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.





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1 April to 2 April 2019 | Bologna, Italy

Short papier submission dealine 15 November 2018


Gold sponsor

APGI thesis award 2017/2018

Dr Ranhua Xiong

Laboratory for General Biochemistry and Physical Pharmacy,

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ghent University

Promoters: Prof. dr. Kevin Braeckmans, Prof.dr.apr. Stefaan De Smedt, Prof. dr. Andre G. Skirtach

 has been awarded for his Ph.D. thesis entitled:

“Intracellular delivery of biopharmaceuticals and contrast agents by VNB photoporation and sizing nanomaterials in bio-fluids by FRAP ”

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International Symposium 

"Drug Discovery and New Therapeutics"

First International Symposium of Paris-Saclay University 

Orsay, April 9-11, 2018

LAL, Orsay, France


Scientific program

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We are looking forward to your active participation in this event.

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Deadline of abstract submission: February, 28th 2018
Notification of acceptance: March, 7th 2017

Catherine Tuleu appointed full professor

at the University College London School of Pharmacy

Catherine TULEU, PhD

Professor in Peadiatric Pharmaceutics

UCL School of Pharmacy

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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.

APGI thesis award 2016/2017



Laboratory for General Biochemistry and Physical Pharmacy,

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ghent University

Promoters: Prof. S. De Smedt, Prof. K. Raemdonck, Prof. K. Braeckmans

 has been awarded for his Ph.D. thesis entitled:

“Exploring extracellular vesicles for siRNA delivery and Raman-based diagnostics”

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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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