Microsphere Summit

29th & 30th March 2023, Liverpool, UK

The Microsphere Summit is designed to highlight best practice and advancements in technology in the field of Long Acting Release (LAR) injectable drug development and production. It features presentations from leading industry experts, knowledge exchange, practical workshops and case studies.

What is the Microsphere Summit?

Powder Systems Limited is delighted to be hosting the Microsphere Summit. This two-day event brings together developers of new drugs with specialist manufacturers, in an interactive setting.

Topics will include all aspects of LAR, from initial formulation and processing, through to filling and packaging. Delegates will also be introduced to the evolution and progression of the global microsphere market.

Building on the success of previous events, the 2023 Summit provides an impressive programme of conferences, workshops, training and networking opportunities.

Join us for discussions, ideas, solutions and networking

Meet Our Speakers

PSL welcomes the following companies to the Summit. Speakers from each company will share their expertise on the topics listed below and in our event Programme. All our speakers, along with the PSL team will be available during networking breaks to answer questions and expand on what their respective companies deliver.

Corbion Logo

Corbion biomaterials is a leading supplier of GMP grade bioresorbable polymers for the formulation of long acting injectables (LAIs). The versatile PURASORB® portfolio allows our partners to design and formulate innovative therapies that release APIs over periods from weeks to years. In addition, the unique Quality-by-design approach of Corbion to its portfolio allows its partners to de-risk and accelerate their development and route to market.

Emultech Logo

Emultech is the world leader in microfluidic emulsification particle production. Our patented microfluidic system produces monodisperse microspheres in a continuous system that brings you directly from feasibility to clinical scale without risk. Our mission is to help you create highly differentiated products with superior performance utilising our proprietary process.

Canty Logo

JM Canty International Ltd. is a world leader in the manufacture and supply of vision based process instrumentation. This includes vessel sight glasses and lighting, process vessel, high temperature cameras and vision based particle sizing instrumentation for both lab and online applications, for a wide variety of industries, primarily, Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Chemical, and Oil & Gas.

Tracy BioConsulting Logo

Dr. Tracy is Founder and President of Tracy BioConsulting, LLC. Tracy BioConsulting is a specialty biopharmaceutical consulting firm dedicated to helping clients successfully advance their scientific research into and through the clinic. Dr. Tracy is known internationally for developing innovative first-in class complex injectable and nucleic acid therapeutics.

DigiM Logo

DigiM works with pharmaceutical scientists to advance development through image-based microstructure characterization. Our platform allows unprecedented insight for release mechanisms and the complex structures within microspheres, implants, and devices. For long-acting products, our image-based release simulations help in overcoming challenges with long development and testing cycles.

Day 1 – Conference

29 March 2023

Full Day

INNSIDE Liverpool
43 Old Hall St, Liverpool L3 9PP, UK

Registration opens 9am
Estimated end time 4.45pm
Drinks reception for networking until 5.30pm

Welcome & Introduction

Powder Systems Limited (PSL)
Amanda Gowans

Tuning your sustained release with microfluidics

Katja Petkau-Milroy
Head of Science

Polymer selection for long acting injectables; and quality-by-design consideration

Erik Kroeze
Sales Manager EMEA Biomaterials

Microsphere creation by microfluidics: from feasibility to clinical scale in one step

Tom Derks
Head of Technology Development

Overcoming Manufacturing Challenges of Sterile Microsphere Drug Production

Sylvain Querol
Head of Business Development

Microsphere Production Control Through the use of Dynamic Imaging Technology

JM Canty
Marc Quinn
Applications Engineer

Long-Acting Injectable Product Development: Lessons Learned

Tracy BioConsulting
Mark Tracy
Biopharma Product Development Consultant

The Benefits of Freeze-Drying Microspheres

Christian Parker
Director of Engineering

Closing Comments

Sylvain Querol
Head of Business Development

Day 2 – Microsphere Insight Training

30 March 2023

Morning & Lunch

INNSIDE Liverpool*
43 Old Hall St, Liverpool L3 9PP, UK

Commences 9am
Estimated end time, including afternoon workshops 4pm

* Transport will be provided between morning and afternoon venues.

Process Training Part 1 – PSL

Achieving Efficient Microsphere Filtration

Process Training Part 2 – PSL

Designing a Microsphere Process Suite


Centre of Process Excellence (C.O.P.E)*
Powder Systems Ltd, 8 Estuary Banks, Liverpool, L24 8RG, UK

* Transport will be provided between morning and afternoon venues.

Workshop 1 – C.O.P.E / PSL

MSR™ Microsphere Refiner Vessel Overview & Cleaning Good Practice
Peter Yates
Senior Process Engineer

Workshop 2 – Emultech

Microsphere Creation by Microfluids
Raymon Krul
Director, Formulation & Process Development

Tom Derks
Head of Technology Development

Workshop 3 – JM Canty

Microsphere Filtration and Particle Size Analysis

Closing Comments – PSL


Sylvain Querol
Head of Business Development

Delegate Prices

Booking Deadline 17 March 2023

29th March 30th  March 29th & 30th March
Conference Insight Training Full Summit
£157 £971 £1036
$220 $1360 $1450

Why attend?

Find out what industry experts are saying about current good practice in LAR injectable drug development and production.

  • Broaden your industry network by meeting key contacts within the global industry
  • Obtain practical guidance on important factors to consider when scaling-up microsphere drug processes
  • Discover how to maximise product yield and production effectiveness
  • Participate in process training and workshops
  • Learn how to enhance cleaning and sterilisation regimes and effectively implement them
Aftercare Services - IQ/OQ Qualification

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