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ICDD Press Release

ICDD presents PPXRD-11, the 11th Pharmaceutical Powder X-ray Diffraction Symposium

January 25, 2012

Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa
Fort Myers, Florida, USA
 15 – 18 May 2012
Sponsored by the International Centre for Diffraction Dat
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The ICDD is pleased to present this unique symposium focusing on cutting-edge topics surrounding the combined fields of Pharmaceuticals and X-ray Powder Diffraction. The symposium includes an optional one-day workshop, and two half-day sessions. Abstracts are currently being accepted for both oral and poster sessions, and the deadline to submit an abstract is 20 February 2012. Visit our web site: www.icdd.com/ppxrd to submit an abstract and view more details regarding the event.

SPECIAL SESSIONS, 16–18 MAY 2012
Subject to change depending upon abstracts submitted. Please check our website regularly for updates.

AMORPHOUS, ACTIVATED AND NANOMATERIALS
Chair: Peter Varlashkin, GlaxoSmithKline, Durham, NC
Invited Speaker: Lian Yu, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

XRPD STRUCTURAL TECHNIQUES (ACQUISITION AND USE OF XRPD DATA, INDEXING, STRUCTURE DETERMINATION, RIETVELD REFINEMENT)
Chair: Arnt Kern, Bruker AXS GmbH, Karlsruhe, Germany
Invited Speaker: Marc Garland, ICES, Jurong Island, Singapore

FORMULATION & PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Chair: Detlef Beckers, PANalytical, Almelo, The Netherlands
Invited Speaker: Peter Wildfong, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

CRYSTAL STRUCTURE PREDICTION

Chair: Tim Fawcett, ICDD, Newtown Square, PA
Invited Speaker: James A. Kaduk, Poly Crystallography, Inc. and Illinois Institute of Technology, Naperville, IL

POLYMORPH & SALT SCREENING
Chair: Greg Stephenson, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN
Invited Speaker: Pingyun Chen, Catalent Pharma Solutions, Morrisville, NC

NEW FRONTIERS IN XRD IN PHARMACEUTICAL R&D
Chair: Cyrus Crowder, ICDD, Newtown Square, PA

COMPLEMENTARY TECHNIQUES
Chair: Fangling Needham, ICDD, Newtown Square, PA

REGULATORY AND PATENT ISSUES
Chair: Shawn Yin, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, New Brunswick, NJ
Invited Speaker: Andrew Raw, FDA – Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Rockville, MD

OPTIONAL WORKSHOP, 15 MAY 2012
UNDERSTANDING AMORPHOUS PHARMACEUTICAL MATERIALS—FORMULATION & CHARACTERIZATION
Organizer: Shawn Yin, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, New Brunswick, NJ
Instructor: Lian Yu, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

POSTER SESSION, 16 MAY 2012
An evening reception and poster session of submitted papers will be held in the exhibit hall. See guidelines for submission of poster abstracts on our web site: www.icdd.com/ppxrd

EXHIBITION, 16 – 17 MAY 2012
Concurrent with the symposium, evening poster session and reception will be a commercial exhibition of analytical instrumentation and related products and services. To learn more about exhibit reservations and sponsorship opportunities, please see complete details about exhibiting in our Exhibitor Open Bid Packet.

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