The summit held in Berlin, Germany brings together leading formulation development and drug delivery scientists from both industry and academia to share and discuss their latest work.
We are excited to announce our Applications Specialist, James Humphrey will be one of the speakers delivering an insightful talk: ‘Polysorbates for Biopharmaceuticals: An unnecessarily complex mixture or synergistic blend?’
James has over 12 years’ experience focusing on the formulation sector. In this talk he will discuss and resolve the complex nature of polysorbates to show the complexity of the mixture along with how the various grades of commercially available polysorbate differ in structure. He will then move on to how the various grades and indeed specific components of polysorbates change in their surface chemistry properties and how these affect model biopharmaceutical formulations in terms of their potential to self-aggregate or interact with surfaces to aggregate. In addition, the inherent stability of the polysorbates and their components in their aqueous formulation environment along with the other excipients, actives and their by-products will be discussed.