CRS Soapbox Sessions
Sponsored by Catalent


Soapbox Sessions give individuals or companies the opportunity to present new ideas, products, and services to CRS Annual Meeting & Exposition attendees. Explore the latest advancements and innovations while you're in the Exposition this year!


2017 Soapbox Presentations

Ketamine Drug Delivery - Enabling Breakthrough Therapies for Pain and Depression

Alex Nivorozhkin, Amorsa Therapeutics

Devices for Ultra-Rapid Delivery of Novel Therapeutics to the Gastrointestinal Tract

Carl Schoellhammer, Suono Bio
Drug Delivery Experts (DDE) - The Pharmaceutical Technology Specialists
Christopher Rhodes, Drug Delivery Experts
Imaging-Based Drug Characterization and Release Prediction
Shawn Zhang, DigiM Solution, Inc.
Preclinical Animal Models for Development of Ocular Products
Gopinadh Bhyrapuneni, Suven Life Sciences Ltd.
Oxygen Nanodroplets for Hypoxia Treatment
 Joshua Owen, University of Oxford
Amelioration of Chemotherapeutic Dose-Limiting Toxicities
Joshua Reineke, South Dakota State University
PEGylation Services for Drug Delivery
Lihong Guo, JenKem Technology USA

Development of Targeted Local Combination Therapies for Inoperable Cancers

Laura Indolfi, PanTher Therapeutics


Human Cell and Tissue Models for Facilitating Clinical Translation


Claus-Michael Lehr, PharmaBioTec GmbH,

Superaligned Dexamethasone-Loaded Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes for Ischemic Stroke Intervention


Patrick Komane, University of Witwatersrand
Hot Melt Extrusion Takes Flight in Drug Development
Rob Sterling, Foster Delivery Science
3D Printing for Bioresorbable Medical Devices and Drug Delivery Applications
Aaron Vaughn, Poly-Med, Inc.
Creating Tablets with Structures for Controlled Release using 3D Printing Technology
Xiaoling Li, Triastek, Inc.

Who Presents?

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

Presenter Selection Criteria

Demand for the Soapbox Sessions is high, year after year. This year, priority was given to:

  • New and innovative technologies and tools
  • Subjects highly correlated with the focus of the meeting
  • Early-stage companies
  • Under-funded companies
  • First time, CRS-attending companies

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