Leistritz will host its’ seventh annual Pharmaceutical Extrusion Seminar on June 20-21, 2012. (PES 2012)  This program is unique to the pharmaceutical industry in that basic extrusion theory is presented in an in-depth way to facilitate understanding of TSE technology, which is then immediately reinforced with “hands-on” extrusion demonstrations.  In addition to Leistritz staff, the program is supplemented by outside industry experts that will address cutting-edge technologies.


Day 1, June 20, 2012

  • Twin Screw Extrusion Theory: Nano-scale Compounding and the Path to Production - Charlie Martin, Leistritz (USA)
  • Advances in Feeding and Refill Technologies for Difficult Flowing Pharmaceutical Powders - Ed Bonsall, K-Tron
  • Twin Screw Extrusion: Screw Design, Processing and Scale-Up - Bill Thiele, Leistritz (USA)
  • Downstream Pharma Extrusion Technology Specific for Tubing and Rods - Bob Bessemer, Conair
  • Physicochemical Properties and Drug Release Mechanisms of Melt Extrudates - Justin Keen, University of Texas
  • Beyond Compounding: Increasing Product Value via Extrusion Technologies - Chad Brown, Merck
  • Process and Formulation Approaches for Pharmaceutical Extrusion Applications - Josh Shockey, Green Ridge Consulting
  • A Comprehensive Approach to Bioavailability Enhancement - Hibre Terefe, ExxPharma Therapeutics

- Extrusion demonstrations at the Leistritz process laboratory
- Reception/dinner/networking session

Day 2, June 21, 2012

  • Selection of Polymeric Excipients for Processing APIs. A Case Study Review - Shaukat Ali, BASF
  • Formulation Design for Melt Extrusion - Jim DiNunzio, Hoffman-La Roche
  • Pharmaceutical HME: Dissolution-based Compounding - Costas Gogos, PPI/NJIT
  • Solubility – The Key to Solid Solution Stability and Pharmaceutical Extrusion Process-ability - Min Yang, Evonik Degussa
  • Cellular Plastics in Drug Delivery - Graciela Terife, NJIT
  • Drug Delivery Innovation Takes Shape: Dosage Forming Utilizing Extrusion Technologies - Tony Listro, Delivery Science
  • New Continuous Manufacturing Approaches to Granulation in the Pharmaceutical Industry Using Twin Screw Extrusion
  • Machinery - Michael Thompson, McMaster University
  • Hot Melt Extrusion (HME) of Ethylcellulose, Hypromellose and Polyethylene Oxide - Nick Grasman, Dow Wolff Cellulosics
  • The Use of Hot Melt Extrusion and Comparative Technologies in Preparing Solid Amorphous Dispersions and Controlled Release Dosage Forms - Mohammad Rahman, Ashland
  • Cleaning and Validation of Extrusion Equipment - Bert Elliott, Leistritz (USA)
  • Control System for Pharma Extrusion - Pete Palmer, Wolock & Lott
  • Die and Downstream Extrusion Technologies - Augie Machado, Leistritz (USA)

Demonstrations in the Leistritz pharmaceutical extrusion laboratory:

  • nano-16 twin screw extrusion system with patented micro-plunger processing 50 gram batch samples
  • Film/lamination extrusion system for transdermal or dissolvable film dosage applications
  • Micro-pelletization extrusion system producing ½ mm pellets for direct capsule filling
  • Wet-granulation extrusion technology for high potency/strength tablets
  • Extrusion system for compounding heat/shear sensitive API’s via hot melt extrusion
  • Coextrusion system with 2 extruders making a multi-layer product


- Early registration, if received by May 18, 2012 is $820; after this date cost is $920
- Prices include handout materials, the textbook Pharmaceutical Extrusion Technology, and meals/reception
- Registrations are limited and available on a first come, first served basis

All attendees will receive the textbook entitled Pharmaceutical Extrusion Technology, the only resource currently available to bring together the technical information to develop pharmaceutical dosage forms that meet current quality and regulatory requirements - this is a $200 value!


Holiday Inn Select
111 Route 173, Clinton, NJ  08809
Ph: 908/735/5111 or visit http://www.hisclinton.com

When contacting the hotel, state you are with the PHARMACEUTICAL EXTRUSION SEMINAR to receive a $109 rate.  Rooms in the area at a premium so we suggest you make your reservation as early as possible. (Use code AME when registering)

The nearest airport is Newark Int’l, approx 30 miles away. Directions and travel information will follow with your confirmation package. For additional information or to be placed on a list to receive the final program agenda contact Sarah Scovens, Marketing Assistant, e-mail sscovens@alec-usa.com or phone: 908/685-2333 x614.

169 Meister Ave, Somerville, NJ 08876
Phone: 908-685-2333  -  www.leistritz-extrusion.com

To download the registration form …

169 Meister Ave.
Somerville, NJ, 08876, USA
ph: 908/685-2333
e-mail: sales@alec-usa.com