Archived: Organic Process Research and Development

The Leading Process Chemistry Conference!

Date: 22 June - 24 June 2022

Time: 08.15 - 16.30

Location: New Orleans, USA


We are so excited to be bringing our Flagship Conference back as a Face to Face Conference and to welcome you to New Orleans, June 22-24 this year.


The efficient conversion of a chemical process into a process for manufacture on tonnage scale has always been of importance in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. However, in the current economic and regulatory climate, it has become increasingly vital and challenging to do so efficiently.

At Organic Process Research & Development Conference, you will hear detailed presentations and case studies from top international chemists. Our hand-picked programme of speakers has been put together specifically for an industrial audience. They will discuss the latest issues relating to synthetic route design, development and optimisation in the pharmaceutical, fine chemical and allied fields.

Unlike other conferences, practically all our speakers are experts from industry, which means the ideas and information you take home will be directly applicable to your own work.

The smaller numbers at our conferences create a more intimate atmosphere. You will enjoy plenty of opportunities to meet and network with speakers and fellow attendees during the reception, sit-down lunches and extended coffee breaks in a relaxed and informal environment. Together, you can explore the different strategies and tactics evolving to meet today’s challenges.

*Book with Confidence! We understand that the situation regarding Covid is changing daily and want to reassure our customers that if you find you cannot attend due to Covid, we will issue a refund or transfer your booking to a later date.





We still have other sponsorship opportunities available at the conference, your company logo with link to your website would appear here and for premium sponsorship such as networking and reception, adjacent to the conference pages as well.

See our sponsorship section on the advantages that sponsorship can bring to your business.

Benefits & Keeping you Safe at the Event


  • Process Research & Development Chemists
  • Chemical Engineers in Industry
  • Heads of Departments & Team Leaders


  • Benefit by hearing from key speakers who will present detailed case studies.
  • Learn how to design for efficiency and optimise your development objectives.
  • Access how industry strategies are evolving to meet today’s challenges.
  • Learn how your peers are developing solutions to common problems.
  • Gather important information on technical developments and equipment.
  • Bring yourself up-to-date on current developments and future trends in pharmaceutical development.
  • Meet and network with the key people working in the pharmaceutical industries.
  • Save time by picking up essential tips from experts in their fields.


As we continue to move forward with hosting our events in-person in 2022, we have added a series of Health & Safety guidelines and precautions in order to prepare for event safety, we ask that all our delegates read and adhere to the following:

 Before the event, we ask you to…

  • Adhere to the travel restrictions and guidance from both your home and destination countries – please refer to your government guidelines
  • Evaluate your own health and that of those you are in close contact with.

 Do not attend if you…

  • Are showing symptoms or signs of sickness or have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive of COVID-19 within 10 days of the event date.
  • Have tested positive of COVID-19 within the last 10 days from the start of the event date.

On Site Health & Safety Measures….

  • Requiring attendees and exhibitors to follow the guidance of the WHO for everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses
  • We suggest a “No Handshake” policy during the event
  • We will provide sanitisers for use throughout the event and ensure the venue has plenty of cloakroom facilities.
  • Although is it no longer mandatory, there will be PPE available for those who decide wear a mask and we ask you respect each other’s choice to do so.


It is preferable that all attendees are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 when attending our events, however we understand that personal circumstances may mean that this is not always feasible. If you have any concerns please contact us at [email protected].   Scientific Update Ltd cannot fully eliminate all risks or guarantee your safety – especially risks posed by COVID-19 or its variant strains – but ultimately we do ask all our delegates to read and adhere to our procedures before and during the event. We will closely monitor the official guidance from health authorities, local governments, and the World Health Organisation ( and update our guidelines accordingly.

Short Course - Organocatalysis- using small molecules to drive synthetic reactions

Organocatalysis- using small molecules to drive synthetic reactions | Thursday, June 23rd, 2.00 – 5.00pm | Dr John Studley, Scientific Update Ltd

Over the past decade the application of small-molecule organic catalysts to solve synthetic problems has gained traction in both industrial and academic settings. A wide and expanding range of catalyst classes and diverse activation modes in combination with increased mechanistic understanding and practical applicability has fuelled their use across many areas of synthesis, including asymmetric catalysis and construction of important chiral molecules and building blocks.  Small molecule organic catalysts offer a range of practical advantages over macromolecular (enzyme) or precious metal catalysts, including air and water stability, low cost, availability from renewable resources and relatively low toxicity. Organocatalysis is recognised an inherently green technology and often has no counterpart in the more established catalysis regimens. The 2021 chemistry Nobel prize was awarded to Benjamin List and David MacMillan for their pioneering work in this area.

This short course will focus on the development and application of small molecule organocatalysts, including examples and case studies from an industrial setting.  The content will be of interest to organic chemists- both in industry and academia- and anyone interested in finding out more about this important area of catalysis.

Short Course Fee = $420.00 per person

The fee includes a course manual, certificate and refreshments during the afternoon.


Sponsorship Opportunities

We have several sponsorship opportunities still available for this conference. These include networking and reception sponsorship.

Your company logo with link to your website would appear here and for premium sponsorship such as networking and reception, adjacent to the conference pages as well.

See out sponsorship section on the advantages that sponsorship can bring to your business.



Bristol-Myers Squibb

The quality of the talks was outstanding. I appreciated the fact that several facets of process research were covered in this conference. Truly learned a lot!


Very well organised conference with excellent speakers. Topics cover the whole trajectory of OPRD.

Nestlé Skin Health

Very good talks and very good organisation, it’s always a pleasure.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals

It was a really great conference – one of the best process chemistry meetings I’ve attended.


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