Formulation & Processing Part 2 - QP Module

Monday, 09 March 2015
Formulation & Processing Part 2 - QP Module
Monday, 09 March 2015 08:30 -
Friday, 13 March 2015 15:00 (GMT)

Hilton York Hotel
+44 (0)1904 648 111
1 Tower Street
United Kingdom

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Once a new chemical entity has proved its potential in clinical studies, the challenge begins to formulate the compound into an effective medicine and to manufacture that medicine reliably so that safety, quality and efficacy are assured.

This module addresses the two important activities of formulation and processing and provides key information on…
  • How the physico-chemical attributes of the drug and the therapeutic indication influence:
    • route of administration
    • dosage form
  • Assuring bioavailability
  • Methods of manufacture of the major dosage forms
  • Factors affecting suitability for use of the major dosage forms
The Qualified Person, and other key technical personnel, MUST have a detailed understanding of these topics if they are to…
  • Assist in the design and implementation of relevant, effective quality systems for dosage form manufacture
  • Contribute to the RISK ASSESSMENT process for processing changes and unplanned deviations
  • Assess the adequacy of cleaning strategies
  • Assess the potential impact of changes to physical and chemical attributes of starting materials
This, therefore, represents one of the key modules in this series.

Course Outline

Parenteral Products

  • Routes of administration
  • Formulation considerations
  • Major processing methods
  • Critical process steps
  • Key GMP requirements
Inhalation Products
  • The respiratory route of administration
  • Formulation considerations
  • Major processing methods
  • Critical process steps
  • Key GMP requirements
Topical Products
  • The dermal route of administration
  • Formulation considerations
  • Critical process steps
  • Key GMP requirements

Discussion and Working Groups

 A significant proportion of the course time will be devoted to group work, where delegates have the opportunity, through case studies, to put theory into practice.

Additionally, discussion periods, provide delegates with an opportunity to obtain answers to their specific questions and concerns.

Course Tutors

  • James Johnson, University of Strathclyde, UK
  • Alex Mullen, University of Strathclyde, UK
  • Mr Martin Lush, NSF Pharma Biotech Vice President

Why This Training Will Benefit YOU:

The Aspiring Qualified Person
  • This series of 12 modules held over a 21 month period has been carefully designed to meet the requirements for theoretical training detailed in the latest UK Qualified Person Study Guide and EC Directives 2001/82/EC and 2001/83/EC.
  • All our training courses provide practical, face-to-face tuition in sufficient depth to prepare you fully for the challenges that lie ahead.
  • Our training is generally considered as the best available and our QPs are held in high regard within the industry.
  • As well as being accepted in the UK, our training courses are well known and accepted by several other EU countries, including Ireland, The Netherlands, Austria, Hungary and Malta.
  • You are more likely to become a QP with us than with any other training provider!

The Pharmaceutical Technical Professional
  • Not all the people attending these courses intend to become QPs. Many use the training to develop as technical managers within other areas of pharmaceutical manufacture and control.
  • Increasingly, companies are using these modules as part of a modular technical and professional development plan for their staff.
  • Additionally, many industry professionals attend the courses as part of their Continuing Professional Development.
  • This course is designed to lead to Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma and MSc qualifications depending on modules taken and work commitment by students. For further details, please contact Stella Pearson-Smith, our QP Course Administrator at for more information

The start and finish times given are approximate, please contact our office for further information.


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