On Thursday 18th September 2014, delegates from international pharmaceutical groups attended the Microsphere Formulation Summit 2014 and learnt about the new technologies and how to optimize their manufacturing process of polymeric microsphere drug devices in an aseptic environment from R&D to large scale production.

The day started with a morning conference where industry experts shared their knowledge and experience, followed by an afternoon of workshops consisting of live demonstrations, technology showcases and table tops. Networking was also a major part of the summit with different opportunities to share and exchange with industry peers during lunch and cocktail reception, Also dedicated 1-2-1 meetings where available.

Craig Patrizio from CP Process Solution presented a Case Study with Michelle Frisch on ‘Evolution of Microsphere Processes to Productions’. Craig who has 20 years’ experience in Biotech/Pharmaceutical Process Development was available for 1-2-1 meeting throughout the duration of the afternoon.

Throughout the afternoon workshops delegates were able to see:
• Full Scale Production Equipment
• Process Development with R&D Microencapsulation system.
• Filtration and Drying for lab scale.
• Particle size analysing and Dry fog technology
And then the day was completed with Table tops of suppliers of Sterile Powder Filling Systems, sterile valves and other Disinfection Technologies which were displayed.