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Date: June 18, 2013 9:15 am – 4:45 pm

Location: University of Manchester


  • How do you formulate nanoparticles into products?

    One-day training course held in partnership with, and immediately before, the international conference NanoFormulation 2013

    Why Attend iFormulate4Nano?

    • Would you like to demystify formulation with nanoparticles?
    • Do you want to know how to overcome stability challenges in nanoformulated products?
    • Do you want to understand the best ways to characterize nanoformulations?
    • Do you want to keep up to date with the latest safety and regulatory challenges associated with nanomaterials?

    If so then iFormulate4Nano is the course for you.
    The development of usable and optimal formulations is essential to ensure that nanoparticulates perform in the end application. Nanoparticles present particular challenges to the formulator in the areas of stability, characterisation and performance. This course is for the practical industrial scientist with an interest in nanoparticles and will enable him or her to formulate them more effectively.

    Who Should Attend?

    iFormulate4Nano is suitable for industrial or academic scientists of graduate level and above from disciplines such as chemistry, chemical engineering, physics, materials science and pharmacy with an interest and involvement in nanotechnology but who have had relatively little exposure to formulation science and technology.

    Course Tutors and Organisers

    The tutors for iFormulate4Nano are experienced industrial and academic scientists, who provide a balance of practical expertise and underpinning scientific knowledge. iFormulate4Nano is organised and delivered by iFormulate Limited (, which offers training, innovation events, consultancy and project management in formulation science and technology. For further information contact

    Course Fees, Registration and Discounts.

    Please note that places are strictly limited so early registration is advisable. Standard fees to attend iFormulate4Nano are £295 (+VAT) per attendee. A discount of £20 is applicable to those who attend both NanoFormulation 2013 and iFormulate4Nano.

    • 9.15 Registration and Coffee
    • 9.45 Introduction – Dr Jim Bullock (iFormulate)
    • 10.00 Nanoparticles – The Basics Dr David Calvert and Dr Jim Bullock (iFormulate). Definitions, differences, manufacture, benefits
    • 11.00 Coffee 11.15 Stabilising Nanoparticles in Formulations – Professor Ian Scowen (University of Bradford). Basic theory of stabilisation, surfactants and dispersants.
    • 12.00 Further Stabilisation Approaches – Professor Steven Abbott (Steven Abbott TCNF Ltd). Stabilisation in micro/nanoemulsions and HLD-NAC theory, stabilization via Hansen solubility parameters, adhesion and integrity.
    • 12.45 Case study workshops. Potential topics: nanoparticle composites, dispersion stabilisation, making particles, graphene formulation
    • 13.00 Lunch
    • 13.45 Case study workshops continue
    • 14.10 Case study feedback session
    • 14.40 Characterising nanoformulations (Prof Ian Scowen). Particle sizing, AFM, EM, rheology.
    • 15.40 Nanoparticles: Toxicology, Safety and Regulations. Dr Jo Lloyd (Director, REACH Ready). Toxicology in nanodimensions, why might nano be a concern? Relevant ”nano” regulations.
    • 16.40 Close – refreshments

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