October 27, 2016

Lilly and Purdue team up to explore company's technical needs

Eli Lilly and Co. and Purdue are teaming up to put on an event for Purdue faculty and Lilly scientists to discuss technical needs for future projects. The event will begin at 9 a.m. Nov. 7. This opportunity will allow for Purdue faculty members to learn more about Lilly Technical Center's research needs.

The morning session, featuring several Lilly speakers, will be held in Purdue Memorial Union’s South Ballroom. The event sessions are open to the Purdue community, but the lunch is limited to Lilly guests and Purdue faculty only. An RSVP for lunch is required at https://purdue.qualtrics.com/jfe/preview/SV_6X4a2gYsoRhyq6V. The event is hosted by the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships and Lilly.

The schedule for Lilly Tech Day is as follows:

* 9 a.m. Welcome -- Geanie Umberger, Purdue Polytechnic Institute, associate dean of engagement

* 9:05 a.m. “Lilly Small Molecule Future Direction” -- Bret Huff, vice president, small molecule design and development

* 9:20 a.m. “Lilly Delivery and Device Technical Strategy” -- Andy Ratz, senior director, delivery and device research and development

* 9:35 a.m. “Lilly Bioproduct Research and Development Technical Strategy” -- Steve Maple, senior director, bioproduct analytical development

* 10:10 a.m. Break

* 10:30 a.m. “Success and Impact of Lilly Tech Day” -- Rick Berglund, research fellow, small molecule design and development

* 10:45 a.m. “Modeling Pharmaceutical Tablet Picking” -- Carl Wassgren, professor of mechanical engineering

* 11:15 a.m. “A Smart Capsule for Targeted Drug Delivery Within the GI Tract” -- Babak Ziaie, professor of biomedical engineering

* 11:45 a.m. Lunch -- Lilly guests and Purdue faculty only. PMU, South Ballroom.

* 1 p.m. Breakout sessions

Session 1: Drug Delivery and Co-development. PMU, Anniversary Drawing Room.

Purdue co-facilitators: Tim McGraw, assistant professor of computer graphics technology; and Alex Wei, professor of organic chemistry

Lilly co-facilitator: Steve Stamatis, associate senior consultant engineer, small molecule design and development

Session 2: Solid State Control Strategy, Modeling and Simulation Applications. PMU, Faculty Lounge A.

Purdue co-facilitators: Tonglei Li, associate dean of graduate programs, professor of industrial & physical pharmacy; and Zoltan Nagy, professor chemical engineering

Lilly co-facilitator: Chris Burcham, senior engineering advisor, small molecule design and development

Session 3: Continuous Processing and Analytical Support for Drug and Substance. PMU, Faculty Lounge B

Purdue co-facilitators: Joe Kokini, professor of food science; and Miko Cakmak, professor of materials & mechanical engineering

Lilly co-facilitators: Bryan Castle, senior research advisor, small molecule design and development; and Scott May, senior research advisor, small molecule design and development

* 3:30 p.m. Event concludes

Writer:  Cat Dillon, 317-869-5566, dillon16@purdue.edu

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