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AVIVIA:  Silver sponsor

Avivia is an independent specialized pharmaceutical development company. Our expertise and capabilities are centered around the development of value-added generic drugs, life cycle management of branded drug products, and complex formulation and CMC development of new drug products (NCE).  Big Pharma, specialty pharma, small entrepreneurial drug development firms, generic drug companies, universities and even venture capital firms… our customer base is very broad and diverse.  Although most of our activities are focused on wet-lab product development, we also provide hands-on support services in fields such as IP development, investor’s due diligence, upscaling support, deformulation analysis, life cycle management strategy development, etc.

  •  Formulation and Process Development, Improvement and Troubleshooting
  •  Technical Feasibility and Concept Development
  •  Patent evaluation and strategy
  •  Project management
  •  Analytical Research and Support
  •  Predictive Dissolution Testing, Preclinical Evaluation and Equivalence selection
  •  QbD Excipient Characterization and Troubleshooting

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BASF: Platinium Sponsor

BASF offers comprehensive solutions to the pharmaceutical industry, ranging from a broad, high-quality excipients portfolio to APIs. logo-basf-orangeWith its expertise in polymer chemistry, its worldwide R&D capabilities and the company’s commitment to developing value-adding excipients, BASF continuously creates solutions to challenges related to Instant & Modified-Release, Solubilization, Softgels and Skin Delivery.

Website link: www.pharma-ingredients.basf.com


BIOGRUND: Platinium Sponsor

Filmcoating excellence is BIOGRUND’s core business. Our unique and ready-to-use film coating, sugar-coating, tabletting and colouringDruck products guarantee optimized results in a short time. BIOGRUND assists the nutritional supplement and pharmaceutical industries in the development, formulation and production of solid oral dosage forms. Customized film coating systems for fast, enteric and sustained release as well as premixed tabletting excipients like binders, lubricants, retard release compositions and pigment blends deliver new possibilities to improve your production processes. Easy, fast and reliable! 

Website link: www.biogrund.com


COLORCON: Platinium Sponsor

Colorcon is a world leader in the development, supply and technical support of formulated film coating systems, modified release technologies, and functional excipients for the pharmaceutical industry. Our best-in-class products and technologies are complemented by our extensive application data and value-added services to support all phases of solid oral dose design and development. Our focus on market issues and technology development has earned Colorcon an international reputation as a pharmaceutical supplier of choice.  That reputation is based on the superior product quality, unparalleled technical support, extensive regulatory assistance and reliable supply from multiple locations.

Contact:  Justine Kennell, e-mail: JKennelly@colorcon.com

Website link : www.colorcon.com


EVONIK: Platinium Sponsor

Evonik is a major provider of functional pharmaceutical excipients (EUDRAGIT® & RESOMER®) and advanced formulation solutions for oral and parenteral controlled release applications. As one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals, Evonik provides its products in over 100 countries around the world and offers an experienced team who understands the challenges of drug delivery today and tomorrow. The unique portfolio includes market leading pharmaceutical excipients, smart drug delivery technologies, formulation development services, and GMP manufacturing for oral and parenteral drugs.

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FREUND-VECTOR: Platinium Sponsor 

Freund-Vector designs, manufactures and markets processing equipment and services for the processing of powders, particles, beads, pellets, tablets and other solid materials/forms to the pharmaceutical, nutritional, food and chemical industries. Equipment applications include coating, drying, agglomerating, granulating, layering, densification and tablet forming.

The product lines include coating pan systems for applying an aqueous, solvent or sugar film coating; fluid bed systems for granulating, coating and drying; high shear granulator mixers for wet granulation and roll compactors for material densification and granulation.

The European R&D Centre located in Milan is happy to help customers in feasibility studies, testing and process development. Pharmtec SA (located in the Paris area) is the exclusive Freund-Vector representative for France and Benelux.

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SIRIUS ANALYTICAL: Platinium Sponsor

Sirius Analytical is a market leader in Sirius Analytical 533 Spotthe fields of measurement of physicochemical properties, biorelevant solubility and dissolution and in vitro modelling of in vivo behaviour of formulated biological drugs. Our expertise areas include the delivery of oral, inhaled, injected and transdermal drugs. Sirius also offers analytical and consultancy services to help our customers solve all kinds of small and large molecule formulation challenges. 

Website link: www.sirius-analytical.com


Thermo Fisher SCIENTIFIC: Platinium Sponsor

Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $17 billion and approximately 50,000 employees in 50 countries. thermo-fisher-scientific-logo-19-dec-2017Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity.

Thermo Fisher Scientific supplies innovative solutions for the world’s pharmaceutical industry.

Our instruments cater to a broad range of process requirements for even the most challenging drug formulations.

For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com/extruders