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Press Release 092205/150 - PPXRD-5
DXC 2005

Pharmaceutical training to discover your XRD potential!
The 5th Pharmaceutical Powder X-ray Diffraction Symposium
14-16 February 2006
Somerset, New Jersey, U.S.A

Sponsored by the International Centre for Diffraction Data

Register by 1 November 2005 and receive a 25% discount!

  Preliminary Program - Abstract Deadline 15 October 2005

Preliminary Symposium Program (14-16 February 2006):

  • X-rays in Drug Research & Discovery
    Invited Speaker: Dr. Joseph H. Reibenspies - Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, U.S.A. - Micro-sample X-ray Powder Diffraction. Applications in the Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Formulation, Product Development, Drug Delivery and Polymorph & Salt Screening
    Invited Speaker: Dr. Colin R. Pulham - The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, U.K. - Exploring Polymorphism of  Molecular Materials Using High Pressure - Opening Up New Dimensions in Polymorph Screening
  • Patent and Regulatory Issues
    Invited Speaker: Dr. Lawrence Yu - Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, Maryland, U.S.A. - Question-based Review - Linking Regulatory Evaluation of Solid State Properties to Pharmaceutical Quality
  • Process Analytical Technology
    Invited Speaker: Dr. Simon Bates, SSCI, Inc., West Lafayette, Indiana, U.S.A. - PAT: Analysis of Process Induced Disorder of API by X-ray Powder Diffraction
  • Complementary Techniques (DSC, TGA, Hot Stage Microscopy, FTIR, Raman, NMR, SEM, AFM, Light Microscopy, XRF, SAXS, SANS)
  • XRPD Structural Techniques (Acquisition and Use of XRPD Data, Indexing, Structure Determination, Rietveld Refinement)
    Invited Speaker: Dr. William David - Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxon, U.K. - Making Powder Diffraction Movies
  • New Frontiers for XRD in Pharmaceutical R&D
    Invited Speaker: Dr. Irene Margiolaki - European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), Grenoble, France - Synchrotron Powder Diffraction: Applications to Macromolecular Crystallography

Optional Workshop (13 February 2006):

Characterization of Pharmaceutical Solids: Crystal Studies and XRD Applications

Sponsored by


Leah Mooney, Education Coordinator
12 Campus Boulevard
Newtown Square, PA 19073
Tel: +610-325-9814

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