Rousselot innovation days 2018

Invitation to the Rousselot Innovation Days 2018 at the Expertise Center in Ghent, Belgium. 

The theme of the two-day event, ‘New perspectives in the pharma- & nutraceutical world’, offers you the perfect opportunity to explore new opportunities, gain new insights and grow your business.

New product launches
Among the highlights will be the official launch of StabiCaps and Peptan IIm, two exciting new products. StabiCaps is a gelatin solution for more stable softgels. Peptan IIm is a Type II collagen matrix that offers consumers multiple joint health benefits.

Inspiring insights and a festive dinner
The Innovation Days are also the place to be for vital new knowledge and insights. Throughout the event you will benefit from presentations and updates brought to you by a range of internal and external experts covering the latest scientific, marketing, technical and regulatory developments. Whether you are interested in market trends, the technicalities of capsule formulation or a visit to our application labs – we will do all we can to inspire you and help you grow your business.

On the evening of the 14th you are invited to join us for a festive dinner.


Read the press release here




Welcome coffee

14:00 - 14:10

Welcome & introduction

Welcome: Jos Vervoort, Executive Vice-President, Rousselot


Introduction: Sandor Noordermeer, Vice-President Global Marketing & Sales      

14:10 - 14:20

Rousselot R&D

Dr. Paul Stevens, R&D Director

Rousselot Innovation strategy on new product development and Co-development with Customers and Contract Research Organizations

14:20 - 15:00

The role of excipients in the performance of pharmaceutical dosages forms

Prof. Dr. G. Van den Mooter, Drug Delivery and Disposition, University of Leuven

Role and importance of excipients in the manufacturing, stabilization, and therapeutic efficacy of pharmaceutical dosage forms; real life examples.

15:00 - 15:30

Choosing the right excipient to meet future capsule challenges

Pierre Albert Thomas, Global Technical Director

Key challenges facing capsules formulation; importance of choosing the right excipient

15:30 - 16:00

StabiCaps : the proven solution for more stable Softgels

Claude Capdepon, EMEA Application Laboratory Director

Predicting crosslinking with Rousselot testing Protocol; new StabiCaps range and benefits; Comparison with existing market gelatins

16:00 - 17:00

Break, Visit of Rousselot Application laboratory

17:00 - 15:15

Regulatory compliance update

Joël DSilva, Director Global Regulatory Affairs

How Rousselot effectively manages regulatory compliance.

17:15 - 17:45

Rousselot Pharma Innovation pipeline

Tanja Vervust, Global Quality Manager:

X-Pure: the purest gelatin for low endotoxin applications.
Regenerative medicine, haemostatic medical devices and injectables require intensely purified gelatins. X-Pure benefits for these markets.


Dr. Bjorn Vergauwen, Scientific Director Gelatin

Drug Delivery System
Exploring the feasibility of the use of biopolymers as a carrier in the formulation of amorphous solid dispersions. Use of gelatin for the manufacture of such innovative drug formulation strategies.

17:45 - 18:45

Partnering Time

Conclusion Sandor Noordermeer, Vice-President Global Marketing & Sales


18:45 - 22:30

Evening event





Welcome coffee

08:45 - 09:00


Welcome: Jos Vervoort, Executive Vice-President, Rousselot

Introduction to Peptan: LIsette van Lith, Global Director Peptan

09:00 - 09:30

Trends in joint health nutrition

Kyra Teeken, Market Analyst Innova, Market Insights

Different needs for different stages of life

09:30 - 10:00

Introducing Peptan IIm

Lisette van Lith, Global Director, Peptan

"A step forward in joint health"

10:00 - 10:30

Do we need next generation joint health supplements? The scientific perspective

Dr. Janne Prawitt, Scientific Director, Peptan

Learn about science behind the latest joint health ingredient

10:30 - 10:45


10:45 - 11:30

Go-to-market strategy

Pauline Huang, Product and Brand Manager Peptan

Get inspired: creating compelling communication strategies to grow your brand with Peptan IIm

Be inspired on how can communicate your stories and engage with your customers to influence their buying decision with Peptan IIm.


Claude Capdepon, EMEA Application Laboratory Manager

SiMoGel, a new solution to innovate in dosage form

Advanced solution to produce nutraceutical and medicated confectionery in a hygienic and starchless environment. 

11:30 - 12:00

Partnering time

12:00 - 13:00

Visit of Rousselot Application laboratory

Examples of Peptan IIm delivery forms



Sandor Noordermeer, Vice-President Global Marketing & Sales

Event Details


Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - Thursday, March 15, 2018



Free - Registration is needed



2018-03-14 13:30:00 2018-03-15 13:00:00 Europe/Brussels Rousselot innovation days 2018 Expertise Center Ghent, Belgium <p>Rousselot</p>

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Lissa Van Hecke

Event Coordinator

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