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SMi Group announces the return of its 4th annual Lyophilization USA Conference in New Jersey on the 15th- 16th November 2018.

16% of the top 100 pharmaceutical drugs and 35% of biologic drugs are lyophilized. With more than 30 percent of the FDA-approved parenterals lyophilized and soon more than half injectable drugs to require lyophilization there is ample room for standardization and expansion of the lyophilization process in pharmaceuticals.


However, lyophilization is one of the most time consuming and expensive unit operations. There are many issues within lyopilization which need addressing, and improved drying technologies are needed for current and future products.


Join us this November 2018, as we look toward the future of lyophilization. Network with industry experts, discuss regulatory challenges and unmet needs within lyophilization, gain insights into innovative technologies and strategies to overcome these challenges, discover new methods of scale-up and technology transfer, and explore alternative processes beyond conventional lyophilization.
 

Developing on last years’ success, this must-attend conference will bring together industry experts to discuss and analyze the latest advancements and challenges within lyophilization. Some notable areas of interest have been new technologies and developments within lyophilization, challenges and unmet needs in lyophilization, regulatory challenges and validation of lyophilized products, scale-up and transfer and alternatives beyond conventional lyophilization methods.

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Networking: We keep networking at the forefront when it comes to our attendees. Expand your community with every part of the industry and with the right people to benefit your company and develop your career.
 

The Agenda: Be sure to have your pen and pad ready at all times! A valuable time is spent to discover the latest trends and hottest topics in the industry to provide the best possible agenda for our attendees.


Location/Venue: Being held in the heart of London, The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just two minutes’ walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. See the wonderful sights of Kensington, by visiting Kensington Palace, the historical Museums, or take a stroll in Kyoto Garden!


Onsite: Our knowledgeable events team will provide you with an exceptional service onsite. They will answer any questions you may have and inform you about any changes to the agenda.
 

The Conference: Gain insight into..


- Continuous freeze-drying technologies


- Developments in bulk lyophilization technology


- How to overcome challenges in lyophilization of high concentrated solutions and high density biologic materials


- Process optimization of lyophilization from a regulatory perspective


- Strategies to validate the lyophilization process


- Methods beyond lyophilization: Spray drying, foam drying and microwave drying


- Use of artificial intelligence in lyophilization
 

Key Job Titles: 

Presidents, Vice Presidents, Managing Directors, Directors, Associate Directors, Chiefs, Heads, Principals, Managers and Analysts of::

Freeze-drying/ Lyophilization
Formulation Scientist
Drug Products Development
Bioprocessing
Process Development
Sterile/ Fill-Finish
Production
PAT
CMC
Chemistry
Manufacturing
Quality Assurance/QA
Analytics
Technical Support
Manufacturing
Packaging
Technology Innovation
Engineering

Global Presence:

Attendees from all over the world attend our events, gain hands on insight from representatives from UK, Europe and USA.

Abon Pharmaceuticals LLC; Allergan; Amgen; Arlenda; Bayer Consumer Care; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Celgene Corporation; Cellphire; Coriolis Pharma ; Cureport, Inc; Ellab Inc; Elusys Therapeutics; Emergent BioSolutions Inc.; Explicat Pharma GmbH; Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies; Genentech; GSK; iQ-Mobil; Janssen Pharmaceutical Company; Johnson And Johnson; KB Consulting ; Lyophilization Technology Inc; Lyophilization Technology, Inc.; Melinta Therapeutics Inc; Merck & Co.; Merck Research Laboratories; Patheon; PaxVax Inc; Pfizer; PROCESS SYSTEMS ENTERPRISE LIMITED; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc; REGENXBIO Inc.; Sandoz Pharmaceuticals; SCHOTT North America, Inc. Pharmaceutical Packaging; Takeda; University of Kentucky; Urogen; W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc; Windtree Therapeutics, Inc.;

Official Associations

Supporting Media Partners

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Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel

515 US Highway 1 South, Iselin, New Jersey, USA

Your simple delights will become memorable moments at Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel. This distinctive hotel in Edison, New Jersey, features 269 modern guest rooms, including 42 suites, and more than 25,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. Our hotel's location is centrally located amidst corporate offices and tourist attraction. Our accommodations stand out from other hotels in Edison, NJ, and provide a sophisticated retreat for families and business travelers alike. Marriott's Plug-in panels and 37-inch LCD HD TVs allow guests simultaneous connectivity to laptops, iPods and DVD players. We are one of the most conveniently situated hotels at the crossroads of U.S. Routes 1 and 9. We are also just five minutes from Woodbridge Center Mall, 15 minutes south of Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and less than one mile from the Metropark train station. With our premier location and amenities, our Edison accommodations provide an advantageous travel destination.

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Media Partners


Gate2Biotech

Supporting Media Partners
http://www.gate2biotech.com

Gate2Biotech is a portal that unites biotechnological community in Central Europe. It covers all the news in the field of biotechnology. Thanks to the the portal the companies engaged in the field can easily search for research institutions and other partners to solve technical problems they are facing and here they can also present their services offer to potential partners from the Czech Republic and abroad. Gate2Biotech portal serves as a bridge connecting scientific and commercial sector. It incorporates offices and support organizations dedicated to promoting transfer of innovative technologies into a unified communication platform of Czech and international biotechnologies. As a mediator of information it draws attention to biotechnologies and support of their application and transfer into practice. It also functions as a tool for encouraging non-professionals (especially scientists and students) towards innovative business or applied research.


Pharma Journalist

Supporting Media Partners
http://www.pharmajournalist.com

Pharma Journalist is a product of Kellen Media. Pharma Journalist is one of the leading website covering the need of global Pharmaceutical Industry. Articles like latest news, trends, analysis, market report, press releases, whitepapers, case studies, etc. published on pharmajournalist.com helps Industry professionals and decision makers to stay on the top of this fast-paced industry. Pharma Journalist aims of providing fast and informative articles to its readers and subscribers.


Biocompare

Supporting Media Partners
http://www.biocompare.com

Biocompare.com is the leading resource for up-to-date product information, product reviews, and new technologies for life scientists. Biocompare combines an in-depth knowledge of life science products and new technologies with the power of the Internet to offer scientists the most dynamic, relevant, and innovative media-based marketplace for life science information.


American Laboratory

Supporting Media Partners
http://www.americanlaboratory.com

For laboratory managers and researchers utilizing analytical chemistry and its applications, seeking knowledge on new technologies, methods, applications, and products, the American Laboratory® publication platform provides comprehensive technology coverage for laboratory professionals at all stages of their careers. Unlike single-channel publications, American Laboratory® is a multidisciplinary resource that engages scientists through print, digital, mobile, multimedia, and social channels to provide practical information and solutions for cutting-edge results. American Laboratory® serves the need of global community of laboratory professionals for communicating relevant technical advances and insights. Globally, American Laboratory® reaches out to subscribers by offering digital distribution plus premium print in North America. Digital communications utilize internet, mobile and social channels.


Pharmaceutical Outsourcing

Supporting Media Partners
http://www.pharmoutsourcing.com

Pharmaceutical Outsourcing, the journal dedicated to pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical contract services. With regular sections on contract manufacturing, contract research, contract packaging, formulation/development services, contract analytical testing, APIs, stability testing, clinical research and other areas, we bring the most complete coverage of trends and issues in the industry to our 15,000 readers in North America.


IPI

Supporting Media Partners
www.ipimediaworld.com

IPI – International Pharmaceutical Industry Established by professionals with over 30 years experience in the Pharmaceutical and Life sciences publishing sectors. We have identified the needs of these dynamic industries, and have listened carefully to our readers and advertisers. With strong collaboration between Pharmaceutical and Life sciences Industry Associations we have created a global distribution network. We give you a promise to become a reliable extension of your marketing and communication arm. If necessary we will integrate our expertise with your needs. Incorporating new and innovative communication methods we will help to highlight your expertise.


pharmaphorum

Supporting Media Partners
http://www.pharmaphorum.com

pharmaphorum drives innovation within the pharmaceutical industry, by bringing healthcare together through a suite of media services that help produce and disseminate thought leadership, combined with an online platform for communicating messages to a global audience.Visit www.pharmaphorum.com


Drug Discovery Today

Supporting Media Partners
http://www.drugdiscoverytoday.com/

Drug Discovery Today is one of the most cited review journals in the field of drug discovery, with an impact factor of 6.422.
Drug Discovery Today will benefit your research by helping to keep you up-to-date with all of the fast-moving and emerging topics in drug discovery. Each issue is packed full of the latest research news, peer-reviewed articles and comment and opinion from leading research scientists.


American Pharmaceutical Review

Supporting Media Partners
http://www.americanpharmaceuticalreview.com

Start receiving your free copy today. American Pharmaceutical Review is a review of the drug pipeline from the late discovery phase through manufacturing. American Pharmaceutical Review prides itself on having the most relevant, unbiased and informative editorial in the industry. You will find that all of our editorial is highly technical and written by government agencies, consultants, academics, and large pharmaceuticals companies. American Pharmaceutical Review covers several key topics that are important to drug production:Separations and purification, Drug Delivery, Biopharmaceutical Processing, Biopharmaceutical Development, Formulation development, Manufacturing, Microbiology, Instrumentation, Spectroscopy


Pharmalicensing

Supporting Media Partners
http://www.pharmalicensing.com

Pharmalicensing (www.pharmalicensing.com) is the premier biopharmaceutical Open Innovation resource designed for professionals involved with partnering, licensing and business development worldwide. Actively supporting all forms of partnering and in- and out-licensing activities, Pharmalicensing utilizes the unique online Showcase Profiling & Discover services, as well as its renowned Partnering Search service leveraging its global network of industry experts, to enable companies to identify and engage with appropriate partners around the world. Pharmalicensing is actively utilized by many tens of thousands of industry professionals each month. Pharmalicensing is a division of Cognis Group, Inc


Technology Networks

Supporting Media Partners
http://go.technologynetworks.com/subscribe-to-newsletters

Founded in 2000, Technology Networks is established as the leading news provider for life science and drug discovery professionals. In addition, we provide unique content including webcasts, videos, application notes and posters from recent conferences. Our portfolio now includes around 30 focussed scientific communities, all of which are accessible free of charge within TechnologyNetworks.com


World Pharma News

Supporting Media Partners
http://www.worldpharmanews.com/


Official Associations


Swiss Biotech Association

Official Associations
http://www.swissbiotech.org/

The Swiss Biotech Association (SBA) is the national industry association for biotechnology, including pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, agriculture, food, cosmetics, environmental biotechnology, and specialty chemicals. Members are companies active in modern biotechnology, such as R&D, Production, Marketing and Sales, Finance, Services and Consulting. SBA provides a networking platform for Life Science clusters, academic and federal institutions the like. Founded in March 1998, the Association grows steadily.

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Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel

515 US Highway 1 South
Iselin 08830
USA

Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel

Your simple delights will become memorable moments at Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel. This distinctive hotel in Edison, New Jersey, features 269 modern guest rooms, including 42 suites, and more than 25,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. Our hotel's location is centrally located amidst corporate offices and tourist attraction. Our accommodations stand out from other hotels in Edison, NJ, and provide a sophisticated retreat for families and business travelers alike. Marriott's Plug-in panels and 37-inch LCD HD TVs allow guests simultaneous connectivity to laptops, iPods and DVD players. We are one of the most conveniently situated hotels at the crossroads of U.S. Routes 1 and 9. We are also just five minutes from Woodbridge Center Mall, 15 minutes south of Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and less than one mile from the Metropark train station. With our premier location and amenities, our Edison accommodations provide an advantageous travel destination.

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WHAT IS CPD?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

GLOBAL CPD

Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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