The Alexandria of Torrey Pines
La Jolla, California

Welcome to LAII 2020

Our Mission

Long-acting injectables and implants improve the quality of life for patients living with diseases requiring chronic dosing. These life-changing injectables and implants are proven to increase efficacy and enhance patient and dosing compliance.
To meet this growing market need, a large variety of delivery technologies have been developed for all modalities across pharmaceutical products. The knowledge needed to translate from concept to laboratory to actual therapy for these delivery systems is rapidly evolving.
This conference’s goal is to provide attendees with insights into:

  • Clinical applications where long-acting injectable and implants can provide a benefit for the patient
  • Existing and new technologies in development
  • How to use advanced pharmacokinetic modeling in the definition of formulation

And much more…

-- Final Agenda --

Thursday | Feb. 6

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:10 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. Wim Hennink - Utrecht University

Diels-Alder in Situ Forming Hydrogel for Sustained Intraocular Release of Bevacizumab

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9:50 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Frederic Dargelas - DelSiTech

Parenteral Delivery of Therapeutic Proteins Using Biodegradable Silica

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10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Networking Break
11:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. Ved Srivastava - Intarcia Therapeutics

Patient-Centric Peptide Drug Design and Sustain Delivery for Metabolic Disease

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11:40 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Raj Patel - Titan Pharmaceuticals

Probuphine Product Development

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12:20 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Lunch Sponsored by Celanese
1:20 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Tom Tice - Evonik

The APIs of LAIIs

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2:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. Jukka Rantanen - University of Copenhagen

Towards Commercial Scale Production of Quality by Design (QbD) Based Nanomedicine

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2:40 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. Joyce Hotz - AstraZeneca

Scale Up of Bydureon

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3:20 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. Networking Break
3:50 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mark Prausnitz - Georgia Institute of Technology

Microneedle Device for Long-Acting Contraceptive Hormone

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4:30 p.m. - 5:10 p.m. David Friend - Daré Bioscience, Inc.

An Innovative Long-Acting Implant for Contraception

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5:10 p.m. - 5:50 p.m. Charles Flexner - Johns Hopkins University

Novel Approaches to HIV Treatment and Prevention using Long-Acting Drug Delivery

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5:50 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Day One Closing Remarks
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Dinner and Panel Discussion Sponsored by MedinCell and Medicines Patent Pool

Friday | Feb. 7

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:10 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. Tejal Desai - University of California, San Francisco

Nanostructured Materials for Long Acting Biologic Delivery

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9:50 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Tassos Nicolaou - Delpor

Prozor Technology and the Potential for Once-Yearly Therapies

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10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Networking Break
11:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. Jon Pokorski - University of California, San Diego

Melt Processing of Functional Protein/Polymer Blends

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11:40 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Hongwen Rivers - Allergan

To Develop Long-Acting Complex Dosage Forms of Biologics for the Eye: Opportunities and Challenges

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12:20 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Lunch Sponsored by Lubrizol Life Science
1:20 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Karsten Mäder - Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

Noninvasive In Vitro and In Vivo Characterization of Biodegradable Parenteral Depot Formulations

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2:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. Sheng Qi - University of East Anglia

3D Printing of Personalised Long-Acting Pharmaceutical Implants: Conceptual Analysis and Printing Design

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2:40 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. Networking Break
3:10 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. Wim Jiskoot - Leiden University

Long-Acting Injectables & Implantables: Immunogenicity Concerns

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3:50 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Omid Veiseh - William Marsh Rice University

Immune Modulatory Biomaterials for Cell-Based Therapeutics

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4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Networking Break
5:00 p.m. - 5:40 p.m. Steve Schwendeman - University of Michigan

A Cage Implant to Study Drug Release from Microspheres In Vivo

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5:40 p.m. - 6:20 p.m. Viera Lukacova - Simulations Plus, Inc.

What Does it Take to Develop a PBPK Model that Mimics In Vivo Behavior of LAIs

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6:20 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Diane Burgess - University of Connecticut

Development of IVIVCs for Complex Parenteral Products

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7:00 p.m. - 7:10 p.m. Day Two Closing Remarks

 * Times are subject to change. *

Sponsored Programming

Thursday Lunch | Sponsored by Celanese

12:20 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.

Jeff Haley – Celanese Engineered Materials

Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate Polymers for Long-Acting Dosage Forms

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Friday Lunch | Sponsored by Lubrizol Life Science

12:20 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.

Robert Lee – Lubrizol Life Science

Overcoming Development Challenges for Long-Acting Injectables & Implantables
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Dinner and Global Health Panel Discussion | Sponsored by MedinCell & Medicines Patent Pool

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

~ Panelist ~

  • Charles Flexner (chair) – Long-Acting/Extended Release Antiretroviral Resource Program (LEAP)
  • Carmen Pérez CasasUnitaid
  • Dennis LeeThe Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Andrew OwenUniversity of Liverpool
  • Rodney HoUniversity of Washington
  • Stephanie BarrettMerck
  • Christophe RobergeMedinCell
  • Esteban BurroneMedicines Patent Pool

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Thank You To Our LAII 2020 Sponsors

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Sponsorship Opportunities

LAII offers several sponsorship packages for companies looking for brand exposure, separated into levels such as Platinum, Gold, and Silver.  For more information on sponsorship opportunities please read our LAII 2020 Sponsorship Prospectus or reach out to us:

For hotel information near the conference, see the table below.


Hotel Distance to Conference Phone number
The Lodge at Torrey Pines 0.5 mi (858) 453-4420
Hilton Garden Inn  4.9 mi (858) 720-9500
Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa 1.9 mi (855) 430-7503
Homewood Suites by Hilton 4.8 mi (858) 523-0500
Sheraton La Jolla Hotel 3.4 mi (858) 453-5500
Marriott Del Mar 6.1 mi (858) 523-1700
La Jolla Torrey Pines Hilton 0.5 mi (877) 414-8020

2020 Planning Committee

Nima Akhavein, GSK
Maria Josè Alonso, USC
Rene Holm, Janssen
Julius Korley, University of Delaware
Laxma Reddy, Drug Delivery Experts
Chris Rhodes, Drug Delivery Experts
Steve Schwendeman, University of Michigan
An Vermeulen, Janssen
Dennis Lee, Gates Foundation

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