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PlasmaChem Prize Winner!

Sune M. Christensen (University of Copenhagen, far left), winner of the PlasmaChem Prize for best poster, with John Texter (far right) presenting Certificate and $500 Cash Award and judges Thorsten Brandau (Brace GmbH, left), Louis Doorn (Givaudin, middle), and Gleb Sukhorukov (Queen Mary College, right).

Particles 2009
Micro and Nano Encapsulation
11-14 July 2009
Berlin, Germany

Co-Sponsored by

  • Particles Conference
  • European Association of Pharma Biotechnology

Corporate Sponsor

  • PlasmaChem GmbH

Invited Speakers

International Organizing Committee

J. M. Asua (Spain)
F. Boury (France)
D. Burgess (USA)
K. Caldwell (Sweden)
R. Duncan (UK)
M. El-Sayed (USA)
N. Garti (Israel)
K. Johnston (USA)
H. Kawaguchi (Japan)
J. H. Kim (Korea)
C. M. Lehr (Germany)
S. Margel (Israel)
H. Moehwald (Germany)
B. Moudgil (USA)
R. Mueller (Germany)
F. Nielloud (France)
T. Nilsen (USA)
D. Poncelet (France)
M. C. Roco (USA)
P. Rogueda (UK)
J. L. Salager (Venezuela)
R. Sharma (USA)
S. Simoes (Portugal)
P. T. Spicer (USA)
S. Svenson (USA)
J. Texter (USA), General Chair

Particles 2009 is an international conference examining the science, technology, and business aspects of micro and nano encapsulation applied to medical/biochemical diagnostic, pharmaceutical, drug delivery, food, cosmetic, and advanced materials applications of particle technology. Symposia will address diverse topics including nanoparticles, hydrogels, chemical and drug delivery, controlled release, suspensions, inhalation, liposomes, micelles & microemulsions, characterization, gene delivery, chemical and biochemical diagnostics, separations, surface modification, critical and supercritical fluid applications, spray drying, emulsions, and multiple emulsions. The conference targets practicing scientists, clinical research physicians, engineers, managers, innovators, and entrepreneurs.

The conference format comprises a single track of approximately 28 invited lectures. Contributed papers will be presented in the poster sessions.

Corporate Sponsor

  • PlasmaChem GmbH


Conference Schedule

General Session 1 | General Session 2 | General Session 3
General Session 4 | General Session 5 | General Session 6
Poster Session |

Please note that this schedule is subject to change without advance notice.

Saturday, 11 July 2009, Evening
1800-2000 Informal Reception/Exhibition (Atrium)

Sunday, 12 July 2009, Morning

0830-1200 General Session 1 (Großer Saal)
Session Chair: Diane Burgess, University of Connecticutt

0835 1. Keynote - Denis Poncelet, Enitiaa, CNRS 6144 GEPHA, Nantes
     Microencapsulation - Techniques and applications
0920 2. Rigoberto Advincula, University of Houston
     Electropolymerizable organic and hybrid dendrimers: Packaging of
     encapsulated nanoparticles and electro-optical materials
0950 Break
1020 3. Gleb Sukhorukov, University of London
     Tayloring functions in microcapsules: Responsiveness and remote
1050 4. Mathias Walther, Pfizer
     Polymers for controlled release
1120 5. Stefaan De Smedt, University of Ghent
     siRNA Dainecontaining nanoparticles: Stability of encapsulation and
     particle size
1150 6. Lars Daehne, Surflay Nanotec
     Layer by layer technology in industrial applications
1200 End of Session

Sunday, 12 July 2009, Afternoon

1215-1400 Luncheon/Exhibition (Atrium)

1400-1725 General Session 2 (Großer Saal)
Session Chair: Gleb Sukhorukov, University of London

1400 7. Keynote - Gero Decher, University of Strasbourg
     New nano bags and micro pouches
1445 8. Diane Burgess, University of Connecticut
     Efficient and safe non-viral DNA delivery by anionic lipoplexes

1515 Break
1545 9. Andreas Fery, Univesity of Bayreuth
     Mechanical characterization of polymeric microcapsules using atomic
     force microscopy
1615 10. Thomas Scheibel, University of Bayreuth
     Spider silk for controlled drug delivery
1645 11. Alex M. van Herk, Eindhoven University of Technology
     Synthesis of multicompartment latex particles
1715 12. Ren Xu, Beckman Coulter
     Progress in nanomaterial characterization: Zeta potential determination
1725 - End of Session

Sunday, 12 July 2009, Evening
1730-1930 Reception/Exhibition (Atrium)

Monday, 13 July 2009, Morning

0830-1150 General Session 3 (Großer Saal)
Session Chair: TBA,

0835 13. Keynote - Ronald Versic, R.T. Dodge
     Industrial encapsulation processing
0920 14. Ian Marison, Dublin City University
     Liquid-core micro and nanocapsules for the extraction of drugs and
0950 Break
1020 15. Bruno De Gheest, University of Ghent
     Degradable polyelectrolyte capsules for biomedical applications
1050 16. Christian Quellet, Givaudan
     Fragrance encapsulation in micro and nanoparticles
1120 17. Thorsten Brandau, BRACE GmbH
    1150 End of Session

1215-1400 Luncheon/Exhibition (Atrium)

Monday, 13 July 2009, Afternoon

1400-1715 General Session 4 (Großer Saal)
Session Chair: TBA

1400 18. Keynote - Helmuth Moewald, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
     Microcapsules with controlled and remote release
1445 19. Cornelia Keck, PharmaSol GmbH
     Lipid nanoparticles for the delivery of actives in pharma, cosmetics and
     consumer care
1515 Break
1545 20. Gulden Yilmaz, Wageningen University and Research Centre
     One processing technology - Variable applications
1615 21. Jean Antoine Meiners, MCC s.a.
     Particle engineering to design protection and release of
     microencapsulated bioactives
1645 22. Berit L. Strand, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
     Encapsulation with alginates
1715 - End of Session

Monday, 13 July 2009, Evening
1730-1930 Posters/Reception/Exhibition (Atrium)

Tuesday, 14 July 2009, Morning

0830-1150 General Session 5 (Großer Saal)
Session Chair: Lee Tutt, Eastman Kodak Company

0835 23. Keynote - Harm-Anton Klok, EPFL
     Facile and convergent synthesis of polymer-coated gold nanoparticle
0920 24. Angus Johnston, University of Melbourne
     Assembly of bioinspired, nanoengineered materials for targeted drug

0950 Break
1020 25. Edwin Donath, University of Leipzig
     Engineering particles with biointerfaces employing viral architectures
1050 26. Dmitry Shchukin, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
     Nanocontainers with controlled permeability for feedback active coatings
1120 27. Heidi Johnsen, SINTEF
     Emulsion based encapsulation
1150 End of Session

Tuesday, 14 July 2009, Afternoon

1215-1400 Luncheon/Exhibition (Atrium)

1400-1730 General Session 6 (Großer Saal)
Session Chair: John Texter, Eastern Michigan University

1400 28.Pei Li, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
     Amphiphilic core-shell particles in advanced waste water treatment technology
1430 29. Anna Musyanovych, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz
     Formation of smart nanocapsules for defined slow or sudden release

1500 Break
1530 30. Simona Margutti, Fraunhofer IAO, Stuttgart
     Encapsulation approaches in advanced display technology
1600 31. Matthieu Bedard, Queen Mary College
     Optically addressable microcapsules
1630 32. Keynote - Jim Adair, Penn State University
     Inorganic encapsulation of organics for imaging and delivery
1700 Panel Discussion - Jim Adair, Diane Burgess, Rainer Mueller,
          Denis Poncelet, and Ronald Versic

     Discussion of Conference Issues
1730 End of Conference

Monday, 13 July 2009, Evening
1800-2000 Poster Session - Contributed Papers (Atrium)
Session Chair: Melanie Martin, Particles Conference

Ilke Akartuna, ETH Zurich
     Microcapsules from particle-stabilized emulsions
Vamshi K. Akkunuru, Beckman Coulter
     Characterization of concentrated suspensions
Erhan H. Altinoglu, The Pennsylvania State University
     Multifunctional near infrared emitting calcium phosphate nanoparticles      for simultaneous diagnostic imaging and photodynamic therapy
Gema Antequera-Garcia, Universidade de Vigo
     Low-fouling poly(N-vinyl pyrrolidone) capsules with engineered
     degradable properties
Cordin Arpagaus, Buchi Labortechnik AG
     Nano spray dryer - Submicron particles of minimal powder quantities      at high yields
Ricardo B. Azevedo, Universidade de Brasilia
     Evaluation of itraconazole entrapped in nanospheres of PLGA for the      treatment of Paracoccidiodes Brasiliensis
Won San Choi, Korea Basic Science Institute
     Hierarchically nanostructured particles as a nanoreactor for synthesis of      core-shell particles
Andreas L. Christensen, University of Copenhagen
     Quantification of the encapsulation efficiency in single small
     unilamellar vesicles and investigation of vesicle-DNA interactions
Sune M. Christensen, University of Copenhagen
     Single vesicle encapsulation and fusion: The design of an attofluidic      biochip
Liesbeth J. De Cock, Ghent University
     Application of polyeledctrolyte capsules in the domain of
     tissue-engineering as carriers for growth factor delivery
Loretta L. del Mercato, Philipps Universitat Marburg
     Uptake of colloidal polyelectrolyte multilayer capsules by living cells
Jiri Dohnal, ITC-Prague
     Use of drop-on-demand nozzle for microparticle production
Tristan Doussineau, Friedrich Schiller University
     Fluorescent ratiometric pH-nanosensors for biodiagnosis applications
Philipp Erni, Firmenich SA
     Interfacial rheology of surface-active biopolymers: Gum arabic vs.
     hydrophobically modified starch
Chiara Giannachi, Bracco Imaging SpA
     Novel paramagnetic mixed micelles as potential MRI contrast agents
Kay Hettrich, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research, Golm
     Microencapsulation of biological objects with cellulose sulfate
Chutima Jantarat, Prince of Songkla University
     Molecularly imprinted nanoparticle-on-microsphere chiral
     cinchona-polymers for the enantioselective-controlled delivery of
     racemic omprazole
Katsumi Kamegawa, NIAIST, Saga, Japan
     Production of hollow carbon microparticles from biomass resources
Vanja Kokol, University of Maribor
     Polyelectrolyte nano-assembled microcapsules for biosensing of glucose      in human sweat
Pavel Kovacik, Institute of Chemical Technology Prague
     Synthesis and controlled release characteristics of hollow SiO2      microparticles
Seta Küpcü, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences – BOKU
     Nanobiotechnological potential of S-layer coated liposomes
Jongwi Lee, Chung-Ang Universsity
     Electrohydrodynamic jetting of polymers using co-axial nozzles
Jongwi Lee, Chung-Ang Universsity
     Polymer-directed crystallization of atorvastatin
Dennis Lensen, University of Nijmegen
     Multi-functional poly urea formaldehyde capsules
Iratxe Madrietia-Pardo, INASMET-TECHNALLIA
     Double controlled release from hybrid materials containing
     microspheres and hydrogelsin vivo
Isabel M. Martins, University of Porto
     Microencapsulation by coacervation of biodegradable polymer with      thyme oil
Olga Mykhaylyk, Technische Universität München
     Magnetic nanoparticles for gene delivery: Some determinants of efficient      delivery vectors
Lise Junker Nielsen, University of Southern Denmark
     Peptide mediated delivery of opticdal nanosensors into S. cerevisaes
Tsutomu Ono, Okayama University
     Development of nanoparticles containing photosensitizer with diblock
     copolymer for photodynamic therapy
Veli Cengiz Ozalp, University of Southern Denmark
     Aptamer embedded polyacrylamide nanoparticles used as nanosensors
     for metabolite detection in vivo
Isabel Pastoriza-Santos, Unidad Asociada CSIC-Universidade de Vigo
     Encapsulation of gold nanparticles in a PNIPAM microgel: Nanoreactors      and molecular traps for SERS
Rafael Piñol, Universidad de Zaragoza
     Smectic polymer vesicles
Rafael Piñol, Universidad de Zaragoza
     Multi-stimuli responsive poly(4-vinyl pyridine) nano- and microspheres
     as candidates for remote controlled drug delivery
Clive A. Prestidge, University of South Australia
     Hybrid nanostructured microcapsules composed of silica nanoparticles
     and lipid emulsions: Encapsulation and delivery of poorly soluble drugs
Pilar Rivera Gill, Philipps University of Marburg
     Delivery of microcontainer with active components to cells
Sofia N. Rodrigues, University of Porto
     Synthesis of polyurethane-urea microcapsules with perfume for textile      application
Virginia Sáez-Martínez, INASMET-TECNALIA
     Controlled release studies of dexamethasone from nanometric hydrogels
     for ophthalmic applications
Yuika Saito, Osaka University
     Photopolymerization of fullerenes encapsulated in SWCNT
M. Magdalena Sánchez-Navarro, INESCOP
     Melamine-formaldehyde microcapsules containing eucaliptus essential
     oil for footwear applications
Gitte Sørensen, Danish Technological Institute
     Slow release of biocide from silica microparticles in wood paints
Antonio Stocco, Université Paris-Sud
     Silica nanoparticles at air-water interfaces
Antonio C. Tedesco, Universidade de Sao Paulo
     In vitro cellular phototoxicity of nanocapsules containing
     a metallophthalocyanine on B16-F10 Melanoma cells
João Tedim, University of Aveiro
     Layered double hydroxide nanocrystals loaded with exchangeable anions
     for controlled corrosion protection
John Texter, Eastern Michigan University and Max Planck Institute, Golm
     New di-stimuli responsive di-hydrophilic diblocks for chemical delivery
Benjamin Thierry, University of South Australia
     Hybrid plasmonic colloidal nanostructures
Doris Vollmer, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz
     Mechanical properties of single hollow silica particles
Dennis M. Vriezema, Encapson BV
     Encapsulation as a business
Yanhong Wen, University of Copenhagen
     Development of activated spherical particles as a scaffold for tissue
Ren Xu, Beckman Coulter, Inc.
     Development of amorphous drug nanoparticles by NovaSperse™
Ales Zadrazil, Institute of Chemical Technology Prague
     Synthesis and controlled release from polymer microsponges


Due to space limitations, a maximum of 170 conferees can be accommodated, so early registration is highly recommended.

Registration includes three business luncheon buffets and three early evening receptions.

Type of Attendee Through 9 Jul
Industrial Attendee US$1375
Academic or Government Attendee US$975
Accompanying PersonUS$350

After Jul 9 Only On-Site Registration US$1475
Accompanying Person US$350

(Accompanying persons shall not be admitted to any lectures.)

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Hotel Information

Holiday Inn Berlin City - West
Rohrdamm 80, 13629 Berlin
Tel: +49 (0)30 38 39 9 888, E-mail: reservation.berlin@grandcityhotels.com
Mention "Particles 2009 Conference".


A limited room block is available on site at the Holiday Inn Berlin City-West at the highly favorable rate of EUR 89 per night (single) and EUR 107 per night (double) inclusive of VAT and service charges. These rates include a full breakfast buffet. Only about half of the conferees can be accomodated on site so early registration is highly recommended.

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A series of one day short courses will be presented on Friday and Saturday preceding the start of the conference. A small number of rooms at the Holiday Inn Berlin City - West at the conference rate are available for the evenings of 10 and 11 July.

Friday, July 10th
Surface Modification Chemistries for Particles and Interfaces

Saturday, July 11th
Small Particle Formation

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Corporate Sponsor

  • PlasmaChem GmbH


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