Highly Potent Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients

As an HPAPI project proceeds through the development lifecycle and into clinical trials, the understanding of the risks associated with the potent compound increases and risk mitigation generally becomes less difficult. Although many challenges exist for high-containment API manufacturing, the variability and uncertainty associated with each compound present the greatest risks.*

Gregory Sowell, Principal Scientific Manager, Small Molecule Process Chemistry, from Genentech will be presenting on day 1 this May, and will be exploring the management of highly potent projects from early development stages. Dr. Sowell has over 25 years of pharmaceutical experience in small molecule process development and manufacturing. He has been at Genentech for the past 10 years where he leads a team of process chemists as well as heads the small molecule GMP API manufacturing facility.

Below is a summary of Gregory’s presentation:

‘Practical Approach to HPAPI Manufacturing in Early Development’ – Day 1 | 09:50.

– Designing, building and working in a multiproduct kilo lab environment
– Risk analysis of entire synthetic process based on factors including process safety and industrial hygiene
– Important link between surrogate testing of equipment, training staff and process specific equipment needs
– Ensuring proper transfer of safety information to CMOs


The opening presentation on day 2 will be presented to you by Vincenzo de Sio, Especialista, from Cristalia Produtos Quimicos Farmaceuticos, and will be looking into the waste and containement considerations of highly potent APIs.

Alongside the risks which are associated with the handling and containment during the manufacturing of HPAPIs, there are also risk mitigation and containment measures which need to be taken post-production. Waste disposal of potent ingredients poses further issues and considerations, in terms of the handling of the hazardous residues. Further processes also need to be implemented in order to prevent environmental contamination.

Below is a summary of Vincenzo’s presentation:

‘Waste management for Highly Potent APIs’ – Day 2 | 09:10.

– Risks after manufacturing processes: Liquid and solid residues of HPAPIs and related risk of contamination
– Waste disposal and waste treatment: How to handle a hazardous residue and how to avoid environmental contaminations
– Deactivation systems and procedures: Why and how to transform a hazardous compound in less toxic substances

For those looking to attend there is currently a £200 early-bird saving, ending February 28th.

Further information is available at: www.highlypotentapi.com/phpr

SMi presents the 2nd Annual:

Highly Potent Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (HPAPI)
Date: 21st – 22nd May 2018
Workshops: 23rd May 2018
Location: Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, London UK
Website: http://www.highlypotentapi.com/phpr


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