BIOCLUSTER | “Getting To Clinic Faster”

Schedule to meet with Catalent at "Getting To Clinic Faster"

Date: January 31, 2019

Location: Paris, France

Today’s scientists face significant pressure to accelerate their compound from discovery to the clinic. Such pressure can often lead research organisations to adopt short-term thinking and overlook the downstream realities of drug development. Comprehensively addressing API optimization, drug formulation, pharmacology issues and toxicology strategy at the pre-clinical stage can result in more robust Phase 1 studies and fewer problems down the line such as escalating timelines, costs, and regulatory issues. It is important to leverage the skills and experience of experts and connect the dots between competencies to minimise risks and improve the odds of success.
This free event will focus on a number of key considerations for transitioning a molecule from discovery to phase 1 readiness including API and formulation development, toxicology and safety pharmacology studies, clinical study design, and regulatory requirements.

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09:00 – Registration and coffee

09:25 – Introduction – Arnaud Bathelier Account Director of Catalent

09:30 – Regulatory aspects of early stage drug development – Julien Massiot Project Manager at Leads to Development

  • Regulatory landscape (EU/US)
  • What do all these abbreviations mean?
  • Regulatory guidance, one has does NOT fit all
  • What makes up a high quality clinical trial application?

10.10 – Drug substance: important considerations in the early development of new clinical candidate – Dr. Eric Damen, Director of Process Research, MercachemSyncom

  • Route selection for scale-up
  • Interplay of analytical method development and chemical process R&D
  • The importance of impurities
  • Selection of a suitable API solid form

10.50 – Coffee and networking

11:10 – How to accelerate more molecules to clinic with novel drug development approach – Guillaume Enderlin, Supervisor Product Development, Catalent Pharma Solutions

  • Balancing the risks and opportunities in early stage development
  • Strategies to optimize drug performance for oral delivery dosage forms
  • Data driven parallel technologies screening for early stage development

11:50  Toxicology/Pharmacology – Olivier Foulon Managing Director & Director of Operations of Citoxlab

  • Pre-clinical toxicology studies in animal models
  • Proper formulation/ preparation of API
  • Understanding the PK/PD and how to extrapolate to human

12.30  Coffee and networking

12.50 – Clinical – To be Confirmed

  • Phase 1 trial design

13:30 – Networking Lunch and 1:1 Private Consultancy Appointments