Delivering Therapeutics Across Biological Barriers (E1)

Scientific Organizers: David Brayden, Claus-Michael Lehr and Kathryn Whitehead


May 6—9, 2019

Royal Dublin Society, Dublin 4, Ireland


Organized in Collaboration with Science Foundation Ireland

Sponsored by Astellas Pharma Inc.


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Discounted Abstract Deadline: January 8, 2019

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Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
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Scholarship Deadline: January 8, 2019

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Abstract Deadline: February 6, 2019

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

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(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is January 8, 2019)

Discounted Registration Deadline: March 6, 2019

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


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Registration Fee: 1095.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 870.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

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Meeting Summary



The multi-disciplinary theme of crossing of biological barriers encompasses biology, chemistry, pharmaceutical formulation, polymeric and materials science, advanced cell biology, imaging, microfluidics, and drug-device combination research. This conference occurs at the interface between cell biology and the use of technologies to exploit such understanding in order to translate therapies to patients. The program comprises leading researchers from academia, institutes, as well as from the pharmaceutical and medical device industry. The goal of the conference is to profile cutting edge research in specific areas of achieving drug delivery across biological barriers where a large translational impact would result for both industry and patients. By inviting cell biologists, technology developers, and formulators to the same conference, this will provide in depth discussions and offer a thorough perspective on the tissue and cell barriers that must be crossed in order to help guide technology approaches to achieve these breakthrough treatments.