Scientific Programme

From Monday, 23 March, through to Thursday, 26 March, 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 immunotherapyDavid J. Mooney, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Cambridge, USA

Hot topic lectures
Digitalisation and application of Pharma 4.0 tools to manufacturing - Patrick Hyett, GlaxoSmithKline, United Kingdom
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

TUESDAY - sessions of invited speakers

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

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


WEDNESDAY- 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

THURSDAY- 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