +44 (0) 870 9090 712 or call +44 (0) 870 9090 711
  2. 2. www.controlled Controlled Release Day One Wednesday 30th March 2011 8.30 Registration & Coffee • Depot formulations based on biodegradable and/or natural polymers and lipids for injectable sustained-release formulations 9.00 Chairmans Opening Remarks of proteins Professor Howard Stevens, Professor of Drug Delivery, Strathclyde • High concentration formulations of mAbs for subcutaneous University administration • Alternative non-invasive routes and delivery systems STRATEGIC OVERVIEW • Examples of successful and promising strategies and technologies Dr. Joel Richard, Senior Director, Head of Drug Product 9.05 Physical Methods for Controlled Release of Drugs Development, IPSEN • Reminder, why controlled release anyway? • Challenges and obstacles 2.15 Injectable Sustained Release of Proteins • Existing technologies • Why sustained release? • Unmet needs and progress still required? • State of the art – successes and limitations Dr. Andrew Bryant, Program Manager - Novel Drug Delivery • Technology choices Systems, Pfizer • Next generation of sustained release technologies Dr. Andy Lewis, Operations Director, Critical Pharmaceuticals 9.40 Overcoming Poor Bioavailability through Amorphous Limited Solid Dispersions • Current and foreseeable needs for solubilization platforms • The role of solid dispersions in the pharmaceutical industry  2.50 Afternoon Tea • Key technologies for manufacturing solid dispersions • An illustrative case study BUSINESS STRATEGY Dr. Filipe Gaspar, Director of Particle Design (R&D), Hovione 3.20 Partnering approaches in the controlled release industry 10.20 Increasing Bioavailability – Strategies for Overcoming • Role of partnerships/ alliances in drug delivery Biological Barriers • What are the opportunities and challenges? • Understanding biological barriers • Reaching a successful partnering in drug delivery • Strategies to increase transport across biological barriers Mr. Olivier Drap, R&D Business Development, Pfizer • Nanosystems engineering and mechanism of action Dr. Andreas Schatzlein, Reader in Cancer Pharmacology, School of SiRNA, PROTEIN AND CHRONO THERAPUTICS Pharmacy, University of London 3.55 sd-rxRNA: The novel class of the RNAi compounds with potential 10.55 Morning Coffee therapeutic applications • Delivery is a major challenge for the development of RNAi 11.25 Data-driven Strategies in the development of controlled release therapeutics formulations • RXi has developed a novel class of RNAi compounds termed “self • Limitations of the current development paradigm for controlled delivering rxRNA” or sd-rxRNA™, that combines beneficial release products properties of the RNAi and conventional antisense technologies • The role of human regional absorption studies to direct the • The combination enables robust cellular uptake of the molecules development of controlled release formulations and silencing of the target genes • In vivo efficacy has been achieved using local administration of the Register online at• Alternatively fax • Investigating factors affecting regional drug absorption • The application of rapid formulation development concepts to new compounds optimise controlled release products in humans Dr. Dmitry Samarsky, Vice President- Technology Development, Dr. Alyson Connor, Senior Research Fellow, Quotient Bioresearch, RXI Pharmaceuticals Clinical Sciences 4.30 Requirements for manufacturing PLGA based sustained release NASAL AND PARENTERAL DRUG DELIVERY forms of therapeutic proteins • Adjustment and control of particle size 12.05 Nasal delivery of macromolecules – are we there yet? • Recent developments and success stories • Optimization and control of protein load • Issues still to tackle • Analytical tools relevant to characterize micro particles • Novel applications Dr. Stefan Bassarab, Director, Pharmaceutical Development, Professor Lisbeth Illum, CEO, Critical Pharmaceuticals Limited Boehringer-Ingelheim 12.40 Networking Lunch 5.05 Time for a new look at drug delivery: the Chronopharmaceutical opportunity 1.40 Parenteral Biologics Delivery: Key Challenges and Perspectives • Chronobiology of the GI tract • Lifecycle management of biologics: context and expectations for • Chronotherapeutics and the disease state new delivery systems and routes of administration • Chronopharmaceutical drug delivery opportunities • Strategies developed for production of long acting protein Professor Howard Stevens, Chairman, Drug Delivery International therapeutics Ltd • Protein engineering and post-translational modifications to prolong half life 5.40 Chairmans Closing Remarks and Close of Day One Sponsored by Hovione is an international company dedicated to the cGMP development and manufacture of APIs and Intermediate Drug Products via particle design, serving exclusively the pharmaceutical industry. 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  3. 3. Controlled Release Day Two Thursday 31st March 2011 8.30 Re-Registration & Coffee ORAL, TOPICAL, INHALATORY AND OCULAR DRUG DELIVERY 9.00 Chairmans Opening Remarks 12.00 Approaches and gaps in establishing hypromellose matrix Professor Howard Stevens, Professor of Drug Delivery, robustness Strathclyde University • Polymer grade selection • Release mechanism understanding NANOTECHNOLOGY • Review of in vitro test methods and models • Review of in vivo study types Mr. Richard Elkes, Formulation R&D, Merck Sharp & Dohme 9.05 Nanotechnology: state-of-the-art in pharmaceutical applications • Opportunities for drug delivery 12.35 Networking Lunch • Clinical research and Market situation • Regulatory status 1.35 Gastroretention for oral controlled release of drugs • Examples of successful implementations • Is it a worthwhile mechanism to explore? Dr. Mario Maio, Head of Formulation & Process Development • Gastrointestinal diseases and controlled release Department, Merck • Approaches – successes and failures Professor Clive Wilson, Professor of Pharmaceutics, Strathclyde 9.40 Development and clinical production of microsphere University formulations • The added value of controlled release drug delivery technologies 2.10 Topical delivery by multifunctional lipid liquid crystalline • Success factors in the process development, scale-up and systems manufacturing of microsphere-based formulations • Phase change triggered adhesion to mucosal and dermal • Case study: Phase II clinical proof of concept with a controlled surfaces release formulation of interferon alpha • Local delivery and sustained release from lipid liquid crystalline Mr. Gerben Moolhuizen, Chief Business Officer, OctoPlus surface films • Permeation enhancement through interactions between liquid 10.20 Nanotechnologies tools in candidate selection for the crystal nanoparticle carriers and biological surfaces intravenous route Dr. Fredrik Tiberg, President & CEO, Camurus • Tackling solubility issues in early development, • Added value of nanotechnologies for the intravenous route, 2.45 Afternoon Teax your registration to +44 (0)870 9090 712 or call +44 (0)870 9090 711 • Points to consider in nano-objects development, 3.15 Review of controlled release strategies for inhaled therapies • Drug Delivery based candidate design. • The need for controlled release formulations in inhaled products Dr. Didier Bazile, Global Head of Drug Delivery Technologies and • Formulation strategies Innovation, Sanofi-Aventis • In-vitro testing approaches Dr. Frank Thielmann, Senior Fellow PDU Inhalation, Novartis 10.55 Morning coffee 3.50 Drug delivery to the eye: From ocular barriers to the approaches HOT MELT EXTRUSION to enhance drug bioavailability • Structure and physiology of the eye in relation to drug 11.25 Hot Melt Extrusion Concept and Application bioavailability • Definition and Hot Melt Extrusion History • Approaches used to improve precorneal retention • Advantages and different equipment • Approaches used to facilitate corneal drug permeability • Parameters Affecting Extrusion Who should attend: Dr. Vitaliy Khutoryanskiy, Lecturer in Pharmaceutics, University • Micro-pelletization of Reading Dr. Hassan Mohammad, Principal Scientist, Mundipharma Research LTD 4.25 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two SMi Controlled Release past delegate breakdown Chief Executives, Chief Scientific Officers, Vice Presidents, Heads, Directors, Principal Scientists and Managers in the following areas: • Controlled Release • R&D • Drug Delivery • Inhalation • Drug Development • Operations • Nanotechnology • Global Alliances • Formulation • Product Development • Business Development • Technology Development • Regulatory and Technical Affairs • Technical Sciences • Product Development • Particle Design
  4. 4. Ocular Drug Delivery: IdentifyingHALF DAY PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP Advances and Opportunities Tuesday 29th March 2011 1.30pm - 5pm Copthorne Tara Hotel, Central London Hosted by Dr. Hong Guo, Vice President of Research, pSividaIn association with:Overview of workshopThis workshop shall thoroughly investigate the currentstate of ocular drug delivery in pharmaceuticals and willprovide invaluable advice on catering for unmet medicalneeds in the field.  By firstly providing a comprehensiveoverview of the current products and dosage forms thatare available and then addressing the specificadvantages of both topical and intravitreal methods ofdelivery, this session will use tangible examples ofsuccess to benchmark best practice in ocular drugdelivery. Finally it will focus on local drug deliveryapproaches in particular, including methods ofcontrolled release and its application in the treatment ofspecific clinical diseases.1.30 Registration & Coffee2.00 Welcome & Introductions2.10 Overview of Ocular Pharmaceutical Products • Common dosage forms in Ophthalmology • Unmet medical needs • Challenges of Ocular Drug Delivery2.50 The Ocular Drug Delivery Technologies • A fast growing industry • Success of a topic eye drop • Success of a intravitreal injection • Case study3.30 Afternoon Coffee3.50 Local Drug Delivery Approaches • Specific clinical diseases • Sustained local delivery • Implants • Biodegrable delivery systems4.30 Discussion Session5.00 Close of WorkshopAbout the workshop leader:Dr. Hong Guo has served as the Company’s Vice Presidentof Research since November 2009 having previously servedas Director of Research from January 2006 to November2009. Prior to joining pSivida, Hong served as the Director ofPreformulation and as a Senior Scientist for ControlDelivery Systems where she was one of the originalinventors of both the Medidur and Retisert sustainedrelease drug delivery systems. Prior to joining CDS, Hongwas a Post-Doctoral Research Scientist at New England EyeCentre and at the University of Kentucky. Hong receivedMasters of Science in Medicinal Chemistry and a Bachelorof Science degree in Pharmacy from China PharmaceuticalUniversity and Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry from theUniversity of Heidelberg, Germany.About pSividapSivida is a world leader in the development of tiny,sustained release, drug delivery products and technologiesthat are administered by implantation, insertion or injection.The company develops products to treat serious, unmet,medical needs alone or in partnership with othercompanies. pSivida has developed devices that are so smallthey are FDA approved to be administered into the eye andonce administered they release their drug for months andyears. pSivida is also developing a series of additionalminiaturized, bioerodible technologies designed to providelong term (months and years) release to virtually any site inthe body.
  5. 5. PHARMACEUTICALFORWARD PLANNERDECEMBER 201001/02 Cold Chain DistributionJANUARY 201117/18 Pharmaceutical Microbiology19/20 Pre-Filled Syringes24/25 Paediatric Clinical Trials26/27 Social Media in the Pharmaceutical Industry31/1 Biomarkers SummitFEBRUARY 201102/03 Adaptive Designs in Clinical Drug Development07/08 Parallel Trade21/22 Advances & Progress in Drug Design23/24 Stem CellsMARCH 201107/08 Imaging in Cancer Drug Development14/15 Pharmacovigilance16/17 Superbugs & Superdrugs23/24 Accelerating Patient Recruitment & Retention in Clinical Trials30/31 Controlled ReleaseAPRIL 201113/14 Asthma & COPDMAY 201111/12 Generics, Supergenerics and Patent Strategies16/17 Clinical Trial LogisticsJUNE 201101/02 Pain Therapeutics27/28 Nanotechnology27/28 RNAi29/30 Pharmaceutical Portfolio & Product Lifecycle Management29/30 KOL Europe (Munich, Germany)JULY 201106/07 BioBanking06/07 ADMET11/12 Freeze Drying18/19 Clinical Trial Logistics Asia (Singapore)20/21 Pre-Filled Syringes Asia (Singapore) SPONSORSHIP AND EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIESAll conferences take place in central London, UK – unlessindicated otherwise in brackets SMi offer sponsorship, exhibition, advertising andbranding packages, uniquely tailored to complement your companys marketing strategy. Primenetworking opportunities exist to entertain, enhanceand expand your client base within the context of an independent discussion specific to your industry. Should you wish to join the increasing number of companies benefiting from sponsoring our conferences please call: Alia Malick on +44 (0) 20 7827 6168 or email: Want to know how you can get involved? Interested in promoting your pharmaceutical services to this market? Contact Kiran Sharma SMi Marketing on +44 (0)20 7827 6050 or email:
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