16 April 2015

Crystallisation & Polymorphism for Discovery Chemists

Organised by:

SCI's Young Chemists' Panel

Pfizer Lecture Theatre, Cambridge, UK

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With the increased demand for APIs (active pharmaceutical ingredients) to reach the marketplace, chemists in early stage development are expected to have a greater understanding of solid form and crystallisation. This single day event, presented by a selection of industrialists and academics in their field of expertise, will provide an introduction to this area, specifically initial crystallisation experiments, solid form selection and formulation and how these matters are handled using real industrial examples.

- Young chemists who have just started (or are hoping to start) in industry as formulation or development scientists;
- Medicinal or computational chemists near the interface with development and formulation who want to get a better appreciation of the issues;
- Scientists interested in moving across from medicinal or computational chemistry to pharmaceutical sciences/formulation.

Day 1

Registration and refreshments
Welcome and introduction
Crystallisation: why, what, how and when? Dr Simon Black, AstraZeneca
Methods & approaches for physical form discovery Prof Alastair Florence, University of Strathclyde
Understanding the crystal morphology of molecular crystals from a solid-state and interfacial chemistry perspective Prof Kevin Roberts, University of Leeds
Cocrystals; synthesis, properties and medicinal chemistry Kim James, Peakdale
Refreshment break
Caffeine and Paracetamol: small molecules for big headaches Dr Kreso Bucar, UCL
Polymorphism studies of a preclinical candidate in a CRO environment. Lessons learnt (again) Dr David Pearson, Charles River Laboratories
Closing remarks and wine reception
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Venue and Contact


Department of Chemistry 
Lensfield Road
Cambridge CB2 1EW


Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org


Earlybird fees - before 6 March 2015
GB£55 . . . . . . . . . .SCI Member 
GB£30. . . . . . . . . . SCI Student Member 
GB£40. . . . . . . . . . SCI Subsidised Member
GB£80 . . . . . . . . . .Non Member

Standard fees - after 6 March 2015
GB£65 . . . . . . . . . .SCI Member 
GB£35. . . . . . . . . . SCI Student Member 
GB£50. . . . . . . . . . SCI Subsidised Member
GB£95 . . . . . . . . . .Non Member

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Additional Info
Exhibition and Sponsorship

An exhibition will take place alongside the conference for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit. Please email conferences@soci.org for further information and prices. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.