Purdue Peck symposium to focus on drug delivery systems

December 23, 2014  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University’s College of Pharmacy, the Department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy, and the Department of Biomedical Engineering will sponsor the 12th-annual Garnet E. Peck Symposium on Feb. 25-27, at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in West Lafayette, Indiana.

This year’s symposium has been expanded to two days, and the topic is “Clinical and Commercial Translation of Drug Delivery Systems.” The registration fee is $350 for non-Purdue participants; $250 for Purdue faculty; $150 for Purdue staff, post-docs or visiting scholars; and $100 for Purdue graduate or undergraduate students. There also will also be an optional celebration dinner for Kinam Park, Purdue’s Showalter Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering and professor of pharmaceutics on Feb. 26 for an additional fee of $50. Symposium online registration is available at www.conf.purdue.edu/peck.

The symposium will feature speakers who have moved new drug delivery technologies into pre-clinical and clinical development, launched their drug delivery technologies to market, or developed transformative ideas likely to affect clinical translation in the future. Roundtable discussions, poster sessions and a conference reception and banquet will provide additional opportunities for scientific exchange and networking.

The keynote speakers are Dr. Omid Farokhzad, director of the laboratory of nanomedicine and biomaterials at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and associate professor at Harvard Medical School; and Renata Pasqualini, associate director of translational research at the University of New Mexico Cancer Center.

Biographies and abstracts of presentations are available online, along with the symposium program.

The event honors the late Garnet E. Peck, Purdue professor emeritus of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy, and his contributions to the pharmaceutical sciences, including the development of latex-based tablet coatings that have been used in the industry for more than 30 years.

For more information, contact DeEtte Starr, Industrial & Physical Pharmacy Communications Coordinator, at 765-494-1484 or starrd@purdue.edu.

Source: DeEtte Starr, 765-494-1484, starrd@purdue.edu 

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