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9th Annual Drug Discovery Chemistry (Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa, from April 23, 2014 to April 25, 2014)

Drug Discovery Chemistry is a dynamic conference for medicinal chemists working in pharma and biotech. Focused on discovery and optimization challenges of small molecule drug candidates, this event provides many exciting opportunities for scientists to create a unique program according to personal interests. New this year is Epigenetic Inhibitor Discovery which nicely complements the most popular topics from previous years: Anti-Inflammatories, Protein-Protein Interactions, Macrocyclics and Constrained Peptides, Fragment-Based Drug Discovery, and Kinase Inhibitor Chemistry. Please browse through this website to see how our great lineup of speakers and synergistic topics come together to create the leading drug discovery chemistry event.

A to Z's of Microbial Control, Monitoring and validation of Pharmaceutical Water Systems (DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego Downtown, from May 1, 2014 to May 2, 2014)

This course is designed to provide a microbiology-focused education about all aspects of water systems and how biofilm manages to thrive there. Prior microbiological education or training, though a plus, is not a requirement because engineers and other non-biologists also need this training if they are involved with any aspect of water systems. The instructor will provide the necessary background needed to understand this very important subject matter. This understanding is essential to the proper design, validation, operation, monitoring, maintenance, troubleshooting, and excursion investigations of a high purity water system. Without this understanding, water system control consists of a set of rules that often don't work and can cause very costly system downtime or even product recalls, and leaves the user without a clue as to what went wrong or how to effectively fix it so it doesn't recur.

Effective Complaint Handling, Medical Device Reporting and Recalls (Hilton Garden Inn Baltimore, from May 8, 2014 to May 9, 2014)

An effective complaint handling system is an extremely important part of any quality system. Manufacturers should understand that any complaint received on a product shall be evaluated and, if necessary, thoroughly investigated and analysed, and corrective action shall be taken. The results of this evaluation should lead to a conclusion regarding whether the complaint was valid, what the root cause of the complaint was, and what action is necessary to prevent further occurrences. Complaints cannot be ignored. They are an excellent indicator of problems with the use, design, and/or manufacture of a product. A single complaint that is thoroughly investigated may lead a company to take remedial or corrective action. It may also take an ongoing analysis of numerous complaints before a trend is spotted that causes a company to initiate changes in their product, labelling, packaging or distribution. The regulatory expectations for both pharmaceuticals and medical devices will be emphasized as well as overview of best practices for timely and effective investigations. Trending is the only way a company can stay on top of emerging quality issues and address those that are most pressing.

3rd AGRI-net International Conference on Plant Chemical Biology: Jealott’s Hill (Syngenta, from May 16, 2014 to May 16, 2014)

he 3rd AGRI-net International Plant Chemical Biology conference aims to stimulate collaborations between the chemical biology and agri-science research communities drawn from academia and industry. This one day meeting provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and approaches to tackle challenges in sustaining and protecting food and fibre production. Taking place on the 16th of May 2014 at Syngenta’s International Research Centre, this meeting will cover a wide spectrum of research, with poster contributions from both, the chemical biology and agri-sciences communities. If you are interested in attending this meeting and/or presenting your research in the form of an oral or poster presentation please visit our website: www.agri-net.net. Registration closes 30th of April. Registration is FREE but places are LIMITED. Call for Posters: Posters are invited for display throughout the meeting. A small number of poster presenters will be invited to present a short talk on their research. Programme: We are thrilled to announce the following speakers have confirmed to speak at conference: Pietro Spanu - Imperial College London, UK Davey Jones - Bangor University, UK Angela Karp - Rothamsted Research, UK Richard Napier - University of Warwick, UK

Polymorphism & Crystallisation: Chemical Development Issues (from May 19, 2014 to May 21, 2014)

The reproducible production of organic crystals in the correct form (habit, solvate, polymorph) and particle size is a source of much heart-ache. Although production of new polymorphs and solvates can be a source of profit for companies through extension of the patent lifetime, the inability to manufacture a consistent crystalline form often leads to costly project delays, particularly in chemical development. This conference will focus on these issues from the viewpoint of the process chemist and chemical engineer; i.e. on chemical development issues which impact the ability to routinely manufacture the chosen crystalline form, whether this be the most stable or a metastable crystal. Case studies from different companies will show how different organisations identify and solve these extremely difficult issues in different ways, depending on how far the project is along the development time line. Experts in the field will also give lectures on problem solving and troubleshooting, as well as giving insight into new techniques, (supercritical fluids, polymorph prediction etc.) which will be of value in the future.

Modern Synthetic Methods & Chiral USA (from May 19, 2014 to May 21, 2014)

This 3-day conference and exhibition has been designed to fill a gap in the conference field, providing a forum where industry and academia can meet to discuss new synthetic methodology and chiral chemistry, and how practical this methodology is from an industrial viewpoint. Industry rarely devises new synthetic methods to perform each step in the synthetic route but relies on using and modifying methods which have been discovered within academia. It is therefore essential that the industrial chemist, whether in early research and discovery or process chemistry, is aware of the latest developments in synthetic organic chemistry, so that efficient and practical methods for synthesising new molecules are devised. Emphasis will be on the state of the art and will provide directions for future work. Industrial chemical case studies where key reactions have been used, either in discovery or in development, will be provided. This conference is being sponsored by Umicore and will feature a special session on Metathesis. More information to follow. The conference proceedings for the event will contain all the lecture presentations with key references to the current literature and will provide a valuable source of data for the future.

11th Mastering Medicinal Chemistry (Westin Boston Waterfront, from May 21, 2014 to May 22, 2014)

As a must-attend event for senior medicinal chemists, we invite you to join us for inspiring discussions on the future role of medicinal chemistry and its contribution to improved drug discovery rates.

Stability Testing in Pharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing (Hotel Amsterdam, from June 5, 2014 to June 6, 2014)

This course has been updated to reflect the recent changes in the pharmaceutical stability testing world. The new course content will provide a comprehensive update on current trends which offer substantial potential savings in time and resources in a traditionally costly testing area. It will include opportunities for review of specific participant problems The course will cover: * Recent regulatory changes affecting stability including * The implications of implementation of ICH Q7, Q8, Q9, Q10 and Q11 for stability testing * Changes to European GMP guidance with impact on stability testing including Annexe updates affecting product development, outsourcing and application of Quality Risk Management (QRM) * Product Quality Reviews and the interpretation of stability data. Recent scientific developments with implications for stability, with a particular focus on cost reduction, shortening of development timelines, and improvements on existing interpretation systems * ASAP - using short term high stress testing to get accurate predictions of shelf life with a high degree of confidence – Freethink Technologies’ ASAPprime® * Low level impurities and their impact on product stability * Manipulation of tablet internal pH to improve product stability

HPLC Analytical Method Development and Validation (Hotel Amsterdam, from June 9, 2014 to June 10, 2014)

Analytical methods must be validated to provide reliable data for regulatory submissions. These methods are essential for a number of purposes, including testing for QC release, testing of stability samples, testing of reference materials and to provide data to support specifications. This course provides a comprehensive coverage of the method development and validation requirements that are essential to progress a pharmaceutical compound, at each stage of product development. Upon completion of this course, delegates will have learned what is necessary to develop and validate methods for drug substance and drug product to comply with international regulatory guidelines. The course is designed for Scientists working with HPLC who need to further their understanding of the technique in order to develop better methods faster. Scientists who have to validate HPLC methods in accordance with current internationally-accepted guidance. HPLC technicians working in R&D laboratories, quality control laboratories and stability testing laboratories. Managers with a responsibility for generating regulatory submissions.

Developing Stability-Indicating HPLC Methods (Hotel Amsterdam, from June 11, 2014 to June 12, 2014)

A Stability Indicating Method (SIM) is defined as a validated analytical procedure that accurately and precisely measures active ingredients (drug substance or drug product) free from process impurities, excipients and degradation products. High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) is the favoured method of detecting possible degradants and impurities. Analytical methods must be validated to provide reliable data for regulatory submissions. These methods are essential for a number of purposes, including testing for QC release, testing of stability samples, testing of reference materials and to provide data to support specifications. This course provides a comprehensive coverage of the method development and validation requirements that are essential to progress a pharmaceutical compound, at each stage of product development. Upon completion of this course, delegates will have learned what is necessary to develop and validate methods for drug substance and drug product to comply with international regulatory guidelines. Who Should Attend? Scientists working with HPLC who need to further their understanding of the technique in order to develop better methods faster. Scientists who have to validate HPLC methods in accordance with current internationally-accepted guidance. HPLC technicians working in R&D laboratories, quality control laboratories and stability testing laboratories. Managers with a responsibility for generating regulatory submissions .

Tablet Process Develpment, Validation and the application of QbD (County House, from June 25, 2014 to June 27, 2014)

This interactive workshop provides up-to-date, relevant and detailed information on the impact of Quality by Design (QbD) on the Development and Validation of tablet manufacturing processes. It will also study the identification and evaluation of Critical Product Attributes and Critical Process Parameters for tablets, and their implications for process control. We develop new concepts including the use of risk and process matrices for risk management. The latest ICH and FDA guidance on Quality by Design and Process Development, published in 2009, will be comprehensively reviewed. By the end of the course, you will * Understand the relationship between the principles of QbD and tablet development and process validation in generic and new product development * Understand the relationship between material properties, formulation development and process development * Understand the processes commonly used to manufacture tablets and the factors which affect them Recognise how to identify critical processing parameters, and how to incorporate into a process validation program * Understand the principles of PAT, how and where it can be most effectively deployed * Know the latest FDA thinking on Process Development including the three key steps of validation . Who should attend? The course is designed for people new to Process Development, and those requiring a refresher in the area. It will also benefit Process Development experts wishing to extend their understanding of why products processes can go wrong, and regulatory and quality personnel who need to understand the development process better. The course will include the latest FDA guidance on the development of generic products under QbD.

The Scale-Up of Chemical Processes (from July 7, 2014 to July 9, 2014)

Whether you are chemist, chemical engineer, QA or safety specialist, your aims when scaling up your process are often the same: • Achieving greater process efficiency, yield and throughput. • Eliminating unsafe and non-green processes and materials. • Decreasing the costs and number of steps involved. Since the first conference in 1994, The Scale-Up of Chemical Processes has become the major international forum for the discussion of all these aspects of scale-up and more in the pharmaceutical, fine chemical and allied fields. Key speakers presenting case studies and examples of some of the pitfalls and problems they encountered and how they overcame them. With unparalleled networking opportunities, this broad-based conference is the best place to learn about and discuss the latest novel ideas and techniques with the key people in the industry. Key Topics will include: QbD, DoE and CSTRs.

Frontiers of Polymer Colloids (Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry AS CR, from July 20, 2014 to July 24, 2014)

5th International Conference and Exhibition on Analytical and Bioanalytical Techniques (DoubleTree by Hilton Beijing, China, from August 18, 2014 to August 20, 2014)

5th International Conference and Exhibition on Analytical and Bioanalytical Techniques during August 18-20, 2014 at DoubleTree by Hilton Beijing, China. The conference will focus on "Critical review on recent developments in analytical and bioanalytical techniques"

Organic Process Research & Development (from September 29, 2014 to October 1, 2014)

Do you want to improve efficiency and innovation in your synthetic route design, development and optimisation? The efficient conversion of a chemical process into a process for manufacture on tonnage scale has always been of importance in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. However, in the current economic and regulatory climate, it has become increasingly vital and challenging to do so efficiently. At Organic Process Research & Development Conference, you will hear detailed presentations and case studies from top international chemists. Our hand-picked programme of speakers has been put together specifically for an industrial audience. They will discuss the latest issues relating to synthetic route design, development and optimisation in the pharmaceutical, fine chemical and allied fields. Unlike other conferences, practically all our speakers are experts from industry, which means the ideas and information you take home will be directly applicable to your own work. The smaller numbers at our conferences create a more intimate atmosphere. You will enjoy plenty of opportunities to meet and network with speakers and fellow attendees during the reception, sit-down lunches and extended coffee breaks in a relaxed and informal environment. Together, you can explore the different strategies and tactics evolving to meet today’s challenges.

2nd International Conference on Environmental Bioinorganic and Toxicology Research (Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, from November 17, 2014 to November 19, 2014)

CEBiTOR 2014 as an interdisciplinary event is going to gather together bioinorganic, analytical and environmental chemists, along with toxicologists, neuroscientists, pharmacologists and various professionals committed to the research on the moves of chemical aspects with the environment and living systems. With the 2014 edition of CEBiTOR 2014, the core theme is going to be “From basic to translational researches in environmental bioinorganic chemistry”. Together with CEBiTOR 2014 it is also going to be organized a School of Advanced Sciences focused on Environmental Bioinorganic Chemistry and Toxicology Research (SEBiTOR 2014). It is going to be held in the Federal University of São Paulo, November 17th to 30th, 2014. The primary aim of that school would be to present a possibility for PhD students and new researchers to improve their expertise in essential and functional facets of modern techniques in environmental bioinorganic chemistry. In order to inspire interactions and also to encourage long term collaborations, engaging students and new scientists ought to get involved in a unique poster session during CEBiTOR 2014.

Organic Process Research & Development (from December 4, 2014 to December 5, 2014)

Formerly know as Developing Active Pharamceutical Ingredients, this conference tailored for the Asian process chemistry community has been developed from the popular and influential international conference on "Organic Process Research and Development". This conference will feature a mix of international and local presenters who will provide a forum for the discussion of issues related to synthetic route design, development, optimisation and scale-up. The conference will contain a variety of industrial presentations, selected to emphasise their companies' approach to these issues, with case studies in the development of new processes.

2nd Winter Process Chemistry Conference (from December 10, 2014 to December 12, 2014)

The 2nd Winter Process Conference will consist of presentations from international chemists, chemical engineers and biotechnologists covering all aspects of Process Development. process-chemistryThe speakers will discuss the latest issues in synthetic route design, development and optimisation, reactor design, work up and purification, crystallisation, biocatalysis, and quality and regulatory issues. The presentations will be from either speakers within the chemical industry or academics with a strong link to industrial process development, so the material presented will be of particular relevance to all chemists and biochemists in industry, as well as graduate students considering a career in industry.

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