September 25, 2015, Basking Ridge, NJ

Celebrating 54 Years

1961 - 2015
 The Changing Paradigm in Pharmaceutical Development: Process, Quality, and Regulatory Insights

This year marks the 54th 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 2015 will be held on September 25th in the Olde Mill Inn in Basking Ridge, NJ.



7:30 AM Registration & Breakfast


8:00 AM Welcome & Introduction

Dr. Ronak Savla, Catalent, 

EPTM Chair

8:15 AM Getting Our Second Orphan Product Approval

Susan Graf

Former VP, Corporate Development & Strategy, NPS Pharma


9:00 AM Assessing Impact of Manufacturing and Package Configurations to Photosensitive 


          Thiago Carvalho, Ph.D., 

Research Investigator IIBristol-Myers Squibb

9:45 AM Break

10:15 AM Changing How We Think About Excipients

Chris Moreton, Ph.D.

Vice President, Pharmaceutical Sciences at FinnBrit Consulting

11:00 AM Sponsor Presentations

11:15 AM Biosimilar Development

Ajaz Hussain, Ph.D.

Executive Director, NIPTE

12:00 PM Networking Lunch & Meet the Experts

1:30 PM Novel Solid Oral Dosage Form in Pediatric Populations - Emphasis on Minitablets

Varsha Biyyala

Senior Scientist, Merck

2:15 PM Development and Performance of Cost-Effective Abuse Resistant Formulations 

for Controlled Substances

Damon Smith, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer, Altus Formulation

3:15 PM Break

3:30 PM Achieving Excellence in Continuous Manufacturing

Fernando Muzzio, Ph.D.

Director, ERC-CSOP; Distinguished Professor, Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey

Registration is now available
Regular Registration (Sept 5th and later)
Regular: $110
Retiree/Student: $50
Please contact if there any questions or issues.

For Sponsorship, please contact Ronak Savla, EPTM Chair at, 
or Sejal Shah, EPTM Programming Chair at
A generous thank you to all our sponsors


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