APGI information day - Oral solid dosage forms

APGI Information Day, co-organized with EVONIK

ORAL SOLID DOSAGE FORMS - Formulation strategies and manufacturing approaches for challenging drugs

27 November, 2018

CNAM, 292 rue Saint-Martin, 75003 Paris, France

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More information and registration here !

In order to participate you only have to subscribe to APGI. Coffee breaks and lunch included.



Start your membership today and benefit from free technical workshops, significant discounts on scientific congresses and symposiums, and networking with individuals sharing the same passion about Pharmaceutical Technologies.

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Formulation Days 2019 

Advances in Formulation of Active Ingredients 

January 10th and 11th, 2019, Lyon, France

Dear Madam, Dear Sir, We are pleased to announce that the Conference Formulation Days 2019 – “Advances in Formulation of Active Ingredients”, will be held on January 10th & 11th, 2019 in Lyon, France. It will be the first joint Conference of the International Society of Drug Delivery and Pharmaceutical Technology (APGI) and the Formulation Group of the French Chemical Society (SCF). The aim of this conference is to be a forum where experts from industry and academia working in the wide field of formulations dedicated to pharmaceutical or cosmetic applications can meet for cross-sector discussions. For this edition, the scientific program will cover four main topics:

  •  Materials, Biomaterials
  •  Formulations for cutaneous or mucosal administration
  •  Nanoparticles: nanomedicine, toxicology and regulation
  •  Process Engineering, characterization, modelling

For more details, please visit our website http://formulationdays2019.univ-lyon1.fr/

Call for abstracts Abstracts submissions are open until October 15th 2018.

Please see HERE for more information

Registration Early Bird Registration fees are available online until November 21st 2018 To register click HERE and follow the procedure.


25 to 26 March 2019 | Bologna, Italy

Short papier submission dealine 15 November 2018

We kindly would like to inform you of the date shift of our 3rd European Conference on Pharmaceutics in Bologna next year.

Kindly up date the date: The conference will be held from 25 to 26 March 2019 in Bologna.

The Bologna Children's Book Fair with more than 28 000 visitors and 1400 exhibitors changed the date to the same time as we already announced our conference. In order to avoid high trade fair prices for hotel and flights, we decided to change the date as well. You will find the reasons in the formal communication of Bologna Fair Group here  

We are looking forward to meet you at the meeting in Bologna

With the best regards,

Your organising team of the European Conference on Pharmaceutics!



Gold sponsor

The "APGI YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD" (sponsored by Sanofi) recognizes the most outstanding doctoral thesis in the field of Pharmaceutical Technology each year.

If you defended your PhD thesis between 15 November 2017 and 14 November 2018, you can candidate for the 2018 "APGI YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD".

Please send a pdf file of your thesis (in French or English) and a short curriculum vitae, by 24 November 2018, to APGI (apgi.asso@u-psud.frand Géraldine Piel (geraldine.piel@ulg.ac.be). The file can also be sent by We Transfer (a compressed version would be appreciated).

Thanks to the supervisors to forward this information to potentially interested current and former PhD students.

The price (accompanied by a check) will be officially awarded at the 3rd European Conference on Pharmaceutics 25-26 March 2019 in Bologna, Italy

Best regards,
Geraldine Piel



12th World Meeting on Pharmaceutics, Biopharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology

Vienna, 2020


More information will follow closer to the meeting!

 The Maurice-Marie JANOT award and lecture 2018 Sponsored by Sanofi 

to be given to Professor Elias Fattal from the University of Paris Sud during the 11th World Meeting on Pharmaceutics, Biopharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology, 19 March to 22 March 2018, Granada, Spain

Elias Fattal, is a full professor in Pharmaceutical Technology at the University of Paris-Sud in Châtenay-Malabry in France and has been President of APGI from 2003 to 2010. He received his Pharmacy Degree and  Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Paris-Sud and followed a three year residency in hospital pharmacy at the University of Lille. After visiting the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of California, San Francisco for a post-doctoral position, he joined in 1992, the University of Paris-Sud as associate Professor and was appointed full Professor in 2000. He is heading the Institut Galien Paris-Sud a research unit associated to the CNRS. Dr Fattal research focuses on the design of nanotechnologies for targeted or local delivery of drugs and nucleic acids. He has authored more than 235 peer-reviewed articles and 28 book chapters and has issued 13 international patents (most of them granted in different countries). He has received the Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress Research Achievement (2007), the controlled Release Society fellow Award (2016) and was awarded in 2016 by the French Academy of Sciences. He serves in the editorial board of 8 scientific journals.





More about the award

List of previous recipients



Catherine Tuleu appointed full professor

at the University College London School of Pharmacy

Catherine TULEU, PhD

Professor in Peadiatric Pharmaceutics

UCL School of Pharmacy

E-mail : c.tuleu@ucl.ac.uk

Catherine Tuleu  (Reader, University College London School of Pharmacy) is  a UK-qualified French pharmacist.  Her first experience at UCL (The School of Pharmacy, University of London then and  until 2012) was as a postdoc student, and then a research assistant in the Department of Pharmaceutics with Professor Michael Newton. After a stint as a lecturer at Kingston University, she returned to UCL in January 2003 as Pfizer Paediatric Drug Delivery Lecturer for the then newly established Centre for Paediatric Pharmacy Research.  Catherine has traditionally been interested in gastrointestinal drug delivery, particularly colonic targeting, but since 2003 her main focus of research has been on drug delivery systems for neonates, infants and children. “ In the recent years, says Catherine, my research has focused on the most challenging paediatric subset: neonates – with a focus on those in low resource settings, as well as formulating for rare and neglected diseases.” She has been involved in various projects ranging from repurposing drugs, designing fast disintegrating tablets for a nipple shield to dose babies while breastfeeding, taste masking to exploring the rectal route for antimicrobial drug delivery, and gaining knowledge on the acceptability of  flexible solid oral dosage forms, such as orodispersible films, dispersible tablets and multiparticulates. She has also been working on establishing methods to assess the taste of medicines in vitro, part of an emerging  research field: sensory pharmaceuticsTM  She was recently promoted and  not only  she joins the minority of female professors but she also becomes the first Professor of Paediatric Pharmaceutics.

Workshops 2017: free for members
APGI is offering to the members 2017  two Workshops:
- The first one was co-organized with MALVERN on January 11th, 2017, at the CNAM, Paris, on the topic "New methods for biomolecules characterization"  link
 - The second one was organized on May 30th, 2017, in Lyon, with our partner SETARAM, “Formulations Pharmaceutiques: Caractérisation, stabilité par analyse thermique et calorimétrie"  link 




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