Registration Opens for SMi’s 5th Annual Highly Potent Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Conference (HPAPi)

SMi Reports: The 5th Annual Highly Potent Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Conference (HPAPi) will take place for its 5th consecutive year as a virtual conference to explore innovations in HPAPI containment & facility design for successful manufacturing.

London, United Kingdom, January 15, 2021 --( SMi Group are pleased to announce the SMi’s 5th Annual Highly Potent Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Conference (HPAPi), taking place as a virtual conference with online access only on 11th – 11th May 2021.

Highly Potent Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (HPAPIs) play an increasing central role in the fight against many diseases. There is an increasing need to protect workers who handle HPAPIs along the life cycle of the drug product manufacturing, from synthesis of the pharmaceutical active ingredient to distribution of the finished medicinal product.

This year’s event will focus on 4 key themes: best practices for toxicological assessment, innovations in containment and facility design, advances in the use of robotics and automation in manufacturing processes, and environmental considerations.

Key case studies will be highlighted throughout these themes, revealing the key challenges for current HPAPI manufacture, and insights into the latest technological and regulatory advances in this increasingly potent environment.
Interested parties should register at

The conference is chaired by Justin Mason-Home, Director, HPAPI Project Services Limited and sponsored by Catalent Pharma Solutions.

Key Speakers for HPAPi include:
• Ester Lovsin-Barle, Head of Product Stewardship and Health, Takeda
• Richard Denk, Senior Consultant Aseptic Processing & Containment, SKAN AG
• Raphael Nudelman, Director of Chemical & Computational Toxicology, Teva Pharmaceutical
• Olindo Lazzaro, Director Global EHS, AbbVie
• Fred Ohsiek, Senior Specialist, Cleaning Validation, Novo Nordisk
• Florian Grundmann, MSAT Team Lead, Cleaning Validation, Roche
• Ildiko Ziegler, QA Manager, Vanessa Research
• Jack Brown, Senior Research Fellow, formerly Boehringer Ingelheim
• Reinhold Maeck, Head of Corp EHS Regulatory Intelligence, Boehringer Ingelheim
• Doreen Parrish, Head of Corporate Audit, Global EHS, Takeda

Key Reasons to Attend HPAPi:
• Explore best practices in hazard assessment and occupational toxicology
• understand strategic considerations for planning pilot plants and scaling up manufacturing capabilities for high potency compounds
• discover potential for automation and robotics in pharmaceutical manufacturing and technologies for protecting operators from hazardous substances
• discuss the opportunities for effective CDMO relationships and explore methods for strengthening those partnerships
• Delve into the expanding ADC market within and beyond oncology
• Virtual conference benefits include virtual exhibition booths packed with information, networking features to chat and share contact details with attendees

The full agenda and speaker line-up can be viewed online at

Proudly sponsored by: Catalent Pharma Solutions
For sponsorship enquiries contact Alia Malick on +44 (0)20 7827 6164 or

For media enquiries, contact Simi Sapal on +44 (0) 20 7827 6162 or

SMi’s 5th Annual Highly Potent Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Conference (HPAPi)
10 - 11 May 2021
Virtual Conference: Online Access Only

About SMi Group:
Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at
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