A 1-dygn* symposium to discuss and debate biorelevant assays in Pharmaceutical Science

February 21st – 22nd, 2018
Carlsberg Conference Centre (Copenhagen, Denmark).

With more and more drug candidates being poorly soluble compounds there is an increasing pressure on pharmaceutical scientists to come up with enabling formulations. This creates a tremendous need for relatively simple in vitro tools that are capable of delivering in vivo - relevant results for the prediction of bioavailability. This conference will bring together scientists who work on formulations that increase uptake of the drugs as well as develop models, instruments and methods that realistically represent complex biological systems like GI tract, skin and others.

The meeting will be held at Carlsberg Conference Center and will start with a Plenary Lecture by Patrick Augustijns, KU Leuven, followed by a gala dinner. The main conference will take place the following day.

* useful Swedish word meaning a period of 24 hours starting at any time of day.

The cost to attend will be £300 GBP (US $396)


Wednesday, 21st February 2018

The symposium will open with a plenary lecture by Patrick Augustijns, a head of the Drug Delivery and Disposition unit within the Department of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences of KU Leuven (Belgium) followed by a three course dinner.


Thursday, 22nd February 2018

A one day conference of thought-provoking presentations. While we are waiting for confirmations from a couple of more presenters, the following speakers have confirmed their participation in the symposium so far:

Thomas Rades - University of Copenhagen;
Hans Lennernäs – Uppsala University
James Mann - AstraZeneca
Bernard van Eerdenbrugh - Novartis
Jesper Østergaard – University of Copenhagen
Bart Hens - University of Michigan/KU Luvern
Konstantin Tsinman – Pion

Check out the agenda here!

The conference will finish at 5:30 pm


The conference hotel is the Best Western Hebron hotel, located a 10 minute taxi ride or 30 minute walk from the Carlsberg Brewery – but there are many hotels to suit all tastes and budgets in the near vicinity


Who should attend biorelevant?

The scope of this meeting will touch on high throughput screening, formulation of biorelevant fluids, the development of physical models of biological systems, and the use of chemistry assays to replace tests with animals. It should interest pharmaceutical scientists who need to make in vitro measurements in biorelevant systems, as well as analytical chemists who want to learn more about the challenges of working this area