We are glad to present the 3rd Freeze-Drying Technology Online Conference. This event provides the appropriate platform for industry leaders to discuss process innovation and technical aspects in lyophilisation for the pharmaceutical industry, manufacturers, regulatory agencies, and academia.
With the industry professionals, we will focus on practical considerations for freeze-dried formulation development, process optimisation, validation, and control. We will discuss the novel concepts and regulatory considerations for lyophilised biologics, vaccines, and highly potent products.Read more
We will be streaming exclusively for our attendees, introducing freeze-drying technology as one of the most rapidly advancing and challenging technologies in the pharma, food industry, and cosmetics. Industry experts will introduce the key opinion on evolving regulatory and manufacturing challenges with an emphasis on understanding the best practices for an effective and most efficient freeze-drying process.
Chief Executives, Directors, Vice Presidents, Department Heads, Leaders, Managers, Scientists, and Technologists specialising in:
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Davide Fissore is full professor of chemical engineering at Politecnico di Torino (Italy), where he serves as dean of the chemical and materials engineering faculty. He leads the process system engineering group, whose mission is the use of mathematical models for the design and optimisation of manufacturing processes and the development of advanced systems for process monitoring and control. Freeze-drying of pharmaceutical products is one of the topics of investigation. In this framework, both first-principle and black-box models are used: while the first group is based on energy/mass/momentum balance equations, the second one relies on experimentally measured variables, used to get principal component analysis (PCA)/partial least squares (PLS) models, as well as artificial neural network (ANN) or fuzzy-logic based systems. Davide has authored more than 200 scientific papers, he holds about 10 patents, and a few years ago he co-edited the book “Freeze-Drying of Pharmaceutical Products” (CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group).
Tino Fiedler has 13 years of professional experience as a key account manager in the areas of filtration, clean-room technology, and pharmaceuticals, giving him in-depth technical know-how and cross-sector expertise in special plant construction.
Previously, Tino was a business development manager at KÖGEL FILTER GmbH, where he mainly worked on the development of a wide variety of containment systems for freeze-drying applications.
Richard Denk studied mechanical engineering and did an examination on experts of GMP, qualification and validation, pharmaceutical auditing, pharmaceutical engineering, and quality control at the University of Applied Sciences in Albstadt/Sigmaringen, Germany. Richard works at SKAN AG, headquartered in Allschwil, as the head of sales containment, and eight years ago he founded the expert containment group of the ISPE DACH. The containment group published the Containment Manual in September 2015. Richard has spent nearly 20 years working with highly active/highly hazardous substances and has developed the containment pyramid.
Ashok Hajare is currently the head of the pharmaceutical technology department (PG) at the Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Pharmacy, Kolhapur (MS), India, a lead college of Shivaji University Kolhapur, India. Post-graduate candidates in his laboratory are conferred the M. Pharm. degree in pharmaceutical technology by Shivaji University Kolhapur.
His present research interests are geared towards understanding the mechanistic basis of new technologies in the development of cost-effective and stable dosage forms. The design of novel pharmaceutical techniques aids in the quality products with increased stability and effective in treatment of diseases. Towards this end, state-of-the-art technologies are employed that are complemented by stability studies and understanding of degradation mechanisms. The laboratory also integrates dosage form design and development studies with advanced pharmaceutics approaches to better appreciate the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of candidate drug molecules.
Currently, Ashok is teaching at the Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Pharmacy, Kolhapur for the bachelor’s/master’s programs, including advanced pharmaceutical technology, biopharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics, biomedical engineering, and pharmaceutical biotechnology. He has been awarded first prize twice for his posters presented at international conferences held at Bangalore and Delhi, respectively. Ashok extends himself as a reviewer for several journals and has more than 35 publications in peer-reviewed journals to his credit. He also has three books: “Practical Pharmaceutics” (Manas Prakashan, Kolhapur), “Practical Physical Pharmacy” (Career Publications Nashik) and “Physical Pharmacy” (New Central Book Agency Kolkata).
Andrea Weiland, PhD, is managing director of Explicat® Pharma GmbH, a company providing technical project management services and pharmaceutical development services to the pharmaceutical industry (CMC).
Andrea is a pharmacist with a PhD in pharmaceutical technology on biodegradable microspheres and cyclodextrins. She held several leadership positions within Pfizer, working as project manager in process technology and within R&D, where she was a responsible scientist for pharmaceutical development (Phase I - III, candidate characterisation and lyophilisation projects).
Hartmut Karl Schaz has more than 25 years of experience in the planning for and implementation of a very wide range of pharmaceutical projects worldwide. He started to work in 1991 and has since then been responsible for the engineering and commissioning of pharmaceutical plants in more than 20 countries.
In particular, Hartmut specialises in projects dealing with small volume parenterals (SVP) and aseptic processing (e.g. isolator technology, lyophilisation) and an excellent consultant in this field. He is a regular speaker at international engineering conferences in Europe, India, China, and the USA.
He studied pharmaceutical technology at the Fachhochschule (University of Applied Sciences) in Sigmaringen and obtained the degree of Diplom-Ingenieur (equivalent to a master’s degree in engineering). Hartmut's specialties include fill and finish process design, aseptic design, pharmaceutical engineering, barrier technology, high-potent design, and freeze-drying technology.
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The quality of the research presented was excellent. Productive discussions and exciting ideas for future work. I was impressed by the time management, and excellent Q&A sessions following each talk. Everyone had a fab time during these two days.
I enjoyed the panel discussions at the end of the day and the speed networking. It is a good initial icebreaker, and our time at meals and coffee breaks provided a wonderful venue for further discussion. Furthermore, the topics were diverse, and the messages were well conveyed.
This was an excellent opportunity to mingle and share scientific excellence from the experts. It was a pleasure to share some of my work at this conference and learn from others regarding their work.
Feb 14, 2020
Freeze-Drying Technology Summit