Formulating The Future - KTN Biopharmaceutical Formulation Group meeting

Event details
Tuesday, 11 July 2017 at 9:30 am
Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, Princess Street, Manchester, United Kingdom
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The KTN will be holding the next Biopharmaceutical Formulation Group (BFG) meeting in Manchester on 11th July 2017

The KTN will be holding the next Biopharmaceutical Formulation Group (BFG) meeting in Manchester on 11th July 2017.  The University of Manchester’s Centre of Excellence in Biopharmaceuticals (COEbP) and Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB) are hosting the event and we invite delegates to attend who have an interest in Formulation at all levels within the UK.

Thanks to the support of our hosts, and supporters, the KTN is able to deliver this meeting as a free event for the community. This one day event aligns with the KTN’s activities in biopharmaceutical formulation, and wider formulation community as well as the Medicines Manufacturing Industry Partnership (MMIP). The meeting will bring industrial and academic members of the community to network and discuss recent developments and best practices within the sector.  The aim of the meeting is to look forward to the future of Formulation, particularly within the UK and we have assembled together a selection of speakers to represent the many facets of the modern formulation sector from the biopharma field and beyond.


09:30 Arrival & Refreshments

10:00 KTN introduction and update, Rachael Rowlands-Jones and Welcome to COEBP and MIB, Alan Dickson

10:10 Keynote Presentation: Ahmed Yasin, Partner/Practice Manager at GP Surgery
After almost 20 years working in Biopharm Analytical and Formulation Research at GSK, Ahmed has hung up his hat on industry and decided to work as a GP. He will be giving a talk entitled, “Formulation Best Practices – Past and Future”

10:40 Interactive Session

11:30 “The Healthcare Digital Revolution”, Iain Simpson Senior Director, Digital Health IXICO plc.
There has been lots of interest in pharmaceutical companies looking “Beyond the Pill” but digital technologies impact many other parts of their business as well.

12:00 “Implications of Surface and Interfacial Adsorption of mAbs to Bioformulation”, Jian Lu, School of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Manchester

12:30 Poster Flashes

13:00 Lunch, Posters & Networking

14:00 “CPI – National Formulation Centre – Supporting innovation in the UK”, Marcel De Matas, Founder and Director – Business Development Manager – Strategic R&D Projects Formulations Centre for Process Innovation

14:30 “Scalable and modular manufacture of nanoparticles”, Yvonne Perrie, University of Strathclyde:

15:00 Refreshments, Posters & Networking

15:30 “Cell and Gene Therapy Formulation Technologies”, Rita Majithiya, GSK

16:00 Panel Session: Advisory Panel.

16:30 Close

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**Please note, places for this event are limited and if the meeting is oversubscribed, places will be prioritised for those who are technical practitioners in the sector.