Organic Process Research and Development

The 49th Leading Process Chemistry Conference!

Date: 13 March - 15 March 2023

Time: 08.15 - 16.30

Location: Florida, USA


We are delighted to announce that we will be returning to Clearwater, Florida for our 49th OPR&D Conference.

Join us in this fantastic location and you will enjoy hearing cutting edge Scientific Content alongside our renowned Networking Receptions.  You will have the chance to connect with other like-minded chemists and benefit from Questions & Answer sessions and scientific discussion after each presentation.

Whether you are looking to learn about the latest scientific updates from industry or to meet and network with other chemists – our OPR&D Conference is the place to be.

Take advantage of our global network and extensive reach.

We invite key industrial experts from around the globe to share their discoveries with you. Each speaker is hand-picked and we work hard to ensure that a wide variety of topics are covered to ensure our programme is comprehensive and relevant. You will be re-invigorated and boosted once back in the lab.

Come and improve your efficiency and learn how to be more innovative in your synthetic route design, development and optimisation.

The chemical and pharma industries are fast moving and ever changing and the efficient conversion of a chemical process into a process for manufacture on tonnage scale has always been of importance. However, in the current economic and regulatory climate, it has become increasingly vital and challenging to do so efficiently and sustainably. OPR&D focusses on all these essential aspects of the chemical industry and has a reputation for quality and excellence.

We provide a safe, comfortable environment where you can meet new partners face-to-face, network with peers, and source innovative solutions in our exhibition area.


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We still have 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.

For more information please contact the Events Team at [email protected] 


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.

Optional Short Course - Grignard Reactions in Process Development

Grignard Reactions in Process Development

Tuesday March 14th, 2023 | 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Tutor: Dr John Studley |
Scientific Update Ltd

 This half-day course will include a short introduction, practical considerations on the formation of Grignard reagents, solvent effects, safety issues, and recent developments in the field of Grignard chemistry.

 Short course fee – $420.00

You can select to attend the course during registration or you are also welcome to email Hannah or Phoebe at [email protected]


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.



OPRD NA 2022 Delegate

Once again, you have organized a fantastic conference which I can only recommend to everyone in the Process Chemistry community.

OPRD NA 2022 Delegate

“OPRD had the best line-up of talks of all the events I attended in 2022, I recommend it for anyone interested in process development in pharma”

OPRD NA 2022 Delegate

“I had a great time at the conference.  Thank you for organizing and putting together such a impressive slate of presentations”

OPRD NA 2022 Delegate

“It was indeed a wonderful event at a fantastic place and extremely well organized!”

OPRD NA 2022 Delegate

“Thank you so much for a fantastic conference!!  I learned a lot”


OPRD NA 2022 Delegate

It was wonderful to meet you, and I had a great time at the conference. Thank you for all your hard work putting it together.


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