Pharmaceutical Impurities Symposium - June 19

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Learn about advances in the analysis of pharmaceutical impurities

June 19, 2019 | 9:30 am - 4:00 pm | Hyatt Regency, Princeton, New Jersey
Seating is limited at this one day workshop. Reserve your space today!

Workshop Fee = $95
Registration Deadline = June 14, 2019


Join LGC Standards for a one day pharmaceutical impurities workshop where experts will discuss:

  • The role of reference standards in pharmaceutical analysis
  • The origin of pharmaceutical impurities
  • Practical method development and considerations for determining impurities
  • Relative response factors and impurity reference standards
  • The chemistry of drug degradation
  • Forced degradation studies for stability-indicating method development
  • Analyzing elemental impurities in pharmaceuticals
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Meet our Speakers

Bernard A. Olsen, Ph.D.
Bernard A. Olsen, Ph.D
Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry,
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Fellow of the American Association
of Pharmaceutical Scientists

Dr. Olsen has over 37 years of experience in drug development including 29 years as a Senior Research Fellow at Eli Lilly & Co.
He has contributed to the development, commercialization, and support of over 25 pharmaceutical products including numerous developmental drugs.
He has published and given invited lectures on a wide array of drug development and analytical topics including high performance liquid chromatography, method development and validation, impurity determination and control, genotoxic impurities, physical property characterisation, drug counterfeiting, regulatory aspects of drug development, and quality control.

Steve Baertschi, Ph.D.
Steve Baertschi, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Organic Chemistry,
Vanderbilt University

Fellow of the American Association
of Pharmaceutical Scientists

Retiring from Lilly in 2015, Dr. Baertschi has more than 29 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry with a demonstrated track record of innovation and problem-solving.
Dr. Baertschi has organized and chaired numerous scientific conferences on stress testing, stability, photostability, and impurities, and has published extensively in these areas, including two editions of a book on pharmaceutical stress testing and drug degradation.

Thomas Rettberg, Ph.D.
Thomas Rettberg, Ph.D.
R&D Manager, LGC Standards
Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry,
The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Rettberg works at the production site of VHG Labs’ instrumentation standards and Certified Reference Materials. In that role he is responsible for the study of existing products and development of new products and has a broad understanding of standards and samples for metals and their chemistries.
Dr. Rettberg has over 25 years of experience in ICP-MS and has worked on a wide range of applications, including USP<232>, USP<233>, EPA environmental analysis, high purity “semicon” materials, solid samples, organic materials, isotope and earth science applications.


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