Controlled Release


SMi is proud to present its 11th annual Controlled Release conference, held in central London on the 12 & 13 March 2014. The meeting will continue in a long tradition of critically acclaimed speakers who are pioneers in their field. This event offers you a unique opportunity to keep up to date with the latest in technologies and methods such as the diffusion of nanomaterials through biological and non-biological gels.

Controlled release remains one of the most important innovate areas in pharma, with revenues set to dramatically increase to 2020. Recent advances in drug delivery systems have created the perfect mix for opportunities in the field.

• Controlled Release 2014 will cover the GI tract in oral formulation design and oral drug delivery to the Colon with Luigi ‘Gino’ Martini joining the speaking panel to give an industry perspective on oral product development programs
• Join Joel Richard, Vice President Peptides, CMC and Engineering at Ipsen as he gives an overview of the present status and future outlook of peptide delivery. A drug market that is estimated at $15 billion
• A professional environment with expert speakers from leading pharma companies including GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Ipsen and Novartis available to network and help build upon market intelligence to further business strategies
• Designing dosage forms that allow for more effective drug delivery and release is critical for success in both the clinic and marketplace. Patrick Crowley, Author and Editor of ‘Controlled Release in Oral Drug Delivery’ will demonstrate how to attain target performance profiles for dosage form design
• David Elder, Externalisation Director, GlaxoSmithKline
• Joel Richard, Vice President Peptides, CMC & Engineering, Ipsen
• Jeffrey B. Ulmer, Global Head of External Research, Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics
• Tugrul Kararli, President and Founder, PharmaCircle
• Der-Yang Lee, Research Director & Fellow, McNeil/Johnson & Johnson
• Michael Keller, Senior Fellow, Novartis Pharma AG
• Pierandrea Esposito, FAssociate Director and Co-founder, SiTec PharmaBio
• Patrick Crowley, Founder and Owner, Callum Consultancy
• Luigi Martini, Professor of Pharmaceutical Innovation, King's College London
• Duk Soon Choi, Vice President Preformulation, Kashiv Pharma
• Howard Stevens, Professor, University of Strathclyde
• Amin Hajitou, Senior Lecturer and Principal Investigator, Imperial College London
Plus an interactive half-day post-conference workshop: Using Novel Excipients for continuous manufacturing. Tuesday 11th March 2014 | Holiday Inn Regents Park, London, UK | 1.00pm - 5.30pm. Workshop Leader: Dr Dennis Douroumis, Reader in Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Greenwich

For more information on this conference please click on the event website link or contact Fateja Begum on +44 (0) 20 7827 6184 or email

Holiday Inn Regents Park

Organizer: SMi Group Ltd

12 Mar 2014

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