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HMC+ summary of PBP World Meeting 2012

The international World Meeting on Pharmaceutics, Biopharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technolgy has been a great success for scientists, medics, producers and marketing specialists of the pharmaceutical sector. Overall 1300 visitors from 56 countries and 5 continents attended the meeting. Many guests also visited the HMC+ exhibit stand to get information about chitosan, chitosan derivatives and their possible applications in medical and pharmaceutical product developments.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (head of marketing and sales) represented HMC+ in Istanbul. She welcomed interested visitors and provided information about the company and its product portfolio.

At the four congress days 40 speakers from industry and academia gave their lectures. Additionally there were 72 short lectures. One of them was particularly focused on chitosan:

  • Enhanced Gene Delivery of Chitosans for Retinal Gene Therapy Purposes.

J. Zarate, G. Puras, M. Aceves, M. Agirre, A. Diaz, M. Aviles-Triguero, E. Fernandez and J. L. Pedraz

On every meeting day there were so called poster sessions, where more then 850 posters about pharmaceutical topics have been exposed. The focus was also on the biopolymer chitosan. In the following the titles, authors and topics of some of these posters will shortly be mentioned.


Solid Dosage Forms

5-Aminosalicylic Acid Loaded Chitosan Pellets Augment Drug Tissue Concentration in Experimental Colitis.

T. Bautzová, M. Rabišková, Y. Pellequer and A. Lamprecht


Swelling Behavior of Chitosan Glycolate and Chitosan Aspatate Assessed by Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technique and its Relation to Drug Release.

K. Huanbutta, K. Terada, K. Cheewatanakornkool, J. Nunthanid and P. Sriamornsak


Dermal and Transdermal

Optimazation of Chitosan Based Film for Transdermal Drug Delivery.

A. Tourrette, P. Kirilov, A. Bresson and S. Cazalbou


Evaluation of Microencapsulation Efficacy of Sodium Alendronate in Chitosan by Spray Drying Method.

L. Ochiuz, G. Popa, G. Lisa, A. Tomoioaga and I. Popovici


Semi-solid Dosage Forms

To the Preparation of a Chitosan-based Gel. Influence of pH, Concentration and Inclusion of Ionic Cross-linking Agents in its Rheological Behavior.

M. Casas, C. Ferris, M. J. Lucero, M. R. Jiménez-Castellanos and M. V. De Paz


Proteins and Peptides

Chitosan Micronetwork and Nanosphere Hydrogels for Tailormade Sustained Release of GnRH Antagonists.

A. Schamberger, W. Naumann, K.-H. Van Pée and J. Enge


lEGF-containing Chitosan Hydrogel for Gl-ulcer Coating and Healing.

J. Maeng, J. Ghee, E. Lee, Q. Shen, Y. Bae, D. Lee, S. Yang and M.-J. Park


Drug Delivery

Interaction Nanoparticles-siRNA: Effect of the Conformation of Chitosan and the Storage Conditions of Nanoparticles.

C. Zandanel, M. Noiray and C. Vauthier


Colon Microflora Test: Testing the Ability for Site-Specific Drug Release in the Large Intestine of Chitosan Coated Tablets.

M. Drechsler and R. Schubert


Multifunctional Drug Eluting Stent Based on Poly-β-cyclodextrin and Chitosan Layer-By-Layer-Assembly.

G. Myriem, V. D. B. Helene, B. Nicolas, K. Youness, L. Joel, C. Feng, H. Frederic, D. Dennis, S. Juergen and M. Bernard


Vitamin E-Loaded Chitosan Films for Topical Delivery and Active Food Packaging.

M. I. Rial-Hermida, B. Blanco-Fernandez, C. Alvarez-Lorenzo and A. Concheiro


Chitosan-Magnesium Aluminium Silicate Composite Films for Nicotine Delivery: Effect of Nicotine Loading.

T. Pongjanyakul, W. Khunawattanakul, S. Puttipipatkhachorn and T. Rades


Nano- and Microparticles

Effect of Type of Chitosan and Solvent on Mechanical Strength and pore Properties of Composite Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering.

S. B. Hizmetli and S. Senel


Protein-Loaded Chitosan-based Particles Via Spray Drying for Oral Delivery.

C. Gruber-Traub, A. Burger-Kentischer, A. Hauser, M. Dettling, A. Weber and T. Hirth


Redispersion of Freeze-Dried Hyaluronic Acid/Chitosan Polymeric Nanoparticles

A. Umerska, I. Inkielewicz-Stepniak, O. Corrigan, C. Medina and L. Tajber


From Chitosan Solution to Nanofibers as a Promising Material for Wound Healing Applications.

P. Kocbek, J. Pelipenko, R. Rošic, A. Arranja, A. Fortuna, S. Baumgartner and J. Kristl


In the year 2014 Lisbon (Portugal) will be the location of the event organized by APV (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Pharmazeutische Verfahrenstechnik e.V.).
Meanwhile, we thank all visitors for their interest on our chitosan products and the inspiring discussions. We hope to see you again at the next World Meeting.

If you have missed HMC+ at this year’s meeting or if you have further questions, do not hesitate to send us an e-mail or to give us a call. We are looking forward to your contact.

Your HMC+-Team

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Führter links

PBP World Meeting 2012


Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Pharmazeutische Verfahrenstechnik e.V.

Congress and fairs

Meet us in person 2024:

  • 14th PBP World Meeting/ Research Pharm, Vienna, Austria, 18.-21.03.2024
  • CPHI, Milan, Italy, 08.-10.10.2024
  • MEDICA 2024, Düsseldorf, Germany, 11.-14.11.2024

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