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JPAG plans and delivers events that address all aspects of pharmaceutical analysis and related facets of medicine control & registration.

Thursday 9th December 2021
Regulatory Hot Topics VI
VIRTUAL EVENT : 1pm-4:30pm (UK GMT)

This symposium will address issues and challenges associated with the implementation of new and emerging guidelines. It will provide an excellent opportunity for dialogue, discussion and debate with speakers - several of whom have been very actively involved in shaping the guidance - and the peer group in an open forum.

Delegates will be able to understand, interpret and translate into day-to-day practice the guidance on various key emerging topics.

An excellent opportunity to learn from expert speakers involved in the development of the guidances on these key topics.

Anthony Barker - AstraZeneca
Dr Joel Bercu - Gilead
Dr Alistair Gibb - MHRA & BP Commission member
Kevin Hughes - Colorcon
Dr Jasvinder Singh - MHRA
Prof Ricky Wildman - University of Nottingham


Thursday 3rd February 2022
Automation of sample preparation
Royal Society of Chemistry, London
In recent years, most of the innovation seen in the pharmaceutical analysis arena has been on the instrumentation used for measurement and the analysis and interpretation of the data generated. At the same time the molecules coming out of discovery chemistry (often with poor solubility and / or bioavailability), are requiring formulators to develop sample matrices that are becoming increasingly complicated - including but not limited to amorphous solid dispersions, holt-melt extrudates and extended-release formulations. Extraction from these types of samples can be extremely challenging in terms of efficiency, reproducibility, cost, and transferability.

This JPAG symposium will discuss some of the challenges in the topic of sample preparation and provide examples of potential solutions in the form of innovative instrumentation, automation, and the application of existing methodology to inform and educate the audience about advances in sample preparation.


Thursday 24th March 2022
Challenges in the Development of Drug Delivery Devices
Royal Society of Chemistry, London
Drug-Device combination products such as inhalers, nasal sprays and autoinjectors present a range of unique challenges for their successful development and analysis. Effective performance testing is critical for understanding the quality of these products, with critical quality attributes often limited by device performance as much as traditional chemical stability trends.

In this event our expert speakers will discuss the current trends in the analysis of these complex products. Topics will include test automation, current inhaled in-vitro bioequivalence techniques, and the latest regulatory perspectives from the MHRA.


Thursday 12th May 2022
Antibody Drug Conjugate: The new science
Royal Society of Chemistry, London
Antibody drug conjugates (ADCs) are an exciting and challenging new area of research and are becoming ever more popular across the industry with more than 100 ADCs reported in the clinic. The targeted nature of the molecules makes them extremely suitable for delivering toxic molecules to the biological target.
However the complexity of the molecules and the lack of regulatory experience increases the complexity in discovery and development across all disciplines.
This symposium brings together experts from across the industry to share their knowledge and learning for an engaging and exciting meeting.



Wednesday 17th November 2021
The JPAG pharmaceutical analysis research awards 2021
VIRTUAL EVENT : 1pm-4:45pm (UK GMT)

JPAG presents the pharmaceutical analysis symposium for postgraduate students and early career stage scientists, including those in industry. This will provide the opportunity for delegates to showcase their work and network with peers, academics and industrial scientists through oral and poster presentations. There will be a £1,000 first prize and £250 second prize for the best oral presentations as well as £200 first prize and two runner-up prizes of £100 for the best posters. Registration is free for all students, early career stage scientists and their supervisors/managers, but we highly encourage students and early career stage scientists delegates to submit an abstract for poster or oral presentation to this exciting annual JPAG event.

The deadline for submission of abstracts has now passed

Keynote speaker: Prof David Cowan OBE FKC FRPharmS FRSB, King's College London
Titie: A 30 minute snapshot of highlights in the career of a Pharmaceutical Analyst

In addition, held on-line one day before this awards Symposium, there will be a Careers Fair with the opportunity to meet on-line with big industry pharma and other key contacts and take advantage of the great networking opportunities. This could be the event to provide a step-change to your professional career. Your future employer could be here.

Further details on both the awards symposium and the careers fair will appear here soon.


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Regulatory Hot Topics VI
Thursday 9th December 2021

Automation of sample preparation
Thursday 3rd February 2022

Challenges in the Development of Drug Delivery Devices
Thursday 24th March 2022

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Very enjoyable and thought-provoking day; going away with plenty of notes and specific items for discussion.

Excellent meeting, challenging and thought provoking. The organisation was excellent, thanks to all the efforts that JPAG team have made.

I have not attended a bad JPAG meeting yet. They are really good value for money and I really love to get the presentations as PDFs

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In line with the government advice on social distancing, JPAG has had to take a decision about its future programme of events. Therefore for the forseeable future no symposia will take place as conventional meetings.

JPAG has been working hard to offer its symposia as on-line events, and following a series of very successful virtual symposia events in 2020, we look forward to bringing you more great impactful virtual and in-person symposia events this year.

We look forward to welcoming you to our events soon.


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