CRS 2017


***SPECIAL SHOW DISCOUNT***Register for the CRS Annual Meeting & Exposition and get 20% off using the promo code CATALENT20 | Click to access discount page

Date: July 16 - 19, 2017

Location: Sheraton Boston Hotel │Hynes Convention Center 
Boston, MA

Booth: 409

Be inspired by the best and brightest in delivery science. Attend to hear prominent scientists discuss the future of delivery science, learn about emerging technologies to solve our industry’s challenges, and participate in discussions relevant to the delivery science and technology area.

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Catalent Pre-Meeting Workshop

Date: July 16, 2017 (Sun)
Time: 8am - 1pm
Location: Back Bay C at the Sheraton Boston Hotel 
Title: Start Earlier, Move Faster: Smart Drug Development & Design from Candidate to Phase 1
Synopsis: Today’s scientists are under significant time pressure to accelerate their compound from discovery to the clinic. Such pressure can often lead research organizations to adopt short-term thinking and overlook the downstream realities of drug development.  Addressing issues early and comprehensively in the development life-cycle can result in 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 optimize the development pathway and enable drug candidates to reach their true potential.
This workshop will focus on a number of key considerations for transitioning a molecule from discovery to phase 1 readiness including API and formulation development, pharmacokinetic and preclinical toxicology studies, and regulatory requirements.

Register TODAY for the Catalent Pre-Meeting Workshop


Presentation Title


8:00 am –
8:35 am

The biggest pitfalls in the drug development- challenges, considerations, and best practices

Cornell Stamoran
Catalent and founder and co-chair, Catalent Applied Drug Delivery Institute
VP Corporate Strategy

Ronak Savla
Catalent Pharma Solutions
Manager Scientific Affairs

8:35 am –
9:10 am

Characterization and optimization tools and techniques to improve developability of small molecule drugs

Dr. Manuel Sanchez-Fleix
Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research (NIBR)
Senior Fellow, Novel Delivery Technologies

9:10 am –
9:45 am

Investigating the pharmacokinetic challenges of oral small molecule drugs

Dr. Jan Neelissen
Catalent Pharma Solutions Scientific Adviser

9:45 am –
10:00 am



10:00 am –
10:35 am

Technology agnostic formulation selection for preclinical toxicology studies

Mr. Stephan Tindal
Catalent Pharma Solutions
Director, Science & Technology

10:35 am –
11:10 am

Phase 1 dose form prototyping

Mr. Brent Moody
Catalent Pharma Solutions
Director, Business Development

11:10 am –
11:45 am

CMC and Quality Considerations

Dr. Patrick Crowley
Callum Consultancy
Owner and Founder

11:45 am –
12:30 pm

Audience Applied Learning Challenge


12:30 pm –
1:00 pm

Lunch and Networking

Industry Roundtable - Catalent Sponsored

Date: Monday, July 17
Time: 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Location: Independence Ballroom, Sheraton Boston Hotel
Title: Drug Delivery 2017: The Path Ahead
Moderator:  Claus-Michael Lehr (Professor, Saarland University; Cofounder, Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research)
• Jim Spavins (Former Head of Global PTx Pharmaceutical Sciences Group, Pfizer; Founder, Spavins Consulting)
• Cornell Stamoran (Founder, Catalent Applied Drug Delivery Institute; VP Strategy, Catalent Pharma Solutions)
• Randy Mrsny (Professor, University of Bath; CSO & Cofounder, Applied Molecular Transport)
• Debra Bingham (Partner, Valeo Partners)

Soapbox Sessions - Catalent Sponsored

Dates: Monday, July 17 / Tuesday, July 18
Master of Ceremony: Mike Valazza, Vice President, Business Development, Drug Delivery Solutions (DDS)

Soapbox Sessions are opportunities for individuals or companies to present new ideas, products, and services to CRS Annual Meeting & Exposition attendees.

Who Presents? Entrepreneurial start-ups, industrial and academic, commercial and not yet commercial young companies, university spin-offs, exhibitors, and anyone with a great, new idea.
How Does it Work? Multiple sessions are planned during exhibit hours on Monday, July 17 and Tuesday, July 18. Each session is made up of 5-10 minute presentations, there will be multiple sessions throughout the two days.

Catalent Poster Presentations

Title: A Plackett-Burman Study to investigate the effect of Milling on the performance of melt extruded Indomethacin Formulation
Authors: Sampada Upadhye, Imre Vitez, Zahra Karjoo, Ron Vladyka

Title: Analysis of Physicochemical Characteristics to Profile Drug Candidates Likely to Benefit from Lipid Formulation
Authors: Ronak Savla, Jeff Browne, Ellen Wasan, Kishor Wasan