Scientific Programme

From Tuesday, 11 May, through to Friday, 14 May, two parallel sessions will be dedicated to industry related topics with invited speakers from all over the world. In addition, two parallel sessions will address all the other topics with short lectures selected from submitted abstracts.


Key note lecture
Engineering cancer immunotherapy - David J. Mooney, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Cambridge, USA

Hot topic lectures
Digital assistant to support drug product development - Ferdinand Brandl, BASF, Ludwigshafen, Germany
Biodegradable drug delivery systems - Steven Schwendeman, College of Pharmacy, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Delivery of cannabinoids to and across the skin - Elka Touitou, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

WEDNESDAY - sessions of invited speakers

What ́s new in nanotechnology?
Solid dosage forms
Advanced therapeutic products: an industrial perspective

Plenary lecture
Advances in nanotechnology - Patrick Couvreur, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Paris Sud University, France


THURSDAY- sessions of invited speakers

Formulation issues for biotech drugs
Oral drug delivery
Localised drug delivery
Amorphous drug delivery systems

Plenary lecture
Pharmacomicrobiomics: drugs meet the human microbiome - Christina Moissl-Eichinger, Medical University of Graz, Austria

FRIDAY- sessions of invited speakers

In silico simulation for manufactu-ring processes
Nanofabrication technologies
Dermal and transdermal delivery
Continuous manufacturing

Plenary lecture
Oral drug delivery systems: from irrelevance to top-selling products and ongoing challenges - Andrea Gazzaniga, Biopharmaceuticals and Pharmaceutical Technology Laboratory, University of Milan, Italy