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2021 Lead Sponsor


2021 Featured Executive Sponsor

BD Medical

2021 Executive Sponsors

Cambridge Design Partnership
Credence MedSystems
Lubrizol Life Science Health
NOF Corporation

2021 Associate Sponsors

Owen Mumford

2021 Technology Sponsors

Altus Formulation
Fujifilm Pharmaceuticals
Harro Höfliger Verpackungsmaschinen GmbH
InnoCore Pharmaceuticals
Lyndra Therapeutics
Oakwood Labs
Portal Instruments
SHL Medical

2021 Supporting Sponsor


2021 Exhibiting Companies

Noven – Hisamitsu

2021 Showcase Sponsors

3P Innovation

2021 Soapbox Sponsor


2021 Media Partners

Big 4 Bio
Drug Development and Delivery
Med Device Online


Partnership Opportunities in Drug Delivery (PODD) is back in person and promises to uphold its ten year tradition of combining partnering with access to cutting-edge business and scientific content in the field of drug delivery with loyal support from a top notch speaking faculty. PODD offers access to a wide range of drug delivery technologies and opens partnering before during and after the event. There will be a virtual option as well for attendees. 

About PODD  

Pharma, biotech and the drug delivery industries gather annually at PODD to assess delivery needs, latest trends and information on deals and learn about a wide range of innovative drug delivery technologies that could improve the delivery of various types of drugs. This can include proteins, peptides, oligonucleotides, biologics, and small molecules and more. PODD provides business development opportunities through organized networking and a partnering tool for new, emerging and established collaborations. 

Presenting PODD in Person and Virtually 

It is our job to make sure that PODD attendees have an excellent experience whether in person or virtually.  We have three veteran leaders each with over 15+ years experience in directing drug delivery specific programming.   We have the experience to make sure attendees get a reliable platform, partnering tool, and above all a valuable experience! 

2021 Co-Chairs & Keynote

PODD 2020 Co-Chairs and Keynotes

2021 Featured Speakers

Key Topic Areas for 2021

  • Covid-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learned and Future Perspectives
  • Delivery to Special Patient Populations: Geriatrics and Pediatrics
  • Next-Generation Cell and Gene Therapies
  • Optimizing Cancer Care in the Out-Patient Setting
  • Personalized Medicine and the Role of Digital Health
  • Non-invasive Delivery of Biologics (Pulmonary & Nasal)
  • Lipid Nanoparticles for drug and vaccine delivery
  • Expanding Opportunities for Nanomedicine
  • Progress of Oral Biologics Delivery


Additional Program Features

  • Pharma Company Spotlights on Drug Delivery Needs and Partnering Philosophies
  • Technology Presentations – 6 Tracks Covering a Wide Range of Drug Delivery Technologies
  • Partnering Opportunities that include One-on-One Scheduled Meetings to Help Foster New Collaborations


The PODD Promise:

  1. Present a strategic-level program for pharma and biotech scientists and business development professionals, with a thorough overview on formulation needs, the latest drug delivery technologies available along with an update on deals and opportunities to improve therapies and extend the life cycle of a drug.

  2. Provide drug delivery and specialty pharmas with a platform to present their technologies.

  3. Offer ample networking time and services for one-on-one meetings to establish new business contacts and enhance existing ones.

All attendees must be FULLY vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend PODD in person. Join the conversation early and become part of the PODD community by following us on LinkedIn and by following the conference hashtag #PODD2021.  Registration is open and take advantage of the early rates and group rates. For any questions, please contact us at Thank you.



Valerie Bowling New

Valerie Bowling
Executive Director


Meredith Sands
Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships

Michelle McDermott
Senior Drug Delivery Advisor


Meg Gould
Senior Conference Planner

Bre Bugbee
Senior Marketing Manager

Efrosini Zambas
Meeting Planner



  • "Thank you for the excellent organization and guidance of PODD."

    - Beate Bittner, PhD, Roche

  • "First time at PODD. Really nice to see both the needs from pharma companies and the technologies from device companies."

    - Tieming Ruan, Alexion

  • "Thanks for the excellent organization in the virtual setting."

    - Tanjew Dittgen, Boehringer Ingelheim

  • "Terrific talks and panel discussions. I thought the pace of the conference was perfect."

    - Christina Bailey-Hytholt, Sanofi

  • "It was an absolute pleasure to participate in PODD 2020 and be a part of a panel discussion. I really enjoyed it! Moreover, I must commend the organisers for putting together a really nice program and one that worked well in the virtual setting."

    - Stephen T. Buckley, Novo Nordisk

  • "Great job pulling off this event in this format! It could not have been easy and it went off quite smoothly. Again, loved the debut production/format (the intro/music) and speaker introductions help set the tone to kick off the event. "

    - Diane Wheeler, Noble International

  • "The virtual format was the next best thing to being there in person! Simply awesome"

    - A. Neil Jones, Lindy Biosciences Inc.

  • "Incredible! Fantastic overview of the industry, recent, partnerships and opportunities for the future. Helpful input on panels, speaker presentations and what's in the pipeline. Great networking opportunities and sharing insights with colleagues. Hard to choose just one area - was all invaluable."

    - Kristin King, Rogers Sciences

  • "Overall very satisfied. Best was networking, coming across new technologies that I did not necessarily have on the radar, and the speaker’s program."

    - Gregoire Schwach, Roche

  • "Was a great conference and getting better every year!"

    - Rudy Emmelot, IntraTab Labs

  • "I have to say PODD was a great opportunity for me. I learned a lot and met great people. Thanks to The Conference Forum."

    - Sina Eetezadi, Roche Pharmaceuticals

  • "This was a great partnering event for us. In addition to our product development services, we have a couple of proprietary technologies that we are promoting. The right group of Directors, Exec Dir, VPs were at the meeting who were all looking for delivery technologies."

    - Chris Rhodes, Drug Delivery Experts