Advances in Drug Delivery – Optimal Bioavailability and Controlled Release for Improved Outcomes

WEDNESDAY, September 10, 2014 • 08:30 — 16:30

THE PALACE, 333 Davidson Avenue,  Somerset, NJ 


The Catalent Institute and noteworthy drug delivery experts from Catalent Pharma Solutions, St. John’s University, the University of Mississippi and Agere presented Advances in Drug Delivery – Optimal Bioavailability and Controlled Release for Improved Outcomes.  Over 150 participants, including Vice Presidents, Directors, Principal Scientists and Graduate Students joined us from leading pharmaceutical companies and universities.

The expert panel, led by the Catalent Institute Board Members, focused on presentations on providing solutions for drug development challenges facing every R&D team today.  Participants brought their toughest challenges in order to get the most from the sessions.


8:30 AM – 9:00 AM | Registration and Breakfast

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM | Welcome & Introduction

      • Hot Topics, the Drug Delivery Challenge Framework – State, Rate & Location

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM | Patient Centered Drug Design

      •  Partnering to Address Drug Delivery Challenges:
        • Defining Optimal Profiles for Better Outcomes of Pediatric and Geriatric Patient Populations

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM | Nanotechnology

      • Landscape and Application of Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery 

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM | Break

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM | Lipid Based Solutions

      • “Accelerating the development of compounds with bioavailability limitations” – A Case Study

11:45 AM – 12:15 PM | OSDrC®OptiDoseTM Case Study

      • Achieving Novel Drug Delivery Profiles for Pain Therapeutics (Delayed Release)

12:15 PM – 12:30 PM | Q&A from Morning Sessions

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | Networking Lunch and Meet the Experts

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM | Spotlight on Hot Melt Extrusion 

      • - Application of Fundamental Principles of Preformulation Screening to the Development of -Early Stage Melt Extruded Amorphous Oral Solid Dosage Forms
      • - Melt Extrusion: From Process Technology to Drug Delivery Technology
      • - Case Studies – Q&A

2:45 PM – 3:15 PM | Spray Drying

      • “Practical approaches to the development of Spray Dry Dispersions. What you need to know to move beyond the lab ”

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM | Break

3:30 PM- 4:00 PM | Interesting Trends in Drug Delivery

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM | Live Demonstration of NEW FormProRxTM

      • Closing remarks


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