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3rd European Conference on Pharmaceutics • Bologna (Italy), 25-26 March 2019

The event takes place from 25/03/2019 to 26/03/2019

IMA Active and IMA Automation Medtech at the 3rd European Conference on Pharmaceutics

IMA Active and IMA Automation Medtech are pleased to take part in the 3rd European Conference on Pharmaceutics, which will be held in Bologna (Italy), on March 25-26, 2019.

The European Conferences on Pharmaceutics are held every two years and they are jointly organized by the A.D.R.I.T.E.L.F. (“Italian Association of Pharmaceutical Technology and Law”), APGI (“International Society of Drug Delivery Sciences and Technology“) and APV (“International Association for Pharmaceutical Technology“). The aim is to help bridging the gap between fundamental academic research and industrial applications, offering the opportunity to initiate fruitful exchange and cooperation between university and industry.

This year conference will be dedicated to “Bringing science into pharmaceutical practice“ and it will be a perfect occasion for young as well as for established scientists from academia and industry from all over the world to present their work, network, discuss newest scientific findings and to share their experience with colleagues. World-wide leading experts in the field will give plenary lectures and invited talks on hot topics. They will give overviews on the current state of the art in the respective domains and outlooks on future perspectives. In addition, latest research findings will be presented in the form of short talks, selected from submitted abstracts. Furthermore, poster presentations will give the opportunity to get an update on the most recent research in pharmaceutics and to personally exchange with the authors. An industrial exhibition will accompany the conference and allow learning about the latest trends and newest products in the area of pharmaceutical ingredients, developing & processing equipment, analytical technologies, medicinal products, medical devices, contract manufacturing and many other fields.

Hot topic sessions:

  • Manufacturing equipment and technologies
  • Nanomedicines
  • Arising new manufacturing technologies
  • Advances in oral drug delivery

IMA Active and BASF will present a poster on “Evaluating the performance of external lubrication to convert the pre-formulated Ibuprofen DC 85 into a ready-to-use product” (Poster n° 119).

Recently, Continuous Manufacturing is a heavily investigated and discussed trend in the pharmaceutical industry. Key in this approach: the constant supply of a tableting blend to a fast running, pilot or production scale rotary tablet press. This approach either requires an incessant incorporation of small quantities of a lubricant into a powder blend, or the employment of external lubrication, respectively. The latter approach provides various advantages, e.g. the minimization of lubricant content, which is an inherent risk for potential incompatibilities.
In this investigation, pre-formulated, directly compressible Ibuprofen was used as model formulation. The tableting characteristics of this product have been well described allowing to focus on the efficiency of lubrication. The aim of this study was the evaluation of the performance of external lubrication in comparison to internal lubrication, as well as the scaling up from a lab scale to a production scale rotary press. Three lubricants (magnesium stearate, stearic acid, and sodium stearyl fumarate) were evaluated in this study.

 Meet us at booth 14