10th Anniversary of RDD® Europe: A Great Success for the International Respiratory Drug Delivery Community
As recently announced, RDD® Europe hosted 450 pulmonary and nasal drug delivery experts from 31 countries at its 2015 conference in Antibes, France.
RDD Europe demonstrates once again that it is the “must attend” European event in pulmonary and nasal drug delivery. From May 5-8, RDD Europe 2015, recognized internationally by experts for the quality of its program, attracted delegates from Europe (61%), North America (23%) and the rest of the world’s aerosol community (16%).
RDD Europe is a prestigious event, bringing together scientists, clinicians, business professionals and regulators to discuss further research, development, clinical evaluation and marketing of current and new drugs delivered through the lungs or nose. Its focus is development of innovative products and services to meet patient needs.
RDD Europe 2015 hosted 22 speakers, 65 scientific poster presenters, 60 exhibitors and 12 interactive workshops. Topics included:
• Back to Biotech-Personalised Medicine and New Drug Development
• Global Patent Practice
• Nasal Drug Delivery
• Pulmonary and Nasal Delivery: Exploring Alternative Technologies
• Particle Engineering and Quality by Design
• Alternative Distribution Practices for Inhalers
RDD Online and Aptar Pharma, the joint organizers of this scientific conference, are extremely pleased that the audience found this year’s European meeting to be of outstanding quality with a record number of scientific posters. Many report it is the most important international event they attend in terms of both science and networking.
Tenth anniversary celebration
RDD Europe celebrated its 10th anniversary in Antibes, although the parent US conference began in 1988. Aptar Pharma has been part of RDD meetings from the outset, but in 2005 partnered with RDD to formally lend its expertise in nasal and pulmonary drug administration and to increase the accessibility of the meeting to international delegates. In Antibes, Aptar Pharma sponsored the gala dinner, providing attendees with an additional opportunity to network and exchange views and information with their peers in a friendly and convivial atmosphere – another facet of this three-day conference that sets RDD Europe apart from other events.
Aptar Pharma released a video clip which provides highlights from RDD Europe 2015.
“Aptar Pharma is particularly proud of supporting, and being affiliated with, this major conference. The successful outcome of this tenth anniversary of RDD Europe and feedback from the delegates are a source of great satisfaction for all those involved, ” stated Pierre Carlotti, Vice President Marketing and Communication at Aptar Pharma, Prescription, and Conference Coordinator at RDD Europe.
“The quality of the contributions this year was outstanding, reflecting major advances in our industry and the importance of this conference, which brings together key players in the respiratory drug delivery sector,” added Dr. Richard Dalby, one of the organizers from the University of Maryland.
Future RDD scientific conferences: RDD in Phoenix, Arizona; RDD Asia in Goa, India; and RDD Europe in Antibes, France
Three major RDD events will take place in 2016 and 2017.
RDD 2016 (Phoenix, Arizona): April 17-21, 2016
RDD Online and Virginia Commonwealth University will host RDD 2016 at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona from April 17 to 21, 2016.
RDD 2016 offers attendees an unrivaled opportunity to participate in the best international conference concerned with innovations in pulmonary, nasal and related technologies. It features in-depth presentations and discussions on pioneering respiratory drug delivery science in tandem with extensive networking opportunities. This is typically the largest RDD meeting in terms of numbers of delegates, poster presenters and exhibitors.
RDD Asia 2016 (Goa, India): November 9-11, 2016 and RDD Europe 2017 (Antibes, France): April 26-29, 2017
Following the success of the most recent conferences in Asia and Europe, Aptar Pharma and RDD Online have already started to plan an exciting program for RDD Asia in Goa, India in November 2016 and RDD Europe in Antibes, France in April 2017.
For further information related to RDD scientic conferences, visit: www.rddonline.com
About RDD Online
RDD Online manages the organization of Respiratory Drug Delivery meetings in the US, and partners with Aptar Pharma to run RDD meetings in Europe and Asia. Other RDD Online services available at www.rddonline.com include the provision of scientific and technical publications, aerosol testing equipment including dose collection tubes and mixing inlets, web-based training, textbook publishing, service directories and recruiting services of interest to companies active in pulmonary and nasal drug delivery. For more information, please visit www.rddonline.com.
About Aptar Pharma
Aptar Pharma is part of the AptarGroup family of companies, along with Aptar Beauty + Home and Aptar Food + Beverage. We create innovative drug delivery systems that meet the evolving needs of biotechnology, healthcare and pharmaceutical companies around the world. We provide our customers with a wide range of delivery technologies and analytical services backed by decades of proven expertise. For more information, visit www.aptar.com/pharma.
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