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JPAG Pharmaceutical Analysis Research Awards and Careers Fair 2022
It has been another very successful year for the Pharmaceutical Analysis Research Awards and Careers Symposium which was held on Tuesday. 22nd November 2022, the first held with a live audience since Covid-19. Over 100 delegates attended the meeting and heard two highly inspirational keynote lectures by Dr Tony Bristow, AstraZeneca, and by Professor Paul Thomas, Loughborough University.
There were also eight high-quality podium presentations by early career PhD and industrial researchers. In the Science Room at Burlington House were 22 posters, attended by the authors.
The winner of THE GEOFFREY PHILLIPS ANALYTICAL SCIENCE AWARD for the best podium presentation has been announced. The winner was Miss Georgina Armstrong, GSK, who gave her presentation on "Sequence engineering of monoclonal antibodies to reduce the viscosity of high concentration formulations; an in silico approach to viscosity predictions for IgG Fvs". Georgina received a certificate and a bursary of up to £1,000 to enable her to benefit from a relevant programme of personal professional development, and a further £100 donated by the Royal Society of Chemistry.
The highly commended podium award of £250 was made to Miss Lucy Durham, Pharmaron, for her presentation on "Method development for the detection and quantification of six nitrosamines from water-based rinsates by triple quadropole liquid chromatography mass spectroscopy".
The winner of the best poster award of £200 was Miss Phebie Watson, Liverpool John Moores University, for her presentation on "Evaluating attenuated total reflectance Fourier transform infrared and near infrared spectroscopy for classifying M. musculus grave soil in the presence of clothing material".
Commended poster awards, each of £100 ,were made to Mr Ashraf Qasem, University of Bath, for his presentation on "The effect of position 1 substituent and config...
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Thursday 24th November 2022

Guidance on the Characterisation of the particle population in AAV ...
The quality of a medicine is critical to ensuring its safety and efficacy, and therefore the medicine’s suitability for patients. The use of analytical techniques is a vital component in the assurance of medicines quality. Identified as a priority...

For colleagues in the ATMP community. The BP team at MHRA has opened a consultation on new guidance for the characterisation of the particle population in AAV products. Details in the link below, closing date 31st Jan 2023.
CLICK HERE for more details.
Thursday 24th November 2022

RPS calls for changes in research of controlled drugs
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has responded to a consultation from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs regarding the legal constraints on researching controlled drugs.
In the response, we call for barriers that restrict legitimate research with controlled drugs, other than synthetic cannabinoids, to be removed. We’ve also highlighted that allowing flexibility around licensing, storage, formulation and the clinical supply of controlled drugs would facilitate more fundamental research to occur in the UK. RPS Chief Scientist Professor Gino Martini said:
“The UK is a world-leader in the life sciences sector. It’s important we’re given the best opportunity to support the development of new medicines that can help patients get the treatment that they need. We need to make the most of our incredible pharmaceutical infrastructure and ensure it’s easier to gain licences for the research of controlled drugs, which ultimately can help to enhance patient care.”
More information on our consultation response : Call for Evidence – Barriers to research for controlled drugs.
Friday 14th May 2021

Consultation on improving tests in BP monographs
As part of the BP's continued work to ensure their products and services remain relevant, easy to use and cost-effective, they are proposing changes to improve tests used in their monographs.
They have prepared the following items for consultation with their users, and would like your views.
LC-DAD
LC-PAD
Expression of related substances limits

JPAG are looking for specific comments from members on these that will be subsequently forwarded to BP.
FULL DETAILS AND ADD YOUR COMMENT HERE
Friday 3rd July 2020

Patient adherence; the true costs
Here is another article in the series reproduced with permission from the European Pharmaceutical Review. It is entitled "Patient adherence; the true costs" written by Dr Dave Elder, Past-Chairman of the JPAG Committee Download the article
Wednesday 1st July 2020

Covid-19 a wakeup call?
Here is another article in the series reproduced with permission from the European Pharmaceutical Review. It is entitled "Covid-19 a wake-up call" written by Dr Dave Elder, Past-Chairman of the JPAG Committee Download the article
Monday 20th April 2020

The role of ELSIE in evolving current thinking on extractables and lea
Here is another article in the series reproduced with permission from the European Pharmaceutical Review. It is entitled "The role of ELSIE in evolving current thinking on extractables and leachables" written by Dr Dave Elder, Past-Chairman of the JPAG Committee Download the article
Wednesday 19th February 2020

ICH M9: biopharmaceutics classification system-based biowaivers
Here is another article in the series reproduced with permission from the European Pharmaceutical Review. It is entitled "ICH Q12: "ICH M9: biopharmaceutics classification system-based biowaivers" written by Dr Dave Elder, Past-Chairman of the JPAG Committee Download the article
Monday 6th January 2020

ICH Q12: Technical and regulatory considerations for pharmaceutical pr
Here is another article in the series reproduced with permission from the European Pharmaceutical Review. It is entitled "ICH Q12: Technical and regulatory considerations for pharmaceutical product lifecycle management" written by Dr Dave Elder, Past-Chairman of the JPAG Committee Download the article
Monday 6th January 2020

Royal Pharmaceutical Society JPAG Network Group
The JPAG Network Group was set up on the Society’s website about ten years ago to provide a forum to promote JPAG events and allow members to share news. A total of 417 members of the RPS with interests in pharmaceutical analysis joined the group. In mid-2017 the Society ceased to accept details of JPAG events and promote its events; use of the group network declined as a result. In mid-2019 it was discovered, by chance, that the Society had removed all network groups from its site. The Society advised that this was because fewer people were using the site and for other, technical, reasons. It is in the process of working with its groups “to try to implement new and improved ways of allowing its members to network, share ideas and opportunities and provide peer support”. JPAG is actively working with the Society to achieve this objective for pharmaceutical analysts and a further report will be given in due course
Monday 11th November 2019

Allowable levels of excipients in drug products
Here is another article in the series reproduced with permission from the European Pharmaceutical Review. It is entitled "Allowable levels of excipients in drug products" written by Dr Dave Elder, Past-Chairman of the JPAG Committee Download the article
Thursday 26th September 2019

Arthur Andrews passes away
JPAG are sorry to announce that long standing and life member, Arthur Andrews, passed away on 22 June 2019.
Dave Elder, current JPAG Chairman, representing all JPAG committee, went to the celebration of Arthur's life and thanksgiving service for Arthur, on 9 September.
We are deeply saddened and send our condolences to his family and friends.
Monday 16th September 2019

Inadequate supply: drug shortages in the EU
Here is another article in the series reproduced with permission from the European Pharmaceutical Review. It is entitled "Inadequate supply: drug shortages in the EU" written by Dr Dave Elder, Past-Chairman of the JPAG Committee Download the article
Thursday 20th June 2019

Mutagenic impurities: a done deal? (part 3)
Here is another article in the series reproduced with permission from the European Pharmaceutical Review. It is entitled "Mutagenic impurities: a done deal? (part 3)" written by Dr Dave Elder, Past-Chairman of the JPAG Committee Download the article
Tuesday 18th June 2019

Mutagenic impurities: a done deal? Part 2
Here is another article in the series reproduced with permission from the European Pharmaceutical Review. It is entitled "Mutagenic impurities: a done deal?” written by Dr Dave Elder, Past-Chairman of the JPAG Committee Download the article
Wednesday 27th February 2019

Brexit and balance
Here is another article in the series reproduced with permission from the European Pharmaceutical Review. It is entitled "Brexit and balance” written by Dr Dave Elder, Past-Chairman of the JPAG Committee Download the article
Thursday 31st January 2019

Mutagenic impurities: a done deal?
Here is another article in the series reproduced with permission from the European Pharmaceutical Review. It is entitled "Mutagenic impurities: a done deal?” written by Dr Dave Elder, Past-Chairman of the JPAG Committee Download the article
Thursday 31st January 2019

Understanding the importance of analytical Target Profile: the key...
Here is another article in the series reproduced with permission from the European Pharmaceutical Review. It is entitled "Understanding the importance of analytical Target Profile: the key questions to ask” written by Dr Dave Elder, Past-Chairman of the JPAG Committee Download the article
Thursday 31st January 2019

Safety-based limits for nonmutagenic impurities for early phase clinic
Here is another article in the series reproduced with permission from the European Pharmaceutical Review. It is entitled "Safety-based limits for non-mutagenic impurities for early phase clinical studies” written by Dr Dave Elder, Past-Chairman of the JPAG Committee Download the article
Thursday 31st January 2019

Big data: big opportunities or big challenges?
Here is another article in the series reproduced with permission from the European Pharmaceutical Review. It is entitled "Big data: big opportunities or big challenges?", written by Dr Dave Elder, Past-Chairman of the JPAG Committee Download the article
Thursday 31st January 2019

ICH M10: guideline on bioanalytical method validation
Here is another article in the series reproduced with permission from the European Pharmaceutical Review. It is entitled "ICH M10: guideline on bioanalytical method validation", written by Dr Dave Elder, Past-Chairman of the JPAG Committee Download the article
Thursday 31st January 2019


Geoffrey Phillips Analytical Science Award

NEW: 2022 winner

Miss Georgina Armstrong, GSK,
receiving the 2022 Geoffrey Phillips Award
from Dr Lisa Hinchliffe, JPAG Chair


The winner of the 2022 Geoffrey Phillips Award is Miss Georgina Armstrong, GSK. Georgina gave a presentation on "Sequence engineering of monoclonal antibodies to reduce the viscosity of high concentration formulations; an in silico approach to viscosity predictions for IgG Fvs"


Geoffrey Phillips Analytical Science Award

For details on how you might be a future winner of the Geoffrey Phillips Analytical Science Award and perhaps travel to an international conference, please go to the INFO page.



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