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SAXS in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Short online course
4 & 5 October 2023 14:00–16:00 CEST

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SAXS in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Short online course

4 & 5 October 2023 14:00–16:00 CEST

Course on Small Angle X-ray Scattering in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Xenocs and BIOSAXS invite you to join our interactive two-day short course focused on the benefits and use of Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) for the pharmaceutical industry.

In addition to showcasing the benefits of SAXS at various stages of the drug development & production processes, we will cover practical workflows and how you can characterize and analyse (bio-)therapeutic systems, APIs and drug delivery systems with SAXS in the lab and at a synchrotron.

Reserve your place today to learn:

  • how SAXS is used during drug discovery, formulation and production processes,
  • what you can gain from the SAXS technique and how it complements analytical workflows,
  • how properties such as overall shape & size, conformational & oligomeric polydispersity, degree of flexibility & stability are addressed with SAXS analysis,
  • how you can characterize your samples with SAXS in your lab or at synchrotron facilities.

On request participants will receive the course materials.



3 October 2023


Day 1 – Wednesday 4 October 2023 (CEST Time)

Chair: Al Kikhney, Xenocs

14:00 – 14:10 Welcome
Al Kikhney, Xenocs & Dmitri Svergun, BIOSAXS
14:10 – 14:30 Pharmaceutical use of solution SAXS
Dmitri Svergun, BIOSAXS
14:30 – 14:40 SAXS in the drug development process – introducing SAXS in the lab
Søren Skou, Xenocs
14:40 – 15:00 SAXS for characterisation of nanoparticulate pharmaceuticals products
Heinrich Haas, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
15:00 – 15:20 SAXS for biopharmaceutical development
Suzette Pabit, Merck (MSD)
15:20 – 15:40 SAXS in practice – Synchrotron
Melissa Gräwert, EMBL Hamburg
15:40 – 16:00 SAXS in practice – in the lab
Sanaullah Khan & Aden Hodzic, Xenocs Nordic
16:00 – 16:05 Conclusions
Al Kikhney, Xenocs & Dmitri Svergun, BIOSAXS

Day 2 – Thursday 5 October 2023 (CEST Time)

Chair: Melissa Gräwert, EMBL Hamburg

14:00 – 14:05 Welcome and recap
Dmitri Svergun, BIOSAXS
14:05 – 14:25 SAXS data analysis with ATSAS 4.0, a preview
Daniel Franke , BIOSAXS
14:25- 14:45 Integration of free fatty acids into polysorbate micelles
Norbert Nagel, AbbVie
14:45 – 15:05 Moving Biophysics and Applications of Small-angle scattering into Pharmaceutical Production

Malin Z. Oskolkova, Novo Nordisk

15:05- 15:25 How to do SAXS in the lab – Instrument solutions for SAXS in the pharma industry

BioXolver SAXS instrument virtual tour
Søren Skou, Xenocs

15:25 – 15:45 BIOSAXS services to pharma industry

Synchrotron SAXS, P12 virtual tour
Tobias Gräwert, BIOSAXS

15:45 – 16:00 Q&A session



3 October 2023

Registration is free. The number of participants is limited.

Your registration is pending until the final confirmation from the organizers. The course platform is GoToWebinar.

Attendees information will be processed and recorded by the organizers Xenocs SAS and BIOSAXS GmbH in accordance with their respective privacy policies. Please consult Xenocs SAS privacy policy & BIOSAXS GmbH privacy policy for more information.


Sergio Rodrigues
Xenocs SAS

Tobias Gräwert