Final programme at a glance


  • Manufacturing equipment and technologies
  • Nanomedicines
  • Arising new manufacturing technologies
  • Advances in oral drug delivery

Invited Speakers

Stefaan de Smedt, University of Ghent, Belgium
Cytosolic delivery of biotherapeutics: the struggle with biological barriers goes on

Giustino di Pretoro, Johnson & Johnson, Germany
Continuous drug product manufacturing - what does the future of pharmaceutical manufacturing looks like?

Iris Ziegler, Corden Pharma, Germany
Containment of highly potent compounds during manufacturing of solid dosage forms: in the past, at present and where will this all go to?

Odra Pinato/Annalisa Delnevo, Stevanato Group, Italy
The role of primary packaging in biotech drug stability: innovative solutions

Julien Nicolas, University Paris-Sud, Fance
New polymer-based drug delivery systems for cancer therapy

Paolo Gatti, Aptuit, Italy
Drug product nanotechnologies: formulation and process aspects from laboratory to production plant

Maria José Blanco-Prieto, University of Navarra, Spain
Neurotrophic factor brain delivery for Parkinson's disease therapy

Romána Zelkó, Semmelweis University, Hungary
Electrospinning and its applications in pharmaceutics

Guy van den Mooter, University of Leuven, Belgium
Electrospraying in drug formulation

Alice Melocchi, University of Milano, Italy
From 3D to 4D printing in the development of drug delivery systems

Paola Minghetti, Univeristy of Milan, Italy
From the idea to the bedside: is the regulatory path coherent with patients' expectations?

Werner Weitschies, University of Greifswald, Germany
Novel in vitro test methods for predicting the performance of oral dosage forms in the gastrointestinal tract

Axel Zeitler, Cambridge, United Kingdom
New insights into tablet porosity and its critical role in oral drug delivery

Marc Schiller, Gruenenthal, Germany
Innovation in solid oral dosage forms – an industrial view