PepTalk 2017
PepTalk 2017

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Cambridge Healthtech Institute‚Äôs Tenth Annual 
Lyophilization and Emerging Drying Technologies
Formulation and Process Optimization, QbD, Delivery
and Device Challenges Delivery and Devices Challenges

January 10-11, 2017 | Hilton San Diego Bayfront | San Diego, CA


The popular Tenth Annual Lyophilization and Emerging Drying Technologies conference covers latest trends and challenges in lyophilization and emerging drying technologies. This conference features in-depth case studies, new and unpublished data and discussions on developing scientifically sound formulation, process optimization for biologics and vaccines. It also presents cutting-edge research and case studies on freeze/thaw and formulation challenges, drying in cartridges, storage stability, QbD and PAT approaches and strategies for scale-up from R&D scale to full production level, and selection of container closure systems. We are seeking cutting-edge research findings and unpublished data to be featured at this forum.

We invite you to submit a proposal, present a poster and attend to join colleagues in this discussion of the key challenges and solutions in lyophilization and other drying technologies.

We invite presentation proposals on the following preliminary topics:

  • Regulatory considerations, latest trends and challenges in formulation development for lyophilization biopharmaceuticals
  • Advances in spray drying, foam drying, supercritical fluid drying, microwave drying and other alternate drying technologies
  • Quality by design (QbD) and PAT in freeze drying
  • New studies, models and tools for scale-up and technology transfer
  • New predictive tools for process and scale-up studies such Excel-based tools for drying
  • Water and ice: impact of freezing, freeze thaw cycle and residual water on freeze-dried protein formulation
  • Advances in lyophilization technology: controlled ice nucleation during freezing, high-throughput and miniaturization techniques and continuous manufacturing
  • Analytical tools and novel methods for studying protein aggregation and particles in lyophilized formulation
  • Choice and influence of excipients on stability and cake structure, models and tools to characterize cake structure, protein stability
  • Combination devices and delivery challenges for lyophilized products
    • Drying in cartridges, syringes and dual chamber syringes. Case studies on particles formation in prefilled syringes, combination products.
    • Container closure system testing and integrity and impact of packaging on lyophilized products.
    • Drying of new biologics and complex drug delivery systems like nanoparticles, liposomes and emulsions, etc.
    • Devices for high-concentration protein formulations.

Please click here to submit a speaking proposal for review.

Deadline for submission: May 27, 2016

All proposals are subject to review by the Scientific Advisory Committee to ensure the overall quality of the conference program. Please note that due to limited speaking slots, preference will be given to abstracts from those within pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies, regulators and those from academic centers. Additionally, as per CHI policy, a select number of vendors/consultants who provide products and services to these biopharmaceutical companies are offered opportunities for podium presentation slots based on a variety of Corporate Sponsorships.

For questions about the meeting, please contact:

Nandini Kashyap
Conference Director
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Phone: 781-972-5406
Email: nkashyap@healthtech.com

For partnering & sponsorship information, please contact:

Companies A-K
Jason Gerardi
Manager, Business Development
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Phone: 781-972-5452
Fax: 781-972-5470
Email: jgerardi@healthtech.com

Companies L-Z
Carol Dinerstein
Director, Business Development
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Phone: 781-972-5471
Fax: 781-972-5470
Email: dinerstein@healthtech.com