Innovation in Drug Delivery: From Preformulation to Development

Venue: Centre de Congrès

Location: Aix-en-Provence, France

Event Date/Time: Oct 03, 2010 End Date/Time: Oct 06, 2010
Registration Date: Sep 30, 2010
Early Registration Date: Jul 01, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: May 01, 2010
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3-6 Octobre 2010, in Aix-en-Provence (France),
the APGI (International Society of Drug Delivery and Pharmaceutical Technology) and the ADRITELF (Associazione Docenti e Ricercatori Italiani di Tecnologie e Legislazione Farmaceutiche)
will jointly organize the:

2nd conference on
"Innovation in Drug Delivery: From Preformulation to Development through
Innovative Evaluation Process”

which will focus on advanced characterisation techniques for drug delivery systems and gather scientists in formulation development and in pharmaceutical R&D from all over the world.
After the first "Innovation in Drug Delivery" conference, which took place in Naples
(2007 – 350 participants) with special emphasis on Biomaterials and Devices, the APGI and ADRITELF are pleased to announce this second conference of the series.

This time, we will follow the different steps of the development of a new drug delivery system: from pre-formulation to formulation and industrial development, highlighting the role of precise tools for the characterization and evaluation of the systems at each level of the process.

The programme will include plenary and invited lectures as well as oral contributions selected from the abstracts. The plenary lectures will also treat topics beyond drug delivery. In addition, there will be technical sessions devoted to specific scientific equipment. Contributed papers will be presented either orally or in poster form (more than 300 posters were presented in Naples).

Technical sessions (companies only): We are pleased to invite you to present in the form of an oral lecture (20 min), constituting one of the three technical sessions of the conference. This possibility implies that to a normal sponsorship of your choice (bronze, silver, gold or platinum), we will charge you with an additional fee of 1500 €. (Only 3 companies will be accepted).

The Exhibition will take place in the poster and coffee break areas and will provide good visibility (coffee breaks, lunches, welcome reception and gala dinner are included in the registration fee for all participants).

Your support for this targeted conference is important and will help us to make this event a success and thereby continue to contribute to the development of the pharmaceutical sciences.

Your presence as a sponsor and/or exhibitor will demonstrate your contribution and, of course, promote awareness of your activities in the field, as this will clearly appear in the conference documentation and by your networking during the conference.

There are various types of contributions you may consider as shown in the below documents: sponsorship, exhibiting and advertising. Please feel free to contact us if you need any further information.
Link to: - the programme (1st announcement):

- the exhibition/sponsorship package:

More information is available on our website:

Plenary Lectures
Dr. Bernard Cabane, ENPC Paris, France
Micelles, Microemulsions and Emulsions as Drug Carriers: What are the Boundaries according to Thermodynamics?
Prof. David Edwards, Harvard University, USA
Inhaled BCG for Tuberculosis Vaccination
Prof. Carlo Ventura, Università di Bologna, Italy
Hyaluronan Mixed Esters of Butyric and Retinoic Acids: Differentiating and Paracrine Logics for Regenerative Medicine and Cardiovascular Repair

Invited Lectures
Prof. Anna Rita Bilia, University of Firenze, Italy
NMR Analysis of Aggregates and Supramolcular Complexes
Prof. Martyn Davies, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery
Dr. Jean Doucet, University of Paris-Sud, France
Novel Opportunities Offered by Synchrotron Light-based Techniques for the Design and Evaluation of Drug Delivery Systems
Prof. Massimo Fresta, University "Magna Græcia" Catanzaro, Italy
Targeted Colloidal Lipid-based Drug Carriers
Prof. Juan Manuel Irache, University of Navarra, Spain
Poly(anhydride) Nanoparticles for Oral Delivery of Poorly Available Drugs
Prof. Karsten Maeder, University of Halle, Germany
Noninvasive Monitoring of Drug Delivery by MRI, ESR and Optical Imaging
Dr. Sara Nicoli, University of Parma, Italy
Transscleral Delivery of Macromolecules: The Iontophoretic Approach
Prof. Gilles Ponchel, University of Paris-Sud, France
Characterization of Molecular Interactions as a Tool for Designing
Multifunctional Nanoparticles for Targeting Applications
Prof. Thomas Rades, University of Otago, New Zealand
Modern Spectroscopic Techniques to Characterize Pharmaceutical Solids
Dr. Céline Valéry, Beaufour Ipsen, Barcelone, Spain
Peptide Self-assembly and Formulation: The Biomimetic Approach