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SMi presents the Inaugural Transdermal and Microneedle Drug Delivery Conference

Transdermal and Microneedle Drug Delivery Post-Conference Workshops
26th January, 2022 | London

SMi is proud to present the Transdermal and Microneedle Drug Delivery Post-Conference workshop, taking place on the 26th January 2022, in London. Transdermal and Microneedle Drug Delivery Conference will explore real world applications of microneedles in drug delivery and strategies for device design while engaging in the latest innovations in device design and formulation with case studies from thought leaders.

This interactive workshop will give an insight into the manufacturing of nanoengineered microneedles. With workshop leader Ryan Donnelly having successfully manufactured his microneedles, join discussions and learn how to move your work into the next stage.

  • Discover the steps involved in moving to microneedle manufacture.
  • Gain insight into current work within the nanoengineering microneedles
  • Discuss the possibilities around manufacturing
  • Join an open discussion and participate in a Q&A with those in the manufacturing industry.
  • Drug-Delivery Device Developers
  • Microneedle Device Developers
  • Transdermal Delivery Developers
  • Microarray Patch Developers
  • Medical Device Engineers
  • Primary Packaging Material Designers
  • Secondary Packagers
  • Smart Device Developers
  • Training Device Developers
  • Device-Safety Solution Providers
  • Drug Developers
  • Transdermal Drug Product Developers

Previous attendees include:


AbbVie; Alnylam Pharmaceuticals; Amgen; Aptar Pharma; AstraZeneca; Bayer AG; BD Medical; Bd Medical-Pharmaceutical Systems; Becton dickinson; Becton Dickinson (BD); Bespak Europe Ltd; Boehringer Ingelheim; Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG; BSI; BSI Group; Cardiff University; CSL Behring AG; Eveon; F. Hoffman-La Roche Ltd.; F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.; Ferring Pharmaceuiticals Pvt. Ltd.; FERRING PHARMACEUTICALS PVT LTD; Gerresheimer Buende GmbH; GlaxoSmithKline; GlaxoSmithKline (GSK); GSK; Haughton Design Ltd; Institute BCN Esthetics, S.L.; Ipsen; Ipsen Group; IPSEN Pharmsciences; Janssen; Janssen Pharmaceutica NV; Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson; Janssen Research and Development, LLC; Johnson & Johnson (Janssen Pharmaceutical); kaleo, Inc.; LEO Pharma A/S; Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA); MedinCell; Merck; MHRA; Minapharm Pharmaceuticals; Nemera; Nipro PharmaPackaging Germany; Novartis; Novartis – Global Drug Development; Novartis Pharma AG; Novartis Pharmaceuticals; Novo Nordisk; Novo Nordisk A/S; Novo Nordisk Pharma; Owen Mumford; PCI Pharma Services; Pfizer; Pfizer Inc.; Pfizer Ltd UK; Pfizer UK Limited; Pfizer, INC.; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Rhein Minapharm; Roche; RSK-Solutions/ RSK Life Science Media; Sanofi; Sanofi SWI; TERUMO coeporation; Teva Ltd; Teva Pharmaceuticals; Teva UK; Teva, Combination Products; TUV SUD Japan Ltd.; UCB; UCB Pharma; W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.; West Pharmaceutical Services; Zeon Corporation; Zeon Europe GmbH; Zeon Specialty Materials

Workshop programme

13:30 Registration and Coffee

14:00 Opening Remarks and Introductions

Ryan Donnelly

Ryan Donnelly, Chair in Pharmaceutical Technology, Queen's University Belfast

14:10 Current work within the Polymeric Microneedles Field

Ryan Donnelly

Ryan Donnelly, Chair in Pharmaceutical Technology, Queen's University Belfast

  • The enhanced delivery of high dose medicines
  • Considerations in the formulation of biomolecules
  • An overview of other possible applications


  • 14:50 Working with manufacturers – an interactive session

    15:30 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 Quality control and in microneedle manufacturing

    Ryan Donnelly

    Ryan Donnelly, Chair in Pharmaceutical Technology, Queen's University Belfast

  • The importance of adopting optimal quality controls for your microneedle device
  • Defining critical quality attributes and assessing the potential parameters
  • Open discussion - applying the appropriate quality controls for your manufacturing process 
  • 16:50 A future outlook and open discussion

    Ryan Donnelly

    Ryan Donnelly, Chair in Pharmaceutical Technology, Queen's University Belfast

  • An opportunity to ask questions about polymeric microneedles research and moving to manufacturing stages
  • Highlighting the potential importance of polymeric microneedles and their properties.
  • Understanding of microneedles in the world of healthcare innovation


  • 17:20 Closing Remarks

    17:30 End of Workshop



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