Innovative solutions to the greatest challenges in pharmaceutical development

15th – 17th March 2021 | Berlin

Thank you to everyone who attended the 11th Global Drug Delivery & Formulation Summit! Key themes for the Summit included:

  • New modalities research opportunities and challenges
  • Personalised therapies, mRNA, Cell and gene therapies
  • Analytical techniques for biotherapeutics
  • 3D printing, flexible manufacturing techniques, continuous manufacturing
  • Multivariate analysis techniques, production process optimisation, digitalisation of
  • pharmaceutical development
  • mAb and bispecific formulation development
  • Oral delivery of biologics and other routes
  • Device development, microneedles, connected devices
  • Integrating human factors into device development, behavioural design

2020 Speakers

Anand Subramony


Vice President, External Innovation & Novel Technologies

Conference Chairperson

Patrick Garidel

Boehringer Ingelheim

Associate Director Protein Science

Room 2 Chairperson

Matthias Erber


Laboratory head in Formulation Development Parenterals

Room 3 Chairperson

Bastiaan DeLeeuw

Cambridge Design Partnership

Head of Business Development – Drug Delivery

Room 4 Chairperson (Day 1)

Matthew Clemente

Novo Nordisk

Vice President, Device Development

Room 4 Chairperson (Day 3)

Agathe Buffard


Human Factors – Device Manager I

Alan S Harris



Aleksandra Dabkowska


Associate Principal Scientist

Amrit Paudel

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

Assistant Professor & Principal Scientist

Andreas Abend


Director Analytical Sciences

Andreas Bernkop-Schnürch

University of Innsbruck

Research Group Drug Delivery and Powder Technology

Dr. Andreas Sauer

SE Tylose GmbH & Co. KG

Technical Sales Director

Dr. Andreas Seidl


Chief Operating Officer

Andrew Lewis

Quotient Sciences

Vice President, Pharmaceutical Sciences

Anna Luczak

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Senior Scientist

Anne Moore

University College Cork


Arwyn T. Jones

Cardiff University

Professor of Membrane Traffic and Drug Delivery, and Director of Research, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical sciences,

Benoit Koumurian


Drug Product Process Engineer

Bernhard Muellinger


Vice President - Inhalation Technology

Bertil Abrahamsson


Senior Principal Scientist

Birger Brodin

University of Copenhagen


Dr Carol Thomson

BDD Pharma

Chief Executive Officer

Charles Evans


VP of Pharmaceutical Development

Dr. Christian Lotz


General Manager, EMEA

Dr. Christoph Brandenbusch

TU Dortmund

Group Leader

Clare Beddoes

Cambridge Design Partnership

Senior medical innovation and research consultant

Christian Jones


Chief Commercial Officer

Claus-Michael Lehr

Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland

Head of the Department Drug Delivery

Dr. Clemens Günther


Director Nonclinical Safety CC

Daniel Bonner

PureTech Health

Vice President

David Lyon


Senior Fellow, Research

David Ward


Formulation and Manufacturing Lead

Davide Mercadante


Principal Device Quality Engineer

Dennis Douroumis

University of Greenwich

Professor in Pharmaceutical Technology and Process Engineering, Director of Centre for Innovation in Process Engineering and Research (CIPER)

Dr Vivek Trivedi

University of Kent

'Lecturer in Drug Delivery, Medway School of Pharmacy

Dr. Marco Emgenbroich

LTS Lohmann

Corporate Vice President Head of Pharmaceutical Development I R&D

Dr. Michael Black

BENEO-Palatinit GmbH

Head of Sales Pharma

Dr. Sharareh Salar-Behzadi

Research Center Pharmaceutical Engineering (RCPE)

Principal Scientist

University of Graz, Department for Pharmaceutical Technology and Biopharmacy

Ferdinand Brandl

BASF SE, Nutrition and Health, Development Pharma Solutions

Head of Laboratory

Gregoire Schwach


E2E Home Leader Ocular and Drug Delivery

Guillaume Brouet

Aptar Pharma

Vice-President - Analytical, Regulatory and Scientific Affairs

Heinrich Haas

BioNTEch RNA Pharmaceuticals

Vice President RNA Formulation & Drug Delivery

Ildiko Terebesi


Head of Drug Delivery Innovation

James Humphrey


Applications Specialist

Jan Nordmann


Product Care Leader, Device and Packaging Development Europe

Jatin Patel

Constellation Pharmaceuticals

Executive Director-CMC

Jean-René Authelin


Global Head of Pharmaceutical Engineering

Joao Miguel Freire


Scientist Formulation Science & Technology (FST)

Joel Gresham

Crux Product Design Ltd.

Simulation Expert & Life Sciences Lead

John C. Shelley


Schrödinger Fellow

John Majewski

Gilead Sciences

Device Development Engineer

Jonas Fransson

Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB

Director of Drug Product Development

Josef Hartl

Boehringer Ingelheim


Professor Khuloud Al-Jamal

King’s College London

Chair of Drug Delivery & Nanomedicine

Kristin Lehmkemper


Senior Scientist

Louise Place

Cambridge Design Partnership

Head Of Regulatory Affairs

Simon Hendry

Adare Pharmaceuticals

BD Director

Dr. Magdalena Obarzanek-Fojt


Drug Product Leader within Cell and Gene Technical Development

Mara van Haandel

DFE pharma

Innovation Manager

Marie Leman


R&D project manager / Microfluidics and Biotechnologies

Mark A. Hassett

Credence MedSystems

Vice President of Business Development

Mike Tate

Boehringer Ingelheim

Human Factors Manager

Mike Tobyn

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Research Fellow

Muhammad Akhtar

The Islamia University of Bahawalpur

Associate Professor at Faculty of Pharmacy and Alternative Medicine

Nima Aghajari


Senior Simulation Engineer

Omar Naneh


Senior scientist BPD DPD Operational Sciences

Paolo Avalle


Associate Principal Scientist

Professor Andreas Schätzlein

UCL School of Pharmacy

Chair in Translational Therapeutics,

Rachel Hu

Cristal Therapeutics

Senior Formulation Scientist

Rene Holm


Head and Scientific Director, Liquids & Parenterals

Rene van Nostrum

Utrecht University

Associate professor

Richard Green


Senior Director, Pharmaceutical Sciences

Rob Steendam

InnoCore Pharmaceuticals

Chief Technology Officer

Ronny Reinberg

Intec Pharma

Vice President Technology Affairs

Russ Hornung

W.L. Gore & Associates

Business Development- Drug Delivery and Packaging

Rémy Kohler


Human Factors Engineer, Device and Packaging Development

Sachin Dubey

Ichnos Sciences

Deputy Director - Process Sciences I

Shalini Andersson


Chief Scientist New Therapeutic Modalities

Shiqi Hong


Senior biopharma scientist

Sudhakar Garad

Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research

Global Head of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Profiling

Sven Stegemann

Graz University of Technology

Professor for Patient Centric Drug Development and Manufacturing

Thomas Schmidt


Principal Scientist

Thomas Kipping


Head of Drug Carriers

Tony Listro

Foster Delivery Science

Vice President, Technology

Torsten Kneuss


QA Manager Combination Products

Twinkle Christian


Process Development Scientist, Drug Product Technologies department

Werner Hoheisel


Group Lead Formulation Technologies

Richard Featherstone

Emergo by UL

Research Director, Human Factors Research and Design

Steven Ross

University of Greenwich

Research Associate in pharmaceutical processes Pharmaceutical

Roxanne Khalaj

University of Greenwich

PhD researcher

Satu Lakio


Pharmaceutical Development Manager

Carina Van Eester

Datwyler Sealing Solutions

Platform leader PFS and cartridges

Simon Kervyn


Manager Materials Development

Kishore Ravuri


Senior Group Leader, Early-Stage Pharmaceutical and Processing Development

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