Process Chemistry Conferences Schedule


Organic Process Research and Development
The Leading Process Chemistry Conference!
19.02.2014 - 21.02.2014
Radisson Resort Orlando Celebration - Kissimmee
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Do you want to improve efficiency and innovation in your synthetic route design, development and optimisation?

The efficient conversion of a chemical process into a process for manufacture on tonnage scale has always been of importance in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. However, in the current economic and regulatory climate, it has become increasingly vital and challenging to do so efficiently.

At Organic Process Research & Development Conference, you will hear detailed presentations and case studies from top international chemists. Our hand-picked programme of speakers has been put together specifically for an industrial audience. They will discuss the latest issues relating to synthetic route design, development and optimisation in the pharmaceutical, fine chemical and allied fields.

Unlike other conferences, practically all our speakers are experts from industry, which means the ideas and information you take home will be directly applicable to your own work.

The smaller numbers at our conferences create a more intimate atmosphere. You will enjoy plenty of opportunities to meet and network with speakers and fellow attendees during the reception, sit-down lunches and extended coffee breaks in a relaxed and informal environment. Together, you can explore the different strategies and tactics evolving to meet today’s challenges

  • Monday 19 February 2014 - Conference Day One

     08.15 Registration
      Morning Session Chair: Dr Will Watson, Scientific Update, UK
     08.55 Opening Remarks
    09.00 Dr Jason Mulder, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc, USA
    Synthesis of a Challenging API: A Process Chemistry Case Study
     09.45 Dr Kirill Lukin, AbbVie Inc., USA
    Development of Scalable Synthesis of APIs Targeting S1Px Receptors
     10.30 Coffee and Exhibitionoprd-logo acs
    sponsored by
     11.15 Dr David Mitchell, Eli Lilly, USA
    Designing Selectivity in the Practical Synthesis of AminoPyrazoles Heterocyclic Drug Targets
     12.00 Dr Dan Hallow, Bristol-Myers Squibb, USA
    Reaction Science to Enable Quality by Design in Process Development
     12.45 Lunch & Exhibtion
      Afternoon Session Chair: Dr Roger Bakale, TEVA, USA
     2.00 Dr Bruno Radatus, Apotex Pharmachem Inc, Canada
    Serendipitous Discovery of a Zidovudine Guanidine Complex:
    A Case Study for the Development of a Superior Process for the
    Production of Zidovudine
     2.15 Dr Ying Chen, Amgen, USA
    Development of a Practical and Scaleable Synthesis of S1P1 Agonists: A Fit for Purpose Approach
     3.30 Coffee and Exhibitionoprd-logo acs
    sponsored by
     4.15 Dr Bryan Lewis, Eisai Research Institute, USA
    The Halaven Process Development Story
     5.00 Dr Jeffrey Sperry, Pfizer Inc, USA
    The Role of Process Analytical Technology (PAT) in the Development of a Safe and Robust Double SNAr Reaction
     5.45 evonikWelcome Reception
    - kindly sponsored by Evonik Industries
  • Thursday 20 February 2014 - Conference Day Two

      Morning Session Chair: Dr Dinesh Gala, Merck Inc, USA
     08.25 Opening Remarks
     08.45 Dr Joseph M Barendt, Chiral Technologies Inc., USA
    Modern Methods for the Separation of Enantiomers... - from Kilos to Tons
     09.30 Dr Ioannis Houpis, Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, Belguim
    Synthesis of a Long Acting HIV Protease Inhibitor via Metal or Enzymatic Reduction of the Appropriate Chloro Ketone and Selective Zinc Enolate Condensation with an Amino-epoxide
    10.15 Coffee and Exhibitionoprd-logo acs
    sponsored by
    10.45 Dr Kurt Püntener, Roche, Switzerland
    With Asymmetric Hydrogenation towards Scalable, Stereoselective Syntheses of Aleglitazar & Bitopertin
     11.45 Dr Marc Halpern, PTC Organics Inc, USA
    Phase-Transfer Catalysis: The Good, the Obvious and the Hidden in the Patent Literature
     12.30 Lunch and Exhibition
    1.45 –
    4.45 pm

    Reaction work-up and product isolation – design strategies and tips
    Given by Dr Will Watson, Scientific Update
    Followed by
    Exhibitor Showcases

    7.30  Evening Reception hosted by AlbemarleAlbemarlecolor10cm
  • Friday 21 February 2014 - Conference Day Three

      Morning Session Chair: Dr John Knight, Scientific Update, UK
    08.25 Opening Remarks
    08.30 Dr Yugang Liu, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, USA
    Development of a Scalable Synthesis of NIBR-1282 for First-in-Human Studies
    09.15 Dr Stefan Koenig, Genentech Inc, USA
    Development of a Robust Manufacturing Process to Akt Inhibitor GDC-0068
    10.00 Coffee and Exhibitionoprd-logo acs
    sponsored by 
    10.45 Dr Robert Appell, Dow Chemical Company, USA
    Development of a Manufacturing Process for the API Solubilization Excipient HPMC-AS
    11.30 Dr Paul Richardson, Pfizer, USA
    Discovery Synthesis and Initial Scale-Up Development of PF-06463922 – A Novel Small Molecule Macrocyclic Inhibitor of ALK/ROS1
    12.15 Dr Dave Ager, DSM, USA
    Something Old – No: Something New!
    12.45 End of Conference
    • Process Research & Development Chemists
    • Chemical Engineers in Industry
    • Heads of Departments & Team Leaders
  • How will you benefit from attending?

    • Benefit by hearing from key speakers who will present detailed case studies.
    • Learn how to design for efficiency and optimise your development objectives.
    • Access how industry strategies are evolving to meet today's challenges.
    • Learn how your peers are developing solutions to common problems.
    • Gather important information on technical developments and equipment.
    • Bring yourself up-to-date on current developments and future trends in pharmaceutical development.
    • Meet and network with the key people working in the pharmaceutical industries.
    • Save time by picking up essential tips from experts in their fields.
  • We have several sponsorship opportunities still available for this conference. These include networking and reception sponsorship.

    Your company logo with link to your website would appear here and for premium sponsorship such as networking and reception, adjacent to the conference pages as well.

    See our sponsorship section on the advantages that sponsorship can bring to your business.

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Fee Info

Conference Fee:
Academic Fee:
Exhibitor Fee:
$2995 for booth + attendee, $750 for extra attendees


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