October 21st, 2016, Rutgers University Inn, New Brunswick, NJ

Celebrating 55 Years

1961 - 2016
 The Changing Paradigm in Pharmaceutical Development: Process, Quality, and Regulatory Insights

This year marks the 55th Anniversary of the Eastern Pharmaceutical Technology Meeting (EPTM) annual meeting. EPTM began in 1961 when industrial pharmacists formed the Industrial Pharmaceutical Technology Section of the American Pharmaceutical Association and held the First Annual Eastern Regional Meeting in New York City. Last year we had a great success on bringing the scientific leaders and experts from different industries and academics to cover interesting topics on Bio-pharmaceutics, Quality by Design, Biologics, Emerging market, Manufacturing engineering, and Drug-Delivery Technology. This year’s theme, “Changing Paradigm in Pharmaceutical Development: Process, Quality and Regulatory Insights” will cover emerging topics that will affect today’s pharmaceutical scientists. EPTM is a great forum to interact with other scientists in the NJ, NY, CT, PA, and DE regions for continual education on hot topics and networking. EPTM 2016 will be held on October 21st in the Rutgers University Inn, New Brunswick, NJ.



8:00-9:30 AM Registration & Breakfast


9:00-9:10 AM Welcome & Introduction

Dr. Ronak Savla, Catalent, 

EPTM Chair

9:10-10:00 AM 

Applications of RapidFACT to Optimize Drug Products Using Fast and Adaptive Clinical Trials

Dr. Kieran Crowley

Senior Scientific Director, Quotient Clinical


10:00-10:50 AM

Accelerating Preclinical Development for Poorly Bioavailable Compounds by Assessing Multiple Oral Technologies in Parallel

Dr. Stephen Tindal

Director of Science & Technology, Catalent Pharma Solution

10:50-11:10 AM Coffee Break

11:10-12:00 AM

Spray Drying as Solubilizing Technology

Dr. Marco Gil


12:00-1:15 PM Networking Lunch & Meet The Experts

1:15-1:40 PM Sponsors' Presentations

1:40-2:30 PM

BPCIA Patent Dance, IPRS Comparison and Contrast to the Hatch-Waxman Act for Generic Pharmaceuticals

Peter Hanna

Senior Associate, Jenner & Block LLP

2:30-3:20 PM

Developability Considerations and FIH Strategies in Biologics Formulation Development

Dr. Vishal Nashine

Sr. Research Investigator, Bristol-Myers Squibb

3:20-3:40 PM Break

3:40-4:30 PM

How Can High Volume Delivery Systems Make All the Difference?

Reenal Gandhi

Account Manager, BD Medical – Pharmaceutical Systems

4:30-5:00 PM Wrap-up & Thank you

Registration is now available
Regular Registration (Sept 5th and later)
Regular: $55
Retiree/Student: $25
Please contact EPTMUS@gmail.com if there are any questions or issues.

For Sponsorship, please contact Ronak Savla, EPTM Chair at ronak.savla@catalent.com, 
or Hiten Gutka, EPTM Programming Chair at hiten1980@gmail.com
A generous thank you to all our sponsors


Rutgers University Inn
178 Ryders Ln 
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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