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Pharmaceutical Freeze Drying Technology

Nov 27 - Nov 28, 2018 |
Nov 28, 2018 |
MELIÁ SEVILLA | Seville, Spain
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  • Europe
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Dear Colleague,

We would like to invite you to submit a paper or poster abstract for presentation at the PDA Europe Pharmaceutical Freeze Drying Technology, 27-28 November in Seville, Spain.

During the last ten years, freeze-drying of biopharmaceuticals has become a routine procedure, yet the freeze-drying process remains complex. This meeting provides updates of various technical and regulatory aspects regarding lyophilization.

Speakers from the pharmaceutical industry, manufacturers and regulatory agencies regularly share their knowledge and give insights into this process, deepening the understanding of the underlying physicochemical principles as well as explaining freeze-drying techniques and the efforts to implement them on a big scale. All attendees learn about current and novel concepts of freeze-drying and get to connect and exchange ideas with experts in the field.

The friendly yet professional atmosphere of PDA‘s meetings provides abundant room for questions and answers, networking and exchange.

Get in touch with highly qualified and diverse professionals at this must-attend conference on lyophilization in beautiful Seville in November!

The Co-Chairs

Yves Mayeresse,
GSK Vaccines, Chair

Sascha Pfeiffer,
Lyo Engineering, Co-Chair

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Scientific Program Planning Committee

Yves Mayeresse, GSK Vaccines, Chair
Sascha Pfeiffer, Lyo Engineering, Co-Chair
Thomas Beutler, GEA
Raf de Dier, Janssen J&J
Julian Gitter, University of Munich
Jörg Lümkemann, F. Hoffmann - La Roche
Ingo Presser, Boehringer-Ingelheim
Jochen Strube, University of Clausthal-Zellerfeld
Kerstin Wilken, PDA Europe
Sylvia Becker, PDA Europe, Manager Programs & Events

3 Ways to register

Please remember to log in if you are a member of PDA already!

If you come from a Governmental or Health Authority Institution or from an Academic Organization please contact Ms. Antje Petzholdt before registering. She will verify your status and register you.

  • All registrations which will involve visa matters will have to be submitted to PDA EU four weeks prior to the start of the event at the latest. For later registrations, PDA Europe will be unable to assist participants in any visa affairs.
  • All costs incurring in connection with visa affairs shall be borne by registrants. (This applies in particular to costs for submitting documents by courier.)
  • Potential participants must be clients of UPS shipping agency and submit their UPS customer reference number to PDA EU (together with their registration).

Registration Fees

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By 14 October 2018
1.395 Euro

After 14 October 2018
1.595 Euro


By 14 October 2018
1.695 Euro

After 14 October 2018
1.895 Euro

Govern./Health Authority/Academic

By 14 October 2018
700 Euro

After 14 October 2018
800 Euro

All fees given in Euro and excluding VAT (21%)


Antje PetzholdtAntje Petzholdt
Manager Registration, Chapters & Membership
Tel: +49 (0) 30 43 655 08-10
Fax: +49 (0) 30 43 655 08-66


Calle Dr. Pedro de Castro 1
41004 Sevilla
Tel: +34 912 76 47 47
Hotel Website

Located in the heart of Seville opposite the Parque de Maria Luisa and Plaza España and very close to the University (Old Tobacco Factory), the Alcazar, the Barrio de Santa Cruz district, the Cathedral and the Archive of the Indies, the new Meliá Sevilla is the perfect choice for your business and leisure trips, thanks to its excellent location in the city centre, its fully equipped and comfortable facilities and the quality of its services.

Completely refurbished, the hotel offers a stunning outdoor pool with views of Plaza España and a spectacular Congress and Convention Centre. All the rooms at the new Meliá Sevilla are outward facing, comfortable and bright.

The hotel’s Mosaico restaurant serves an international breakfast buffet. There is also a poolside snack bar and a chic cocktail lounge, Elyxr.

PDA Europe has reserved a limited number of rooms until the 26th September 2018

Book Your Room for the PDA Group Rate

Single Room € 95 per night; 10% VAT, additional taxes and service charges will apply *
Double Room € 106 per night; 10% VAT, additional taxes and service charges will apply*

*Rates are per room and night, including the following services and benefits free of charge:

  • Buffet Breakfast in the restaurant
  • Wireless Internet Connection (WI-FI)

How to Get There

Seville Airport– SVQ
Airport Phone: +34 954 44 90 00
Hotel Direction: 11.8 km
The airport shuttle service is upon request for €25 per vehicle one way.


Parking available upon request at the registration desk.


Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities are Available!

For more information about exhibit and sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Nadjeschda Gomez-Stahl
Manager Exhibition & Sponsorship
Tel: +49 (0) 30 43 655 08-23
Fax: +49 (0) 30 43 655 08-66

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