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DKSH Technology Day: Integrating Innovation July 17, 2019-July 18, 2019;
Oasia Hotel Novena
8 Sinaran Dr, Singapore 307470

DKSH Technology Day: Integrating Innovation

Join us at our 2-full-days' conference, DKSH Technology Day: Integrating Innovation, where we explore various techniques and technologies in the market that could help to properly characterize raw materials, additives and final products. Our team of highly diverse and knowledgeable speakers will be covering a plethora of topics in the realm of additive manufacturing, speciality chemicals, powders, life science, drug formulation, food and pharmaceutical manufacturing and more.

What you will get out of this event:

  • Learn about new techniques and technologies in the market 
  • Understand how to use complementary techniques to cross reference your initial findings 
  • Pick up tips on how to analyse and how to apply them to improve your product 
  • Networking opportunities

Tea breaks and lunch will be fully covered. Even better, the event is free to attend!

Event information

Location: Oasia Hotel Novena, Courtyard Room

Date: July 17 - 18, 2019

Time: 8.30am - 5pm

Contact us:

📞Tel. +65 6643 6839 

✉ Email:

Please refer to the program schedule below and select your preferred program track. If you wish to sign up for more than 1 program track, leave us a message.

**Please note that the program tracks for July 17 and July 18 Room 2 are fully booked. Registration for July 18 Room 1 remains open with limited seats available!

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Program Schedule

Time Topic
8.30am - 9am Registration
9am - 9.45am Bertrand Floure - An overview of characterization techniques for powder research and manufacturing
9.45am - 10.30am John Duffy - Optimizing powder packing and flow behaviour by controlling particle size and shape
10.30am - 10.45am Morning tea-break
10.45am - 11.45am Daljit Singh - Microfluidizer processors for the development and production of nanotechnology applications
11.45am - 12.30pm Ruethaitip Tiratrakulvichaya - Importance of rheology and its industrial applications
12.30pm - 1.30pm Lunch
1.30pm - 2.15pm Dr Umesh Tiwari - Phase and elemental screening of catalysts, polymers and other powders
2pm - 2.45pm Dr Panda Biranchi - 3D printing using cement: importance of particle size, phase identification and rheology for checking the stability and durability of 3D structures
2.45pm - 3.30pm John Duffy - Exploring the impact of particle characteristics on suspension rheology
3.30pm - 3.45pm Afternoon tea-break
3.45pm - 4.15pm John Duffy - Optimizing the stability of colloidal dispersions and suspensions
4.15pm - 5pm Demonstration session on Mastersizer 3000 laser particle size analyzer‎ and Kinexus rheometer
Time Topic
8.30am - 9am Registration
9am - 10.30am Dr Michael Caves - Understanding structural determination and characterization of proteins
10.30am - 10.45am Morning tea-break
10.45am - 12pm Daljit Singh - An overview of microfluidizer technology in nano-emulsions, liposomes and cell disruption applications
12pm - 1pm Lunch
1pm - 3.15pm Dr Michael Caves - The earliest stages of the drug development workflow – lead and delivery system optimization
3.15pm - 3.30pm Afternoon tea-break
3.30pm - 4.15pm Dr Diogo Fernandes - Advances in light scattering measurements for Bio-Applications – The NEW Zetasizer Pro and Ultra
4.15pm - 5pm Live demonstration session for Nanoparticle Tracking Analyzer and Zetasizer

Day 2 (18th July, 2019) - Room 2

Time Topic
8.30am - 9am Registration
9am - 9.45am Lee Teck Chia - Importance of dynamic temperature control for food and pharmaceutical industries
9.45am - 10.30am Live demonstration of Mastersizer 3000 laser particle size analyzer and Morphologi 4-ID particle size and shape analyzer
10.30am - 10.45am Morning tea-break
10.45am - 12pm Dr Michael Caves - Efficient development of stable API with minimal regulatory risk
12pm - 1pm Lunch
1pm - 1.45pm Daljit Singh - An overview of microfluidizer technology in pharmaceutical applications
1.45pm - 3.15pm Ruethaitip Tiratrakulvichaya - Importance of viscosity and visco-elastic properties to understand flow properties, texture, stability and micro-structural characteristics of food products
3.15pm - 3.30pm Afternoon tea-break
3.30pm - 4.15pm Bertrand Floure - Malvern particle characterization systems: Discover a set of tools for food and their additives which improve texture, flavour, mouthfeel and stability, while ensuring safety and nutritional value
4.15pm - 5pm Live demonstration of Kinexus Rheometer

Speakers' profile

  • Dr John Duffy

    Dr John Duffy is Segment Marketing Manager for Advanced Manufacturing and Specialty Chemicals at Malvern Panalytical, where he has worked for the last 10 years. He has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nottingham and is a proud recipient of the Vernon Harrison award from the British Society of Rheology. Previously he worked as a research scientist for Boots Company and Unilever, researching and developing new formulations and technologies, and has a strong background in materials science and rheology.

  • Dr Michael Caves

    Dr Michael Caves is a Pharma Segment Manager at Malvern Panalytical. He has spent over fifteen years working in various academic and commercial life science laboratories. His first job, in a hospital histology department, involved using antibodies to detect marker-proteins in tissue samples, aiding the medical diagnosis of various cancers. His PhD research project involved collaborating with a Cambridge-based formulation-development CRO (Arecor Limited) in order to study the process of protein inactivation. Following this, he worked for SGS Life Sciences in order to develop the company’s biophysical analysis and formulation development services, before moving to Malvern Instruments in 2013 to provide support to customers around the world. Michael then moved to Delhi in order to manage Malvern’s India business. Michael is currently based in Chennai, India, from where he supports the business of Malvern Panalytical across Asia.

  • Daljit Singh

    Daljit Singh is a Sales Leader at Microfluidics. He graduated from Pune University with a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and attained a postgraduate diploma in marketing from Symbiosis, Pune. He has over fifteen years of sales experience in the processing equipment industry, mainly for Pharma, Biotech, Food and Personal care applications. He has expertise in Business development strategies and Channel Management and specializes in inline mixing, homogenization technologies for powder-liquid dispersion and emulsification and wet milling applications.

  • Ruethaitip Tiratrakulvichaya

    Ruethaitip Tiratrakulvichaya has a background in Food Science and Agroindustry. She joined DKSH (Thailand) as an application manager for Malvern product range since 2009. Now, she’s responsible for any technical support needed for Malvern products across SEA. She has experience in delivering training to both internal colleagues and external customers on how to operate and obtain the best data from Malvern instruments. She has an extensive working knowledge especially in particle characterization techniques including laser diffraction, DLS, Rheological and Morphological.

  • Bertrand Floure

    Bertrand Floure has BTEC in engineering and a Master’s degree in business management from Toulouse Business School. Bertrand joined Malvern Instruments in 1997 as account manager for south France. After few years, Bertrand moved into export team managing distributor for Europe, Middle East and Africa during 5 years as a distributor manager. In 2011, Bertrand relocated during 3 years in Montréal to establish Malvern Canada entity. Bertrand is now Sector Sales Manager for Malvern Panalytical for India, South East Asia and Australia and after 20 years spent in Malvern Bertrand acquired a solid knowledge on Material characterisation solution provided by Malvern Panalytical.

  • Dr Diogo Fernandes

    Dr Diogo Fernandes has been awarded a doctoral degree in Materials Science from the University of Central Lancashire, where he explored different ways to synthesize and characterize several types of carbogenic nanomaterials. He has acquired knowledge and experience in dynamic and electrophoretic light scattering not only during his PhD degree, but also over the last 9 months when he joined Malvern Panalytical. Currently, he focuses on providing technical support to customers and collaborators on the Zetasizer range of products, with particular emphasis on nanomaterials-based colloidal systems.

  • Biranchi Panda

    Mr. Biranchi Panda is a Research Associate at Singapore Centre for 3D Printing, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. His major research interests include advanced manufacturing processes such as additive manufacturing, particularly in the areas of extrusion-based 3D printing. He has more than 70 publications in various international journals and over 1000 citations (Source: Scopus 2019). In his PhD work at NTU, he has characterized rheology of sustainable cementitious materials amenable to 3D printing and now focusing on the stability and durability aspects of the printed structures.

  • Dr Umesh Tiwari

    Dr Umesh Tiwari is Segment Marketing Manager for Advanced Materials at Malvern PANalytical, where he has worked for the last 16 years. His current areas of interest are environment and battery materials. He has worked closely with academia and industries to advance the knowledge of X-ray diffraction technologies as a tool for R&D and quality control. Previously, he worked as a research scientist for a defence laboratory, developing new software tools for diffraction data analysis and correlation. He has a PhD in Physics from the JN University, Delhi, and has a strong background in materials science and nano-materials.

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