An Overview on Sessions at SMi’s Lyophilization USA

Iselin, NJ, October 28, 2017 --( SMi’s Lyophilization USA will gather leading experts to discuss the latest cutting-edge developments in freeze drying, as well as solutions to on-going industry challenges. A value-packed brochure with top pharma companies joining, including GSK, Tempris, Shire, Takeda Vaccines, Johnson & Johnson and more, who will be presenting a vast range of topics and issues within freeze-drying.

Here's a run-down of the hot sessions that cannot afford to missed:

An exclusive panel discussion has been put together at Lyophilization USA to discuss the different processes and fundamental steps to optimize manufacturing performance.

Panel Discussion: Batch Process vs Continuous Process
Day 2 | November 17th, 2017 | @15:20
Panelist 1: Eric Munson, Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Kentucky
Panelist 2: Jean- Francois Michiels, Senior Statistician, Arlenda

The panelists will be discussing:

- The challenges with continuous freeze drying and how to overcome these.
- Methodology to reduce the processing time of the fundamental steps.
- Areas in need of innovation with regards to lyophilization.

Tempris Sensor Technology (developed by iQ-mobil solutions GmbH), are delighted to be sponsoring Lyophilization USA, and will be presenting their topic which will discuss how their technology allows to capture valuable temperature data, wirelessly to evaluate the robustness of the Lyo processes.

Tempris – How Wireless Product Temperature Monitoring is Used in Commercial Lyophilization Today
Day 1 | November 16th, 2017 | @11:40
Presented by: Anton Mangold, Managing Director, Tempris

Anton will be presenting:

- Characterization and qualification of FDs.
- Determination of critical positions.
- Temperature data to evaluate the robustness of Lyo processes.

Kelly from GSK Vaccines will be focusing on lyophilization and solid-state formulations. Her research expertise is in lyophilization and solid-state formulations.

Assessing Phase Separation in Lyophilized Protein Formulations
Day 1 | November 16th, 2017 | @14:10
Presented by: Dr. Kelly Forney Stevens, Drug Product Development, GSK

This presentation will discuss:

- Understanding how and when phase separation occurs.
- Methods utilized to detect phase separation.
- Impact of formulation components and process parameters on phase separation.
- Significance of phase separation in lyophilized formulations.

This session will involve assessing the variables of product properties, to the development of optimized cycles and scale-up strategies, presented by one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies.

Optimization of Primary Drying Cycles using Mathematical Modelling
Day 2 | November 17th, 2017 | @11:00
Presented by: Melissa Lash, Scientist, Drug Product Development from Johnson & Johnson

Melissa will discuss:

- Influence of annealing on resistance and primary drying for IGG molecules.
- Assessing the variables depending on product properties.
- Modelling Lyophilization processes to develop optimized cycles and scale-up strategies.

Learn More. Faster:

Gain a full end-to-end perspective and join the conversation in off-stage discussions, interactive presentations and structured networking activities, by attending their interactive workshop presented by Arlenda. Further details available online.

Lyophilization USA will address technological problems ranging from the processes of pharmaceutical packaging, wireless data loggers and thermocouple systems for thermal validation processes, bulk processing to formulation research and development, and clinical phases to full-scale pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing.

These are just some of the unmissable program highlights for 2017. Visit the website to see a full speaker line-up and detailed conference agenda.

For those looking to attend, check out the booking options online.

SMi Presents the 3rd Annual Conference on…
Lyophilization USA
Date: November 16th – 17th 2017
Location: Iselin, New Jersey

Sponsored by: Process Systems Enterprise (PSE) | Ellab | Schott | Tempris | W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

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