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SMi Group’s 3rd annual Pre-Filled Syringes East Coast conference returns to the New Jersey in April 2016.

With exponential growth of biologics and protein-based products, demand for pre-filled syringes (PFS) is growing on an exponential scale. As such, the global pre-filled syringes (PFS) market is presenting lucrative opportunities for both pharma and device companies- the investment forecast expects to exceed $6.6.bn by 2020. According to a recent study led by Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) in Boston*, switching to PFS can also cut related costs by almost 50%, equivalent to $162,000 in savings! 

While we have witnessed booming investments in PFS, pharma and device manufacturers still need to overcome a number of challenges to commercialize PFS. It also faces fierce competition with innovative drug delivery platforms. Hence, developing a drug-compatible and patient-centric PFS remain top priority amongst market participant.

Emulating on previous success, the 3rd Annual Pre-Filled Syringes East Coast will delve further into the core issues of PFS including

  • human factor engineering
  • PFS material selection and GMP compliance
  • compatibility and injectability considerations for complex biologics and combination product

and many more!

Join us today and don't miss out on this must-attend event!

*Source: http://bit.ly/1UmygT3

Building on previous success, the PFS East Coast 2016 meeting will:

  • Address PFS regulatory differences and requirements in the US and EU
  • Encapsulate the 'why' and 'how' of human factor engineering for a more patient-centric device
  • Update you on latest technology developments - from manufacturing to material selection - to ensure both compliance and commercial competitiveness
  • Delve further into the core issues around safety and integrity of PFS through QbD
  • Provide you the best platform to network with and learn from your industry colleagues and PFS experts

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

  • Pre-Filled Syringes/ PFS
  • Device Manufacturing
  • Scientist
  • CMC
  • Manufacturing
  • Fill/Finish
  • Human Factor Engineering
  • Injectables
  • Drug Delivery
  • Sterilization
  • Commercial
  • Biologics

 

from pharmaceutical companies, device manufacturers, CMO, CRO and anyone who participates in the PFS market.

Abbott Laboratories; Ablynx nv; American Thermal Instruments; APTARGROUP, INC; AstraZeneca; Battelle; BD; BD Medical - Pharmaceutical Systems; Beroe Inc; BMS; Bosch Packaging Technology; Forest Laboratories; Fresenius Kabi; Fresenius Kabi USA; Ginolis; GlaxoSmithKline; GSK; Hospira; Johnson And Johnson; Laboratoire Aguettant; Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals; Merck & Co. Inc.; Merck Research Laboratories; Meridian Medical Technologies Inc.; Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company Inc.; Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Singapore Pte Ltd; Mutsubishi Gas Chemical Company; Mylan Pharmaceuticals; NAL Pharma US office; Nemera; Nipro Europe NV; Novo Nordisk A/S; Noxilizer Inc; Noxilizer, Inc.; Optima Pharma; Otsuka Pharmaceuticals; Par Pharmaceutical; Parexel International; Pfizer; Pharmacircle; PolyOne; Regeneron Pharmaceuitcals Inc; REVOX Sterilization; SaferMed Technologies; Sandoz GmbH; Sandoz Pharmaceuticals; Sanofi-Aventis; Siegfried Irvine; SiO2 Medical Products; Smithers Rapra; Sol Millennium Medical Inc; Spectrum Pharmaceuticals; Terumo Americas Holding, Inc; Thermo Fisher Scientific; Unilife; West Pharmaceutical Services; West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.; Wockhardt; ZebraSCI;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Ravi S. Harapanhalli

Ravi S. Harapanhalli, Principal, FDAPharma Consulting

9:10 Safety Assessment and Regulatory Updates on Pre-Filled Syringes and Combination Products

Tina Kiang

Tina Kiang, Deputy Director Science and Policy, Division of Anesthesiology, General Hospital, Respiratory, Infection Control and Dental Devices (DAGRID), FDA

  • Updates on latest regulatory requirements and expectations from FDA
  • Taking consumers and patients into consideration - human factors
  • Demonstrating data and evidence early on for regulatory approval
  • Q&A
  • 9:50 The Top Priority for PFS – Addressing Regulatory Compliance and Clinical Needs

    Jason Lipman

    Jason Lipman, Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs, Medical Devices & Combination Products , Janssen R&D LLC

  • US-FDA specific requirements vs. critical issues for regulatory approval in the EU
  • What is required by the regulators for post-marketing
  • Concerns with combination products – challenges and solutions
  • 10:30 Extractables and Leachables (E&L): The Value of the Simulated Study as a Prediction Tool for Actual Leachables in PFS

    Carsten Worsoe

    Carsten Worsoe, Principal Scientist, CMC Analytical Support, Novo Nordisk

  • Relationship between extractables, simulated leachables and leachables
  • What is the optimal tool to predict leachables in a PFS?
  • How to perform a simulated study for a PFS
  • Case studies: Examples on simulated studies in PFS
  • 11:10 Morning Coffee & Networking Break

    11:40 PLAJEX™ Polymer-Based Pre-Filled Syringes (PFS) and its Value with a Novel Tapered Needle Design

    Mitsuru Takahashi

    Mitsuru Takahashi, Technology Development Manager, Terumo Americas Holding, Inc

  • Application of PLAJEX™ Polymer-based PFS without patch pumps for sensitive, viscous, therapeutic proteins
  • Mitigating risks of high forces due to vicious products, aggregation due to silicone oil and leachables due to extractables from container materials
  •  An applied method of sterilization for a reduction in drug degradation due to radicals
  • 12:20 Critical Steps for PFS Integration – From Early Stage to a Functional Delivery System

    Paolo Mangiagalli

    Paolo Mangiagalli, Senior Director, Head PFS/ Primary Container Platform, Sanofi S A

  • Translating integrated system approach into component requirements
  • How to ensure effective PFS component control plans
  • Open issues for PFS system and opportunities for knowledge sharing
  • 13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 Key Properties of COP Update

    Toshiro Katayama

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

  • Case study: Protein adsorption data – COP vs. glass
  • Case study: Study on delamination with glass syringe vs. COP syringe
  • Leachable data on COP syringe with various chemicals
  • 14:40 Challenges in Development of Primary Containers for Devices – Case Studies

    Roja Narwal

    Roja Narwal, Scientist II, Formulation Sciences, MedImmune

  • Development of platform syringe configurations suitable for sensitive biologics
  • How formulation development studies can enable successful device development
  • Challenges with development of primary containers for devices
  • 15:20 Syringes for the Sterile Field: Nitrogen Dioxide Sterilization as a Solution

    Evan Goulet

    Evan Goulet, Director, Sterilization Operations, Noxilizer, Inc.

  • The NO2 sterilization process is designed to minimize impact on temperature- and pressure-sensitive drugs and biologics
  • Discussing load configuration, biological indicator locations and process data
  • Container-closure system integrity demonstration via sterility and NO2 ingress testing
  • Single batch release process for clinical trials
  • 16:00 Afternoon Tea & Networking Break

    16:30 An E&L Qualification Case Study of New Label on Plastic PFS

    Ken Wong

    Ken Wong, Deputy Director, MTech/ Process Technology – Extractables & Leachables, Sanofi Pasteur

  • Extractable studies on ink, label and adhesive
  • Simulated in-use leachable study with labelled plastic PFS
  • Leachable migration study from label into the plastic syringe
  • 17:10 Achieving Patient-Centred Design through Human Factors

    Tiffany McIntire

    Tiffany McIntire, Human Factors Engineer, Eli Lilly & Company

  • Understanding the multifaceted field of human factors and the process
  • Why human factors evaluation methods are necessary to achieve optimized design
  • Using user needs to drive human factors process and demonstrate traceability from requirements to validation outputs
  • 17:50 Roundtable Discussion: The Future of Combination Product Review Process at FDA

    Ravi S. Harapanhalli

    Ravi S. Harapanhalli, Principal, FDAPharma Consulting

    Padam Sharma

    Padam Sharma, Injectables, Sterile Manufacturing & Dev. Global Pharmaceutical Technology, Allergan Inc

  • The contributions of the Office of Combination Products to date
  • Review of a recent report by the Office of Planning at FDA entitled ‘Combination Product Review: Intercenter Consult Process Study, Oct 14, 2015’
  • What is expected of combination product review process in the future
  • 18:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Stephen Barat

    Stephen Barat, Executive Director, Non-Clinical & Translational Sciences, Allergan

    9:10 Current Market Developments and Global Market Trends for Advanced Injection Devices

    Mathias Romacker

    Mathias Romacker, Drug Delivery Devices, Pfizer

    9:50 Risk Based Statistical Sampling for Medical Device and Combination Products

    Rowland Yovonie

    Rowland Yovonie, Manager of Quality & Statistical Engineering, Genentech

  • How to apply statistical inputs for an informed decision – from product design to manufacturing
  • Improve product quality and escape regulatory risk
  • Technical challenges with more complexbiologics products
  • 10:30 Emerging Trends in Pre-Filled Delivery: Next Generation Component Innovations and Risk Mitigation Strategies

    Royce Brockett

    Royce Brockett, Senior Product Manager, PFS Platform, West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.

  • Market trends in pre-filled delivery and self-injection
  • New approaches to development and risk mitigation for components
  • Next generation components; designed for enhanced quality and optimized performance to meet evolving prefilled delivery requirements
  • 11:10 Morning Coffee & Networking Break

    11:40 Challenges for PFS with More Complex Biologics Drugs

    Shawn Davis

    Shawn Davis, Principal Engineer, Device Strategy, Amgen

  • Escalating dosages (volume and viscosity considerations)
  • PFS vs. autoinjector
  • Viability and efficacy – can we reduce the dosage frequency effectively for patients’ use?
  • 12:20 How Parenteral Combination Products Can Improve Drug Delivery? Insights into Patients’ Intuitive Solutions, Design Risk Analysis and Robust Processes

    Isabelle Delcroix

    Isabelle Delcroix, Business Development Director, Nemera

  • Patients’ intuitive solutions: safety devices
  • Design solutions: Autoinjectors to reduce syringe breakage
  • Process solutions: Robust added barrier to COP material for better drug protection
  • 13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 OXY-CAPTTM Multilayer Plastic Pre-Filled Syringe with Glass-Like Gas Barrier

    Kenichiro Usuda

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

  • Introducing ‘OXY-CAPTTM Multilayer Plastic Syringe’ made of glass-like gas barrier polymer and COP
  • Update on oxygen barrier study of OXY-CAPTTM syringe
  • Key benefits and features of OXY-CAPTTM syringe comparing to COP monolayer and glass syringe
  • 14:40 Thinking it From the Start – How to Compile a Strong E&L Case for the Regulatory Agency

    Bobbijo Redler

    Bobbijo Redler, Principal Scientist, MSD

     

  • Updates on E&L testing methods and how this will impact on your device design
  • Clarity is key – what do the regulatory agencies expect?
  • How to demonstrate evidence and incorporate this into your device development plan to ensure a smooth approval process?
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea & Networking Break

    15:50 Safety Assessment of Leachables for the Development of Pre-Filled Syringe and Parenteral Drug Products

    Stephen Barat

    Stephen Barat, Executive Director, Non-Clinical & Translational Sciences, Allergan

  • An overview of leachables encountered in parenteral drug products – and need for safety assessment - will be presented
  • Approaches to adequate safety evaluation related to the development of a pre-filled syringe combination drug products will be provided, illustrated with tangible examples.
  • Final PQRI best practice recommendations for leachable safety assessment for parenteral drug products will be covered
  • 16:30 Panel Discussion: What Are the Latest Innovations in PFS?

    Ravi S. Harapanhalli

    Ravi S. Harapanhalli, Principal, FDAPharma Consulting

  • How ergonometrics can help with a good design of PFS to increase value and compliance?
  • Who and how? Always put your patients at heart
  • The rise of e-apps and e-device for patient monitoring – how can this apply to PFS?
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Carsten Worsoe

    Carsten Worsoe

    Principal Scientist, CMC Analytical Support, Novo Nordisk
    Isabelle Delcroix

    Isabelle Delcroix

    Business Development Director, Nemera
    Jason Lipman

    Jason Lipman

    Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs, Medical Devices & Combination Products , Janssen R&D LLC
    Mathias Romacker

    Mathias Romacker

    Drug Delivery Devices, Pfizer
    Paolo Mangiagalli

    Paolo Mangiagalli

    Senior Director, Head PFS/ Primary Container Platform, Sanofi S A
    Ravi S. Harapanhalli

    Ravi S. Harapanhalli

    Principal, FDAPharma Consulting
    Stephen Barat

    Stephen Barat

    Executive Director, Non-Clinical & Translational Sciences, Allergan

    Bobbijo Redler

    Principal Scientist, MSD
    Bobbijo Redler

    Carsten Worsoe

    Principal Scientist, CMC Analytical Support, Novo Nordisk
    Carsten Worsoe

    Evan Goulet

    Director, Sterilization Operations, Noxilizer, Inc.
    Evan Goulet

    Isabelle Delcroix

    Business Development Director, Nemera
    Isabelle Delcroix

    Jason Lipman

    Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs, Medical Devices & Combination Products , Janssen R&D LLC
    Jason Lipman

    Ken Wong

    Deputy Director, MTech/ Process Technology – Extractables & Leachables, Sanofi Pasteur
    Ken Wong

    Kenichiro Usuda

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

    Mathias Romacker

    Drug Delivery Devices, Pfizer
    Mathias Romacker

    Melanie Turieo

    Associate Director, US Medical Technology Division / Group Leader, Human Factors & Industrial Design, Cambridge Consultants Ltd
    Melanie Turieo

    Mitsuru Takahashi

    Technology Development Manager, Terumo Americas Holding, Inc
    Mitsuru Takahashi

    Padam Sharma

    Injectables, Sterile Manufacturing & Dev. Global Pharmaceutical Technology, Allergan Inc
    Padam Sharma

    Paolo Mangiagalli

    Senior Director, Head PFS/ Primary Container Platform, Sanofi S A
    Paolo Mangiagalli

    Ravi S. Harapanhalli

    Principal, FDAPharma Consulting
    Ravi S. Harapanhalli

    Roja Narwal

    Scientist II, Formulation Sciences, MedImmune
    Roja Narwal

    Rowland Yovonie

    Manager of Quality & Statistical Engineering, Genentech
    Rowland Yovonie

    Royce Brockett

    Senior Product Manager, PFS Platform, West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.
    Royce Brockett

    Shawn Davis

    Principal Engineer, Device Strategy, Amgen
    Shawn Davis

    Stephen Barat

    Executive Director, Non-Clinical & Translational Sciences, Allergan
    Stephen Barat

    Tiffany McIntire

    Human Factors Engineer, Eli Lilly & Company
    Tiffany McIntire

    Tina Kiang

    Deputy Director Science and Policy, Division of Anesthesiology, General Hospital, Respiratory, Infection Control and Dental Devices (DAGRID), FDA
    Tina Kiang

    Toshiro Katayama

    Product Manager, Zeon Chemicals L.P.
    Toshiro Katayama

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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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