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2020 Executive Sponsors

BD Medical
Credence Medsystems

2020 Associate Sponsors

Cambridge Design Partnership
Owen Mumford

2020 Technology Sponsors

BDD Pharma
Enable Injections
FUJIFILM Pharmaceuticals
Gerresheimer Medical Systems
Harro Höfliger Verpackungsmaschinen GmbH
InnoCore Pharmaceuticals
Oakwood Labs
Portal Instruments
Quantex Vernay
Sensile Medical
Sorrel Medical
Stevanato Group

2020 Exhibitors

Baumann Group
SHL Group
Team Consulting

2020 Soapbox Sponsors


2019 Media Partners

Drug Development & Delivery
Gene Therapy Net
International Journal of Life science and Pharma Research – IJLPR
International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences -IJPBS
Med Device Online
Pharma Tech Outlook
Pharmaceutical Online


The drug delivery industry is expected to experience robust growth over the next five to ten years, primarily due to the increasing prevalence of chronic conditions, increase in biologic drug approvals, and growing geriatric population. Often, the most complex part of developing a therapeutic is to design an appropriate delivery system for it. The use of drug delivery technologies will continue to rise, as the industry focuses on more cost-effective, targeted, and patient-centered therapies.

The Partnership Opportunities in Drug Delivery (PODD) conference is a business development event covering the latest advances in drug delivery science, while also providing a meeting place to network and form new partnerships. The PODD event features a wide range of innovative drug delivery technologies that could potentially improve the delivery of various types of drugs, including proteins, peptides, oligonucleotides, biologics, and small molecules.


2019 Chair & Keynotes

2019 Featured Speakers

Key Topics Addressed in 2019 Included:

  • Nanotechnology for Immuno-oncology applications
  • Formulation & device life cycle management for biotherapeutics
  • Improving the Patient Injection Experience
  • Future Outlook for Drug Delivery
  • Device platform technologies & strategies
  • Connected health drug delivery products
  • Biologically-derived drug delivery systems
  • Technical considerations for development of patient-centered therapies
  • Delivering new therapeutic modalities


Harnessing the Digital Exhaust with
Dr Justin Wright
PODD Celebration

Reasons to Attend

  • Hear from renowned biomedical engineer and entrepreneur, Dr Robert Langer of MIT, as well as other leading key opinion leaders from industry and academia
  • Learn about the latest drug delivery technology solutions for both small and large molecule drugs, ranging from oral, transdermal, and transmucosal dosage forms to more patient-friendly delivery devices (more than 45 presentations and 50 exhibitors).
  • Network with key decision makers from pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies and exploring areas for potential collaboration (more than 8 hours of networking).
  • Discover the current drug delivery needs of pharma and biotech companies and determining what they are looking for in terms of external delivery technologies.
  • Participate in discussions with colleagues tackling the latest delivery challenges in areas such as gene therapy and biologics-based new therapeutic modalities

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.

We have already begun to work on the research and agenda development for the 10th annual anniversary PODD Summit. Mark your calendar for October 8-9, 2020. If you are looking for an early drug delivery event, we have an excellent program called Drug Delivery West, which takes place May 11-12, 2020 in San Francisco. For any questions, please contact us at


Valerie Bowling New

Valerie Bowling
Executive Director


Meredith Sands
Executive Director, Business Development

Michelle McDermott
Senior Drug Delivery Advisor


Meg Gould
Senior Conference Planner

Geeta Bachani
Business Development Manager

Bre Bugbee
Marketing Manager

Efrosini Zambas
Assistant Meeting Planner



  • "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