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Thursday 12th October 2017
Stability Challenges III: Assuring the stability of medicines from manufacture to use
Royal Society of Chemistry, London

Continuing our successful Stability Challenges series, this meeting is the third in the series and is aimed at providing the latest information and best practice on many aspects of stability testing. In this particular meeting the focus will be on data evaluation, discussing the estimation and prediction of shelf lives, including physical stability, and the effects of temperature and humidity excursions. Also the efficient application of stability testing according to lean laboratory principles will be explored along with MHRA views on stability requirements and GMDP expectations.

The focus of this meeting is to examine best practice during the distribution and storage of medicines, to ensure correct storage conditions are maintained and to ensure the quality of the medicine is maintained during use in the clinic or by the patient. The generation of data to support temperature excursions and to demonstrate in-use stability will be explored.

This symposium will be of special interest to those engaged in Quality Control and Quality Assurance, pharmaceutical development, regulatory affairs, storage and distribution in the Pharmaceutical Industry, NHS manufacturing units, Contract Research Organisations, consulting, academia, and anyone else concerned with the management and assessment of drug stability.

Miles Ambler - GlaxoSmithKline
Francisco de Matos Afonso Pereira - MHRA
Dr Niels Hartvig - Novo Nordisk
Dr Samuel Kyeremateng - Abbvie
Dr Kristin Lehmkemper - Abbvie
Dr Nigel McSweeney - Cuspor
Dr Klimentina Pencheva - Pfizer
Dr Garry Scrivens - Pfizer
Dr Paul Whiteside - Pfizer


Tuesday 28th November 2017
The pharmaceutical analysis postgraduate research awards and careers symposium
Royal Society of Chemistry, London

JPAG presents its inaugural pharmaceutical analysis symposium for postgraduate students and early career stage scientists. This will provide the opportunity for delegates to showcase their work and network with peers, academics and industrial scientists through podium and poster presentations.The best podium and poster presentations will be recognised with cash prizes up to 500 GBP.

There will also be plenary lectures by leading scientists and an industrial careers exhibition:

» Professor Melissa Hanna-Brown
Prof Hanna-Brown is Technology & Innovation EU Lead, Pfizer Global R&D, Sandwich, UK and Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, UK and President of the Analytical Division, Royal Society Chemistry, UK.
» Professor Trevor Jones CBE
Prof Jones is Chairman of the international Clinical Research Organisation, Simbec-Orion, a member of the Boards of the Global Life Sciences investment company; Arix Bioscience; the Oxford based Drug Discovery Company ,e-Therapeutics; and the UK Stem Cell Foundation (UKSCF) .Formerly he was Director of Allergan Inc (USA) and R&D Director of The Wellcome Foundation.

Prof Melissa Hanna-Brown - Pfizer Global R&D
Prof Trevor Jones - King's College London


Thursday 7th December 2017
Ensuring amorphous product quality: what are the challenges?
Royal Society of Chemistry, London
Amorphous drug formulation offers great promise in improving drug solubility - a major challenge in drug development. However, poor physical stability and hard to predict crystallisation remains key barriers for the wider use of amorphous solid solution in the pharmaceutical industry.

This symposium will critically examine the challenges and opportunities lie in the analysis of amorphous formulation systems.
Leading industrialists and academics will be sharing their experiences in the development, manufacturing and quality assurance of amorphous products.
New analytical technologies for the prediction of amorphous stability and novel PAT will be discussed.

You will gain latest knowledges on the analysis and manufacturing of amorphous/solid solution products.
You may form new collaborations with experts across academic and industry.


Thursday 8th February 2018
Cleaning validation
Royal Society of Chemistry, London
Advance notice of this forthcoming symposium



Thursday 22nd June 2017
Counterfeit medicines
Royal Society of Chemistry, London

It is now widely accepted that counterfeiting is a huge and growing challenge of global proportion.
This symposium will take an overview of the problems authenticity must address from three different perspectives:
• The problem Globally
• The critical role of Discovery and Compliance
• The key role that authentic APIs play in Risk Management
each of which will be supported by relevant case studies.


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Stability Challenges III: Assuring the stability of medicines from manufacture to use
Thursday 12th October 2017


The pharmaceutical analysis postgraduate research awards and careers symposium
Tuesday 28th November 2017

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Very enjoyable and thought-provoking day; going away with plenty of notes and specific items for discussion.

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Monday 27th February 2017

Student Bursary Award
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Saturday 11th February 2017

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