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Softgel Capsules: Formulation Design and Troubleshooting

  February 13, 2020  
CfPA- The Center for Professional Advancement, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
8-9 June, 2020

Who Should Attend?
This broadly based course is intended for operators, troubleshooters and all scientists and technologists concerned with the development and processing of softgels capsules products and with related regulatory affairs.

The material will be presented in such a way as to be of value to a varying level of expertise. This course will especially benefit those in:
  • Formulating
  • Manufacturing/Production
  • Engineering Support
  • R&D
  • Quality Assurance
  • Marketing
  • Validation
  • Purchasing
  • Regulatory Affairs

Personnel who manage individuals involved with the development or manufacturing of such dosage forms as well as individuals who contract with outside softgel companies would also benefit from this course by gaining a better understanding of the unique challenges of softgel capsules

Course Description
Softgel capsules represent a unique solid oral dosage form requiring formulation and processing skills quite different from traditional products. The main aim of this course is to review the science relating to softgel encapsulated pharmaceutical and nutritional products. The course begins with a consideration of the basic aspects of softgel manufacturing process, progresses through raw material/ingredients and their properties to the formulation of these ingredients for softgel both the fill and the shell materials to meet the needs of the manufacturing process. Experimental designs and QbD is considered in determining robustness of the product/process. The program concludes with key aspects of the evaluation of finished products and the investigation and troubleshooting to solving problems. Also alternates to use of gelatin for softgel manufacturing are explored.

Formal sessions of the course are supplemented with informal discussion periods between lecturers and course participants. Problem-solving sessions are held on both an open and private basis.
Organized by: CfPA- The Center for Professional Advancement
Invited Speakers:
Dr. Cecil W. Propst; Managing Director, Propst Consulting Services

Dr. Cecil W. Propst is Managing Director at Propst Consulting Services, a formulation, and engineering support LLC located in Norton Shores MI. He was Director of R&D (Grand Haven site) at SPI Pharma until 2015. He served as Director of Quality Assurance and Technical Services at Fleming and Company, and before that, President of Manufacturing Chemists. His duties included system design, product and process development and regulatory affairs. Previously, he served as cGMP Facilities Director for the University of Maryland at Baltimore, in connection with the University’s SUPAC contract with the FDA. Dr. Propst also served as Director of Technical Development for Stellar Manufacturing; Director of Quality Compliance for SmithKline Beecham; Director, Quality Assurance for Norcliff Thayer (a Revlon Company); and Group Leader/Product Development and Manager/Quality Control for Lewis Howe Company. He serves as a consultant in the area of product development and process investigations for the chemical, diagnostic, food, engineering and beverage industries.

Additional Faculty
Ronnie Bayless, is a Special Projects Scientist for Captek Softgel International, a softgel capsule contract manufacturer. Prior to joining Captek he was a consultant/owner in the area of Softgel development/processing for Bayless Technologies, Inc. Mr. Bayless has over 25 years of practical, hands-on experience in many areas of polymer science from Research and Development to solving manufacturing process problems. He specializes in the areas of paintball and pharmaceutical softgel technologies, medical polymers, and polymer characterization and is experienced in employing scientific methods to develop new technologies, new products, and processes including complete implementation into manufacturing and the application of Statistical Process Control and Design of Experiments methods to improve process quality.
Deadline for Abstracts: N/A
Registration: Please click here for registration information.
E-mail: knee@cfpa.com
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