The Lyotalk -2017

2nd Annual LyoTalk 2017

Asia- Pacific largest conference in Freeze- Drying/ Lyophilization
February 23- 24 / 2017
Hyderabad, India
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2nd Annual Lyotalk2017

Lyotalk is Asia-Pacific largest annual conference on Lyophilization/Freeze Drying. Lyotalk attracts gathering from of 150+ experts from pharma,biotech and Academia from Asia pacific and rest of the world for 2 days of learning of latest technology and networking, discover new opportunities and open doors to partnerships. The event covers a wide spectrum from formulation, Development, Production, manufacturing and regulatory affairs such Formulation strategies, Scale-up, cycle development & optimization, Regulatory compliance, Quality by Design (QbD) , PAT process design, Ice Nucleation, Case studies & troubleshooting, New developments in freeze drying, Process development for generics, proteins, biologics and vaccines
Lyotalk 2017 is a two day program that features presentations, case studies, case studies, interactive roundtables, panel discussion and workshop facilitated by industry experts
Workshop - Formulation and Process consideration for Biologics and Proteins

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2017 Chairperson & Workshop Leader

Knight Team Member
Dr Michael Pikal

Professor and Distinguished Chair in Pharmaceutical Technology

He received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry(1966) from Iowa State University and was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory(1966-1967). Prior to joining Lilly Research Laboratories in 1972, he was assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Tennessee (1967-1972). His current research activities include the solid state chemistry of pharmaceuticals, particularly the stability of amorphous materials, characterization of solids by calorimetry, and the science and technology of freeze drying with a focus on optimization of formulation and process for labile proteins. Dr. Pikal is a member of the ACS and AAPS. He was the recipient of the Ebert Prize (1977) and the PDA's "best paper of the year" award (1989). He received the Eli Lilly & Co."Presidents Award" in 1996. Dr. Pikal was the Busse Lecturer (University of Wisconsin, 1983), the Enz Lecturer (University of Kansas, 1998), and the Swintosky Lecturer (University of Kentucky, 2011). Dr. Pikal is a Fellow of the AAPS, and received the AAPS Research Achievement Award in Pharmaceutical Technologies in 2001, and the Criofarma award in Freeze Drying in 2006. Dr. Pikal is the 2009 recipient of the AAPS Distinguished Scientist Award.

Confirmed Speakers for Lyotalk 2017 India

John Doe

Vinay Radhakrishnan

Senior Director

Hospira- a Pfizer Company

John Doe

Sridevi S

Vice President, R&D (Formulations)

Gland Pharma

John Doe


Vice President

Zydus Cadila Healthcare

John Doe

Swapan Bandyopadhyay

Vice President Operations

Biotech Visioncare


Gold Partner

The Datwyler Group is a focused industrial supplier with two divisions and leading positions in global and regional market segments. The Datwyler Sealing Solutions division is a leading supplier of customer-specific sealing, closure and packaging solutions to global market segments, such as the automotive, health care, civil engineering and consumer goods industries. The company’s success is built on advanced materials, leading engineering and excellent process expertise as well as a worldwide presence with state-of-the-art production facilities. The health care unit of the Datwyler Sealing Solutions division designs, develops and manufactures specialised, complex and unique coatings, elastomer formulations and aluminium seals forinjectable packaging and drug delivery systems. Building on more than 100 years of experience, the company is equipped with the resources, expertise and processes to develop specialised solutions for customers from the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. In doing so, Datwyler enables customers to create a safer medical environment of injectable packaging and drug delivery systems.

Exhibiting Partner

Borosil Klasspack (a subsidiary of Borosil Glass Works Ltd.), is one of India’s leading manufacturers of Glass Ampoules and Tubular glass Vials of USP type 1, widely used as primary packaging materials by pharmaceutical companies for their life-saving drugs. Established in 1994, Borosil Klasspack is a professionally managed organization possessing highly experienced and technically qualified personnel who have more than 22 years of experience in the field. Borosil Klasspack manufactures wide varieties of Glass Ampoules with an installed capacity of over 35 million per month and Tubular Glass Vials with an installed capacity of over 15 million per month, ranging from 0.5ml to 50ml. Apart from manufacturing products in DIN standard, Borosil Klasspack can also custom manufacture ampoules and vials to customer specifications. With supplies to over 30 pharmaceutical majors in India, Borosil Klasspack also caters to a growing customer base from countries like US, Brazil, UK, Holland, Denmark, Switzerland, Romania, Israel, Dubai, Nepal, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, etc.

Participating Partner

Media Partners

Highlights from 2016

Past Speakers include

  • Knight Schedule

    Dr Kevin Murgatroyd


    Trainer / Consultant

  • Knight Schedule

    Dr. Arnab Ganguly

    IMA Life

    Scientist-Technology Manager

  • Knight Schedule

    Gaurav Gupta

    Zydus Cadila

    Deputy General Manager

  • Knight Schedule

    Dr. Geoff Smith

    De Montfort University

    Prof. of Pharmaceutical

  • Knight Schedule

    Sougata Pramanick


    Emcure Pharmaceuticals

  • Knight Schedule

    Dr. Tushar Nahata

    Pharmaceutical Technology Center

    Senior Manager

  • Knight Schedule

    Dr. N. Vigneshwaran PhD


    Senior Scientist (IIT Delhi)

  • Knight Schedule

    Dr.Gerrard Yang


    Injetables Lab Manager

  • Knight Schedule

    Ravi Kumar Namballa

    Hospira, A Pfizer Company


  • Knight Schedule

    Alok Namdeo

    Glenmark Pharmaceuticals

    Vice President

  • Knight Schedule

    Balaji Panneerselvam

    Pfizer Company

    Research Scientist

  • Knight Schedule

    Mr. Peter Chang


    Shanghai Science and Technology Co.Ltd

  • Knight Schedule

    Mr. Hyman Zhang


    Chief Engineer & Head of Lyophilizer production dept.

  • Knight Schedule

    Dr. Raghunandan H V

    M. Pharm., Ph.D.

    Deputy Director - Academic

  • Knight Schedule

    Dr. Ranjit Barshikar

    Qbd International

    Quality Management Consultants

Who should attend :

Professionals involved in freeze drying technology Vp’s Directors, Heads, Principals, Managers, Analyst
Research & Development Formulation Scientist Sterile/Fill finish PAT, CMC Product Modelling
Quality control & Assurance Product & Process , R& D Production, engineering Sterile Manufacturing
Process Technician Plant Leader Operation Technicians Biotechnologist & Microbiologists Pharmacist & Chemist

Who should attend :

Biomedical Engineering
Medical Devices
Food Industries

Key Topics will include

  • Current Regulatory considerations
  • Formulation strategies & Designs
  • PAT tools to monitor the Lyophilisation process
  • Process controls - Vaccum & Shelf temperature, head space mositure analysis
  • Tech-transfer & Scale-Up
  • Cycle development & Optimization
  • Continuous Freeze Drying
  • Efficient manufacturing systems , Bulk Freeze Drying
  • Freeze Drying of Proteins
  • Latest technology & developments
  • Packaging aspects of Lyophilized products
  • Innovative technology for Freeze Drying of     Vaccines & Biologics

Memories of 2016

We had a superb event in 2016. See some of our photos from the Lyotalk 2016.