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Thursday 8th February 2018
Cleaning validation
Royal Society of Chemistry, London
Continuing our successful continuing programme of pharmaceutical analysis symposia, this meeting will focus on cleaning validation and is aimed at providing the latest regulatory expectations and best practice information in the domain of cleaning validation since the publication of the European Medicines Agency Shared Facilities Guideline and subsequent Q&A Document.

The meeting will explore cleaning validation requirements from a toxicologists perspective and also examine new facility design considerations to minimise the potential for cross contamination.

There will be ample opportunity to interact with the expert speakers during Q&A sessions and panel discussions throughout the day and informally during lunch and refreshment breaks.

This symposium will be of special interest to those engaged in Quality Control and Quality Assurance , Manufacturing and Validation in the Pharmaceutical and Biotech Industry, NHS manufacturing units, Contract Manufacturing Organisations, consulting, academia, and anyone else concerned with the management and assessment of cleaning validation.

Amir Alimohammadi - AstraZeneca
Dr Steve Alley - RSSL
Dr Joel Bercu - Gilead
Dr Colin Gall - Fujifilm
Dr Brian Hammond - RSSL
David Jones - Alphasonics
Beth Kroeger - Steris
Dr Graeme McKilligan - MHRA
Dr Jon Schiotz - AstraZeneca


Thursday 15th March 2018
Continuous manufacturing
Royal Society of Chemistry, London
Continuous manufacturing offers great promise in improving productivity, efficiency and the intrinsic quality of pharmaceutical products. However, despite strong regulatory support aimed at encouraging the early adoption of new technologies, which in turn would facilitate the application of modern quality management techniques to all aspects of pharmaceutical production and quality assurance; uptake by Industry has been very slow.
This symposium will critically examine some of the challenges and opportunities that arise from adopting continuous manufacturing. Leading regulators, industrialists and academics will be sharing their experiences in the development, manufacturing and quality assurance of continuous manufacturing.

Dr Montserrat Casadevall-Callis - GSK
Dr Chris Clarke - GSK
Dr Richard Hart - AstraZeneca
Prof David Littlejohn - Strathclyde University
Dr Colm Reddington - MHRA
Dr Patrick Wahl - RCPE


Thursday 15th March 2018
Annual General Meeting
Royal Society of Chemistry, London
This is a closed meeting for members of JPAG
It is not necessary to register for the symposium to attend the AGM
Starts at 9.30 am

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Thursday 10th May 2018
From cradle to grave: the chromatographic (analytical) method life cycle
Royal Society of Chemistry, London
This meeting, jointly organised with the Chromatographic Society (Chrom Soc), will look to holistically examine the entire analytical method lifecycle. Each aspect of the cycle will be examined through the perspective of leading experts in each of these areas, aiming to give as a result a state of the art perspective on each area.



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.


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Cleaning validation
Thursday 8th February 2018


Continuous manufacturing
Thursday 15th March 2018

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