Information day “TiO2: Challenges and opportunities”

Organized by APGI, Colorcon, Lonza

May 17, 2022 – Paris, France

You are working in the pharmaceutical industry or in academia and you are wondering how to manage possible ban of TiO2 in pharmaceutical products?

This one day event….

  • will clarify the current regulatory landscape regarding TiO2
  • will be an excellent opportunity to find answers and to exchange with participants from private and public institutions
  • will allow to learn about innovations in coatings and capsules without TiO2
  • will gather international experts from industry and academia to brainstorm on this hot topic


  • 8:45- 9:15 Welcome Coffe
  • 9:15- 9:30 Information on partners and day
  • 9:30-10:10 Background of TiO2 ban in food in Europe and current situation elsewhere, Kevin Hughes – Colorcon (Regulatory Manager EMEA), Bram Baert – Lonza (Associate Director, EMEA Regulatory Affairs)
  • 10:10-10:50 Challenges of formulating without TiO2 and Learnings from the 3 past years, Frederick Mahieu – Colorcon (Area Technical Manager-France, Benelux, Holland & Switzerland)
  • 10:50-11:10 Coffee break
  • 11:10-11:50 Strategies toward alternatives opacifiers in capsule applications, Ljiljana Palangetic – Lonza (PhD, Head of R&D Hard Capsule Applications)
  • 11:50-12:30 Capsules: a portfolio of patient centric solutions and TiO2 – free innovations , Julien Lamps – Lonza (Associate Director, Global Product Management)
  • 12:30-14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00-14:40 TiO2  free film coating of tablets: an example of ongoing development at Sanofi, Marlène Villani-Sanofi (Pharmaceutical Sciences Senior Technician), Rachel Vogel – Sanofi (PhD, Pharmaceutical Sciences Project Manager)
  • 14:40-15:20 From Calcium Carbonate to Mineral free coatings: Innovation in TiO2 free coatings, Jason Teckoe – Colorcon (Technical Director EMEA)
  • 15:20-15:40 Coffee break
  • 15:40-16:20 Current TDMA Perspectives of the E171 EFSA Opinion, David Lockley – Venator (PhD, Product Defence and Toxicology Manager, Global Products EHS)
  • 16:20-16:55 Q&A
  • 16:55-17:00 Closing

Registration fees

Free of charge for APGI members

For non-members, fees are: Industrial  195€, Academic 80€, Students 25€  (+ 20% French VAT), and with this you  become APGI member for 2022 (and  you can assist free of charge to other  info days and have reduction to the  PBP World meeting)

Registration is open


Pan Piper, 2-4 Impasse Lamier,

75011 Paris


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