Date Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Time 4:45 pm
Location Science Center, A255

119 Woodland St.
Oberlin, OH 44074

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Cost Free and open to the public

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry hosts guest speaker Eric C. Jensen, Senior Research Fellow (retired), Delivery & Device Connected Systems at Eli Lilly and Company, whose topic will be "Technical Problem Solving in Industrial Labs – Where Theory Meets Reality."

The seminar will be preceded by a reception at 4:30 p.m., in the David Love Lounge.

Followed after a break for dinner by a Question & Answer session at 7:30 pm in W201.

Sponsored by the Luke E. Steiner Lecture Fund.


As chemists, we often make assumptions about the integrity and non-reactivity of the containers and materials we use.  This talk will review a real-world challenge discovered during the development of a new drug product. Borosilicate glass vials containing a novel drug product exhibited significant glass delamination during early development studies.  This led to a major disruption and change in direction for the development of this product.  Details of an investigational study will be shared to illustrate the approach taken to understand this atypical behavior and to establish improved guidance to avoid this type of issue in future drug development studies.

Event Contact

Rachel Wysocki
(440) 775-8300

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