Important Dates

7th EuPFI Conference Antwerp

Hosting Institution
European Paediatric Formulation Initiative in partnership with International Association for Pharmaceutical Technology.

Conference Venue
RAMADA Plaza Antwerp Desguinlei 94 2018 Antwerp Phone:++32 32448211 Fax:++32 32164712
Important Dates

  1. March 10th, 2015    Preliminary programme announcement
  2. July 15th, 2015    Second announcement
  3. March 10th,

Abstract submission – EuPFI 2015

Abstract submission for EuPFI 2015 opens on March 10th. Abstracts should only be submitted via the online submission links below. Please note, abstracts submitted via email or fax will not be accepted. For oral presentations, abstracts must be received by the announced deadline. Abstracts received after the deadline will not be considered for oral soap box sessions.

7th EuPFI Conference

It is with great pleasure and privilege that European Paediatric Formulation Initiative invites you to the 7th annual conference on “Formulating Better medicines for Children”, which will be held in Antwerp, Belgium, September 16th -17th 2015 in partnership with APV (International Association of Pharmaceutical Technology).

The steady growth in importance of paediatric drug development has made it our mission to share expertise and interactive discussion between industry,

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Pharmaceutical Excipients


The pharmaceutical excipients working group aims to address safety issues and problems associated with the excipients likely to be used in paediatric formulations.  The group is intended to drive forward the development of the methodological approaches for conducting a high-level scientific literature review to retrieve and evaluate the safety and toxicity information of excipients for children. 

6th EuPFI Conference Athens

Chair’s message

Dear colleagues,

In September 2014, the European Paediatric Formulation initiative (EuPFI) will convene its 6th annual conference Formulating Better medicines for Children in Athens, September 17th -18th 2014 in partnership with APV (International Association of Pharmaceutical Technology).

Over the past few years the responsibility of the scientific community to develop and exploit existing,

STEP Database

Need of STEP database

Nearly all medicines are formulated with excipients that have been used for many years and are generally regarded as safe (GRAS). They are defined in monographs in the various pharmacopoeias and released on certificates of analysis against monograph specifications, using monograph test methods. However, these monographs are usually intended to cover use in adults and some excipients are less well tolerated in children,