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SMi is delighted to announce its 2nd Annual Highly Potent Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients conference coming to London on the 21st - 22nd May 2018. 

The global market for Highly Potent Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients is currently on a growth fast track, largely driven by its major use in oncology for cancer treatment and more often in the form of ADCs. Over a quarter of drugs worldwide now contain HPAPIs, as they have proven to be more effective than other APIs.
However, working with APIs high in potency and cytotoxicity comes with many regulations and requirements, and presents pharmaceutical companies with challenges such as handling, containment, cost and security questions.

This conference will cover many important and in-demand aspects of the HPAPI industry, creating a networking platform for industry professionals and key players to share their knowledge and find innovative new solutions.

Learn how to reduce HPAPI manufacturing costs and get the best value for your money without cutting back on the importance of safety and containment procedures. 

Network with industry fellows and hear about new developments, innovation and challenges in areas such as cross-contamination, manufacturing efficiency, safety practices, outsourcing strategies, compound development and manufacturing, etc. 

Hear about the HPAPI market development, reasons why it’s growing so rapidly and how to benefit from this, as well as why the HPAPI demand is still higher than the supply despite there being various suppliers involved in the industry. 

Experience an information-packed learning environment, designed to provide you with the best insight into new innovation in the HPAPI sector, leaving you well prepared for the challenges you’re currently facing. 

We Are One of A Kind...

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, Holiday Inn, London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a few 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.

Key Job Titles:

  • API Specialist
  • Containment Engineer
  • Senior Scientist
  • Head of Scale-Up Processing
  • Ocuppational Health Officer
  • Industrial Hygiene Lead
  • ADC Scientist
  • Head of Bioconjugation

Previous attendees included:

Abzena; ADC Biotechnology; Antikor Biopharma Ltd; AS-Tec Chemicals Ltd; AstraZeneca; Cancer Research UK; CARBOGEN AMCIS AG; Cfm Oskar Tropitzsch e.K.; Crescendo Biologics Ltd; Endocyte, Inc.; Heraeus Precious Metals GmbH & Co. KG; Immunogen; King's College London; Lonza Ag; Medimmune; Menarini Ricerche; Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc; MRC Technology; NBE Therapeutics; Novartis Biologics; Novasep; Oncotec Pharma Produktion GmbH; Pfizer; Piramal Pharma Solutions; Roche Pharmaceuticals; Schering; Sigma-Tau Industrie Farmaceutiche Rimile SpA; SKAN AG; Syndivia; Takeda Pharmaceuticals; The University of Bath; Thomson Reuters; University College London

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Justin Mason-Home

Justin Mason-Home, Director, HPAPI Project Services Limited

9:10 The ever-increasing use of Highly Potent Aseptic Ingredients in drug development

9:50 Strategic Management of HPAPI projects

Justin Mason-Home

Justin Mason-Home, Director, HPAPI Project Services Limited

  • Key stages of an HPAPI project
  • Stakeholder Engagement and Learning for HPAPI projects
  • Benefits of a Systematic and Scientific Approach
  • Pot Pourri; Risk Assessment, QA and H&S conflicts, Pitfalls and More!
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 The hazards posed by HPAPIs and effective determination of them

    11:40 Practical Approach to HPAPI Manufacturing in Early Development

    Gregory		 Sowell

    Gregory Sowell, Principal Scientific Manager, Small Molecule Process Chemistry, Genentech

  • Designing, building and working in a multiproduct kilo lab environment
  • Risk analysis of entire synthetic process based on factors including process safety and industrial hygiene
  • Important link between surrogate testing of equipment, training staff and process specific equipment needs
  • Ensuring proper transfer of safety information to CMOs
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 Use of a containment Risk Mitigation Tool in early phase development at UCB Pharma

    Henri Motte

    Henri Motte, Head of Pilot Plant, Drug Delivery Design & Development, UCB Pharma

  • Risk Mitigation and it’s necessity within early development
  • Leveraging of non-traditional data in order to assess risks/ hazards
  • The benefits and disadvantages to using a Risk Mitigation Tool
  • Case study of application for the use of it within UCB Pharma
  • 14:30 Pre-reconstruction risk evaluation for an active substance development pilot plant

    Ildiko Ziegler

    Ildiko Ziegler, Distinguished Validation Expert, Gedeon Richter Plc.

  • A cross contamination/containment assessment.
  • EU and ISPE guidelines regarding cross contamination and containment
  • Technical aspects and complexity in risk analysis
  • The case study: comparing more approaches for the reconstruction
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 Containment design to enable existing equipment to handle HPAPIs – a journey

    Jeff Parry

    Jeff Parry, senior formulation scientist, Astrazeneca

  • How to contain complex production equipment – solutions considered
  • Other operator considerations
  • How to contain complex production equipment – solutions trialed
  • Challenges, solutions and adaptations
     
  • 16:20 Verifying containment performance in pharmaceutical multi product facilities: providing evidence of absence of cross contamination

    Pascal Drago

    Pascal Drago, Principal Technical Manager, Roche Pharma Research & Early Development

  • Containment concept
  • Dealing with airborne particles
  • Dealing with mechanical transfer
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Justin Mason-Home

    Justin Mason-Home, Director, HPAPI Project Services Limited

    9:10 Waste management for Highly Potent APIs

    Vincenzo de Sio

    Vincenzo de Sio, Especialista, Cristalia Produtos Quimicos Farmaceuticos

  • Risks after manufacturing processes: Liquid and solid residues of HPAPIs and related risk of contamination
  • Waste disposal and waste treatment: How to handle a hazardous residue and how to avoid environmental contaminations
  • Deactivation systems and procedures: Why and how to transform a hazardous compound in less toxic substances
  • 9:50 Lab safety and handling considerations during manufacturing

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 High Containment Compounds and Occupational Hygiene Long Range Targets in AbbVie

    Olindo Lazarro

    Olindo Lazarro, Director Global EHS Technical Operations, AbbVie

  • Potent (high containment) compounds in AbbVie
  • Containment targets and long-range plan
  • Risk assessment and improvements projects
  • New product introduction and tech transfer
  • OH exposure assessment metrics
  • 11:40 Demonstrating that exposure controls are effective

    Martin Axon

    Martin Axon, Principal Occupational Hygienist, SafeBridge Europe Ltd

  • Analytical and assessment procedures
  • Recognising and analysing data variables
  • Revision to EN689 - guidance on data interpretation
     
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 Regulations and regulatory expectations surrounding potent drugs

    14:30 Potent drug regulations – an industry perspective

    15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 The balance between regulatory quality guidelines and EHS considerations

    16:20 Antibody Drug Conjugates (ADCs) – antibodies meeting HPAPIs for specific and efficient bio-pharmaceutical drugs

    Ulrich Ruemenapp

    Ulrich Ruemenapp, Head of Launch Preparation and Coordination, Bayer Pharma

  • Conjugation of small molecule toxins with antibodies
  • The overlap between ADCs and HPAPIs
  • In-house strategies for handling potent ingredients
  • Manufacturing of ADCs using HPAPIs - challenges and solutions
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Henri Motte

    Henri Motte

    Head of Pilot Plant, Drug Delivery Design & Development, UCB Pharma
    Justin Mason-Home

    Justin Mason-Home

    Director, HPAPI Project Services Limited
    Ulrich Ruemenapp

    Ulrich Ruemenapp

    Head of Launch Preparation and Coordination, Bayer Pharma
    Vincenzo de Sio

    Vincenzo de Sio

    Especialista, Cristalia Produtos Quimicos Farmaceuticos

    Gregory Sowell

    Principal Scientific Manager, Small Molecule Process Chemistry, Genentech
    Gregory		 Sowell

    Henri Motte

    Head of Pilot Plant, Drug Delivery Design & Development, UCB Pharma
    Henri Motte

    Ildiko Ziegler

    Distinguished Validation Expert, Gedeon Richter Plc.
    Ildiko Ziegler

    Ildiko Ziegler

    Distinguished Validation Expert, Gedeon Richter Plc.
    Ildiko Ziegler

    Jeff Parry

    senior formulation scientist, Astrazeneca
    Jeff Parry

    Justin Mason-Home

    Director, HPAPI Project Services Limited
    Justin Mason-Home

    Marc Abromovitz

    Director, Occupational Health and Hygiene, Novartis
    Marc Abromovitz

    Martin Axon

    Principal Occupational Hygienist, SafeBridge Europe Ltd
    Martin Axon

    Nicolas Puljic

    External Manufacturing Manager, Bristol-Myers Squibb AG
    Nicolas Puljic

    Olindo Lazarro

    Director Global EHS Technical Operations, AbbVie
    Olindo Lazarro

    Pascal Drago

    Principal Technical Manager, Roche Pharma Research & Early Development
    Pascal Drago

    Ulrich Ruemenapp

    Head of Launch Preparation and Coordination, Bayer Pharma
    Ulrich Ruemenapp

    Vincenzo de Sio

    Especialista, Cristalia Produtos Quimicos Farmaceuticos
    Vincenzo de Sio

    Yaakov Machlav

    Process Safety Manager, Teva Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Yaakov Machlav

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    This distinctive hotel in south London has so much to offer to make all guests really feel at home. The latest Holiday Inn relaunch is not just about the new look and feel for the hotel but to offer guests more benefits during their stay including a pillow menu for extra comfort during their sleep and a curved shower rail for more spacious feel. 

    In addition to our 906 rooms, all business guests can take advantage of our meeting and conference facilities including High Speed Internet Access and unlimited Starbucks coffee at The Academy. Our hotel’s professional event planners are on board to help take the hard work and stress away from planning your next event. 

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