Innovative solutions to the greatest challenges in pharmaceutical development

The Global DDF Summit is the premier drug delivery, formulation and device development event.

With almost 100 sessions, 90 speakers, 4 content streams and dedicated networking breaks across three days, this is the perfect opportunity to share new ideas, discover the latest industry developments and overcome common challenges.

The 2023 Summit will cover small molecules, biologics, device development and new technologies, concepts and case studies in areas such as:

  • Regulatory Strategy Lifecycle Management Considerations for Complex Drug Delivery Devices - How Safe Are My Combination Products?
  • Drug Bioavailability Challenge: How to Make New Drug Candidate Available on the Market
  • Concept of Drug Product Manufacturing Process Characterization
  • Spray Drying of Lipid Nanoparticles Enables Intratracheal Delivery of mRNA
  • Nature-Inspired Systems for Oral Delivery of Biologics​

2023 Speakers

Scott Ariagno

EdgeOne Medical Inc.

Vice President Development & Engineering Services

Hannes Ausserwöger

University of Cambridge

Doctoral Student

Jean-Rene Authelin


Senior Scientific Advisor Global CMC 

Emilie Belissa


Drug Product Expert Product Design & Performance (PD&P)

Dr. Fatima Bennai-Sanfourche

Senior Director of QA & RA Compliance for Medical Devices and eHealth


Dr. Alberto Berardi

DFE Pharma

Product Application Specialist

Dr. Thomas Brinz

Syntegon Technology GmbH

Director Engineering Pharma Services

Stephen Buckley

Novo Nordisk

Director and Head of Oral Delivery Technology

Ko Cattoor

Johnson & Johnson

Senior Scientist, Oral Solids Development, Drug Product Development

Robin Curtis

University of Manchester

Senior Lecturer in the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science

Camille Dagallier


Senior Formulation Scientist

Frederic Dargelas

DelSiTech Ltd.

Head of Business Development and Alliance Management

Isabelle Deimel



Tim Diederichs

Boehringer Ingelheim

Post Doc

Nick DiFranco

Lubrizol Life Science Health

Global Market Segment Manager for Oral Treatments

Christos Dimitrakopoulos


Data Scientist

Dennis Douroumis

University of Greenwich

Professor in Pharmaceutical Technology and Process Engineering

Nélio Drumond


Associate Director, Lead Process Scientist Global Manufacturing Sciences, Drug Product

Patrick Duffy


R&D Team Leader, Manufacturing Manager for Bioresorbable Polymers

Thomas von Erlach


Chief Scientific Officer

Beatriz Fernandes


Senior Principal Scientist, R&D

Karsten Flügel

Merck Group

Principal Scientist Digital Pharmaceutical Development

Giuseppe De Franza


Senior Manager, Pharmaceutical Development and Technical Service

Kristina Friis


Associate Principal Scientist in Advanced Drug Delivery

Kasper Bayer Frøhling

Novo Nordisk

R&D Programme Manager, Medical Device Development

Patrick Garidel

Boehringer Ingelheim

Head of Process, Purification and Pharma Development

Claus Geiger


Global Device Leader

Verena Geiselhart



Heinrich Haas


Vice President Formulation & Drug Delivery Formulation & Drug Delivery

Pierrot Harvie

Precision NanoSystems

Clinical Manufacturing Manager

Dr. Olaf Häusler

Roquette Pharma Solutions

Global Pharma Technical Application Specialist

Joel Hellrup

Nanexa AB

Head of Pharmaceutical R&D

John D. Higgins


Distinguished Scientist

Tonio Hoche


Device Engineer

Joris Höfinghoff


Head of Formulation Development for Plasma-derived Therapies

Martin Huelsmeyer


Head of Science Affairs & Strategic Initiatives NBE Drug Product Development

Christian Hug

Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research

Senior Scientist

Janez Jancar


Senior Expert

Dhananjay Jere

Fresenius Kabi

Director Drug Product Research & Development, Manufacturing & Supply

Nitin Joshi

Harvard Medical School

Assistant Professor Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Martti Kaasalainen

Nanoform Finland

Senior scientist

Nazim Kanji

Quotient Sciences

Executive Director, Pediatric Services Drug Development Consulting

Ajay J Khopade

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Vice President R&D Formulations (Non-Oral)

Samuel Kyeremateng


Principal Scientist

Prof Dimitrios Lamprou

Queen’s University Belfast

Chair of Biofabrication & Advanced Manufacturing

Eneko Larrañeta

 Queen’s University Belfast

Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Dr. Sangeun Lee

HIPS Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland

Head of Department Drug Delivery and Biological Barriers

Philippe Lienard

Institut Pasteur

Preclinical leader

Heonchang Lim

Samsung Biologics

Group Lead, Formulation Development

Yu-Ting Lin

Merck KGaA

Senior Usability Engineer

Christian Lotz

Pfanstiehl GmbH

General Manager EMEA

Tatiana Marcozzi


Drug Product Development Scientist - Oral Solid Dosage

Thomas Mayer

Sonceboz SA

Business Unit Manager

Jennifer McManus

University of Bristol

Associate Professor, School of Physics

Pieter Muntendam

SQ Innovation Inc.

President & CEO

Deepak Murpani

Andersen Pharma Global


Mostafa Nakach


Global Head of Process Engineering Biologics Development/ Biologics Drug Product Development & Manufacturing

Hanne Mørck Nielsen

University of Copenhagen

Professor, PhD (Pharm), Center Director and Group Leader

Eoin O’Cearbhaill

University College Dublin

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Manfred Ogris

University of Vienna

Professor for Pharmaceutical Sciences

Mafalda Paiva


Senior Manager, R&D Analytical Development

Dr. Santipharp Panmai


Vice President and Head of Early Phase Formulation R&D

Amrit Paudel

Graz University of Technology

Associate Professor

Dr. Gunilla Petersson


Former Science and Innovation Director Inhaled Drug Delivery

Werner Weitschies, Ph.D

University of Greifswald

Professor, Institute of Pharmacy, Department of Biopharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology

Tamara Phan

Boehringer Ingelheim

Post Doc at Pharmaceutical Development Biologicals

Vladimir Muzykantov, MD, PhD

University of Pennsylvania The Perelman School of Medicine

Professor of Pharmacology and Medicine Vice-Chair, Department of Pharmacology Director, Center for Targeted Therapeutics & Translational Nanomedicine

Paul Pietsch

Knauer Wissenschaftliche Geräte GmbH

Global Engineering Solutions Manager

Louise Place


Director, CMC RA Devices

Daniel Primavessy

Midas Pharma GmbH

Project Manager Innovation Pharmaceuticals

Kishore Ravuri


Chapter Leader, Drug Product Pharmaceutical Development

Rene Holm

University of Southern Denmark

Prof. Drug formulation and delivery

Dr. Meike Roskamp


R&D Lab Leader

Dr. Andreas Sauer


Technical Sales Director

Florian Schauderna

Bayer Pharmaceuticals

Senior Manager Human Factors / Usability Engineering

Anna Schlüter


Head of Formulation and Process Development MAP Innovator

Christina Schmid

Celanese Pharma & Medical

Business Development

Stefan Schneid


Scientific Lead Parenterals, Bayer Science Fellow

Petrick Schneider

F. Hoffmann-La Roche

Senior Pre-Fillable Syringe Device Engineer

Harshal Shah

Cambridge Consultants

BioPharma Sector Head

John Shelley



Soren Skov


Senior Human Factors Engineer

Yunfei Li Song


Senior Scientist (Process Engineering and Analytics)

Léa L. Sorret

Lonza Drug Product Services

Principal Scientist and group head in Formulation Development

Martin Spörk

Research Center Pharmaceutical Engineering GmbH

Scientific Area Leader

Professor Patrick Stayton

University of Washington

Distinguished Career Professor, Director, Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute

Rob Steendam

InnoCore Pharmaceuticals

Chief Technology Officer

Yushi Sunazuka

Nippon Boehringer Ingelheim

Scientist in Analytical Science Group

Dr Vivek Trivedi

University of Kent

Senior Lecturer in Drug Delivery

Peter Tygesen

Croda Pharma

Managing Director, Adjuvant Systems

Shahid Uddin


Senior Director Formulation/ Stability and Drug product design

Elise Vaes


Scientist OSD

Driton Vllasaliu

King’s College London

Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutics

James Wabby


Global Head, Regulatory Affairs (CoE), Emerging Technologies, Combination Products and Devices (Chairperson)

Mike Wallenstein

Novartis Pharma AG

Global Head RA Medical Devices, Combination Products & Precision Medicine

Johanna Weber

Martin-Luther-University in Halle


Dr. Sabine Websky


Head Medical Affairs & Applied Technologies, Medical Affairs & Applied Technologies

Felix Weiland

Boehringer Ingelheim

Head of Device Technology

Steven Winling


Scientific Advisor, Science & Technology

Dr. Frank Wolters

Bayer AG

Lab Head

Alexandru Zabara


Innovation Manager Pharma