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Attendee List Released for SMi's 13th Annual Controlled Release Conference

SMi's 13th annual Controlled Release conference, taking place on 18th - 19th April 2016 in London, UK, will feature case studies from leading regulatory bodies and an array of major global pharmaceutical companies.

London, United Kingdom, April 09, 2016 --( SMi will open its doors to the 13th annual Controlled Release conference, taking place on 18th - 19th April 2016 in London, in just under 2 weeks time. The two-day event will feature exclusive presentations and briefings from 11 global pharma companies covering, in detail, their own experiences in driving Controlled Release innovation. Learn from your industry peers and gain valuable insight into their current strategies and future outlook to improve CR formulation and delivery for next generation drugs.

Is your name on the list? If you haven't made a decision yet, download the 2016 attendee list to take a look at who you can network with at

Key Sessions at Controlled Release 2016:

MHRA's Pharmaceutical Assessor, Marion Westwood, will share an opening address on Day One titled, "Supporting innovation in controlled release and combination products." Her presentation will cover the following key points:

• Discuss the latest innovations surrounding controlled release
• Gain key regulatory updates from leading competent authorities talking specifically on grey areas such as the regulatory environment surrounding combination products
• Case study on work with OxSonics

US FDA's Pharmacologist, Mohammad Absar, will be delivering a presentation at 13:50 on Day One titled "Regulatory perspective on innovative systems for controlled release." Key points covered include:

• An overview of current innovative controlled release systems in the US market
• Scientific and regulatory challenges in developing generic controlled release systems
• FDA/OGD’s ongoing research programme

Additionally, the two-day programme also promises to bring you the cutting-edge developments highlighting:

• New platforms in Controlled Release delivery
CriticalMix platform technology: A novel platform technology for sustained delivery of small and large APIs by Critical Pharmaceuticals
Diurnal on optimising drug delivery systems to mimic the human circadian rhythm

• Innovations in Controlled Release
MedImmune talks about controlling peptide stability to unlock therapeutic potential
AstraZeneca presents nanomedicine design for controlled release

• The importance of QbD
GSK examines how Quality by Design (QbD) can aid formulation and controlled release delivery
Novo Nordisk demonstrates application of QbD during spray drying scale-up

• Product Design
Lundbeck showcases how to formulate poorly soluble drugs

To view the full speaker line-up and their complete session details, visit

Don't forget to extend your stay to join the 2 post-conference interactive workshops taking place on Wednesday, 20th April 2016:

Workshop A: QbD/PAT Driven Controlled Release Design and Development
Hosted by by Daniela Stranges, Senior Scientist, Quality by Design Integration, GlaxoSmithKline and Jerome Mantanus, Senior Scientist QbD/PAT Drug Product Formulation, UCB Pharma
Enhance understanding on the adoption of core principles of Quality by Design (QbD) for controlled release development and manufacturing. This workshop defines how QbD tools (DoEs, PAT) can be applied to support formulation and process development.

Workshop B: Exploring Controlled Release Drug Delivery Methods
Hosted by Rene Holm, Senior Director, Lundbeck; Clive Wilson, Professor of Pharmaceutics, University of Strathclyde; Ijeoma Uchegbu, Scientific Secretary CRS, Chair in Pharmaceutical Nanoscience, University of London and CEO, Nanometrics
This workshop will explore drug delivery technologies that can be utilised in controlled release drug delivery and will consider some of the newer concepts in the drug delivery world including nanotechnology.
Contact Information
SMi Group
Vinh Trinh
+44 (0) 207 827 6140

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