Book your Virtual Summit pass at £245

Innovative solutions to the greatest challenges in pharmaceutical development

15th – 17th March 2021

The 2021 Virtual Summit covers both small molecules and biologicsnew technologies, concepts and case studies in areas such as:

  • Formulation design for poorly soluble compounds
  • The potential of nanotechnology for better deliverability
  • The latest controlled released technologies
  • Improving patient compliance by harnessing data and the latest smart device technology
  • Optimising formulations for continuous manufacturing
  • Overcoming the blood brain barrier and challenges in oral delivery of biologics
  • Reformulation and biosimilars

2021 Speakers

Andrea Benassi


CMC – Chemistry Manufacturing & Controls, Drug Product manufacturing & Innovation, New Technology & Innovation Scientist

Dr. Fatima Bennai-Sanfourche


Director Medical device Safety, Medical Device Safety Officer

Beate Bittner


Product Optimization Franchise Leader

Jace Blackburn


Smart Device Engineer

Jeffrey T. Blue


Executive Director, Vaccine Drug Product Development PR&D

Erwan Bourles


Senior Manager, Head of Drying and Related Modelling Technologies Drug Product development Unit

Dr. Stefan Bracht


Vice President Head of Disruptive Technologies

Olivier Brass


Senior scientist, lead of research unit, research department

Scott Brown


Devices Director

Camilla Foged

University of Copenhagen

Professor Vaccine Design and Delivery Group

David Cipolla

Insmed Inc.

Vice President of Research

Matthew Clemente

Novo Nordisk

Vice President, Device Development, Device R&D

Tejal Desai



Ranjit Dhenge


Investigator R&D

Ryan F. Donnelly

Queen's University Belfast

Chair in Pharmaceutical Technology

Sachin Dubey

Ichnos Sciences SA

Senior Associate Director, Drug product and Analytical Development

Gabriele Sadowski

TU Dortmund

Professor for Thermodynamics

Patrick Garidel

Boehringer Ingelheim

Head of Process, Purification and Pharma Development

Rob Gelissen

W. L. Gore & Associates – PharmBIO Division

Business Development for Drug Delivery and Packaging

Mark Guarraia

Novo Nordisk

Vice President, Design and User Experience

Heinrich Haas


Vice President, Formulation

Robert Hennig


Associate Director Drug Delivery & Innovation, Healthcare R&D

Korinde van den Heuvel

DFE pharma

Senior Product Developer

Shiqi Hong


Senior biopharma scientist

Kristiina M. Huttunen

University of Eastern Finland

Adjunct Professor (Docent) and Finnish Academy Research Fellow

Lynne Isopi



Lynne A. Isopi


Principal Scientist, Vaccine Drug Product Development

Nitin Joshi

Harvard Medical School

Instructor of Anesthesia, Center for Nanomedicine

Karsten Fluegel


Postdoctoral Researcher | Drug Delivery & Innovation

Naila El Kechai


Formulation and Drug Product Team Leader

Claus-Michael Lehr

Helmholtz-Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS)

Head, Dept. of Drug Delivery (DDEL)

Philippe Lienard


Pre-Development Science Leader

Rosario LoBrutto


Head of Scientific Affairs

Dr. Christian Lotz

Pfanstiehl GmbH

General Manager EMEA

Dan Lund

Halo Labs

Director of Sales

Kenneth J. Mandell


Founder and CEO

Fadee Mondalek


Head of internal development

Anette Müllertz

University of Copenhagen

Professor, Head of Center

Vishal Nashine


Associate Director

Celine Ollier


PK-Biopharm Marketed Compounds

Rick Panicucci

QED Therapeutics

Senior Vice President CMC

Carolin Riehl


Principal Scientist | Lab Head Drug Delivery & Innovation

Dr Ana L Gomes dos Santos


Principal Scientist

Luis Santos


Drug Delivery Leader, Biopharmaceutical Development, Cell and Gene Therapies, Innovation

Stefan Schneid


Laboratory Head Formulation Development Parenterals

Aaron Stewart


Associate Principal Scientist

Dr. Timo Taghizadeh

tesa Labtec GmbH

Head of Business Development & Marketing

Vivek Trivedi

University of Kent

Lecturer in Drug Delivery, Medway School of Pharmacy

Ijeoma F. Uchegbu

University College London

Chair in Pharmaceutical Nanoscience

Bharathi Vellalore


Scientist, Drug Product Development Discovery, Product Development and Supply

Kerstin Walke

Boehringer Ingelheim

Head of Pharmaceutical Development Biologicals

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