In-vitro Testing for Future Challenges for Veterinary Dosage Forms

The oral route of administration is one of the most used for veterinary products. When developing formulations that are going to be applied to different animal species it is important to consider the physiological differences among the these species. This workshop will discuss the biopharmaceutics aspects of veterinary dosage forms. The first day will be dedicated to discuss the challenges when working with different animal species and the physiological differences for dogs, cattle, pigs, horses, and poultry that may impact the oral administration of drug products. On the second day several cases studies on development of dissolution tests for unusual drug products, such as medicated feeds, chewable, and palatable dosage forms, will be presented.


Why Attend?

  • Gain insight into the USP revision process and how to work with USP
  • Better understand how to access physiological differences in different animal species (dogs, cattle, cats, and pigs)
  • Hear from key industry stakeholders on dissolution issues
  • Learn more about chewable and palatable dosage forms

Who Should Participate

  • Analytical chemists
  • QA/QC analysts
  • R&D scientists, managers
  • Manufacturing scientists, managers
  • Regulatory affairs specialists
  • Contract research organizations
  • Contract manufacturing organizations

Workshop Steering Committee

  • James Demuth, Ph.D. – Chair, USP General Chapters– Dosage Forms Expert Committee
  • Jennifer Johansson, JD – Generic Animal Drug Alliance (GADA)
  • Craig Parks, MS, DVM – Animal Health Institute (AHI)
  • Julie Lorenz, Ph.D. – Zoetis
  • David Long, M.S., Ph.D. – Member, USP General Chapters–Dosage Forms Expert Committee
  • Marilyn Martinez – Government Liaison, USP Solubility Criteria for Veterinary Drugs (FDA/Center for Veterinary Medicine)
  • Eden Bermingham, M.S., DVM – FDA/Center for Veterinary Medicine
  • Mai Huynh – Government Liaison, USP General Chapters– Dosage Forms Expert Committee (FDA/Center for Veterinary Medicine)
  • Morgan Puderbaugh – USP Scientific Liaison, Chemical Medicines
  • Margareth Marques – USP Principal Scientific Liaison, General Chapters


Participant Type

Regular Fee Per Person
(1-2 individuals from the same organization)

Discounted Fee Per Person
(3 or more individuals from the same organization; all must register at the same time to receive the discounted fee)

Academic Participant



Nonprofit Participant



Government Participant



Industry Participant



Student Participant



Advance Registration Deadline

Advance registration will be available through March 9, 2016. After that date, registration will be available on-site at the USP Meetings Center.

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Cancellation and Substitution Policy

Cancellation must be received on or before February 22, 2016 (21 days prior to the event) via email to Refunds will not be issued for cancellations received after this date. There is a $50.00 processing fee on all cancellations. However, it is permissible to send a substitute registrant from your same organization. Substitutions must be submitted in writing via email to

Invitation Letters for Visas

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Registration Questions

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Local Area Information

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Face-to-Face Meeting, USP–U.S., 12601 Twinbrook Parkway, Rockville, MD, 20852-1790, USA