Dear PSSRC Members and Friends,
We are kindly inviting you to participate in the 11th Annual Meeting of the Pharmaceutical Solid State Research Cluster (PSSRC), which will take place in Graz, Austria from June 28th-30th, 2017. The 11th Annual Meeting continues a successful series of meetings since its establishment in 2006 and has already been held in Düsseldorf, Cambridge, Helsinki, Lisbon, Lille, Ljubljana, Ghent and Copenhagen. The PSSRC 2017 aims at providing a forum for the dissemination of information about research advancement in the field of solid state pharmaceutics, and to identify new challenging issues of pharmaceutical interest, both in the pharmaceutical industry and academia.
The main focus of the meeting will lie on:
· Advanced Manufacturing
· Physicochemical Pharmaceutics
The symposium starts with a closed meeting for cluster members only (“Closed Part”, June 28th-29th), and will end with an “Open Day” for Industry and Academia (June 30th), during which the more senior cluster members will present their research to the wider pharmaceutical community across academia and industry.
The Symposium offers an excellent opportunity for networking and scientific interactions with colleagues and friends within the PSSRC (Closed Part), but also with peers from the private sector (Open Day).
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Graz!
With best regards,
Johannes Khinast on behalf of the Organizing Committee
Prof. Dr. Johannes Khinast, Graz University of Technology, Research Center Pharmaceutical Engineering GmbH (Chair)
Prof. Clare J. Strachan, University of Helsinki
Dr. Axel Zeitler, University of Cambridge
Mag. Michaela Cibulka, Graz University of Technology
Roswitha Schober, Research Center Pharmaceutical Engineering GmbH
Call for abstracts and registration
Guidelines for abstract submission
Download the abstract template at the bottom of this page and follow the instructions.
While preparing your abstract, it is suggested to consider the following:
- The abstract should be as informative as possible. State the purpose and conclusion of the study as simple and as specifically as possible.
- The abstract should be submitted in English only.
- The abstract should be prepared as a Word file using the supplied template. The abstract template includes specific instructions on the format of title, author and affiliations. Abstract length should not exceed one page. Figures and tables are allowed, provided that the abstract stays within the page length requirements and meets the formatting guidelines.
- References should be numbered consecutively through the text and a separate list of references must be given.
- Please save your abstract as a .docx. If you have more than one abstract, please name them as follows: yourfirstname_yourlastname_1.docx, yourfirstname_yourlastname_2.docx, etc. Please do not retain the original filename of the abstract template.
Guidelines for presenters
- All presentations should be prepared in PPT file format.
- No poster session is planned.
- Presentations should last 20 minutes including discussion
Krone Business and Event Center
The conference will be held in auditorium „Jupiter“ and room „Neptun“
Please find a map of the Krone Center here:
Social Event, 28.6.2017
We cordially invite you to join the social event on June 28th, 2017 at 6 pm at the conference venue. Have a chat with the other participants with drinks and snacks during an informal icebreaking session.
Conference Dinner, 29.6.2017
We kindly invite you to join us at the PSSRC Conference Dinner with Styrian food and wine on June 29th, 2017. Details about the venue will be announced in time. We are looking forward to an exciting evening with you!
For last-minute hotel reservations please use our online hotel reservation system
Ms. Almut Fuchs-Fehringer
Graz Convention Bureau
A new method for measuring of molecular mobility in glassy materials has been developed using terahertz spectroscopy. The absorption level of amorphous drugs at terahertz frequencies below Tg correlates with the stability of the drug as an amorphous solid. The molecular mobility responsible for the glass crystallisation significantly decreases at around a universal value of 0.67 Tg. This explains why the commonly used rules of thumb for glasses to remain stable below 0.8 Tg or Tg – 20 K do not work reliably.
These results reveal a unique and completely novel opportunity to predict and test the stability of amorphous drugs by measuring the molecular mobility below the glass transition temperature of drugs and formulations at terahertz frequencies. It is not possible to measure this information using conventional dielectric spectroscopy due to the practical difficulties of measuring at low temperatures.
We are interested in meeting industrial contacts who would be willing to collaborate on developing this method further.
Visit http://thz.ceb.cam.ac.uk for more information of our group.
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Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Technology
Tel.: + 32 (0) 9 264 80 54
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Main Research Interests
The main research interest of Professor Remon is in the field of solid dosage forms, especially pellets, sustained release matrix formulations, coprocessing, bioadhesion and pediatric formulations.
Jean Paul Remon obtained his degree as a Pharmacist in 1973, a degree in Industrial Pharmacy in 1974 and his Ph.D. degree in 1981 at Ghent University. After research fellowships at University of Keele (UK) (Biochemistry Research Unit) in 1983 and at the College of Pharmacy and Science (Philadelphia, US) in 1984, he became professor at Ghent University in 1985.
He is member of several pharmaceutical societies (APV, AAPS, APGI, Controlled Release Society) and became a AAPS Fellow in 2005.
Since 1996 he is Dean of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Ghent University).
He is co-author of more than 200 research papers.
M.Sc., Helsinki, 1991
Ph.D., Helsinki, 1995
Docent, Helsinki, 1997
Adjunct professor, Helsinki, 2003
Professor in Industrial Pharmacy, Helsinki, 2006
University of Helsinki
Faculty of Pharmacy, Formulation and Industrial Pharmacy
P.O. Box 56 (Viikinkaari 5 E)
00014 University of Helsinki
Main Research Interests
Prof. Anne M. Juppo holds the professorship in Industrial Pharmacy in University of Helsinki since 2006. Industrial pharmacy is a discipline which includes manufacturing, development, marketing and distribution of drug products including quality assurance of these activities. Her research at the University of Helsinki is focused at the moment on the novel technologies (excipients and processes) for pharmaceutical solid formulation on biopharmaceuticals and solid formulations for veterinary, peadiatric and elderly patients.
Her previous appointments are in pharmaceutical industry: AstraZeneca R&D Mölndal (1996-2006), where she worked as research scientist, project leader, team manager and as Principal Scientist in Product Development. Her areas of interest in these positions were controlled release preparations, particle technology, pellet technology and polymer coatings. In addition to the industrial position she had an adjunct professorship (2003-2005) in University of Helsinki. Prior to her position at AstraZeneca, she worked with solid state and particle characterisation in Orion Pharma, Finland (1992-1995).
Staatsexamen Pharmazie, Münster, 1991
Diplompharmazeut, Greifswald, 1992
Dr. rer. nat. (Pharmaceutical Technology), Münster, 1996
Habilitation (Pharmaceutical Technology), Münster, 2004
Professor for Pharmaceutical Technology, Düsseldorf, 2004
Institute of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
Main Research Interests
Prof. Jörg Breitkreutz holds the professorship in Pharmaceutical Technology in University of Düsseldorf since 2004. His research is focused on paediatric formulations, pharmaceutical excipients, drug delivery devices, process analytical technologies and taste prediction. He is involved in numerous development projects for paediatric drugs and holds several patents for paediatric medicines.
Jörg Breitkreutz studied Pharmacy from 1987 to 1991 at the Westphalian Wilhelms-University of Münster, Germany. He finished his PhD in 1996 at the Institute for Pharmaceutical Technology and Biopharmaceutics in Münster under supervision of Prof. Rüdiger Gröning. From 1996 to 1997 he joined Thiemann Arzneimittel GmbH in Waltrop, Germany, as the Head of Product Coordination. In 1997 he went back to the university in Münster to work on his habilitation thesis (2004) on pediatric drug formulations. In 2004 he became professor for pharmaceutical technology at the Institute of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics at the Heinrich-Heine-University in Düsseldorf, Germany. Since 2009 he is the head of the Pharmacy department in Düsseldorf. He currently is member of the European Paediatric Formulation Initiative (EuPFI) and board member of the International Association for Pharmaceutical Technology (APV).