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Renaissance Hotel Newark Airport

Renaissance Hotel Newark International Airport, NJ 1000 Spring Street Elizabeth, New Jersey 07201 USA  Click for a map Bookings/Hotel Phone: (908) 436-4600 Newark Liberty International Airport – EWR Airport Phone: +1 973 961 6000 Airport shuttle service available on request The Conference Room Rate is $135/night plus applicable taxes CLICK TO MAKE A RESERVATION   Renaissance Hotel “… […]

> Creating Tomorrow’s Packaging Today:
Technology and Collaboration-Based Approaches to Optimize Pharmaceutical Package Design

Creating Tomorrow’s Packaging Today: Technology and Collaboration-Based Approaches to Optimize Pharmaceutical Package Design Session Description: This session will examine existing and emerging challenges in pharmaceutical package design including product stability, branding, cost, regulatory and patient compliance. Examples of new approaches backed by science-based predictive technologies to overcome these challenges much more rapidly and inexpensively than […]

ASAP Fundamentals – Garry Scrivens

ASAP Fundamentals – Garry Scrivens Accelerated Stability Assessment Protocols (ASAPs) are gaining increasing acceptance across the pharmaceutical industry as a means of predicting shelf life and understanding the effects of temperature and humidity on pharmaceutical stability. In this presentation the theory and fundamentals of ASAPs are reviewed and discussed, covering topics such as the shapes […]

Science of Stability 2015

Groton, Connecticut August 25, 2015 FOXWOODS RESORT HOSTS the Inaugural Science of Stability Conference (SOS-2015) Determining if a product will remain safe and effective at the end of its shelf-life is an obligation of both Industry and Regulators. Unfortunately, many Regulations are not appropriate for meeting this goal, or are vague in their directions. Where […]

Application of ASAP in early API and formulation development

Application of ASAP in early API and formulation development This presentation discusses the scientific and risk basis of using alternative stability assessment approaches in early API and formulation development. During early clinical development, turnaround time is crucial to support a fast paced project timeline. Alternative approaches such as ASAP fits into the early development environment nicely […]

Abstract: ASAP Assumptions and the Impact on Predictions:
Case Study on controlling Mutagenic Degradation

ASAP Assumptions and the Impact on Predictions: Case Study on controlling Mutagenic Degradation Accelerated stability programs have become an integral part of pharmaceutical development. An understanding of the assumptions that go into those projections are critical to the accuracy.  For example, the activation energy, humidity correction, the time of the projection, and even the response […]

Full System Moisture Management for Drug Preservation

Full System Moisture Management for Drug Preservation Moisture is a primary factor that can affect the stability of pharmaceuticals.  Exposed to excessive humidity, capsules can swell and aggregate, powdered ingredients can clump and moisture might directly affect the chemical stability of the drugs. All of these changes of physical or chemical properties can cause a […]

Abstract: Applications of Accelerated Stability Assessment Program (ASAP) in Pharmaceutical Development

Applications of Accelerated Stability Assessment Program (ASAP) in Pharmaceutical Development The presentation describes examples in utilizing the Accelerated Stability Assessment Program (ASAP) to support various areas of application within a commercial space. Using the Arrhenius principle in combination with moisture transfer modeling and statistical data analysis, the program has provided support for formulation screening to […]

Abstract: Film Coating for Protection during In-Use Applications

Film Coating for Protection during In-Use Applications Film coating provides a number of advantages from product protection and packaging efficiencies, through improved swallowability, better differentiation and patient compliance.  Barrier coatings provide the final layer of moisture protection after the product is removed from the primary packaging.  Recent advances in moisture barrier coating systems are presented. […]

SOS-2015 Case Studies: Stress Testing Revealing Degradation Pathways:

Stress Testing Revealing Degradation Pathways: Despite a thorough stability assessment, unexpected degradation processes can occur throughout every phase of drug development or even after market launch. Since drug decomposition may have a myriad of manifold root causes, a well designed forced degradation strategy can help to reveal potential stability issues long before requiring exceptional financial […]

Abstract: Modeling of Degradation Chemistry at AstraZeneca

Modeling of Degradation Chemistry at AstraZeneca One key step in the drug product development process is to select which aggregation state the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) should have to obtain optimal product and process performance. The objective at the form selection step is to choose the preferred aggregation state of the API with respect to […]

Abstract: Excipient Compatibility as Predicted by ASAP: A Case Study

Excipient Compatibility as Predicted by ASAP: A Case Study With the advent of the Accelerated Stability Assessment Program (ASAP), a novel approach to excipient compatibility testing is now possible. Formulation development begins with the process of selecting excipients that do not adversely affect the chemical stability of the drug substance. Traditionally, excipient compatibility studies have […]

Press Release – Tuesday, 7th July 2015

Groton, Connecticut July 7th, 2015 FREETHINK TECHNOLOGIES INC. AND PARTNERS ANNOUNCE THE INAUGURAL SCIENCE OF STABILITY CONFERENCE – SOS-2015 WILL BE HELD IN CONNECTICUT CT based FreeThink Technologies announced today that it will be hosting the inaugural Science of Stability Conference (SOS-2015) at Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, CT, 12-14th October 2015. Speaking from FreeThink’s base at […]

Why should you attend SOS-2016?

Why attend SOS-2016: The Science of Stability Conference? Learn to minimize time to clinic/ market Avoid costly surprise stability findings Rationally address stability issues Interactive environment to foster innovation The meeting will foster an interactive environment for the exchange and discussion of new outcomes and ideas related to the science of stability. Moreover, the conference […]

Registration Open!

Registration for SOS-2016 is now open and you can book and pay for your place online here. REGISTER FOR SOS-2015 REGISTER FOR FREE PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP ON the application of ASAPprime We accept all major credit cards and or you can register and request an invoice to forward to your purchasing or HR department. We are […]

Venue & Accomodation

Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel 1000 Spring Street Elizabeth, New Jersey 07201 USACLICK TO BOOK   The hotel has a free shuttle from the Newark airport and from the Amtrak train station.  There are easy connections to Manhattan.


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Dr. Steven Baertschi

Steven Baertschi, Ph.D.  President Baertschi Consulting, LLC Dr. Steven Baertschi is President of Baertschi Consulting, LLC, a firm specializing in providing solutions to the most difficult stability, impurity, and formulation issues.  Dr. Baertschi has more than 27 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, with a demonstrated track record of innovation and problem-solving. He received his B.S. […]

Dr. Chandan Bhugra

Chandan Bhugra, Ph.D. Sr. Principal Scientist Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Dr. Chandan Bhugra received his PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from University of Connecticut with emphasis on stabilization of amorphous state. Chandan joined the Pharmaceutical Development department at Boehringer Ingelheim in 2007. He led various pharmaceutics teams responsible for formulation development and scale-up to support up to Phase […]

Dr. Ricardo Borjas

Dr. Ricardo Borjas, Ph.D. Scientific Fellow II Vertex Pharmaceuticals Ricardo Borjas received his BSc and PhD in chemistry (Dr. Robert J. Gale) from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. After completion of the PhD, he held postdoctoral positions at the Fritz Haber Institut in Berlin, Germany (Prof. Heinz Gerisher), and the University of Wyoming (Dr. […]

Dr. Anders Broo

Anders Broo has a PhD in theoretical and physical chemistry from University of Gothenburg, Sweden (1991). He did a post-doc at University of Uppsala (1992) and a second post-doc at University of Florida (1993-94). After the post-doc’s he returned to Sweden for an assistant professor position at Chalmers Technical University, Gothenburg, Sweden. The research interest […]

Dr. Daniel Burnett

Daniel Burnett, Ph.D. Director of Science Strategy Surface Measurement Systems, Ltd. Dr. Dan Burnett is the Director of Science Strategy for Surface Measurement Systems, Ltd. located at SMS’s North American headquarters in Allentown, PA.  He received his bachelor’s degree in Professional Chemistry from Eastern Michigan University in 1997.  He received his Ph.D. degree in Chemical […]

Dr. John Campbell

John M. Campbell, Ph.D. Investigator GlaxoSmithKline Dr. John M. Campbell received his Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis in Physical Organic Chemistry. He has worked at GlaxoSmithKline in the Philadelphia area since 2014 as a spectroscopist and subject matter expert in stress testing and forced degradation of small molecule pharmaceuticals. He specializes in forced […]

Dr. Allison Dill

Allison Dill, Ph.D. is a Research Scientist Small Molecule Design and Development at Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN.  She received a BS in Chemistry from Indiana University in 2001, and worked for 4 years as an analytical chemist in Product Research and Development before attending graduate school. She received her Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry […]

Patrick Jansen

Patrick Jansen is a Principal Research Scientist in the Analytical Sciences Research and Development division of Lilly Research Laboratories, Eli Lilly and Company. Mr. Jansen obtained a BS degree in Chemistry from the University of Minnesota in 1989 and joined Lilly in 1989. His current responsibilities include leading a team responsible for the design and […]

Dr. Rodney Ketner

Rodney J. Ketner, Ph.D. Director, Pharmaceutical Alliances Bend Research, a division of Capsugel Dr. Rod Ketner has 17 years of experience developing novel drug-delivery technologies for new and existing pharmaceuticals.  Rod has worked on more than 500 client compounds, addressing multiple challenges including: improving the bioavailability of drugs with low aqueous solubility, mitigating chemical instability […]

Dr. Jennifer Lewis

Dr. Jennifer Lewis received her B.A. degree in chemistry from Berea College and her Ph.D. in bioanalytical chemistry from the University of Kentucky. She has extensive experience acting as an analytical lead on multidisciplinary teams to support new product development and existing product optimization in the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Lewis also has expertise in a wide-range of […]

Mr. Valère Logel

Valère Logel, M.S. Head of Development Clariant Healthcare Packaging Since 2005 Valère Logel has been the Head of Development for Clariant Healthcare Packaging, a globally active manufacturer of controlled atmosphere packaging. He holds master’s degrees in Engineering and Polymer Science and has nearly 20 years of experience in research, development, production and market introduction of […]

Llurellyn Malcolm

Llurellyn Malcolm is currently employed at Pfizer Pharmaceutical Inc. as a Principal Scientist at the Pearl River site in New York. He joined Pfizer Inc. in 2000 providing analytical support within the Product and Process Development group in Brooklyn, New York. In 2004 he joined the analytical team at the Morris Plain site, New Jersey […]

Dr. Brian Pack

Brian W. Pack, Ph.D. is a Sr. Research Advisor in Small Molecule Design and Development at Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN.  While at Lilly, he has been responsible for the analytical control strategy of many solid oral and parenteral dosage forms and has contributed to several regulatory submissions.  He is recognized for his contributions […]

Dr. Peter Persich

Peter Persich, Ph.D. Scientist Janssen Pharmaceuticals (J & J) Dr. Peter Persich obtained his diploma in Chemistry from the University of Münster (Germany) in 2010 and his Ph.D. from the Max-Planck-Institute for Coal Research in Mülheim/Ruhr (Germany) in 2014 under the supervision of Prof. Alois Fürstner. Peter`s research work focused on the total synthesis of […]

Dr. Fenghe Qiu

Dr. Fenghe Qiu is a Senior Principal Scientist in the Material and Analytical Sciences Department, Boehringer Ingelheim. He also serves as a member of the Development US GTI Advisory Council, Head of QC for Synthesis Materials and DEA Controlled Substance Monitor. Fenghe received a BS degree in Chemistry from Shandong University and a Ph.D. degree […]

Dr. Garry Scrivens

Garry Scrivens, Ph.D. Senior Principal Scientist Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Dr. Garry Scrivens is a Senior Principal Chemist at Pfizer in Sandwich, UK.  He has a B.Sc. in Chemistry and a D.Phil in the application of magnetic resonance spectroscopy (ESR and NMR) to determine the mechanisms and kinetics of organic oxidation reactions. He has 20 years experience […]

Dr. Thomas Sharp

Dr. Thomas Sharp is associate research fellow (emeritus), retired from Pfizer Global Research and Development, Groton, CT, in 2009. During his 18-year tenure, he headed a mass spectrometry resource laboratory focusing on the structural characterization of drug substance molecules and of impurities and degradants of interest to the company for 13 years. He served as […]

Carlos Daniel Stagnaro, M.B.A.

Carlos Daniel Stagnaro, Director, Global Business Development, Klöckner Pentaplast Pharmaceutical Films Division. With nearly 25 years of experience developing packaging solutions for the pharmaceutical industry, Daniel has been with Klöckner Pentaplast since 1990. Prior to promotion to his new role, Daniel served as Pharma Business Director for the Americas based at the site in Gordonsville, Virginia. Between […]

Dr. Jeffrey Tan

Jeffrey S. Tan, Ph.D. Senior Research Scientist, Small Molecule Design and Development Eli Lilly and Company Dr. Jeffrey S. Tan obtained his Ph.D. at Purdue University in the Department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy under the supervision of Professor Kenneth R. Morris. His research focused on developing novel algorithms for quantum mechanically derived partial atomic […]

Dr. Jason Teckoe

Dr. Jason Teckoe received his B.Sc in chemistry from the University of Warwick (UK), his M.Sc in polymer science from the University of Lancaster (UK) and his PhD. in polymer physics from the University of Reading (UK). Jason has over 15 years’ experience formulating novel solid oral dosage forms and film coatings systems, and is […]

Jerusha Thompson

Jerusha Thompson is an established analytical scientist with 20 years of diverse R&D experience in the pharmaceutical industry.   Jerusha’s experience in drug product development ranges from product initiation through commercialization. Jerusha received a B.S. in Chemistry from University of California San Diego Jerusha has been with Upsher-Smith Laboratories since 2005 and is currently a Senior […]

Steven Warakomski

Steven Warakomski, Technology & Innovation, Pharmaceutical Packaging, Klöckner Pentaplast.  For over 18 years, Steven has worked in a variety of technical areas in pharmaceutical packaging and polymer processing. Steven currently works in the Technology & Innovation group of Klöckner Pentaplast with a focus on pharmaceutical packaging. He has served as Technical Manager, Pharmaceutical Film from 2006 until present […]

Dr. Alisa Waterman

Alisa Waterman, Ph.D. Chief Science Officer FreeThink Technologies, Inc. Dr. Alisa Waterman received her B.A. degree in Biology from Wesleyan University, her Ph.D. in Cell Biology from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed post-doctoral studies in biochemistry and cell biology as a Jane Coffin Childs Fellow at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Waterman worked […]

Dr. Kenneth Waterman

Kenneth C. Waterman, Ph.D. President  FreeThink Technologies, Inc. Dr. Ken Waterman received his B.S. degree with honors in chemistry from UCLA, his Ph.D. in Physical Organic Chemistry from UC Berkeley and conducted post-doctoral studies in physical and photo-chemistry as an NIH research fellow at Columbia University. Dr. Waterman worked 12-years at Polaroid (as a distinguished […]

Dr. Bryan Wicks

Bryan Wicks, Ph.D. Associate Director Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc.   Dr. Bryan Wicks is an Associate Director of Launch Analytics in the Third Party Management (3PM)/ Launch and Transfer Group at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. Bryan has over 20 years of experience in Analytical Chemistry in the pharmaceutical industry and has held numerous positions at increasing […]

Helen Williams, M.S.

Helen Williams, M.S. Associate Principal Scientist AstraZeneca, Macclesfield, UK Helen Williams graduated from Southampton University with a master degree in Chemistry in the summer of 1998, after which she started working at Astra-Zeneca in Macclesfield, UK, where she has spent the last 18 years working as an analytical chemist in the pharmaceutical development department. For […]

Mystic Seaport

Mystic Seaport is the nation’s leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929 to gather and preserve the rapidly disappearing artifacts of America’s seafaring past, the Museum has grown to become a national center for research and education with the mission to “inspire an enduring connection to the American maritime experience.” The Museum’s grounds cover 19 acres on […]

Mystic Aquarium

Mystic Marinelife Aquarium was founded in 1973 to serve as a living laboratory and major public exhibit, highlighting some of the most intriguing species in the world. Go to Ticket Page Go to Encounters Page The Aquarium established itself as a progressive research entity under the leadership of its first director, Dr. Stephen Spotte, whose […]

The Spas at Foxwoods

G Spa G Spa and Salon founder and renowned salon and fashion designer, Gretta Monahan, has carved out 21,000 square feet of pure relaxation in The Fox Tower. Guests can choose from an indulgent array of massages, facials, body treatments and mani/pedi combinations. You’ll also find two treatment rooms with invigorating Vichy showers and two couples suites […]

New England Foliage

Nothing says “New England” more than fall foliage and white church spires against a deep blue sky and you’ll find all of that within a stones throw of Foxwoods. October is the peak time for the beautiful fall colors in Connecticut.  Take a look at the peak-foliage-forecast-map to see the colors as they roll down […]

Stonington Vineyards

Stonington Vineyards, a founding member of the Connecticut Wine Trail, is best known for its barrel fermented Chardonnay and its proprietory blends Seaport White and Triad Rose. We also produce Vidal Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Reisling and Cabernet Franc. Stonington Vineyards was established by Nick and Happy Smith in 1987, when purchasing 58 acres in the Stonington […]

Gillette Castle – Hadlyme/East Haddam

Gillette Castle State Park is straddling the towns of East Haddam and Lyme, Connecticut, in the United States. Sitting high above the Connecticut River, the castle was originally a private residence commissioned and designed by William Gillette, an American actor who is most famous for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes on stage. William Gillette’s “castle”, […]

Olde Mistick Village

Stroll over 50 unique shops & eateries in distinctive buildings designed to represent an 18th century New England village. OPEN YEAR ROUND Mon – Sat: 10am – 8pm Sunday: 11am – 6pm Extended Hours for Summer & Holidays