Innovative solutions to the greatest challenges in pharmaceutical development

9th – 11th March 2020 | Berlin

The perfect mix. The DDF Summit brings together leading formulation development, drug delivery and device development professionals from both industry and academia to share and discuss their latest work.

Quality content. The agenda is packed with carefully selected talks on topics as diverse as the challenges you face.

Invaluable networking. The DDF community is open, friendly and represents and incredibly valuable network of scientists working at the forefront of their field. There is ample networking time built in to help you make and strengthen connections.

Tailor your experience. 4 parallel streams give you the chance to personalise your agenda and delve deep into the topics pertinent to your challenges. Choose from Small Molecules, Biologics, Technology & Innovation or Device Development.

The right size. This year the DDF Summit will be limited to just 500 people, in order to maintain the quality of the networking and comfort for participants. This means that there will only be 250 delegate tickets available. So, don’t waste time in getting yours.

Key themes for 2019 included:

  • Analytical techniques for biotherapeutics
  • mAb and bispecific formulation development
  • Oral delivery of biologics and other routes
  • Device development and next generation biotherapeutics
  • Nanoparticle formulations
  • Continuous manufacturing
  • Integrating human factors into device development

Have a look at the full 2019 agenda here.

We are now looking for speakers for the 2020 Summit. If you have a case study to share or a speaker to suggest, please contact

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2019 Speakers

Alan S. Harris


Senior VP, Global R&D Life Cycle Management

Alessandro Fioni


DMPK Senior Scientist

Anacelia Ríos Quiroz


Scientist - Group Leader Particle Lab Biologics

Andreas Seidl

Hexal (Novartis)

Head Global Analytical Characterization & Bioanalytics

Anette Müllertz

University of Copenhagen

Professor, Head of Center

April Kent


M.Sc., B.Sc. Regulatory Affairs Manager, Combination products and IVDs

Beate Bittner


Senior Portfolio Strategy Director

Ben Van Hove


Associate Director Drug Product Development, Oral Solid Dosage Forms

Bjorg K. Hunter


Regulatory Manager, Devices

Christian Lubbert

TU Dortmund University

Postdoc Pharmaceutical Formulations

Corinna Sonderegger


Head Portfolio Management Device Development & Commercialization

Cornelus van Nostrum

Utrecht University

Associate Professor

Dr Carol Thomson

BDD Pharma

Chief Executive Officer

Dr Dimitrios A. Lamprou

Queen’s University Belfast

Reader in Pharmaceutical Engineering

Dr Joshua Boateng

School of Science, University of Greenwich

Reader (Associate Professor)

Dr Rebecca Booth


Senior Scientist

Dr. Sebastian Braun

tesa Labtec GmbH

Head of Science & Technology

Dr. Ajay J. Khopade

Sun Pharma Advanced Research Co. Ltd.

Vice President-R&D, Formulation Development (Non-Orals)

Dr. Amrit Paudel

Graz University of Technology, Research Center Pharmaceutical Engineering (RCPE)

Assistant Professor & Principal Scientist

Dr. Carsten Huettermann


Senior Application Scientist, Leader Pharma SAFI Innovation EMEA

Dr. Christian Lotz

Pfanstiehl GMBH

General Manager EMEA

Dr. Federica Mantovani


Industrial Liaison

Dr. Gudrun Birk


Lab Head Controlled Release

Dr. Marco Emgenbroich

LTS Lohmann Therapy Systems

Corporate Senior Director , Head of Pharmaceutical Development I R&D

Dr. Martin Hüelsmeyer


Head of HTS Operations & Analytics NBE Formulation Sciences, Principal Research Scientist

Dr. Matthias Rischer


Director Drug Delivery & Innovation Projects

Dr. Stefan Holzner


Senior Director, Head of Device Development

Dr. Yogeshwar Bachhav

AiCuris Anti-infective Cures

Associate Director Pharmaceutical Development

Eleonora Cerasoli


Senior Research Scientist

Feng Zhang

University of Texas at Austin

Assistant Professor

Fred Monsuur

W.R. GRACE & Co.

Excipient Development & TCS Manager

Gabriele Sadowski

TU Dortmund University

Professor for Thermodynamics

Gerhard Wenz

Saarland University


Gert Fricker

University of Heidelberg

Director, Institute of Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology

Graham B Jones


Director of Innovation

Guillaume Louit


Biopharmacy Team Leader

Héloïse Audat


Head of Late Stage Formulation Development Unit, Biologics

Jacqueline Maximilien


Senior Scientist, Drug Product Development-Oral Solid Dosage Forms

James K. Mellman


Device Manager

James Meehan


Associate Principal Scientist – Human Factors

Jesper Lau

Novo Nordisk

Vice President, Protein and Peptide Chemistry

Johannes Khinast

Research Center Pharmaceutical Engineering


Josef Hartl

Boehringer Ingelheim


Kerstin Walke

Boehringer Ingelheim

Head of Pharmaceutical Development Biologicals

Kerstin Egele

Saarland University

Doctoral researcher, Institute of Organic Macromolecular Chemistry

Dr. Kristiina M. Huttunen

University of Eastern Finland

Adjunct Professor (Docent) Finnish Academy Research Fellow

Leonie Wagner-Hattler

F. Hoffmann-La Roche

Formulation Scientist

Loredana Casalis


Head of Nanoinnovation Laboratory

Louise Place

Cambridge Design Partnership

Head Of Regulatory Affairs and Senior Quality Assurance Consultant

Luigi Boltri

Adare Pharmaceuticals

R&D Director, Innovation and Technology Liaison

Mafalda Paiva


Analytical Scientist, Team Leader Physical and Performance Characterization

Manita Dangol

University College Dublin

Senior Research Fellow

Mara van Haandel

DFE Pharma

Innovation Manager

Marie Wacquet


Drug Product Process Development Unit Manager, Biologics

Matthew Gottschalk


Director of Programme Development

Dr Mattia Cassanelli


International Technical Sales Executive

Michael Hooven

Enable Injections, Inc.

President and CEO

Mostafa Nakach


Head of Pharmaceutical Engineering

Patrick Garidel

Boehringer Ingelheim

Associate Director Protein Science

Dr. Stefan Bracht


Vice President Head of Disruptive Technologies

Beat Steffen


Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Nikki Whitfield

Quotient Sciences

Vice-President, CDMO Services

Paul Chamberlain

NDA Advisory Services Limited

Member, NDA Advisory Board

Professor Ryan F. Donnelly

Queen's University Belfast

Chair in Pharmaceutical Technology

Prof Rainer Jordan

TU Dresden

Chair of Macromolecular Chemistry, School of Science, TU Dresden, Germany and Vice-President of DelAqua Pharmaceuticals Inc

Rajeev Gokhale


Head Global Pharmaceutical Sciences R&D, Head Asia R&D

Rob Turner


Vice President of Business Development and Innovation

Russ Hornung

W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Business Development – Drug Delivery

Ruzica Kolakovic


Senior Scientist, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Drug Product Development

Rémy Vomscheid


Director, Device Development & Technologies

Sabine Eichling


Senior Scientist II, NBE High Throughput and Advanced Formulation Sciences Drug Product Development

Sachin Dubey


Head of Formulation and Analytical Development

Samuel Kyeremateng


NCE Formulation Sciences Senior Scientist

Satya Krishna Kishore Ravuri


Senior Group Leader, Early-Stage Pharmaceutical and Processing Development

Simon Bjerregaard


Senior Research Scientist

Simon Kervyn


Manager Materials Development

Sophie Martin


Process Engineer in Pharmaceutical Development

Stephanie Greco


Head of laboratory in Formulation & Process Development

Stephen Buckley

Novo Nordisk

Head of the Discovery ADME Department in Global Research

Stephen Gilmore

Crux Product Design

Engineering Director

Sune Andersen


Principal Scientist in Particle Engineering

Sven Stegemann


Director, Pharmaceutical Business Development

Thomas Hoeg-Jensen

Novo Nordisk

Scientific Director

Tim Rouse


Senior Scientist

Torsten Kneuss


QA Manager Combination Products

Véronique Henner-Kulkarni


Technical Sales Manager

Viky Gilles Daniel Verna


Co-Founder and VP

Vipul Yadav

Intract Pharma

Director of R&D

Dr. Franziska Edelmann


Scientist - Pharma Technical Development Analytics

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