This conference is organized in the framework of the Cross-border Cooperation programme INTERREG IVA "2 Mers Seas Zeeen" AMPTEC : Advanced Materials and Pharmaceutical Technologies including the Universities of Lille1 and Lille2, Cambridge, Ghent, Greenwich, East Anglia, the Cluster Nutrition Health Longevity , the Flemish SME SEPS Pharma and several associated partners: NOVITOM, CRISTAL THERAPEUTICS, the cluster UP-TEX , Ashford & St Peter's Hospitals NHS and University College London.

AMPTEC website here.(external link)

It aims to bring together participants from academia and industry involved in interdisciplinary materials science and pharmaceutical activities. This conference will focus on presenting recent developments and innovations in the following areas:

· Physical states of pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals and their manipulations

· New approaches to formulation and characterization of advanced drug delivery and controlled drug delivery systems

· Active biomaterials

· Nanomedecines

This conference will also enable to discuss new strategies and opportunities at European level. It will be opened to scientists and researchers from academia and industry, and general scientifically interested public. It will be held on July 9-11 2014 at the University Lille1 (POLYTECH) in Villeneuve d'Ascq, France.

To enable young scientists to participate in the conference, Fees will not be requested. Moreover, possibilities of cheap accomodation on the campus will be available on request (please, contact: Mrs S. Boudaoud for additional information at the following address: amptec2014@univ-lille1.fr)

There will be plenary lectures, oral contributions selected among the submitted abstracts and posters sessions. All accepted contributions will be included in the book of abstracts that will be distributed at the registration in Lille.

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