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Sponsored by the

North Jersey ACS Drug Metabolism Discussion Group

“Novel Drug Delivery Approaches”

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NOTICE: This symposium is postponed to Sept 10 (tentative date).

In light of the evolving situation with the COVID-19 viral outbreak in the US and the world, it is with the deepest regret that we make the difficult decision to postpone the Spring Symposium to September 10, 2020 (tentative date).  Besides our concern for the health of our participants, many local companies, vendors and contract research organizations have issued travel guidelines that restrict or prohibit associates from attending conferences, which would greatly limit the size of the audience at the meeting in April.

Imad Hanna
NJ-DMDG chair


Date:   April 30, 2020

Time:   8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Venue:  The Palace at Somerset Park,
        333 Davidson Avenue,
        Somerset, NJ 08873     [ directions ]

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Registration Information:

  • Pre-registration fee is $125 (pre-register by April 23, 2020).
  • Registration fee at the door is $150 (Checks only)
  • Registration fee is $10 for students and postdocs and $50 for faculty
  • Registration is free for unemployed

Please plan to pre-register as a group, as coordinated by a member of the NJACS DMDG Steering Committee List, below, from your organization.

  • If you have no DMDG member at your company, please contact Elizabeth Joshi (elizabeth.joshi@merck.com) for registration.
  • Payments by personal or company checks. Sorry, credit cards are not accepted.
  • Checks should be made payable to: NJ Drug Metabolism Discussion Group.





“Novel Drug Delivery Approaches”

8:00 a.m.

Registration / Continental Breakfast / Vendor Exhibit

9:00 a.m.

Introductory Remarks

Imad Hanna, Chair, NJ DMDG

9:15 a.m.

SiRNA delivery of GalNac-conjugated molecules

Diane Ramsden, Principal Scientist, Alnylam, Cambridge, MA

10:00 a.m.

Cell-selective prodrugs for molecular targeted drug delivery

John Isbell, PhD, Director, Drug Metabolism and Disposition. Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation, San Diego, CA

10:45 a.m.

Vendor Exhibit & Coffee Break

11:15 a.m.

Stem cell-directed targeted enzyme/prodrug therapy of cancer

Arash Hatefi, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

12:00 p.m.

Lunch & Vendor Exhibit

1:15 p.m.

Nano particle drug conjugates for efficient delivery to biological targets

Liang Zhao, PhD, Department of Microbiology and Immunology Albert Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Cambridge, MA

2:00 p.m.

Pharmacokinetic modeling of CNS disposition of 5-HT3 receptor antagonist with quantitative assessment of the role of P-glycoprotein efflux

Manting Chiang, PhD, Graduate Student, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Current affiliation: Clinical Pharmacology & Pharmacometrics, Bristol Meyers Squibb, Princeton, NJ

2:45 p.m.

Vendor Exhibit & Coffee Break

3:00 p.m.

Biopharmaceutical characteristics and drug delivery strategies for peptides/ASOs/targeted protein degraders

John Morrison, PhD, Pharmaceutical Candidate Optimization, Bristol Meyers Squibb, Princeton, NJ

3:45 p.m.

Program closure

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NJ-DMDG Steering Committee 2019-2020
Name Company E-mail address Responsibility
Imad Hanna Novartis imad.hanna@novartis.com Chair (2019-2020)
Beth Joshi Merck elizabeth.joshi@merck.com Past Chair (2018-2019)
Manthena Varma Pfizer Manthena.V.Varma@pfizer.com Past Chair, 2017-18
Matthew Hoffmann Celgene mjhoffman@celgene.com Treasurer
Naiyu Zheng BMS naiyu.zheng@bms.com Vendor Liaison (2018-2020)
Anima Ghosal Kean University ghosala@aol.com Vendor Liaison
Bo Wen GSK bo.1.wen@gsk.com Past Chair, 2016-17
Lauren Aleksunes Rutgers University aleksunes@eohsi.rutgers.edu Past Chair, 2015-16
Carlo Sensenhauser Janssen R&D CSensenh@its.JnJ.com Member
Allen Jones Students 2 Science allen.n.jones@verizon.net Member
Ron Kong PTC Therapeutics rkong@ptcbio.com Member
Lei Tang Sanofi Lei.Tang@sanofi.com Member
Li Yu Roche li.yu.ly1@roche.com Member
Maria Markowska Mmaryla5@yahoo.com Member
Fan Wu Celgene fwu@celgene.com Member
Hong Shen BMS hong.shen1@bms.com Member




Directions to the Palace at Somerset Park

    333 Davidson Avenue, Somerset, NJ 08873
    Phone: 732-302-9922
    [ website ]

From the New Jersey Turnpike:

    Exit 10 to Interstate 287 North.
    Follow 10 miles to Exit 10 (527 New Brunswick — South Bound Brook).
    Take Easton Ave towards South Bound Brook to first light.
    Make left (Davidson Ave).

From New York City:

    Lincoln Tunnel to N.J. Turnpike South.
    Follow N.J. Turnpike directions mentioned above.

From Route 287:

    If traveling north:

      Exit 10 (527 New Brunswick — South Bound Brook)
      Follow sign towards Bound Brook, to light.
      Make left (Davidson Ave).

    If traveling south:

      Exit 10 (527 New Brunswick).
      Left on Easton Ave., to light.
      Make left (Davidson Ave).

From Newark Airport:

    Take NJ Turnpike South to Exit 10
    I-287 North to Exit 10 (Easton Ave).
    At first light, go left on Davidson Ave.
    Hotel immediately on left.