Leistritz will host the 8th annual Pharmaceutical Extrusion Seminar on June 12-13, 2013, which will combine classroom sessions and twin screw extrusion demonstrations.  This “hands-on” seminar starts with the basics and explains why extrusion is an ideal technology to comply with the FDA’s Process Analytical Technology (PAT) initiative, as well as presenting cutting-edge extrusion technologies being developed and utilized for a variety of dosage forms.  Anyone involved with pharmaceutical extrusion will benefit by attending this program. 

Day 1, June 12, 2013

  • Twin Screw Extrusion Theory: Nano-scale Compounding and the Path to Production - Charlie Martin, Leistritz (USA)           
  • Current Innovations in Feeding and Refill Technologies for Continuous Pharmaceutical Extrusion Processes – Sharon Nowak, 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
  • Pharmaceutical Hot Melt Extrusion Viewed as a Special Polymer Compounding Process – Costas Gogos, Polymer Processing Institute (NJIT)                         
  • Applications of Dow AFFINISOL™ HPMC in Hot Melt Extrusion – Kevin O’Donnell, Dow Wolff Cellulosics
  • Twin Screw Extrusion for the Granulation of Pharmaceuticals - Michael Thompson, McMaster University           

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

Day 2, June 13, 2013

  • Processing Polymeric Excipients in HME - Shaukat Ali, BASF
  • Shape of Innovation: Polymer Processing and New Product Possibilities – Tony Listro, Delivery Science
  • Foaming Technology to Enable Oral Drug Delivery – Graciela Terife, Merck
  • Strategies and Challenges of Pharmaceutical Melt Extrusion Formulation and Process Development - Firouz Asgarzadeh, Evonik Degussa                                   
  • Novel Applications of Twin Screw Extrusion in Controlled Release as Well as Immediate Release Dosage Form Development - Zhouyang John Lian, Ashland Specialty Ingredient   
  • Tablet Formulation and Process Design for Solid Dispersion Granules Generated by Hot Melt Extrusion – Ron Vladyka, Catalent Pharma Solutions
  • Compounding/extrusion of Inherently Antimicrobial Catheters – Michael Szycher, Sterling Biomedical
  • Screw Configuration Characterization for the Processing of Copovidone – David Bigio, University of Maryland
  • Die and Downstream Extrusion Techniques - Augie Machado, Leistritz (USA)                   
  • Cleaning and Validation of Extrusion Equipment - Bert Elliott, Leistritz (USA)
  • Control System for Pharma Extrusion – Pete Palmer, Wolock & Lott                                 
  • Interactive screw design and assembly session
  • Adjournment

“Hands-on” demonstrations at Leistritz process laboratory will include:

  • nano-16 twin screw extrusion system processing 50 gram batch samples
  • Film/lamination extrusion system  as used for transdermal or dissolvable film applications
  • Micro-pelletization extrusion system producing ½ mm pellets for direct capsule filling
  • Melt granulation extrusion technology for high potency/strength tablets
  • Extrusion system for compounding heat/shear sensitive API’s via hot melt extrusion


- Early registration, if received by May 15, 2013 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 are at a premium so we suggest you make your reservation as early as possible. (Use code PEG 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 a registration form for the Pharmaceutical Extrusion Seminar

To download the article "Melt Extrusion: Shaping Drug Delivery in the 21st Century"

169 Meister Ave.
Somerville, NJ, 08876, USA
ph: 908/685-2333
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