The Cluster members will jointly organize 3 “Training Schools” at Lille, Greenwich and Ghent Universities. It will be developed on the IDEA and MULTIDES experience and will combine areas of interest to the cluster themes such as continuous manufacturing of pharmaceutical solids, advanced characterization and molecular modeling. Each event will last for a few days and about 30 participants will attend the event. The trainings are unique due to the broad expertise of the Cluster. The delivered material (presentations, novel formulation/analytical techniques) will be printed and distributed.
Training school “Physical manipulation, characterization and formulation of pharmaceuticals” 16-20 June 2014 (Val Joly, Nord, France)
This training school will provide participants with the fundamentals of materials science underlying the research pharmaceutical formulation. The training will focus on: the different materials used in the field of pharmacy and food, their physical states, their specific modes of preparation and transformation induced by the typical constraints imposed by industrial processes. The participants will also gain a thorough understanding of specific experimental methods suitable for the physical characterization of these materials. The teaching will be illustrated by examples encountered in pharmaceutical and food. It will be a transdisciplinary education at the interface between materials science and pharmacy.
The training school is co-organized by the Lille 1 and Lille 2 Universities and the CNRS (Ecole Thématique 2014).

Training school “Drug delivery and novel characterization approaches” 16-18 July 2014 (Greenwich, UK)

The programme of the GreenwichTraining school is available here(external link)

Training school "Continuous manufacturing" 24-25 September 2014 (Ghent, Belgium)

The programme of the Ghent Training school is available here(external link)

Contact directly Prof. C. Vervaet ( for registration.

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