Like many readers of Pharmaceutical Technology, I will be attending the annual meeting and exhibition of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) in
Atlanta, on Nov. 16–20. AAPS always provides a great opportunity to hear the leading minds in the pharmaceutical sciences,
and PharmTech will be building on that tradition through a new project that we are launching at AAPS.
Patricia Van Arnum
Michelle Hoffman, editor-in-chief, Maribel Rios, senior editor, and I will interview session speakers and other industry thought
leaders live at the PharmTech booth (Number 1331). These interviews will make up our Vidcast program, which will be posted
here and delivered in special AAPS editions of ePT,
Pharmaceutical Technology's weekly electronic newsletter.
Moheb Nasr, director of FDA's Office of New Drug Quality Assessment, will discuss FDA's quality-by-design (QbD) initiative
as it applies to analytical methods. Excipient manufacturers will offer their views on QbD and how to achieve better process
Experts will also explain the potential of liquid-filled hard capsules, including their use in early clinical studies as a
quick-to-market option, and the promise of nanotechnology in drug delivery. Industry leaders will discuss the fundamentals
of particles and powders and the characteristics needed to produce a quality solid dosage form. Speakers will also explain
how approaches such as hot-melt extrusion, nanocrystals, and spray-dried solid dispersions can overcome poor solubility. And
AAPS President Karen Habucky will share her views on education for pharmaceutical scientists and engineers.
So tune in here for the latest from AAPS.
Patricia Van Arnum is a senior editor of Pharmaceutical Technology.