The aim of the EuPAT Conference series is to create a unique forum for encouraging and promoting progress in the science behind Process Analytical Technology (PAT) and to establish the interdisciplinary scientific discussion that bridges between the various fields underpinning PAT.

The conference series established in 2006 and will be organised by EUFEPS and its QbD and PAT Sciences Network in partnership with colleagues from The University of Manchester (North West Centre for Advanced Drug Delivery (NoWCADD) and Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB), AstraZeneca, Croda Europe and Malvern Instruments.

EUPAT Series

EuPAT9 – Ninth pan-European Meeting

 

May 15 - 16, 2018,

Manchester, UK

The Ninth pan-European Conference on PAT and QbD Sciences EUPAT brought together pharmaceutical scientists and engineers from industry, academia and regulatory agencies to
discuss recent developments and future trends in the field of pharmaceutical product and process development. The 9th EuPAT conference was focused on the current status of QbD in pharmaceutical development, the latest advances in continuous manufacture and emerging developments in the manufacture and analysis of nanomedicines. Session content has described technological developments, regulatory issues and recent experiences in drug development projects.

 

MAIN TOPICS

◆ Current industrial and regulatory perspectives on QbD in (bio)pharmaceutical development

◆ Emerging developments in the manufacture and analysis of nanomedicines

◆ The emerging digital revolution in (bio)pharma ceutical product design and manufacture

◆ Innovations in continuous manufacturing science and technology for biologicals and pharmaceuticals

EuPAT8 – Eight pan-European Meeting

 

October 3 - 4, 2016,

Cork, Ireland

The eight pan-European Science Conference on QbD and PAT Sciences brought together pharmaceutical scientists and engineers from industry, academia and regulatory agencies to discuss recent developments and future trends in the field of pharmaceutical product and process development. The 8th EuPAT conference was focused on PAT integration into pharmaceutical manufacturing, integration of development and QbD via the biopharmaceutics risk assessment roadmap (BioRAM) and QbD considerations for emerging therapies (biosimilars and nanomedicines). Technical, practical and regulatory challenges in each of these focus areas will be explored and debated in detail.

 

MAIN TOPICS

◆ PAT implementation in manufacturing I (small molecule)

◆ PAT implementation in manufacturing II (biologics)

◆ Biopharmaceutics risk assessment roadmap (BioRAM)

◆ Biosimilars and Nanomedicines

EuPAT7 – Seventh pan-European Meeting

 

May 18 - 19, 2015

Graz, Austria

The seventh pan-European Conference on QbD and PAT Sciences brought together pharmaceutical scientists and engineers from industry, academia and regulatory agencies to discuss recent developments and future trends in the field of pharmaceutical product and process development. The focus of the EuPAT 7 conference was on future and emerging trends in the pharmaceutical sector, including continuous manufacturing; the development and supply of personalised medicines and the design and manufacture of nano-structured, pharmaceutical products. Technical challenges and barriers to adoption which exist in each of these focus areas will be explored and debated in detail.

MAIN TOPICS

◆ PAT and QbD in continuous manufacturing for drug compounds and products

◆ Development and production of nano-structured drug products

◆ Manufacture and supply of personalised medicines

◆Sensor – new probes and imaging solutions for innovative control

EuPAT6 – Sixth pan-European Meeting

 

September 23 - 24, 2013

Porto, Portugal

 

QbD and PAT Sciences (EUPAT 6) brought together pharmaceutical industrialists and academics to discuss recent developments in the continuous production of medicines, quality risk assessment, process knowledge management, and biopharmaceutical manufacturing. It was build on the success of the EuPAT series established in 2006. The main meeting was held on September 23-24, 2013, in Porto, Portugal, and is organised back-to-back to a training day on “Science-based implementation of QbD and PAT concepts in the pharmaceutical industry”, to be held on September 22, 2013, at the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Porto.

MAIN TOPICS
◆ Manufacture and downstream processing of biopharmaceuticals

◆ Fast and flexible continuous processing

Risk assessment and life-cycle process knowledge management

PAT/QbD for active product ingredients manufacturing

EuPAT5 – Fifths pan-European Meeting

 

May 9 - 10, 2012

Ghent, Belgium

EuPAT 5 will be held on May 9-10, 2012, in Ghent, Belgium, and organised back-to-back to a training day on “continuous pharmaceutical manufacturing of solid dosage forms”, to be held on May 8, 2012, at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Ghent.

MAIN TOPICS

◆ Continuous Pharmaceutical Production

◆ PAT in bio-active pharmaceutical processing

◆ Industrial session on bridging between industry and academia

EuPAT4 – Fourth pan-European Meeting

 

May 5 - 6, 2019

Kuopio, Finland

The topic of EuPAT4 – taking PAT to the Next Level – underlines the importance of comprehensive process understanding. In addition, EuPAT4 naturally continued to showcase novel PAT methods and their applications.

 

MAIN TOPICS

◆ PAT in solid dosage form processing
◆ Novel measurement technologies
◆ Modelling and simulation
◆ PAT in bioactive production and downstream processing

EuPAT3 – Third pan-European Meeting

 

October 7 - 8, 2008

Gothenburg, Sweden

EuPAT3, the third pan-European Science
Conference on Process Analytical Tech- nology (PAT), building on the successes of EuPAT1 in 2006 and EuPAT2 in 2007.
It was held in Göteborg, Sweden, on October 7-8, 2008, in conjunction with the Process Technology Fair. At this event, EuPAT3, special attention was paid to recent advances in PAT sensors and multivariate process analytics. The EuPAT Conference Series is a unique forum for scientists and engineers, encouraging and promoting progress in science behind PAT and strengthening the interdisciplinary scientific discussion that bridges between the various fields underpinning PAT. The focus for EuPAT is on scientific progress underpinning
Innovative Manufacturing Control and Quality by Design.

MAIN TOPICS

◆ Process Informatics
◆ Process Modelling and Understanding
◆ Advanced Process Sensors
◆ PAT Based Control and Process Integration

EuPAT2 – Second pan-European Meeting

 

November 13-14, 2007

Copenhagen, Denmark

The second pan-European Science Conference PAT (Process Analytical technology), EuPAT2, was held in Copenhagen, November 13-14 2007. The conference was arranged by EUFEPS and ISPE, Nordic Affiliate and co-sponsored by the European Federation of Biotechnology (EFB) and Scab Balt.  Around fifty delegates from ten different countries were present.

The aim of this conference series is to create a meeting place and forum for scientists and engineers and to stimulate interdisciplinary scientific discussions.

MAIN TOPICS

Process Informatics

◆ Process Modelling and Understanding

Advanced Process Sensors

PAT Based Control and Process Integration

EuPAT1 - First pan European PAT Science Conference

 

November 21–22, 2006

Gothenburg, Sweden

EuPAT1, The First pan European PAT Science Conference was held November 21 – 22 in Gothenburg, Sweden. The title of the conference was Scientific Progress Underpinning Process Analytical Technology (PAT). The organisers were ISPE (the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering) Nordic Affiliate and EUFEPS co-sponsored by EFBE (European Federation of Biotechnology) and ScanBalt.  More than 100 participants from 13 countries met in the Swedish Exhibition Centre. The aim of the meeting was to create a forum for scientists and engineers in Europe, encouraging and promoting progress in the science behind PAT. The objectives are to establish a EuPAT Conference Series as a meeting place for interdisciplinary scientific discussions between various field underpinning PAT.

MAIN TOPICS

◆ Information-Rich Process Sensors

◆ Advanced Process and In-Process Material Characterisation

◆ Process Modelling; Simulation and Control

Real-Time Process and Quality Informatics