September 19, 2014, Basking Ridge, NJ

Celebrating 53 Years

1961 - 2014
 From Emerging Markets to Emerging Technologies: Challenges Facing Today's Scientists

This year marks the 53rd 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 drug delivery and technology. This year, we will be covering emerging topics that will affect today’s scientists: Bio-pharmaceutics, Quality by Design, Biologics, Emerging market, Manufacturing engineering, and Drug-Delivery Technology. 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 2014 will be held on September 19 in the Olde Mill Inn in Basking Ridge, NJ.




7:00 AM        Registration



8:00 AM        Introduction

                    Indrajit Ghosh, Celgene, EPTM Chair

8:15 AM        Key Presentation: Emerging Challenges or Opportunities? Pharmaceutical Development

                    for Emerging Markets

                    Colleen Ruegger, Ph.D.

                    Global Head Oral Pharm Dev., Novartis Pharm Corp.

9:00 AM        Biologics: Screening Methods to Study Aggregation Behavior of Monoclonal Antibody

                    Candidates in Human Plasma and Human Serum

                    Chakravarthy Narasimhan, Ph.D.

                    Senior Principal Scientist, Merck



9:45 AM        Morning Break

10:15 AM        Nanotechnology: Polymer Stripfilms for the Delivery of Poorly Water Soluble Drugs

                      Rajesh Dave, Ph.D.

                      Distinguished Professor, NJIT


11:00 AM        Business update from Sponsors

11:15 AM         Quality by Design and Biopharmaceutics: Application of Absorption Modeling to link

                       Dissolution and Product Performance

                       Filippos Keslsoglou, Ph.D.

                       Senior Principal Scientist, Merck



12:00PM          Lunch Break

1:15 PM        Application of QbD in Early Phase Development

                    Sudha Vippagunta, Ph.D.

                    Principal Fellow, Novartis

2:00 PM        Formulation Strategies for Alcohol Resistance

                    Firouz Asgarzadeh, Ph.D.

                    Director, Technical Services, Evonik Pharma Polymers and Services, North Amercia



2:45 PM        Afternoon Break

3:00 PM        Design Principles and Challenges in Implementing Continuous Direct Compression


                    Aditya Vanarase, Ph.D.

                    Research Investigator II, Bristol Myers Squibb

3:45 PM        New Innovations in Drug Delivery: Formulating Multiple APIs into a Single Dose

                    Ronak Savla, Ph.D.

                    Applied Drug Delivery Fellow, Advanced Delivery Technologies, CATALENT PHARMA SOLUTIONS



4:30 PM        Closing and Thank You