Overview and Themes


The conference will be preceded by a two-day workshop for those less familiar with the technology or those wanting to have a master class for their own particular application. The main conference will be opened by Professor Julia Buckingham, Vice-Chancellor of Brunel University and herself a pharmacologist. This will be followed by a keynote lecture given by Dr Svetlana Ignatova, director of Brunel's Advanced Bioprocessing Centre, which will highlight the huge technological and process advances that have been made since the first meeting in here at Brunel in 2000. Each day will include up to four of the conference themes with presentations ranging from keynotes and 20 minute oral presentations (15 minutes + 5 minutes questions) to flash presentations (3 minutes) on selected posters.

The second day will be dedicated to industrial delegates with an opening talk by Sir Richard Sykes, Chancellor of Brunel University and in the past Rector of Imperial College and CEO of GlaxoSmithKline. Exhibitors will have a chance to give short presentations on this day and delegates will have an opportunity to focus on scale-up and production issues that have not been aired at CCC conferences before. This day will culminate in the Conference Dinner.

The final day will start with Emerging Technologies so that any Industrial delegates who want to linger can get a taste for the future

Conference Themes

Process Development - highlighting the versatility of the process with different elution/separation modes (ie elution/extrusion; pH zone refining; ion-exchange; liquid-liquid extraction; chiral separations)

Scale-up and Scale-down - transferability of the process from one country, instrument and scale to another country, instrument and scale

Continuous Processing - true moving bed; intermittent counter-current extraction; dual flow; non-equilibrium processes

Method Development - rapid and robust (including automated) approaches and optimisation processes

Novel Solvent Systems - novel solvent and additives for improving selectivity, solubility and phase system stability

Process Modelling - theory, prediction and visualisation

Instrumentation and Process integration - hyphenated techniques, robust engineering and technological developments

Applications - from small molecules to large biomolecules - natural and synthetic products from the food, agriculture, pharmaceutical, fine chemicals and perfume sectors; environmental applications

Emerging technologies - particles, biologics, cells, reactive extraction and novel liquid extraction processes