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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 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 nicely other 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.


Central European Summer Time (CEST)
October 4th, 14:00-16:00
  • 14:00 Welcome - Al Kikhney, Xenocs / Dmitri Svergun, BIOSAXS
  • 14:10 Pharmaceutical use of solution SAXS - Dmitri Svergun, BIOSAXS
  • 14:30 SAXS in the drug development process. Introducing SAXS in the lab - Søren Skou, Xenocs
  • 14:40 SAXS for characterisation of nanoparticulate pharmaceuticals products - Heinrich Haas, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
  • 15:00 SAXS for biopharmaceutical development - Suzette Pabit, Merck
  • 15:20 SAXS in practice: Synchrotron - Melissa Gräwert, EMBL Hamburg
  • 15:40 SAXS in practice: In the lab - Sanaullah Khan & Aden Hodzic, Xenocs Nordic
  • 16:00 Conclusions - Al Kikhney, Xenocs / Dmitri Svergun, BIOSAXS

October 5th, 14:00-16:00
  • 14:00 Welcome and recap - Dmitri Svergun, BIOSAXS
  • 14:05 SAXS data analysis with ATSAS 4.0, a preview - Daniel Franke, BIOSAXS
  • 14:25 Integration of free fatty acids into polysorbate micelles - Norbert Nagel, AbbVie
  • 14:45 Moving Biophysics and Applications of Small-angle scattering into Pharmaceutical Production - Malin Z. Oskolkova, Novo Nordisk
  • 15:05 How to do SAXS in the lab: Instrument solutions for SAXS in the pharma industry - Søren Skou, Xenocs
  • 15:20 BioXolver SAXS instrument virtual tour - Søren Skou, Xenocs
  • 15:25 BioSAXS services to pharma industry - Tobias Gräwert, BIOSAXS
  • 15:35 Synchrotron SAXS: P12 virtual tour - Tobias Gräwert, BIOSAXS
  • 15:45 Q & A session


  • Registration deadline
  • 03 Ocotber 2023

Registration is free. The number of participants is limited.

Your registration is pending until the final confirmation from the organisers. 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.



S. Rodrigues
Sergio Rodrigues
Xenocs SAS
T. Gräwert
Tobias Gräwert