Mumbai: Conducted every year, this flagship conference by The Society for Pharmaceutical Dissolution Science (SPDS) is attended by Pharmaceutical R&D, QA, and QC as well as academia professionals from India & abroad, involving speakers from the US, Europe and Asia. This year, due to the Covid-19, pandemic, the International Conference is being conducted online in collaboration with AAPS, USA and conducting the event jointly from 24-26 June 2021 (15.00 hrs to 20.00 hrs, IST).

The Conference started with a prayer and the Anugraha Bashan of Pujya Swamiji Sachidananda Maharaj, The Muttathipathi of Mahameeru Peetam, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh.

The event was Inaugurated by the Chief Guest – Dr. B.P.S. Reddy, Chairman of Hetero Group of Companies and Guest of Honour B. Suresh, Pro Chancellor, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysuru and President, Pharmacy Council of India.

The theme of the event was “Dissolution as a Pivotal Tool for Drug Product Performance”. The Society for Pharmaceutical Dissolution Science (SPDS), an organisation which is going to complete 10 years soon has gained international presence and acceptance in a short span of time.

Disso India- 2021 Online to had total 19 lectures from eminent professionals working in the pharmaceutical industry from around the world as well as academia coupled with panel discussion. The international conference was attended by more than 2000 delegates on all three days, from Industry and Academia across the globe. The subject experts presented various advances and developments related to dissolution science and its applications. The event is Organised by its President – Mr Vijay Kshirsagar, Vice president, Dr Padma Devarajan, Vice President -SPDS & General secretary Dr. L. Ramaswamy, Managing Director of Sotax India and the organising committee members.

The scientific sessions were programmed and executed under the Chairmanship of Professor Arvind Bansal, Head-Department of Pharmaceutics, NIPER, SAS Nagar and the Co-Chair-Dr.Vinod. P. Shah, Ex-US FDA and Pharmaceutical Consultant, USA.

The Scientific Abstract Book was inaugurated by the Guest. Another highlight of the event was the release of second edition of the Desk book of Pharmaceutical Dissolution Science & Applications by Dr. Tina Morris, Chief Executive Officer, AAPS, USA. The Desk Book is a unique one of its kind and contains around 20 chapters contributed and written by Expert Scientists across the Globe. The aim of this special publication is to provide the Academia, Industry Analysists and Research Scientists an overview of Basics and Fundamentals in the dissolution science and testing, recent developments in instrumentation and automation, changing regulatory requirements and innovations in the area of dissolution science and dissolution / in vitro release for novel dosage forms. The Desk Book has been edited by the eminent experts from US, Dr.Vinod P. Shah, Dr.Umesh Banakar, and Dr.Sandip Tiwari..

A galaxy of eminent speakers enlightened the attendees on current dissolution centric technologies and sciences during the 3 days

Below lectures were seen at the conference

  • AAPS Role in Advancement of Pharmaceutical Science

Dr. Tina Morris, Chief Executive Officer, AAPS, USA (Key Note address)

  • The Role of Dissolution in the Development of Complex Generics Including Topical/Ophthalmic Drug Products

Dr.Vinod P Shah, Ex-USFDA, Pharmaceutical Consultant, USA

  • Solubility – Permeability Interplay in the Dissolution

Dr.Vatsala Nageshwaran, Chief Business Officer, Absorption Systems, USA

  • Cocrystals for Solubility Enhancement

Prof.Arvind Bansal, Professor & Head, Department of Pharmaceutics, NIPER, SAS Nagar, India

  • Excipients for Enabling Technologies

Dr.Sandip Tiwari, Head of Technical Services – Pharma Solutions, North America, BASF, USA

  • Scientific Pursuit for Improving Human Health ( Key Note Address)

Dr. Andrew Vick, President, AAPS, USA

  • USP Apparatus 4 as a Biowaiver Tool for Specialized Formulations

Samir Haddouchi, Managing Director, SPS Pharma Services, Orleans, France

  • Nano systems: Dissolution Methodologies and Biorelevant Media

Prof. Padma Devarajan, Dean-Research & Innovation and Professor in Pharmacy, Institute of Chemical Technology, India

  • Intelligent vs Intellectual vs Regulatory Compliant Dissolution Testing: Where do we Draw the Lines!!

Dr.Umesh Banakar, Professor and President, Banakar Consulting Services, USA

  • Physiologically Based Absorption Modelling (PBAM)

Dr. Sandra Suarez-Sharp, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Simulations Plus Inc., USA

  • Relevance of Intrinsic Dissolution Testing (Key Note Address on 26th June 2021)

Vijay Kshirsagar, CEO & President, TRAC Consulting, India

  • Bio predictive Dissolution Methods

Dr. Deanna Mudie, LonzaInc, USA

  • Clinically Relevant Dissolution Specifications/Patient-Centric Dissolution Testing

Dr.Andreas Abend, Director in the Analytical Sciences Group, Merck, USA

  • Advances in Dynamic Dissolution

Mark McAllister, Senior Scientific Director, Pfizer, USA

  • Automation for Dissolution Data Integrity

Jürgen Kempf, Business Development Manager Automation, SOTAX AG, Switzerland

  • Hydrodynamics and dissolution testing -considerations for apparatus and medium selection

Dr. Deirdre D’Arcy, Associate Professor, Trinity College, Ireland

  • Automated, Pharmacopeia-compliant UV/Vis spectrometer calibration for dissolution testing

Dr. Hans-Joachim Muhr, Head of Strategic Product Group UV/VIS Scientific Director, Mettler-Toledo GmbH, Analytical, Switzerland

  • PIV measurements of USP Apparatus 1 Hydrodynamics – A closeup story

Dr.Satish Perivilli, Senior Scientist II, Dosage form performance laboratory USP, USA

  • Influence of Particle Characteristics on Dissolution Testing

Sandeep Kulkarni, Scientific Director, Image Provision Technology Pvt. Ltd., India

The event was supported by companies like SOTAX and ACG who were the Platinum partners of the event and also Electrolab, USP, Mettler Toledo, Image Provision Technology, Inveniolife, Labindia, Waters and Spookfish Innovation

A Registered NGO, Society for Pharmaceutical Dissolution Science (SPDS) was formed on 16th July 2012 in Mumbai with the objective of promoting Science and Technological Development in the field of Dissolution Science among pharmaceutical professionals, Academia, Students, Regulatory Bodies, etc. SPDS is the only professional body dedicated to Dissolution and its application worldwide. SPDS envisions to be one of the most prominent organizations focusing on Dissolution Science among the Pharmaceutical Industry and Academia.

The Society for Pharmaceutical Dissolution ScienceSPDS is proud to have partnered with American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) for this year’s Disso India 2021 event. Founded in 1986, the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) is a professional, scientific organization of approximately 7,000 individual members and over 10,000 actively participating stakeholders employed in academia, industry, government, and other pharmaceutical science related research institutes worldwide. The mission of AAPS is to “To advance the capacity of pharmaceutical scientists to develop products and therapies that improve global health”. It works on five core values of – Learning, Innovation, Service, Inclusiveness, and Integrity.

While talking with Dr. Prakash Bhosale a media representative with SPDS General secretory & MD of SOTAX India Dr. L. Ramaswamy appealed to Pharmaceutical Industry & Healthcare Academia in India & Abroad to join with SPDS for all future conferences and programmes and there by enhance the quality of drugs produced by Pharma Companies.

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