Evonik/Catalent Workshop

Evonik and Catalent Workshop: A Deep Dive into the Technologies for Advanced Drug Solutions and Targeted Delivery

Location: Catalent | 14 Schoolhouse Road | Somerset, NJ 08873

Date: Thursday, October 3, 2019

Time: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

Come join leading experts from Evonik and Catalent as we host this workshop on: A Deep Dive into the Technologies for Advanced Drug Solutions and Targeted Delivery.

Catalent's Somerset site is home to our early phase development expertise, focusing on preclinical to clinical phase 2 formulation, analytical, and manufacturing solutions for orally delivered small molecules. Our hot melt extrusion capabilities at our Somerset facility allow for method development and easy scale-up for your poorly soluble compound.

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8:30 AM

Arrival & light breakfast


8:45 AM- 9:00 AM

Welcome Address- Catalent

Welcome Address- Evonik



9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

A Structured Approach for Hot Melt Extrusion Solid Dispersion Formulations and Process Development

Dr. Firouz Asgarzadeh, Director, Formulation & Application Services, Evonik

9:50 AM - 10:00 AM 



10:00 AM- 11:00 AM

Strategies for Controlled-Release Oral Solid Dosage Forms

  • Matching in vivo needs
  • Overview of CR approaches
  • Tablet film coating
  • Multi-particulate coating using fluid bed                                                     

Ron Vladyka, R.Ph, Director, Formulation Research & Product Development, Catalent

11:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Lab Demo


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM



1:00PM - 2:00 PM

Continuous Granulation for the Dissolution Enhancement of Poorly Soluble Drugs: Quality by Design Approach

Professor Mo Maniruzzaman, PhD, University of Texas

2:00 PM- 3:00 PM

HME for Bioavailability Enhancement & Beyond

  • Amorphous solid dispersions to overcome poorly solubility
  • CR & abuse deterrent formulations using HME
  • Using polymer screening data to set critical process parameters
  • HME scale-up

Sampada Upadhye, PhD, Study Director, Bioavailability Enhancement, Catalent

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Closing Remarks


3:15 PM- 4:00 PM   ( optional)

Meet the speakers/1:1 consultancy