Soapbox Sessions

Sunday, July 13 13:00 - 15:00
Chicago Hilton, Room: Continental AB (lobby level)

Moderator: Michael J. Valazza, Catalent Pharma Solutions, U.S.A.

2014 Soapbox Schedule

Sponsored by Catalent Pharma Solutions 

13:00 - 13:10

Introduction & Welcome

Michael J. Valazza, Catalent Pharma Solutions, U.S.A.


13:10 - 13:15

SynVivo: A Microfluidic Platform for Screening Drug Particles

B. Prabhakar Pandian, SynVivo, U.S.A.
 13:15 - 13:20

CapsMorph -Aamorphous Oral Formulation Technology Based on Encapsulation in Mesoporous Materials

Rainer Müller, PharmaSol GmbH, Germany
13:20 - 13:25

Biodegradable Silica Particles for Oral and Mucosal Delivery of Vaccines

Chris Barbé, Ceramisphere, Pty Ltd. Australia
13:25 - 13:30

A Novel and Effective Drug Formulation and Delivery Platform

Reginald Tan, Institute of Chemical & Engineering Sciences, Singapore
13:30 - 13:35

The Apidel Technologies: ApidSOL Nanocarriers and ApidCOR Sustained Release Injectable

Vincent Lenaerts, Apidel SA, Switzerland
13:35 - 13:40

Overcoming the Therapeutic Challenge: Formulation Technology to Improve Acceptance and Adherence in Animal Health

Dan Peizer, Catalent Pharma Solutions, U.S.A.
13:40 - 13:50

Networking Break


13:50 - 13:55

The Accordion Pill™ – A New Solution For Key Unmet Needs

Nadav Navon, Intec Pharma Ltd., Israel
13:55 - 14:00

Molded Silicone Dosage Forms – Applications and Challenges

Jim Arps, ProMed Pharma, U.S.A.
14:00 - 14:05

Elongate Microparticles Enhance Topical Drug Delivery in Volunteers

Tarl Prow, University of Queensland, Australia
14:05 - 14:10

Weight-Bearing Skin Adhesives for Body-Worn Devices

Gozde Karabiyik, Adhesives Research, U.S.A.
14:10 - 14:15

Efficient Topical Drug Delivery Enabled by a Novel Silicone Technology

Hyder Aliyar, Dow Corning Corp., U.S.A.
14:15 - 14:25 Networking Break


14:25 - 14:30

Aurora™-Nanoparticles: Enhancing Liposomal Research

Walter Shaw, Avanti Polar Lipids Inc., U.S.A.
14:30 - 14:35

ElectroNanospray™: Particle Engineering and Rapid Nanoformulation Prototyping

Jane Nichols, Nanocopeia Inc., U.S.A.
14:35 - 14:40

Next Generation Spray-Drying by Uniform Inkjet Printing-Drying

Joris Salari, TNO, The Netherlands
14:40 - 14:45

Chronocort® - An Innovative modified Release Therapy for Diseases of Cortisol Deficiency

Martin Whitaker, Diurnal Ltd,. United Kingdom
14:45 - 14:50

Contract R&D Services at Southwest Research Institute

James Oxley, Southwest Research Inst., U.S.A.
14:40 - 15:00 Networking Break


What is a Soapbox Session?

The Soapbox Session is an opportunity for an individual or company "to get up on your soapbox" to present new ideas, products, and services. This session is a very well-attended session for telling and learning what's new. Best of all it is FREE!

  • Deliver a presentation to launch your innovations!
  • Attend to explore the hottest advancements!
  • Come prepared to make connections at the CRS Soapbox Sessions!

Who Attends?

Big Pharma, biotechs, product formulators, licensing officers, venture capitalists, technology transfer offices, universities - in essence, anyone and everyone who has an interest in exploring the hottest innovations and tools.

Who Presents?

Entrepreneurial start-ups, industrial and academic, commercial and not yet commercial young companies, university spin-offs, exhibitors, and anyone with a great, new idea.

How Does it Work?

  • Presentations are listed in the 2014 CRS Annual Meeting Program and publicized prior to the annual meeting.
  • A session is made up of five to seven fast-paced presentations, five minutes or less in length.
  • Three to four sessions are planned.
  • Discussions breaks are scheduled between each session in order to:
    • Allow speakers and audience members to meet informally after presentations
    • Ask and answer questions
    • Exchange greater detail about products and services
    • Establish leads and exchange business cards
    • Get recognized
    • Develop partnerships
    • Secure financial support

Selection Criteria

Demand for the Soapbox Sessions is high, therefore applications with the best likelihood of acceptance will best meet the selection criteria. Priority will be given to:

  • NEW and innovative technologies and tools
  • Subjects highly correlated with the focus of the meeting
  • Early-stage and/or under-funded companies
  • First-time participating companies
  • Organizations with no other participation in the CRS program
  • Earlier submission dates

To Apply

Submissions are now closed. All Soapbox Session presenters are required to be registered as CRS Annual Meeting attendees. Registration is now open.

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