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VIRTUAL MEETING – 23rd September 2021


The APS Emerging Technologies Focus Group, is pleased to announce their webinar which will offer plenty of opportunities for discussions. This meeting will bring together expert speakers from academia and industry and will include a talk from a junior researcher and a talk from a senior researcher from industry or academia.

Who should attend

This meeting is ideally suited for PhD Candidates, Academics, Industrialists, Specialist Technology Providers, and Regulatory Personnel. Overall, the content of this special series has been carefully crafted to complement the existing APS portfolio and the Emerging Technologies Focus Group hot topics.

Speakers and Chairs

Prof Jukka Rantanen, University of Copenhagen

Xiaoyan Xu, University College London:


23 September 2021 13.00-14.00 :

3D Printing Manufacturing of drug delivery systems, medical devices, and implants

We will be running further webinars which will include the following:

. 3D Bioprinting applications in drug discovery & development.
. Manufacturing of Nanomedicines by microfluidics.
. Microfluidics for drug discovery and development.
. BioMEMS devices as biosensors, drug delivery systems and injectable devices.
. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning.
. In silico modelling.
. Environmental, social, economic, and legal concerns on the use of Emerging Technologies.

Prof Jukka Rantanen, University of Copenhagen:

Biography Jukka Rantanen

Jukka Rantanen is professor of pharmaceutical technology and engineering at the Department of Pharmacy (UCPH, University of Copenhagen). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Helsinki in 2001, completed postdoctoral visit at the Department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy (Purdue University, USA) in 2003, and joined the faculty at the University of Copenhagen in 2006 as a full professor. Jukka Rantanen was appointed 2017 as a guest professor at Shenyang Pharmaceutical University, China. He is currently the head of the PhD graduate programme in pharmaceutical sciences Drug Research Academy (DRA) at UCPH. Jukka Rantanen has 300+ publications in scientific peer-reviewed journals (Web of Science h-index 47) and he is an editorial board member of four leading scientific journals within pharmaceutical sciences and chemical engineering. He is a recipient of the APV (International Association of Pharmaceutical Technology) “Research Award for Outstanding Achievements in the Pharmaceutical Sciences” in 2016. Jukka is a member of the Process analytics Working Party of the European Pharmacopoeia Commission.

Xiaoyan Xu, University College London:

Xiaoyan (Bonnie) a final-year PhD Researcher in Pharmaceutics at the UCL School of Pharmacy. She is a chemical engineer by background with a BEng in Chemical Engineering and holds a Master’s degree in Pharmaceutics, both from UCL. She previously worked as a Research Assistant at The University of Hong Kong and conducted research on co-crystal screening and synthesis for pulmonary drug delivery. Xiaoyan joined the Basit Research Group in August 2018 and pursued her PhD in 3D printing of medicines. Her current research project focuses on the use of vat photopolymerisation-based 3D printing techniques including stereolithography (SLA) and digital light processing (DLP) to fabricate implantable medical devices with various drug delivery purposes in a prolonged, controlled manner.


APS Members – FREE
(please get your code from the member’s hub for FREE tickets.)

APS Student Members – FREE
(please get your code from the member’s hub for FREE tickets.)

Non- Members – £20

Student Non- Member – £10