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March 15

NEPIC Sunderland | RTC North, Colima Avenue
Sunderland, SR5 3XB United Kingdom

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm


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Through Pharma Connect, NEPIC is building upon the success of recent pharmaceutical events and brings together members of NEPIC’s pharma community on a more regular basis and in a more informal setting.

Pharma Connect focuses upon developing the community through engagement, introductions, best practice sharing and good old networking. Held on a quarterly basis, each meeting will incorporate the following standing agenda items Round table introduction; Pharmaceutical manufacturer update; SME presentation and University presentation.


13.00 Registration & networking with tea and coffee

13:35 Philip Aldridge, NEPIC. Introduction to Pharma Connect 

13.40 Round Table Introductions. All attendees

13.55 Anant Paradkar, Professor and Director, Centre for Pharmaceutical Engineering Science, Bradford Uni. Presentation on the Centres’ offering to the pharmaceutical industry

14.30 Break.  Networking with Tea & coffee

15.00 Alastair Leighton, Site Director, GSK Barnard Castle. Presentation on the £100m site expansion at the Barnard Castle site.

15.30 Dai Hayward, CEO, Micropore Technology Ltd. Presentation on how the company’s unique emulsification technology is being applied to the pharmaceutical sector to produce controlled particles and systems to combine and protect​ biocompatible active ingredients.

16.00 Concluding remarks & date for next meeting, Philip Aldridge, NEPIC

16.10 Networking

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