Conducted every year, the flagship conference by The Society for Pharmaceutical Dissolution Science (SPDS) is attended by pharmaceutical R&D, QA, and QC as well as academia professionals from India and abroad, involving speakers from the US, Europe and Asia. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the international conference was conducted online in collaboration with AAPS, USA and conducting the event jointly from June 24-26, 2021 (15.00 hrs to 20.00 hrs, IST).
The conference started with a prayer and the Anugraha Bashan of Pujya Swamiji Sachidananda Maharaj, The Muttathipathi of Mahameeru Peetam, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh.
The event was inaugurated by the Chief Guest – Dr BPS Reddy, Chairman of Hetero Group of Companies and Guest of Honour B Suresh, Pro-Chancellor, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysuru and President, Pharmacy Council of India.
The theme of the event was “Dissolution as a Pivotal Tool for Drug Product Performance”. The Society for Pharmaceutical Dissolution Science (SPDS), an organisation which is going to complete 10 years soon has gained international presence and acceptance in a short span of time.
Disso India- 2021 Online had a total of 19 lectures from eminent professionals working in the pharma industry from around the world as well as academia coupled with a panel discussion. The international conference was attended by more than 2000 delegates on all three days, from Industry and Academia across the globe. The subject experts presented various advances and developments related to dissolution science and its applications. The event is organised by its President – Vijay Kshirsagar, Vice president, Dr Padma Devarajan, Vice President –SPDS and General secretary Dr L Ramaswamy, Managing Director of Sotax India and the organising committee members.
The scientific sessions were programmed and executed under the Chairmanship of Professor Arvind Bansal, Head-Department of Pharmaceutics, NIPER, SAS Nagar and the Co-Chair-Dr Vinod P Shah, Ex-US FDA and Pharmaceutical Consultant, US.
The Scientific Abstract Book was inaugurated by the Guest. Another highlight of the event was the release of the second edition of the Desk book of Pharmaceutical Dissolution Science & Applications by Dr Tina Morris, Chief Executive Officer, AAPS, USA. The Desk Book is a unique one of its kind and contains around 20 chapters contributed and written by expert scientists across the globe. The aim of this publication is to provide the Academia, Industry Analysts and Research Scientists an overview of Basics and Fundamentals in the dissolution science and testing, recent developments in instrumentation and automation, changing regulatory requirements and innovations in the area of dissolution science and dissolution/in vitro release for novel dosage forms. The Desk Book has been edited by eminent experts from the US, Dr Vinod P Shah, Dr Umesh Banakar, and Dr Sandip Tiwari.
A galaxy of eminent speakers enlightened the attendees on current dissolution centric technologies and sciences during the three days
The following lectures were seen at the conference:
- AAPS Role in Advancement of Pharmaceutical Science
Dr Tina Morris, Chief Executive Officer, AAPS, USA (Key Note address)
- The Role of Dissolution in the Development of Complex Generics Including Topical/Ophthalmic Drug Products
Dr Vinod P Shah, Ex-USFDA, Pharmaceutical Consultant, USA
- Solubility – Permeability Interplay in the Dissolution
Dr VatsalaNageshwaran, Chief Business Officer, Absorption Systems, USA
- Cocrystals for Solubility Enhancement
Prof Arvind Bansal, Professor & Head, Department of Pharmaceutics, NIPER, SAS Nagar, India
- Excipients for Enabling Technologies
Dr Sandip Tiwari, Head of Technical Services – Pharma Solutions, North America, BASF, USA
- Scientific Pursuit for Improving Human Health ( Key Note Address)
Dr Andrew Vick, President, AAPS, USA
- USP Apparatus 4 as a Biowaiver Tool for Specialized Formulations
Samir Haddouchi, Managing Director, SPS Pharma Services, Orleans, France
- Nanosystems: Dissolution Methodologies and Biorelevant Media
Prof Padma Devarajan, Dean-Research & Innovation and Professor in Pharmacy, Institute of Chemical Technology, India
- Intelligent vs Intellectual vs Regulatory Compliant Dissolution Testing: Where do we Draw the Lines!!
Dr Umesh Banakar, Professor and President, Banakar Consulting Services, USA
- Physiologically Based Absorption Modelling (PBAM)
Dr Sandra Suarez-Sharp, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Simulations Plus Inc., USA
- Relevance of Intrinsic Dissolution Testing ( Key Note Address on 26th June 2021.
Vijay Kshirsagar, CEO & President, TRAC Consulting, India
- Bio predictive Dissolution Methods
Dr Deanna Mudie, Lonza Inc, USA
- Clinically Relevant Dissolution Specifications/Patient-Centric Dissolution Testing
Dr Andreas Abend, Director in the Analytical Sciences Group, Merck, USA
- Advances in Dynamic Dissolution
Mark McAllister, Senior Scientific Director, Pfizer, USA
- Automation for Dissolution Data Integrity
Jürgen Kempf, Business Development Manager Automation, SOTAX AG, Switzerland
- Hydrodynamics and dissolution testing -considerations for apparatus and medium selection
Dr Deirdre D’Arcy, Associate Professor, Trinity College, Ireland
- Automated, Pharmacopeia-compliant UV/Vis spectrometer calibration for dissolution testing
Dr Hans-Joachim Muhr, Head of Strategic Product Group UV/VIS Scientific Director, Mettler-Toledo GmbH, Analytical, Switzerland
- PIV measurements of USP Apparatus 1 Hydrodynamics – A closeup story
Dr Satish Perivilli, Senior Scientist II, Dosage form performance laboratory USP, USA
- Influence of Particle Characteristics on Dissolution Testing
Sandeep Kulkarni, Scientific Director, Image Provision Technology Pvt. Ltd., India
The event was supported by companies like SOTAX and ACG who were the Platinum partners of the event and also Electrolab, USP, Mettler Toledo, Image Provision Technology, Inveniolife, Labindia, Waters and Spookfish Innovation
A registered NGO, Society for Pharmaceutical Dissolution Science (SPDS) was formed on July 16, 2012, in Mumbai with the objective of promoting Science and Technological Development in the field of Dissolution Science.
SPDS is proud to have partnered with the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) for this year’s Disso India 2021 event.