Part one: API selection

This is a three part series that will be presented live within 2 different time zones. Check the link at the bottom of the page to read up on part two and three of this comprehensive series. 

As drug molecules become increasingly complex, solid form characterization can provide drug development scientists with the insights they need to accelerate the development of new pharmaceutical products.

In this three-part webinar series, experts from Netzsch and Malvern Panalytical will use real-life case studies to show you the analytical techniques that make active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) candidate selection process more productive.

The first session will focus on API selection. Join us as our experts chart the path from candidate molecule synthesis to lead candidate selection, using a range of thermal and structural solid form characterization techniques

Discover why chemistry acumen is vital for successful drug discovery. Find out how ADME (Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, and Excretion) testing of hundreds of molecules synthesized by skilled chemists allows the analysts to select most promising candidates. Learn how applying a multi-technique approach provides the most robust mechanism for selecting lead candidates. Understand how to detect even slightest changes that can put performance of manufactured drug substance/product at risk.

You will also have the option to ask questions to our experts, Dr Gabriele Kaiser, Dr David Fengas and Dr Natalia Dadivanyan.

Join our upcoming series of "Everything pharmaceutical scientists need to know about solid form characterization"

  • Webinar 1: API selection
  • Webinar 2: Formulation and Process Development. Register here
  • Webinar 3: Characterizing amorphous materials. Register here


Measurement type:
Phase identification
Phase quantification
Crystal structure determination
September 30 2021 - September 30 2021
10:30 - 11:30
Eastern Time [US & Canada]
Event type:
Webinar - Live
Aeris range
Empyrean range
X-ray Scattering
X-ray Diffraction (XRD)
Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
Pharmaceutical formulation development
Drug discovery


What will you learn?

  • Expand your knowledge of API characterization
  • Learn how to get more information about the characterization of crystalline and amorphous substances
  • Learn about stability assessment and gain insight on shelf-life behavior
  • Learn more about polymorphism and how polymorphic transformations can be detected
  • Refresh your knowledge of X-ray diffraction, scattering techniques and thermal analysis methods


  • Dr. Gabriele Kaiser - Business Field Manager Pharmacy, Cosmetics and Food at Netzsch
  • Dr. David Fengas - Director of CMC services, Concept Life Sciences
  • Dr. Natalia Dadivanyan - Field Application Scientist X-ray Products, Malvern Panalytical

More information

 Who should attend?

  • Anyone involved in stability studiesAnyone engaged in chemical development or support of scale up activities
  • Anyone engaged in polymorph screening activities as part of lead optimization activities
  • Anyone who is developing pharmaceutical formulations