APSGB - UK Pharm Sci meeting 2017.
The SPaeDD consortium co-chaired and organised a conference session at the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences ‘UK Pharm Sci conference’ on the 6th September 2017. The session was entitled ‘Drug Delivery: Innovation through Cooperation’. The structure of the session was an overview by Dr Alastair Coupe, Pfizer on the SPaeDD objectives and work stream activity summary; followed by an in depth technical dissemination of WS2 by Dr Jonathan Brown, BMS; followed by a round table discussion of the challenges and benefits of academic-industrial collaboration.
The session provided an excellent opportunity to relay the activities of the program to peers working in the field of paediatric drug development and receive feedback and suggestions of further avenues to explore.
A podium presentation was given by Giovanna Mencarelli at the 8th EuPFI meeting in Portugal on 21st / 22nd September, 2016. The presentation was entitled:
"AGE RELATED BIORELEVANT DISSOLUTION TESTING FOR PAEDIATRIC FORMULATIONS"
A copy of the accompanying poster is available below.
A podium presentation was given by Nikoletta Fotaki at the 8th EuPFI meeting in Portugal on 21st / 22nd September, 2016. The presentation was entitled:
"PREDICTING PERFORMANCE IN PAEDIATRIC POPULATIONS WITH PBPK MODELLING AND BIORELEVANT IN VITRO DATA"
A poster was presented by Punam Mistry at the 7th APS International PharmSci 2016 'Pharmaceutical Sciences: Improving World Health'. The poster is entitled:
"Comparison of three tools to assess acceptability of oral medicines in a paediatric inpatient population"
A poster was presented at the 10th World Meeting on Pharmaceutics, Biopharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology (PBP) on 7th April 2016, on the subject of the ACCEPT study (Patient-reported outcome measures to assess acceptability of medicines within a paediatric population). The poster presented is shown below:
Two invited podium presentations* (available below) were given as part of dissemination activities of the research program at the APS UK Pharmaceutical Sciences Conference 2015 at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham on Wednesday 9th September at 11:45am.
The details of the session were:
Taste / Acceptability Testing of Paediatric Dosage Forms - Update on the Innovate UK Paediatric Formulation Initiative
Chair: Dr Alistair Coupe, Pfizer
Palatability and acceptability issues in children's medicines: recent experiences from Paediatric Investigation Plans
Speaker: Dr Nasir Hussain, MHRA
*Review of Taste Evaluation Technologies for the Development of Oral Paediatric Dosage
Speakers: Abeer Ahmed, UCL and Afzal Mohammed, Aston University
*The Challenges of Performing In-Vivo Studies for Taste / Acceptability during the Development of Paediatric Formulations
Speaker: Dr Joanne Bennett, Pfizer
A further podium presentation and poster slot has been granted to a post-doctoral worker in the consortium to present their findings, the details are:
Design of methodological tools to assess acceptability of paediatric medicines”
Speaker: Dr Punam Mistry, University of Birmingham
A poster and podium presentation were disseminated at the APS UK Pharmaceutical Sciences Conference 2014 at the University of Hertfordshire can be found below, which gives an overview of the project objectives and desired outcomes.
Seminar Day. 28th March 2018.
A one day seminar was held by the Consortium in London on the 28th March 2018 as part of disseminating the key findings of the consortium and the agreed tools. An overview of the day is given below.
Paediatric medicines – contemporary perspectives
Coffee and registration
Alastair Coupe (Pfizer)
10 years of the Paediatric Regulation – can it be improved?
Dr Sarah Branch (MHRA)
Acceptability and Palatability Studies in PIPs and MAs
Dr Karin Bracht (MHRA)
Paediatric considerations - an industry clinician’s view
Professor Oscar Della Pasqua (GSK)
Paediatric considerations - a practitioner’s view
Speaker to be confirmed
SPaeDD-UK - Dissemination of output
Work-stream 1 : In vitro taste testing
Professor Catherine Tuleu (UCL), Terry Ernest (GSK)
Work-stream 2 : Paediatric Biorelevant Dissolution Testing and PBPK modelling
Dr Jonathan Brown (BMS), Dr Nikoletta Fotaki (University of Bath)
Work-stream 3 : Innovation in paediatric formulations
Dr Eileen McBride (Astra Zeneca), Dr Joanne Bennett (Pfizer)
Work-stream 4 : Acceptability testing
Dr Hannah Batchelor (University of Birmingham)
Work-stream 6 : Exploitation
Dr Andrew Parker (Juniper Pharma Services)
Alastair Coupe (Pfizer)
A poster presentation was given by Joanne Bennett at the 8th EuPFI meeting in Portugal on 21st / 22nd September, 2016. The poster was entitled:
"DEVELOPMENT OF A ZEBRAFISH MODEL FOR BITTER TASTE ASSESSMENT"
A copy of the poster is available below.
A podium presentation was given by Punam Mistry at the 8th EuPFI meeting in Portugal on 21st / 22nd September, 2016. The presentation was entitled:
"An evaluation of tools via patient-reported outcome measures to assess the acceptability of existing oral liquid medicines within a paediatric inpatient population"
A copy of the presentation and accompanying poster:
"Evaluating the acceptability and mouthfeel of multiparticulates within a paediatric population"
is available below
A podium and poster presentation was given by Felipe Lopez at the 8th EuPFI meeting in Portugal on 21st / 22nd September, 2016. The presentation and poster were entitled:
"Palatability and acceptability of multiparticulate formulations: adults vs. children comparison"
Both are available below
A podium presentation was given at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Meeting on September 13th 2015 as part of dissemination activities. The details of the talk are:
“Paediatrics, taste masking and patient facing pharmacists”
Dr Hannah Batchelor
A podium presentation was given by Eunice Afriyie at the APS UK Pharmaceutical Sciences Conference 2015 at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham. The presentation was entitled:
"Evaluating emerging and existing taste masking technologies for paediatric medicinal development"
A copy of the presentation and accompanying poster is available below
A poster was presented at the 7th EuPFI conference meeting on 16th-17th September 2015 in Antwerp, Belgium by Dr Punam Mistry. The abstract is detailed below.
A poster detailing further activities of the project team can be found below and was presented at a networking event held by Aston University Business Partnership Unit, in conjunction with Aston Business Network, on Wednesday 25th March 2015 from 5-7pm.