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15th International Conference on Pharmaceutical Formulations & Drug Delivery, will be organized around the theme Looming technologies in Pharmaceutical Formulations and Drug Delivery

Pharma Formulations 2018 is comprised of keynote and speakers sessions on latest cutting edge research designed to offer comprehensive global discussions that address current issues in Pharma Formulations 2018

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Increasingly, medicines research is moving from ‘big pharma’ to small biotech companies and start-ups. To succeed in this new environment, scientific skills are not enough employers and financiers also need to be confident that the people they are working with possess the entrepreneurial skills to grow and sustain a business effectively. Pharmaceutical formulation development enables development of robust and compliant formulations and resolve difficult challenges encountered during preclinical and clinical development.

  • Track 1-1Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery
  • Track 1-2 Pre Formulation & Formulation Aspects
  • Track 1-3Preformulation in Drug Development
  • Track 1-4Major Challenges in Drug Development

For developing a new medicine it will take nearly 10-15 years and on average and costs an average of $2.6 billion. In discovery procedure comprises the initial stages of research, which are intended to recognize an investigational drug and perform primary tests in the lab. This first stage of the process takes   three to six years. By the end, investigators hope to identify a capable drug aspirant to further study in the lab and in animal models, and then in people. These developments offer great ability, but also add complexity to the R&D process. In order to ensure the safety and efficacy of personalized therapies that are used along with diagnostics, clinical trial protocols must be improved and increased.

  • Track 2-1Recent trends in Drug Discovery and Development
  • Track 2-2Analytical strategies for pharmaceutical products
  • Track 2-3Drug Prices and Consumer Value in R&D
  • Track 2-4Pharmacoeconomics and pharma market research
  • Track 2-5Stability of drugs

Researchers discover new drugs through insights into a disease process that allow researchers to design a product to stop or reverse the effects of the disease. Once researchers identify a promising compound for development, they conduct experiments to gather information on how it is absorbed, distributed, metabolized, and excreted, best dosage, Side effects, how it interacts with other drugs and treatments and its effectiveness as compared with similar drugs.

Bringing one new drug to the public typically costs a pharmaceutical or biotechnology company on average more than $1 billion and takes an average of 10 to 15 years. Each drug undergoes a stringent process of discovery, development, approval and finally, public use.

  • Track 3-1Computer Aided Drug Design
  • Track 3-2Drug designing and Molecular Modelling
  • Track 3-3Clinical Trails and Regulatory Affairs
  • Track 3-4Drug Design Software
  • Track 3-5Medicinal Chemistry in Drug Discovery

Pharmaceutical excipients have a vital role in formulations. Choosing of excipients is an important in Drug Development. Excipients will have the ideal pharmacokinetic properties. Existing regulations and guidelines indicate that new (novel) excipients should be treated as new chemical entities with full toxicological evaluation. Excipients are now known to have defined functional roles in pharmaceutical dosage forms. Excipients can influence both safety and efficacy outcomes of the drugs.  Excipients play a vital role in Drug delivery systems. Excipients  are  designed  to  be biologically  inactive,  removing  this  barrier  could  provide  a potentially immediate, low-risk solution to the current shortage of new drug formulations.

The global excipient is expected to grow to $8.8 billion in 2018, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.9% over the five-year period from 2013 to 2018.

  • Track 4-1Regulation of Pharmaceutical Excipients
  • Track 4-2Excipients used in Oral-Liquid formulations
  • Track 4-3Excipient Interactions
  • Track 4-4Emerging excipients in Parenteral Medications
  • Track 4-5Excipients Quality Assurance

Novel Drug Formulation Procedure is a innovative drug development method which focus to employ the novel methodologies developed by pharmaceutical industry for a specific intentional use in pharmaceutical Research and development.

Novel drug procedure with unique mechanism offers a much needed treatment option to improve the condition. Bioavailability of the API may be exchanged off when attempting to modify entry of the API due to parts, for instance, gastric upkeep or bypassing the absorptive "window" of the duodenum.

  • Track 5-1New Chemical Entity development
  • Track 5-2Development of Parenteral and oral dosage forms
  • Track 5-3Validation process

Pharmaceutical nanotechnology is most innovative field in the pharmaceutical industry.Nano technology is dealing with new emerging technologies.Application of nanotechnology in imaging, diagnostics and therapeutics is considered as an important factor. The drug delivery system positively impacts the rate of absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion of the drug or other related chemical substances in the body.Within regulatory boundaries thermodynamics and nanotechnology are considered to be evolving tools to provide new and integrated knowledge for the production of new medicines.

Nanotechnology speaks to a stage for creating progressive changes and enhancements to a wide range of parts of pharmaceutical assembling.Pharmaceutical nanotechnology has provided fine-tuned diagnosis and focused treatment of disease at a molecular level. Nano technology is having an utmost importance in Gene therapy.

  • Track 6-1Challenges to Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology
  • Track 6-2Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery
  • Track 6-3Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology based Systems
  • Track 6-4Cellular and Sub cellular Nanotechnology
  • Track 6-5Advancement In Nanotechnology

Pharmaceutical formulations vary on the route of administration. Eternal formulations prolong the action of duration of drug. Eternal formulation includes tablet, capsule and sustained release dosage forms. Parenteral formulation impacts both the safety and efficacy of drug.

The effect of the dosage form depends on the route of administration.A low medication load may cause homogeneity issues. A high medication load may posture stream issues or require extensive containers if the compound has a low mass thickness.

  • Track 7-1Parental Formulations
  • Track 7-2Topical Formulations
  • Track 7-3Oncological Formulations
  • Track 7-4Modified release Formulations
  • Track 7-5Novel Drug Formulations

Bioavailability and Bioequivalence are designed to FDA evaluation of the safety and effectiveness of a product .BA for a given formulation provides an estimate of the relative fraction of the orally 94 administered doses that is absorbed into the systemic circulation. Bioavailability and Bioequivalence mainly focus on the release of a drug substance from a drug. Several in-vitro and in-vivo methods are used to measure the bioavailability of the drugs. For BA and BE studies a single-dose, fasting study be performed. BA studies provide other useful pharmacokinetic information related to distribution, elimination, the effects of nutrients on absorption of the drug, dose proportionality, linearity in pharmacokinetics of the active moieties and, where appropriate, inactive moieties.

  • Track 8-1Bioavailability and Bioequivalence perspectives for Drug Products
  • Track 8-2In vitro-In vivo correlation
  • Track 8-3Bioequivalence Study Design
  • Track 8-4Drug-release studies

For the administration of drugs various chemical and instrumental methods were developed at regular intervals which are involved in the estimation of drugs. Analytical instrumentation and methods play an important role. Different analytical techniques and electrochemical methods like Chromatographic techniques, HPLC, Gas chromatography.  From the stages of drug development to marketing and post marketing, analytical techniques play a great role in understanding the physical and chemical stability of the drug, identification of impurities. Analytical techniques are mainly used to determine the safety and efficacy of the drug.

  • Track 9-1Analytical Techniques for the development of new drugs
  • Track 9-2Chromatography and Separation Techniques
  • Track 9-3Advanced techniques for validation
  • Track 9-4Drug Evaluation Methods for Pharmaceuticals
  • Track 9-5Market Analysis for Pharmaceutical products

Medication are used to prevent and illness. Depending upon their site of action and safety and efficacy of drug drugs can be administered through a variety like oral, parenteral, Transdermal, Intradermal etc.. While administering a drug we have to consider the possible side effects and dangerous reactions also. The Dosage of the drug has to be carefully determined. In US, it has been estimated that 80 per cent of active ingredients and 40 per cent of the final drug products are imported. Medicine slant and bolster significance have been surveyed by taking a gander at the self-association of no less than two drugs open under various trial conditions, including choice procedure, dynamic extent fortress timetables, and chain stronghold logbooks.

In 2009, over $12 billion were invested in biologics / biotechnology research and development (R&D), representing a 26% share in the total R&D expenditure

  • Track 10-1Recent Advances in Drug Delivery
  • Track 10-2Routes of administration
  • Track 10-3Targeted drug delivery
  • Track 10-4Protein/peptide delivery Drug formulations

Particle Sciences has a great deal of successful experience in the development of successful delivery systems for many types of APIs and sites of action. Drug delivery technologies enhance drug absorption, efficacy, and patient experience.Enhancing the drug delivery technology of final pharmaceutical formulation can increase its commercial success. Drug delivery systems have been used in delaying drug clearance processes. Drug delivery approaches have their advantages and limitations. Drug delivery approaches include solubilization, permeability enhancement, modified release (MR)

The global drug delivery technology market is projected to reach USD 1,669.40 Billion by 2021 from USD 1,179.20 Billion in 2016, at a CAGR of 7.2% during the forecast period. The North American drug delivery technologies market is projected to reach USD 758.7 Billion by 2021 from USD 520.0 Billion in 2016, at a CAGR of 6.5% during the forecast period.

  • Track 11-1Vaccine Based Drug Delivery Technology
  • Track 11-2Medical Devices for Drug Delivery
  • Track 11-3Nano Particulate Drug Delivery Systems
  • Track 11-4Micro & Nano Technology
  • Track 11-5Drug Release Testing
  • Track 11-6Advances in Drug Delivery
  • Track 11-7Smart Drug Delivery Systems

Drug delivery systems control the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, non-specific toxicity, immunogenicity and efficacy of drugs. NDDS is a combination of advance technique and new dosage forms which are far better than conventional dosage forms.Novel drug delivery system classified in to different types based on the diffusion types.Drug Delivery Carriers show great promise as drug delivery systems.Drug delivery may be either active or passive process.  These are designed to target the site specific region, in order to achieve desired therapeutic effect, thereby reducing the side or toxic effects. NTTD Increases the efficacy of the drug and decrease side effects.

The global market for drug delivery systems is expected to rise at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5% and reach nearly $175.6 billion by 2021.

  • Track 12-1Business Opportunities in Novel Drug Delivery
  • Track 12-2Nano Particles
  • Track 12-3Drug loaded Erythrocytes
  • Track 12-4Targeted Drug Delivery System
  • Track 12-5Drug Delivery Carriers
  • Track 12-6Controlled Drug Delivery System

These are changing the world of drug delivery and preventing the patients from continuous bulk ambulatory devices .Wearable” drug delivery device delivers insulin to the wearer. These are developed for dosing a range of drugs such as hormones, analgesics, anti-hypertensives. Large doses 5ml to 50 ml can be comfortably be self-administered by the patient at home by using the Wearable Drug Delivery devices. The life cycle of the product can also be increases. Wearable technology speeds the Formulation and development.

The annual growth rate is expected to reach USD $824 bn by 2025. The size of the market opportunity for LVI devices alone has been estimated at $8.1 billion by 2025, with over 50% of this driven by devices to deliver drugs for cancer and related conditions.

  • Track 13-1Perspectives on Wearable Drug Delivery
  • Track 13-2Wearable Drug Delivery System
  • Track 13-3Wearable smart dose injectors
  • Track 13-4Design and Operational Challenges of Wearable Drug Delivery Systems

Transdermal Drug Delivery system is an integral part of novel drug delivery system.Drugs having long pharmacokinetic half-lives are considered to be Unsuitable for transdermal application. By the increased number of marketing authorization applications together with recent scientific developments for transdermal patches, the need for clear guidance on specific requirements for this dosage form increased.

 The emergence of technological innovations in transdermal patches is expected to provide the market with lucrative growth opportunities over the coming years. Transdermal Drug Delivery system was valued at $32,516 million in 2016, and is estimated to reach $61,689 million by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 9.5%.

  • Track 14-1Novel Delivery Systems for Transdermal drug delivery
  • Track 14-2Applications of Transdermal Delivery
  • Track 14-3Advances in Intradermal Drug Delivery
  • Track 14-4Computational Modeling of Transdermal and Intradermal Delivery

Parenteral Drug Delivery has been developed alternative to the normal route of administration. The success depends on clinical as well as on patient compliance. This route is mainly used for the drugs having poor aqueous solubility and this route improves the patient compliance and decreases the systemic availability. Chitosan is used as micro particles, liposomes, granules, and gels for oral and parenteral drug delivery. Parenteral administration route is the most common for delivery of active drug substances with a narrow therapeutic index. This route of administration may cause less cardiac attacks and respiratory attacks. Parenteral delivery still remains the major mode of administration for protein and peptide therapeutics

  • Track 15-1Advancements in Parenteral Drug Delivery Systems
  • Track 15-2Pharmacokinetic profiles
  • Track 15-3Patient compliance
  • Track 15-4Modified release Formulations

A new class of drug delivery device which can inject doses far larger than today’s syringes or auto injectors has developed i.e., Bolus Injectors having the capability to deliver more than 1 ml of a drug subcutaneously in a simple, reliable, and inexpensive manner. In the last 12 years, drugs have been delivered using self-regulated and Nano-technology systems. The manufacturers need to consider clinical guidelines and regulatory requirements governing combination products also differ from both pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

To change that perception, the FDA last year announced $40 million to a new Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC) charged with simplifying the process of designing and testing new technologies. With input from industry, government, and other nonprofit organizations, public-private MDIC will prioritize the regulatory science needs of the medical device community and fund projects to streamline the process.

  • Track 16-1Drug Delivery and Device Development
  • Track 16-2Routes of Drug Delivery
  • Track 16-3Drug-Device Combinations
  • Track 16-4Inhalation drug delivery devices
  • Track 16-5Biopolymers in Drug Delivery

Development of a new pharmaceutical product requires at least 15 years because of changes in the regulatory. Regulatory Affairs Department acts as the interface between the pharmaceutical company and the regulatory agencies across the world.Regulatory authorities act a vital role for approval of generics. Regulatory Affairs contributes essentially to the overall success of drug development, both at early pre-marketing stages and at all times post-marketing. Regulatory Affairs professionals can play a key role in guiding drug development strategy in an increasingly global environment.

North America and Europe contribute about 57.0% of global pharmaceutical sales. The global regulatory affairs outsourcing market size was valued at USD 4.53 billion in 2016 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.9% over the forecast period.

  • Track 17-1Drug Safety
  • Track 17-2Best Industry Practices
  • Track 17-3Current GMP Guidelines (cGMP) & GxP in Pharmaceuticals:
  • Track 17-4Best Industry Practices
  • Track 17-5Regulatory Strategies and developments for new drugs
  • Track 17-6Regulatory Requirements for Pharmaceuticals
  • Track 17-7Pharmacoeconomics & outcomes research
  • Track 17-8Biosimilars