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Freeze drying technology

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CMC Product Modelling

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AB Biotechnologies

J. Jeff Schwegman, Ph.D. is currently the founder and chief executive ofcer of AB BioTechnologies where he develops formulations, lyophilization cycles, determines residual moisture by Karl Fischer, and provides thermal characterization studies including freeze-dry microscopy and DSC. Additionally, Dr. Schwegman specializes in speaking and consulting in parenteral pre-formulation, formulation, analytical, and lyophilization of both small molecules and large biomolecules. Dr. Schwegman received his BS in Biochemistry from Indiana University in 1992 and began working at Cook Imaging in Bloomington Indiana, where he gained experience in analytical, formulation and process development. In 1999 he began graduate study in the Department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy at Purdue University under the direction of Dr. Steve Nail, where his focus of research involved studying changes in the physical structure of biological molecules during lyophilization. Dr. Schwegman received his Ph.D. from Purdue University in 2003, and returned to Bloomington where he worked at Baxter Pharmaceutical Solutions as a Research Scientist in the Pharmaceutical Development group. He specializes in speaking and consulting in parenteral pre-formulation, formulation, analytical, and lyophilization of both small molecules and large biomolecules. He has also been an active member of AAPS since 2001.

Yossi Shapira

AssocDir, MS & T S.M.E Lab Containtment


Biologist in education BSc degree gained from Tel Aviv University. Main field of expert marine biology. Working in Teva Pharmaceutical Industries 38 years. Most of the time responsible for lyophilization products developing, tech transfer, training, problems solving and optimization were as core occupation. While doing that I experienced variety of lyophilization equipment specifying, qualifying, testing, and operating. From laboratory bench top lyophilizers to the largest – 175sqm bulk API lyophilizer. Major part was done while employing sterile production technologies for parentrals products manufacturing. Experience varies from small museum marine specimens to vaccines, pharma products through APIs lyophilization. Aqueous solutions based products as organic solutions based products. Consulting& training.lyophilization part reviewer in ANDAs. In 2002 – ISLFD lyophilization conference chairperson in Amsterdam. In 2003 – guest speaker in ISLFD Chicago conference. In 2017 – PDA lyophilization chapter speaker.

Speakers for 2019

Dr. Jeff Schwegman


AB Biotechnologies

Emma Walsh

Process Development Scientist


Georg Frinke

Process Engineer

Bayer AG

Ashutosh Sharma

PhD Candidate in Drying Technologies

Sanofi / WIT

Yossii Shapira

Associate Director MS & T

Laboratories Containment - Teva

Mostafa Nakach

Head of Pharmaceutical Engineering

Sanofi Aventis

Aled Jones

Manufacturing Support Manager

Ipsen Biopharm

Mire Zloh

Honorary Professor

UCL School of Pharmacy

Martin Frei

Process Expert - Technical Operations





Attila Daranyi

Manufacturing Scientist responsible for Life Cycle Managements Support

Vienna Technology Services


Contact: Rachna Tiwari

Email: rachna.tiwari@biotrains.com
Call: +91 843 363 2006

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