SMi's 3rd Annual Pre-Filled Syringes West Coast 2018 Conference and Exhibition returns to San Diego on the 4th and 5th of June 2018
Following on from sell-out shows in Europe and Boston, Pre-Filled Syringes West Coast will gather a global audience of medical device experts and PFS industry leaders to discuss new developments and showcase cutting edge advancements, keeping you at the forefront of a booming industry.

The competitive PFS market has sparked great improvements as devices strive for higher quality, safety, and patient satisfaction. Innovation and excellence is requested at every level, making Pre-Filled Syringes West Coast the perfect platform to strengthen knowledge in key principles such as human factor engineering, manufacturing in the landscape of complex biologics, whilst honing in on emerging trends for parenteral devices, in the remit of quality controls, intellectual property and advances in drug-delivery designs including auto injectors, pens, pumps and smart devices.

Hear from a selection of carefully handpicked keynote addresses and case studies presented by big pharma as well as leading industry KOL's including Mitsubishi Gas Chemical, Nemera, Terumo Pharmaceutical Solutions, West Pharmaceutical Services, Zeon + more!

“It is critical to develop working relationships and collaborations, as an industry, to bring knowledge to the suppliers and drug developers worldwide, so that we can address these challenges. Thank you to everyone who contributes to this goal and looking forward to your participation at the conference." - 2017 Speaker and Conference Chair: Mike Stelmah, Senior Manager, Combination Products Regulatory Affairs, Regeneron


Join us in San Diego to

  • Explore and harness the global regulatory ecosystem; global compliance requirements for product safety and risk analysis
  • Assess quality control systems and risk based control strategies for combination products
  • Map the importance of Human factors and patient centricity in device design
  • Highlight the emerging trends of connected health and the future of drug delivery device designs
  • Cutting edge industry insight on manufacturing processes and techniques, from formulation to fill, to secondary packaging and distribution 
  • Please contact Abigail de Vries (adevries@smi-online.co.uk) for further details on participating in this years sell-out show!


Executives, Directors, VPs, Heads, Principals, Managers of:

  • Pre-Filled Syringes/ PFS
  • Autoinjectors
  • Device/ Device Engineering
  • Human Factor
  • Scientist
  • CMC
  • Product
  • Injectables
  • Sterile Manufacturing
  • Packaging
  • Regulatory Affairs

or anyone who works with Pre-Filled Syringes/ Autoinjectors within pharmaceutical, biotech and solution providers.


Abbott Laboratories; Alkermes; Allergan; Amgen; Anteris Medical GmbH; Baxalta; Baxter Healthcare; Bayer Healthcare; Bayer HealthCare AG; BCM Group LLC; Biogen Inc; Boehringer Ingelheim; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Incorporated; Bosch Packaging Technology; Bristol-Myers Squibb Co; Cambridge Consultants Ltd; Centurion Medical Products; DDL; Eli Lilly ; Emergent BioSolutions Inc.; ENCO Pharmaceutical Development, Inc. (EPDI); Epione BioPharmaceuticals; FDA; Genentech; Genentech, Inc.; Getinge A B; Gilead Sciences; Gilead Sciences Inc; Insulet Corp; IntraCellular Therapies Inc; Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; KBI Biopharma; LoneStar Heart Inc; Maeda industry Co Ltd; Merck, Sharp & Dohme Corp.; MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC; Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Singapore Pte Ltd; Noxilizer, Inc.; PAREXEL International; Pfizer; Pfizer CentreOne; Pharmacircle; Shire; Shire US Inc; Steris Corp; STERIS FINN-AQUA; Takeda Pharmaceuticals; Teleflex; Terumo Americas Holding, Inc; Terumo Medical Corporation; Terumo Pharmaceutical Solutions; Teva Pharamceuticals; Teva Pharmaceuticals; UserWise; Versartis, Inc.; W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.; Xcelthera; Xeris Pharmaceuticals; Xeris Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; ZebraSCI; zebrasci inc; Zeon Chemicals L.P.;

Sponsors and Exhibitors


Crowne Plaza San Diego

2270 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA, USA

Sponsors and Exhibitors

CSS (Connecticut Spring & Stamping)

Sponsors and Exhibitors

CSS (Connecticut Spring & Stamping) is a customer-focused, engineering driven company with a 75 year track record of success. We engineer and manufacture precision metal springs, stampings, metal forms and assemblies, especially for the medical device industry. Our experience ranges from auto-injectors and infusion devices, to surgical instruments and sensors. CSS facilities are ISO 13485 certified. Leading OEMs and contract manufacturers partner with CSS for consistent volume production.

Mitsubishi Gas Chemical

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Mitsubishi Gas Chemical is a leading company in the field of oxygen barrier and absorbing technologies. Based on these technologies and experiences, we have successfully developed multilayer plastic vial and syringe having excellent oxygen and water vapor barrier. The products make it possible to replace glass with plastic for injectable drugs.


Sponsors and Exhibitors

NEMERA is a world leader in the design, development and manufacturing of drug delivery solutions for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and generics industries. Nemera’s expertise covers several modes of delivery: Parenteral, Nasal, Buccal, Auricular, Ophthalmic, Pulmonary, Dermal and Transdermal. Nemera leverages decades of experience in the parenteral device segment from full development to pure contract manufacturing, through customized solutions. Nemera developed: Safe’n’Sound®, a fully passive safety device for prefilled syringes to avoid accidental needle-sticks. Safelia®, a new generation of 2-steps auto-injector for fluid and viscous formulations.

Owen Mumford

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Owen Mumford offer an integrated design and build service from a broad base of proven self-injection and blood-sampling platform devices and intellectual property. Find out more at omdevicesolutions.com or contact us at devicesolutions@owenmumford.co.uk


Sponsors and Exhibitors

Steri-Tek is a high-volume E-beam/X-Ray contract sterilizer and R&D innovation center serving the medical device, biotech, pharmaceutical and other industries. Steri-Tek is a ISO 11137 and ISO 13485 certified, FDA registered, DEA registered as well as State of California Medical Device and Drug Manufacturing licensed facility. Particularly with sensitive materials and complex devices, Steri-Tek has developed a proprietary system for optimizing E-beam/X-Ray sterilization of drugs/biologics in combination devices, pre-filled syringes, implantables, bioabsorbables and other complex products.

Terumo Pharmaceutical Solutions

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Terumo Pharmaceutical Solutions offers the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry unique solutions in medical technology. In addition to offering our valued products, our specialized team also provides customized and dedicated solutions designed to meet your specific requirements.

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of packaging components and delivery systems for injectable drugs and healthcare products. Working by the side of its customers from concept to patient, West creates products that promote the efficiency, reliability and safety of the world's pharmaceutical drug supply. West is headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania, and supports its customers from locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. West's 2016 net sales of $1.5 billion reflect the daily use of approximately 112 million of its components and devices, which are designed to improve the delivery of healthcare to patients around the world.


Sponsors and Exhibitors

ZEON’s Zeonex® and Zeonor® cyclo olefin polymer (COP) allow for advanced, break-resistant syringes, vials and lyophilization containers for protein-based biopharmaceuticals, high viscosity drugs, and contrast media. They also offer high purity, “glass-like” transparency, sterilization, low water absorption, and superior moldability, as well as overcome protein adsorption and ph shift concerns.


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CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.


Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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