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How to Effectively Work with a Development Partner – From a Consultant Standpoint

Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Time: 1PM-5PM PST

Location: On Site presentations and Catalent Site Tour
7330 Carroll Rd, San Diego, CA 92121

Networking Reception to Follow: Ballast Point Brewing Company
5:00 -7:00 PM PST
9045 Carroll Way, San Diego, CA 92121

Designed for consultants, hear from three experienced industry colleagues on the latest tips and techniques that will help your clients avoid critical pitfalls in early development of their drugs to best leverage CDMO experts to help manage and mitigate risks for your clients’ programs.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Learn Best in Class practices in early drug development
  • Learn the latest approaches to accelerate your path to clinic
  • Connect with Catalent key experts

Get insider information on how to access top experts and capabilities from the leading development and delivery technology partner that progresses hundreds of molecules thru development and launch every year. Increase your ability to enhance your clients scale tactics across the Catalent network.

Take a hands on tour of Catalent’s San Diego facility that focuses on early development and the home of our Catalent Spray Drying Technology with downstream roller compaction capabilities to support the needs of our client’s most challenging compounds. Our facilities in Winchester and Haverhill also feature this same spray dry technology. Learn best in class practices from early drug development experts and optimize your preclinical approaches and learn practices that work. Accelerate your path to clinic with an integrated parallel process of development that allows you to choose the right technology from a comprehensive toolkit. Following the presentations and site tour join us at our networking reception at Ballast Point Brewing Company in Miramar.

This complimentary event is designed to promote networking and you will have a chance to discuss your challenges with experts in Catalent’s Science and Technology team. Following the presentations and site tour join us at our networking reception at Ballast Point Brewing Company in Miramar. Get all the inside information, register today!


Prepare Your Clients for Success: Tips and Strategies to Avoid Dangerous Pitfalls in Consulting
Speaker : Alan F. Parr, Pharm.D., Ph.D., Managing Member, BioCeutics, LLC
Determining a client’s primary goal is critical to guiding them through the development of their asset. Additionally, their primary focus will impact the strategy used to develop the asset. This presentation will also discuss approaches we can take to ensure the best success for our clients.

Alan is former Director of Biopharmaceutics at GSK and has had various roles in big pharma included formulation scientist and formulation manager. He has worked in the field of Pharmaceutical Sciences for 33 years and responsibilities ranged from development of formulations from the early development through to scale up of commercial size batches.

Integrating the Business, Regulatory and Scientific needs of a Client
Speaker : Jim Spavins, Principal, Spavins Consulting LLC
Drug development requires integrating multi-disciplinary scientific, business and regulatory activities. To successfully support a client’s program, it is important to provide advice and services that support all three in the context of a program’s goal. A key deliverable is to provide a strong risk management structure so all decisions are made with the best information possible.

Jim is former SVP of Pfizer’s industry leading Pharmaceutical Sciences organization. He has experience spanning 39 years developing and bringing innovative new medicines to patients.

Using DCS And PBPK Modeling Tools To Select The Right Formulation Strategy When Transitioning Small Molecules From Discovery To The Clinic
Speaker : Lisa Caralli, Director of Science and Technology, Pharmaceutics, Catalent Pharma Solutions
Get your drug through early phase development faster. Hear case studies presented in characterization and formulation of oral small molecule drugs that can help your clients succeed.


Following the presentations and site tour, join us for continued networking at Ballast Point Brewing Company at the Miramar location. Enjoy great beers and appetizers while continuing the conversations with our experts.