Process Chemistry Conferences Schedule


The Scale-Up of Chemical Processes
The Scale-Up of Chemical Processes
The 10th International Conference and Exhibition
15.07.2013 - 17.07.2013
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines - La Jolla
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Whether you are developing a brand new process or optimizing an existing synthetic route, the aims are always the same:

• Achieving greater process efficiency, yield and throughput.
• Eliminating unsafe and non-green processes and materials.
• Decreasing the costs and number of steps involved.

Since the first conference in 1994, The Scale-Up of Chemical Processes has become the major international forum for the discussion of all these aspects of scale-up and more in the pharmaceutical, fine chemical and allied fields.

Key speakers will present case studies and examples of some of the pitfalls and problems they encountered and how they overcame them. 
With unparalleled networking opportunities, this broad-based conference is the best place to learn about and discuss the latest novel ideas and techniques with the key people in the industry.

  • Monday 7 July 2014 - Conference Day One

     08.15 Registration from 08.15
      Morning Session Chair: Dr Will Watson, Scientific Update, UK
     08.55 Opening Remarks
     09.00 Professor Volker Hessel, Technische Universiteit, The Netherlands
    Intensification and Scale-Up of Flow Processes - Do Novel Process Windows Allow for Novel Process Design and Change Scale-Up?
     09.45 Dr John Snoonian, Sunovion, USA
    Development and Scale-Up of an Acid-Promoted, Diastereoconvergent Process for the Preparation of a 1,1,4,4-Tetrasubstituted Cyclohexane
     10.30 Coffee and Exhibition
     11.15 Dr Felix Roessler, Ferowis GmbH, Switzerland
    Tools and Methods for the Development of Scale-Up of Heterogeneous Catalytic Hydrogenations
     12.00 Dr Roland Goetz, BASF SE, Germany
    Process Development of Active Ingredients for Crop Protection
     12.45 Lunch and Exhibition
      Afternoon Session Chair: TBA
     14.00 Dr Peter Poechlauer, DSM, Austria
    The Scale-Up of Flow Processes:  Critical Issues
     14.45 Mr Rob Walton, Pfizer, UK
    Rivipansel, Early Synthesis of a Big, Small Molecule!
     15.30 Coffee and Exhibition
     16.15 Dr Ian Grayson,  Evonik, Germany
    Development & Scale-Up of a Process for an Electronic Chemical
     17.00 Mr Aditya Matharu,  GSK, UK
    Scale-Up of an Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Agglomerative Crystallization Process
     17.45 End of Day One
     17.45 Welcome Reception
  • Tuesday 8th July  2014 - Conference Day Two

      Morning Session Chair: TBA, 
     08.55 Opening Remarks
     09.00 Professor Oliver Kappe, University of Graz, Austria
    Accessing Forbidden Chemistry Using Continuous Flow Technology
     09.45 Mr Bernd Heinen, SAS Institute GmbH,  Germany
    Reducing Time and Cost for Development or Upscaling with Designed Experiments and Data Analysis
     10.30 Coffee and Exhibition
     11.15 Dr Rui Loureiro, Hovione FarmaCiencia SA,  Portugal
    Development and Application of Advanced, Integrated Purification and Isolation Techniques of a Complex API
     12.00 Dr Daniel R Fandrick, Boehringer-Ingelheim,  USA
    Development of Efficient Asymmetric Propargylations and Application on Pilot Plant Scale
     12.45 Lunch and Exhibition
    Impurities - How to Effectively Manage in the Development of Efficient Processes

    Tutor: Dr Andrew Teasdale

    This short course will seek to layout the current challenges facing chemists/engineers in terms of impurities.  It examines each impurity category covering key areas such as:

    • Impurity Qualification
    • How to manage unknowns - to identify/not identify the dilemma and the management of potential outcomes
    • Mutagenic Impurities - What has ICH M7 to say - what does this mean in practice?
    • New guidelines on elemental impurities - a cause for concern?
    • Extractables and Leachables
    • Utilisation of green solvents - safety implications

    In each case it will seek to outline how each of these areas can be effectively managed within the scope of the optimised process and how crucially these can be managed without the adoption of inefficient processes driven by such issues.  It will examine both existing and potential future guidelines and how these can be practically interpreted again without major impact on optimised processes and how issues can be managed from a regulatoroy perspective, including the introdution of second generation routes.

    17.30 End of Day Two
  • Wednesday 17 July 2013 - Conference Day Three

      Morning Session Chair: Dr Will Watson, Scientific Update, UK
    08.55 Opening Remarks
    09.00 Professor Xiong-Wei Ni, Heriot-Watt University, UK
    Continuous crystallisation and continuous filtration
    09.45 Dr Ian Priestley, Syngenta, UK
    Is Your Small Scale Data Valid for Scale-Up? – be careful what assumptions you make
    10.30 Coffee and Exhibition
    11.15 Dr Jonathan Graham,  GSK, UK
    Controlling a Dog [of a reaction] with PATs
    12.00 Dr Jan Haller, Novasep Synthesis, Germany
    Scale-Up of Hazardous Chemistry: Production of a Tetrazole
    12.45 End of Conference
  • Who Should Attend?

    • Process Development & Production Chemists
    • Chemical Engineers in industry
    • Technical Managers
    • Heads of Departments & Team Leaders
    • Quality Assurance Personnel
    • Safety Specialists

    How will you benefit from attending?

    • Invest in yourself: keeping up to date on current developments and future trends could mean greater job security.
    • Learn from a wide range of industrial case studies given by hand-picked industrial speakers.
    • Take home relevant ideas and information that are directly applicable to your own work, with the full proceedings in colour and a CD of the talks.
    • Save time. Our intensive, commercial-free programme means less time away from work.
    • Meet and network with the key people in the industry in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.
  • Here is what previous attendees have said about the conference:

    "Ideal venue to meet the movers and shakers in process chemistry."
    "A strong industry focus provides real and applicable issues and solutions to everyday work challenges."
    "A nicely sized and well organized conference with a good mix of talks."
    "The conference covered different aspects of chemical processes.  It is very useful and informative."
    “It has been an excellent mix of presentations, chemistries, technologies, considerations and processes in the scale-up of reactions.”
    Dow Chemical Company
    “Excellent speakers and networking opportunities”
    Huddersfield University
    “This has been an excellent experience of interactive learning”
    Alphora Research
    “Broad range of relevant topics, all well presented”
    “It’s awesome! The complete package on scale-up covering right from development, QbD & safety issues in development and scale-up.”
    "Well organised, with a high-quality programme."
    Scale-Up Systems
    "Excellent diversity of talks, great opportunity to get in touch with others in the industry."
    Almac Sciences
    "Very good quality presentations, exhibits and organisation. A highly enjoyable learning and networking opportunity."
    "An ideal place to find out what is new in process development for both chemists and engineers."
    Excellent mix of technology, chemistry and safety. I enjoyed it and learned a lot at the same time."
    Abbott Laboratories
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  • Some Key Facts about Scale-Up Conferences.


Fee Info

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


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