About the Organiser and Co-Sponsor

The University of Heidelberg

The University of Heidelberg is one of the top-ranked institutions of international science and scholarship. Being Germany's oldest University with a six-hundred-years history, innovative research and modern teaching has always been the major focus. Accordingly, the university plays an active role in education of the decision-makers of tomorrow.

Institute of Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology (IPMB)

The Institute of Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology (IPMB) is part of the Faculty of Biological Sciences. The research activities of the IPMB cover a wide range of topics with strengths in drug discovery, drug delivery, molecular biology and biotechnology, bioinformatics and instrumental analysis. In the field of instrumental analysis, a broad range of techniques are used routinely. Major research activities are concerned with Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) and Chemical Imaging. Both techniques are among the most important analytical tools within the framework of the Process Analytical Technology (PAT) initiative, a key element for improved process understanding, drug quality and drug safety. To this end, the IPMB defines itself as a PAT Competence Center with the opportunity to enhance the knowledge for many PAT technologies. This makes the IPMB a partner for industry and authorities. In order to facilitate the knowledge transfer from university to industry, the IPMB collaborates with many national and international pharmaceutical companies. In addition, the IPMB has strong collaborative interactions with nearby research centers and provides extensive teaching and training to undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. students.


The European Compliance Academy (ECA)

The European Compliance Academy (ECA) was founded on the 1st of January 1999. The ECA is an independent organisation chaired by a Scientific Advisory Board with 10 members of the pharmaceutical industry and regulatory authorities. With close to 4,000 members, ECA has become the leading European association with regard to pharmaceutical Quality Assurance and GMP compliance. The members from all over Europe and abroad represent more than 60 countries. The ECA Advisory Board represents European regulatory authorities as well as the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry. By their voluntary work, the board members support ECA in fulfilling its mission to impart most relevant knowledge on the interpretation and implementation of GMP and regulatory requirements.

The sponsors have entrusted CONCEPT HEIDELBERG with the organisation of their event. If you have questions please contact Mr Detlef Benesch, phone: +49(0) 6221-84 44-45, e-mail benesch@concept-heidelberg.de, Internet: www.concept-heidelberg.de.