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Focus Groups
The Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences has established a number of focus groups which deal with specific areas of interest with the pharmaceutical arena.  Members of the Academy can join these focus groups at no extra cost.

To find out more about a focus group click on the appropriate link below.

Anti-infectives (Microbiology)

Biomolecules and Vaccines
This focus group provides a dynamic industrial and academic forum serving those interested in the fast-growing Biopharmaceuticals sector

Biopharmaceutics and Oral Drug Delivery
The focus group will cover the promotion of scientific education and training in the field of biopharmaceutics from an industrial and academic perspective.

The Inhalation Focus Group (IFG) is a focus group within the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences open to all members with an interest in pulmonary and nasal drug delivery. The IFG will be lead by a Steering Group (P Colthorpe [3M], J Clarke [Pfizer]

Material Science
The aim of the Materials Science Focus Group is to increase understanding and awareness of processes and technologies available within the field of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The group is to focus on physical properties of drug substances including cry

New Scientists
The New Scientists Focus Group encourages the development of scientists from the multidisciplinary pharmaceutical arena through the provision of education, dissemination of information and provision of opportunities to interact with each other and eminent scientists.

Exchange of information, developments, ideas and scientific appraisal amongst pharmaceutical scientists of the nature and use of materials and compounds of pharmaceutical interest derived from natural sources.

Process Engineering and Product Formulation
The aim of the Process Engineering and Product Formulation Group is to increase the understanding of both processing and product formulation, in order that quality/robust products can be successfully produced on a commercial scale.

SAPS (Students of the APS)
The student-led platform connecting, representing and developing today’s aspiring scientists

The Skin Forum represents scientists from a diverse range of disciplines who share a common interest in the physicochemical and biological properties of human skin. The Forum originally evolved from an EPSRC Life Sciences Interface Network...


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