Date: April 30 - May 2, 2019
Location: Chicago, IL
Invited Panelist -
Ronak Savla, Pharm.D., Ph.D. Scientific Affairs Manager
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 9:45-10:30am - 45 minute panel discussion
Title: Building a Better Drug: Strategies to Enhance Patient Drug Regimen
- Day: Tuesday, April 30th
- Start Time: 9:45 am
- End Time: 10:30 am
- Location: E353b
- Track: Drug Development
Therapies will not produce the expected outcomes if patients do not take drugs according to the prescribed method. The World Health Organization has identified factors that drive patient non-adherence to drug regimens: social, economic and behavioral factors; disease or condition-related factors; health system-related factors; and the patient’s experience with the drug.
These external factors contribute to the already complex task of formulating safe and effective drugs that also facilitate a patient’s ability and desire to take medications as prescribed. Formulation methods, new dosage forms, excipients, and technologies can enable drug developers to design drugs that encourage adherence to drug regimens by different patient groups.
In this session, formulation experts will discuss roadblocks to patient adherence, and technologies and processes that can be employed to mitigate these problems.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Time: 1:30PM – 2:30PM
Location: Pharma Insight Briefing Theatre
Title: Advancements in Manufacturing Solutions
Presenter: Michael J. Valazza, R.Ph. Vice President, Business Development, Oral Drug Delivery – North America
Abstract: Come join Catalent’s Mike Valazza for his presentation, “Advancements in Manufacturing Solutions, “and learn about the trends in pharmaceutical manufacturing, including the rise in expedited pathway approvals, the need for integrated end-to-end solutions from Phase 1 to commercialization and the adoption of technologies to assist in meeting faster timelines and getting a product to market with little to no interruption. Catalent has the solution to these challenges. Come hear about Catalent’s capabilities and capacity to provide solutions for these growing demands. The recent investments to increase our technology capabilities at our Winchester, Kentucky site include commercial spray drying, roller compaction, laser drill for osmotic drug delivery, a tablet imprinter, stick pack packaging, and a bottling line for secondary packaging needs.