PPXRD-13 Summary -

The Black Forest area of Germany provided the scenic setting for the 2015 Pharmaceutical Powder X-ray Diffraction Symposium, the 13th in the series.

Over 40 scientists from 16 different countries gathered at the Schwarzwald Panorama, in Bad Herrenalb, Germany, during the week of 18-21 May, to discuss the critical role of X-ray diffraction methods in pharmaceutical analysis.

The symposium began with an optional, full-day workshop focusing on Quantitative Phase Analysis by XRPD, followed by two and a half days of technical sessions. They included:

  • Patent Issues
  • Amorphous, Activated, and Nano Materials
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis
  • PXRD Techniques/Crystal Structure Prediction/Crystal Structure Verification
  • New Frontiers in X-ray Diffraction for Pharmaceutical Research and Development
  • Complementary Techniques/Formulation & Product Development

The complete program, including abstracts, is available for viewing at http://www.icdd.com/ppxrd/13/program.htm.

In addition, an evening Poster Session and reception were held, hosted by ICDD, in conjunction with a vendor exhibition. This event provided the perfect opportunity for attendees to network with colleagues, peruse the scientific posters, and discover the latest tools for XRD analysis as displayed by the vendors.  The exhibition was held during two days of the symposium. We thank the following organizations that participated:

  • Bruker AXS, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • International Centre for Diffraction Data, Newtown Square, PA  USA
  • PANalytical GmbH, Kassel, Germany
  • Rigaku, Ettlingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
  • STOE & Cie GmbH, Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany

We also wish to thank the Organizing Committee for their efforts in creating a successful program filled with exciting talks, covering the range of fundamentals to cutting-edge developments!  If you have an idea for future symposiums, please feel free to contact any member of the Organizing Committee.

Don’t miss the next PPXRD, tentatively scheduled for May 2016 in the USA. Stay informed by visiting www.icdd.com/ppxrd.


Click here to see the PPXRD-13 Program PDF