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SMi proudly presents their 4th annual Pre-Filled Syringes East Coast conference and exhibition, taking place this year on the 26th and 27th April in Boston, MA due to popular demand.


Pre-filled syringes are a great modern innovation in allowing patients to manage their conditions independently. Increase in chronic diseases, high competition between market providers, and drive for increased safety and ease for the self-administering of drugs, has made the pre-filled syringes market an dynamic and innovative one. Huge growth is forecast for the pre-filled syringe market in coming years.
With many factors at play here; regulation, manufacturing, safety assessment and combination products being just a few, navigating the pre-filled syringe industry can present complex challenges to success.

Join us in April at Pre-Filled Syringes East Coast to highlight and address the main challenges facing those working within the formulation, development, strategy and success of prefills. 

 This year’s agenda will provide regulatory guidance for the development of new devices, highlight common pitfalls and solutions to good manufacturing process, as well as highlight the emerging hot topics of the difficulties and considerations presented by biologic drugs and Human Factors.


Hear from industry leaders, regulatory experts and leading pharmaceuticals to understand and develop good strategy and practice of pre-filled syringes.

 

Pre-Filled Syringes East Coast will give a unique blend of regulation, manufacturing, emerging developments and innovative solutions to the challenges facing the prefilled industry, helping attendees to secure global success of their devices.
 

This year’s agenda will feature:

  • Guidance on the regulations for device development and Human Factors considerations
  • Highlight common pitfalls of good manufacturing practice and seek to solve these
  • Address the emerging challenges that biologic drugs present to pre-filled syringes
  • Showcase hot topics of wearable devices and patient centric design
  • Two interactive panel discussions led by industry experts


 

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

  • Pre-filled Syringes
  • Autoinjectors
  • Device Engineering
  • Human Factors
  • CMC
  • Injectables
  • Sterile Manufacturing
  • Packaging
  • Regulatory Affairs

and those working with Pre-Filled Syringes/ Autoinjectors within pharmaceutical, biotech and solution providers.

 

Previous attendees include: 

Actavis; Ajinomoto Althea, Inc.; Allergan; Amgen; Aptar Pharma; AstraZeneca; Biogen; BMS; Cambridge Consultants Ltd; Catalent Pharma Solutions; Datwyler Schweiz AG; DuPont; Eli Lilly & Company; Epione BioPharmaceuticals; FDA; FDAPharma Consulting; Gateway Analytical; Genentech; Genentech Inc; Genzyme ; GSK; Heritage Pharmaceuticals ; Icon Bioscience; Insulet Corporation; Janssen R&D LLC; Janssen, Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson; Kappa Pharmaceuticals Limited; KBI Biopharma; KBI Biopharma, Inc.; Lupin Pharmaceuticals; Medicines Company; Medimmune; Merck & Co., Inc.; Merck, Sharp & Dohme Corp.; Merz; MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC; Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc; Nemera; Nipro; Nipro PharmaPackaging; Novavax; Novavax, Inc.; Novo Nordisk; Noxilizer Inc; Noxilizer, Inc.; Oncobiologics Inc.; Otsuka US; Overlook Industries, Inc.; Owen Mumford; Pfizer; Pfizer CentreOne; Pfizer Pharmaceuticals; Pharmascience Incorporated; Protein Sciences Corporation; Sanofi Pasteur; Sanofi S A; Schreiner MediPharm; Semigator GmbH; Sio2 Medical Products; Smithers Rapra; Team Consulting; Teleflex; Terumo Americas Holding, Inc; Terumo Medical Corporation; The Langford Research Institute; Valeant Pharmaceuticals; W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.; West Pharmaceutical Services Inc; West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.; West-Ward Pharmaceuticals; WL Gore & Associates Inc; Zeon Chemicals L.P.; Zoetis;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Dhairya Mehta

Dhairya Mehta, Associate Director of Device and Combination Products, Shire

9:10 Safety evaluation of leachables from pre-fi lled syringe drug products

Stephen Barat

Stephen Barat, Senior Director, Toxicology and Operations, Forest Laboratories

• Background on leachable safety assessment – why and how
• Application of safety evaluation of leachables for pre-filled syringe drug products
• Utilisation of PQRI PDP best practice recommendations for small volume parenterals and how these are applied to pre-filled syringes to support biological safety

9:50 Successful change control for patient centric drug delivery devices design and combination products post commercialisation market strategy

Li-Chun Tsou

Li-Chun Tsou, Global Device Technical Director, AstraZeneca

• When to initiate a design change or device change?
• Which changes may require post regulatory submission? All changes should be assessed as design changes,  however not all device changes need to follow the full design control process
• Implementing a change – changes to correct an existing problem may have unforeseen side effects on the device

10:30 Morning Coffee & Networking break sponsored by Terumo

11:00 The role of wearable devices in overcoming the challenges of delivering large-molecule and high-volume biologics

Sudeshna Dutta Ray

Sudeshna Dutta Ray, Senior Engineer Advanced Device Technology, Amgen Incorporated

• Latest developments - a new class of wearable on-body drug delivery devices capable of delivering higher volumes and viscosities with minimal discomfort
• The revolutionary impact of advancements with wearable injectors on biological therapy treatments
• Product uptake and acceptability – patient’s view

11:40 Tailoring the autoinjection with SAFELIA

Isabelle Delcroix

Isabelle Delcroix, Business Development Director, Nemera

 

• For a better patient experience and for optimised drug delivery, including high volumes and high viscosities formulation
• Safelia injection course can be adjusted to fit ’difficult’ formulations delivery, reconstitution, dual injections for subcutaneous or intra-muscular injections

 

 

12:20 Networking Lunch sponsored by West Pharmaceutical Services

13:30 Combination products: Clinical and quality considerations applicable to bridging principles

Hemal Mehta

Hemal Mehta, Regulatory Manager , Janssen Pharmaceutical Incorporated

• Bridging design verification and validation for pre-filled syringe supplier changes
• Clinical bridging between Pre-filled syringes and injectors in and after Phase 3 trials – PK comparability risks
• Bridging legacy product design history files to meet 21 CFR part 4 requirements

14:10 A comparison of the stability of protein solutions in prefillable syringes made of glass or plastic under quiescent conditions and when subjected to mild agitation

Lloyd Waxman

Lloyd Waxman, Lead Research Scientist , West Pharmaceuticals Services Inc

• Protein stability during long-term storage in glass vs plastic prefillable syringe systems
• The effect of autoclave vs E-beam sterilization of COP prefillable syringes on protein degradation
• Protein aggregation in prefillable syringes made of glass or plastic subjected to agitation stress
• The importance of performing a stability study in primary container systems made of glass vs plastic to determine the optimal packaging material

14:50 PLAJEX™ with Safe ‘n’ Sound®: Safe delivery of biotherapeutics

William Dierick

William Dierick, Director Technology Development, Terumo Europe

Adrien Tisserand

Adrien Tisserand, Category Manager - Parenteral, Nemera

15:30 Afternoon Tea & Networking Break sponsored by Terumo

16:00 Pre-filled syringe selection and the impact to life cycle management of drug products

Anthony Trupiano

Anthony Trupiano, Director Combination Product Device Development, Shire Pharmaceuticals Group

·          Early decisions /stages of drug and device development - how do these systems work in parallel?
·          Primary container selection and impact to life cycle management of combination products
·          Moving towards auto injectors and pen devices

16:40 Panel Discussion: Combination products – challenges and opportunities

• On the road to patient-centric drug delivery - understanding the patient's interaction with the delivery system to be able to incorporate features which promote adherence to treatments
• Identifying the good manufacturing regulations that apply to combination products
• Technical challenges for developing and manufacturing combination products
• Regulatory hurdles in obtaining approval for pre-filled syringes and pens in human factors studies

Michael  Selzer

Michael Selzer, Manager, Combination Products Engineering, Regeneron Pharmaceuitcals Inc

Isabelle Delcroix

Isabelle Delcroix, Business Development Director, Nemera

Mike Price

Mike Price, Senior Engineer , Biogen Incorporated

17:20 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day 1

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Dhairya Mehta

Dhairya Mehta, Associate Director of Device and Combination Products, Shire

9:10 Navigating regulations surrounding Human factors

Edmond Israelski

Edmond Israelski, Program Manager, Abbott Laboratories

• Current regulatory climate, international and domestic
• Updates from the IEC/ISO – what does this mean for assessing and approving devices globally
• Other Human Factors standards – MHRA and AAMI – What is their impact

9:50 The new paradigm of digital health and connectivity – From strategy to execution with compliance

Dhairya Mehta

Dhairya Mehta, Associate Director of Device and Combination Products, Shire

• Data collecting from patient behaviour and smart devices
• Exploring the connected drug delivery ecosystem; opportunities for feedback and monitoring
• Moving forward with smart devices

10:30 Morning Coffee & Networking Break sponsored by Terumo

11:00 Patient centric designs for pre-filled syringes

Tiffnay McIntire

Tiffnay McIntire, Human Factors Engineer, Eli Lilly & Company

• Understanding Human factors evaluation methods in order to achieve optimal design
• Empowering and involving patients – the role of patient-centered models in drug delivery
• New materials and modifications to existing materials – their impact on quality and reliability

11:40 The use of Cyclo Olefi n Polymers (COP) for syringe, vial and cartridge applications in the pharma industry

Toshiro Katayama

Toshiro Katayama, Product Manager, Zeon Chemicals L.P.

• Key properties and features of COP & its benefi ts for pre-fi lled syringe applications
• Mechanical properties after exposure to gamma, steam, EOG and cryogenic temp
• JP, US, EU Pharmacopoeia and ISO 10993 status
• Extractable/leachable test data in COP syringes with various chemicals
• Protein adsorption/aggregation study data with actual protein drugs to COP vs. glass
• Delamination study data on glass syringe

12:20 Networking Lunch sponsored by West Pharmaceutical Services

13:30 Application of computer modelling in pharmaceutical packaging

Ronald Iaccoca

Ronald Iaccoca, Research Fellow , Eli Lilly

• Empirical performance testing can be difficult to perform, and it can be difficult to determine the root cause of the lack of detail that can be present with empirical methods
• Modeling to minimize testing and provide greater insight for prefilled syringes
• Demonstrating how computer modelling provides greater insight into mechanical designs and material selection for primary container closure systems and the combination products that employ them
• Case study examples of the application of computer modelling in pharmaceutical packaging

14:10 OXYCAPT Multilayer Plastic Vial & Syringe with glass-like gas barrier for oxygen sensitive biologics

Kenichiro Usuda

Kenichiro Usuda, Researcher, Advanced Business Development Division, MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC

• Debating advantages of plastic syringes versus glass syringes
• How to overcome disadvantages of existing plastic syringes
• Latest studies for extractables from plastic and glass
• Minimising oxygenation and external changes through materials and development strategies
 

14:50 Criteria for pre-filled syringes CMO selection

·      CMOs are a critical component of the drug product development and commercial manufacturing supply chain for many bio/pharmaceutical companies.
·      The CMO must provide the specific manufacturing technologies, quality systems and regulatory support required to meet the drug product’s critical quality attributes and business goals.
·      Identifying and selecting the best CMO is essential to the success of any drug product program.

Kiran Singh

Kiran Singh, Associate Director, Sandoz

Gary  Mills

Gary Mills , Associate Director, Drug Product Development , TESARO

15:30 Afternoon Tea & Networking Break sponsored by Terumo

16:00 Challenges of Drug Delivery for Pediatric Patients: A Case Study

Steve Bowman

Steve Bowman, Drug and Combination Product Development, Shire US Inc

• How are pediatric patients different from adults?
• Should you focus on the device or the formulation?
• Pros and cons of developing solutions internally vs. outsourcing with development partners
• Commercial implications of pediatric devices
 

16:40 Panel Discussion: The future of parenteral drug delivery - moving from drug delivery devices to therapy management ecosystems

• Addressing delivery of larger liquid volumes
o Wearable injector technology
o Patches and pumps
• Connectivity and connected devices
o Are they the future of parenteral drug delivery?

Philip Green

Philip Green, Executive Director, Marketing, Biologic Device Strategy, Merck & Co Inc

David Chen

David Chen, Principal Scientist, Novel Drug delivery Technologies , Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals

Sudeshna Dutta Ray

Sudeshna Dutta Ray, Senior Engineer Advanced Device Technology, Amgen Incorporated

17:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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FEATURED SPEAKERS

Anthony Trupiano

Anthony Trupiano

Director Combination Product Device Development, Shire Pharmaceuticals Group
Dhairya Mehta

Dhairya Mehta

Associate Director of Device and Combination Products, Shire
Edmond Israelski

Edmond Israelski

Program Manager, Abbott Laboratories
Hemal Mehta

Hemal Mehta

Regulatory Manager , Janssen Pharmaceutical Incorporated
Isabelle Delcroix

Isabelle Delcroix

Business Development Director, Nemera
Kenichiro Usuda

Kenichiro Usuda

Researcher, Advanced Business Development Division, MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC
Li-Chun Tsou

Li-Chun Tsou

Global Device Technical Director, AstraZeneca
Michael  Selzer

Michael Selzer

Manager, Combination Products Engineering, Regeneron Pharmaceuitcals Inc
Ronald Iaccoca

Ronald Iaccoca

Research Fellow , Eli Lilly
Stephen Barat

Stephen Barat

Senior Director, Toxicology and Operations, Forest Laboratories
Steve Bowman

Steve Bowman

Drug and Combination Product Development, Shire US Inc
Sudeshna Dutta Ray

Sudeshna Dutta Ray

Senior Engineer Advanced Device Technology, Amgen Incorporated
Tiffnay McIntire

Tiffnay McIntire

Human Factors Engineer, Eli Lilly & Company
Toshiro Katayama

Toshiro Katayama

Product Manager, Zeon Chemicals L.P.

Adrien Tisserand

Category Manager - Parenteral, Nemera
Adrien Tisserand

Anthony Trupiano

Director Combination Product Device Development, Shire Pharmaceuticals Group
Anthony Trupiano

David Chen

Principal Scientist, Novel Drug delivery Technologies , Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals
David Chen

Dhairya Mehta

Associate Director of Device and Combination Products, Shire
Dhairya Mehta

Edmond Israelski

Program Manager, Abbott Laboratories
Edmond Israelski

Gary Mills

Associate Director, Drug Product Development , TESARO
Gary  Mills

Hemal Mehta

Regulatory Manager , Janssen Pharmaceutical Incorporated
Hemal Mehta

Isabelle Delcroix

Business Development Director, Nemera
Isabelle Delcroix

Kenichiro Usuda

Researcher, Advanced Business Development Division, MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC
Kenichiro Usuda

Li-Chun Tsou

Global Device Technical Director, AstraZeneca
Li-Chun Tsou

Melanie Turieo

Director, Human Factors Engineering, Cambridge Consultants Ltd
Melanie Turieo

Michael Selzer

Manager, Combination Products Engineering, Regeneron Pharmaceuitcals Inc
Michael  Selzer

Mike Price

Senior Engineer , Biogen Incorporated
Mike Price

Olga Laskina

Application Scientist, rap.ID Particle Systems GmbH
Olga Laskina

Oliver Valet

Co-Founder, rap.ID Particle Systems GmbH
Oliver Valet

Philip Green

Executive Director, Marketing, Biologic Device Strategy, Merck & Co Inc
Philip Green

Ronald Iaccoca

Research Fellow , Eli Lilly
Ronald Iaccoca

Stephen Barat

Senior Director, Toxicology and Operations, Forest Laboratories
Stephen Barat

Steve Bowman

Drug and Combination Product Development, Shire US Inc
Steve Bowman

Sudeshna Dutta Ray

Senior Engineer Advanced Device Technology, Amgen Incorporated
Sudeshna Dutta Ray

Tiffnay McIntire

Human Factors Engineer, Eli Lilly & Company
Tiffnay McIntire

Toshiro Katayama

Product Manager, Zeon Chemicals L.P.
Toshiro Katayama

William Dierick

Director Technology Development, Terumo Europe
William Dierick

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Human factors considerations for pre-filled syringes
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Human factors considerations for pre-filled syringes

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Navigating the Silicone Layer

The Colonnade Boston
25th April 2017
Boston, USA

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WHAT IS CPD?

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.

CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

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.

TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

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.

GLOBAL CPD

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.

CPD Certificates

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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