At this time we are also inviting abstracts for poster presentations with a poster prize for top poster. The presentations can be on any aspect of new analytical science, technology or novel applications of current technology. Please e-mail abstracts to

Deadline for abstracts is the 27th of April 09.

PASG - Spring Meeting,
Huntingdon Marriott Hotel Cambridge
11th and 12th May 2009

PASG - Research and Innovation in Pharmaceutical Analysis.

Invitation and Call for Poster Abstracts

The theme of this meeting will be Research and Innovation in Pharmaceutical Analysis and latest developments in analytical science. The conference will aim to provide understanding of the EPRSC strategy for supporting innovation and science, novel developments from academia and from our colleagues in pharma research. You will also hear updates from the PASG sub-teams and about New Technologies including where we as an industry stand on their implementation. It promises to be a highly focussed, enjoyable survey of the state of the art, with plenty of time for informal discussion with your peers, and will incorporate a RSC booth on the Monday afternoon.
Please register early.
This symposium is aimed at scientists at all levels and management to help drive the future direction of research and innovation in our field.
At this time we are also inviting abstracts for poster presentations. The presentations can be on any aspect of new analytical science, technology or novel applications of current technology. Please e-mail abstracts to

Date: 11th and 12th May 2009
Location: Huntingdon Marriott Hotel Cambridge

Application and Fees: 1 day only without accommodation FULL price 220.00 per person
2 days only without accommodation FULL price 400.00 per person
2-days with accommodation and dinner (Mon night) FULL price 490.00 per person

If accommodation is required on Sunday please contact the hotel directly.
For Further Information:

Please contact Samantha DeMello.

Monday, 11 May 2009
10:00 Registration and Coffee
10:30 Welcome by PASG Chairman
John Smart
Session 1: Chair Jay Makwana
10:35 Pharma Industry view - challenges and opportunities for innovation
Dr Imogen Gill, Vice President, Head of Analytical R & D, Pfizer
11:20 Genotoxic impurities sub-group update inculuding general update on the current environment (wrt EMEA limits)
Andrew Teasdale, Astra Zeneca
11:55 Dynamic Field Gradient Focussing new separation science technique
Prof Peter Myers. University of Liverpool
12:30 LUNCH
Session 2: Chair Gareth Pearce
13:30 Establishing the measurement of uncertainties within an Analytical Laboratory
Michael Handley, Wyeth Research
14:00 Impact of QbD on working practices
Mark Hindle, AstraZeneca
14:30 Forced Degradation and its application to Formulation Development
Philip Jupp, Wyeth Research
15:00 COFFEE, Poster Session and RSC information and membership - Andrew Scott
15:45 Skills for Our Future
James Graham, Science Policy, Pfizer
16:30 Meeting End
16:30 (PASG committee meeting and sub-group meetings)
19:30 DINNER and dinner speaker on Green Chemistry - Dr Peter Dunn Pfizer
Tuesday, 12 May 2009
08:55 Session 3: Chair Ron Torano
09:00 Using imaging and spectroscopy to probe non invasively in dynamic conditions
Dr Mick Mantle, University of Cambridge
09:40 Thermal probe techniques applied to pharmaceutical dosage forms
Prof. M. Reading, University of East Anglia
10:20 COFFEE
10:50 PASG - Chairman's report covering sub-group updates and future meetings
John Smart
11:15 Innovation in Separation Sciences - collaboration with academia
Jay Makwana and Roman Szucs, Pfizer
12:00 LUNCH
13:00 Session 4: Chair John Smart
13:05 Overview of imaging dissolution
Stephen Wren, Astra Zeneca
13:40 Quartz Crystal Microgravimetry as a Predictive Tool for Particle and Surface Interactions.
Professor Sergey Piletsky / Dr. Iva Chianella, Cranfield Institute
14:15 Sensitive and selective detection of analyses using nanostructured surfaces and Raman spectroscopy- potential for use in the pharmaceutical industry
Prof Ewen Smith, University of Strathclyde
15:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks
15:15 Meeting End