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CONFERENCE: JUNE 5TH & 6TH 2017
INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP: JUNE 7 2017 (VISIT THE "ASSOCIATED EVENTS" TAB FOR DETAILS)

SMi Group are thrilled to announce the return of Pre-Filled Syringes West Coast 2017 which arrives to California on June 5th & 6th.

Following on from sell-out shows in Europe and Boston, Pre-Filled Syringes West Coast will once again 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 and complex biologics, whilst honing in on emerging trends for parenteral devices, including auto injectors, pens, pumps and smart devices.

Hear from a selection of carefully handpicked keynote addresses and case studies presented by big pharma such as Genentech, Allergan, Medimmune and Roche as well leading industry KOL's including Nemera, Nipro PharmaPackaging, Terumo, Worrell, 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." - 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 data bridging 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 patient centric drug delivery
  • Cutting edge industry insight on silicone free devices, virtual reality, and laser cutting in the design and manufacture of prefilled devices

Please contact Alia Malickfor further details on sponsoring 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; 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.;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Mike Stelmah

Mike Stelmah, Director, Regulatory Affairs CMC & Combination Products, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

9:10 Navigating the global regulatory ecosystem

John  Smith

John Smith, Director, Global Regulatory Affairs , Allergan

• Taking into account regulatory requirements for USA, Europe and ROW to ensure your product’s success on a global market
• Update on key points from different regulatory bodies
• What to consider when seeking approval; safety assessments, Human factors considerations

9:45 Navigating technical complaints, product safety and regulatory requirements

Mike Stelmah

Mike Stelmah, Director, Regulatory Affairs CMC & Combination Products, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

• Taking into account regulatory requirements for product safety and complaint handling
• Update on key product failures and challenges
• What to consider while planning safety assessments, risk analysis and complaint handling for clinical studies and commercial

10:20 Morning Coffee sponsored by Terumo

10:50 Large volume subcutaneous infusion devices; in vivo and in vitro challenges

• Drivers for large volume SC delivery
• Technical criteria when evaluating devices for large volume SC delivery
• Use of large volume SC devices in clinic, including potential complicating factors

Ariel  Waitz

Ariel Waitz, Senior Engineer, Genentech

Aaron Chesterman

Aaron Chesterman, Device Development Engineer, Genentech

11:25 PLAJEX with safe ‘n’ sound; safe delivery of biotherapeutics

• Polymer PFS are developed for providing an appropriate primary drug container, particularly for biopharmaceuticals.
• A platform of add-on passive sharps injury protection devices for PFS are serving the patients and healthcare providers for minimizing the risks of needle-stick injuries.
• A cooperation to establish and confirm compatibility between PLAJEX COP prefillable syringes and the Safe’n’Sound device platform

Adrien Tisserand

Adrien Tisserand, Category Manager - Parenteral, Nemera

William Dierick

William Dierick, Director Technology Development, Terumo Europe

12:05 Networking lunch sponsored by Worrell

13:15 Combination product data bridging

Lori de los Reyes

Lori de los Reyes, Director, Global Regulatory Affairs, Amgen

•  Guidance on clinical bridging, examples of when clinical bridging may be necessary
• Clinical home use study design
• Examples of FDA feedback on the need for clinical home use
• Leveraging pre-existing data and Human factors

13:50 Combination products, a need for innovative and customizable drug delivery devices

Adrien Tisserand

Adrien Tisserand, Category Manager - Parenteral, Nemera

  • Parenteral market trends
  • Drug, device, users considerations
  • Device design challenges
  • Case study: Safelia® autoinjector
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    14:30 Afternoon Tea sponsored by Terumo

    15:00 OXYCAPT™ multilayer plastic vial & syringe with glass-like gas barrier for biologics

    Shota Arakawa

    Shota Arakawa, Researcher , Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America Inc

    • Glass vs. plastic
    • Disadvantages of plastic
    • How to overcome the disadvantages of plastic

    15:40 An approach to developing risk-based control strategies for combination products

    Alasdair Young

    Alasdair Young, Device Engineer, Genentech / Roche

    • Defining and establishing critical quality attributes for a combination product
    • Utilizing a risk-based approach to defining a control system
    • A case study on deployment of the control strategy process for a combination product

    16:15 Glucagon synthetic peptide formulation in PFS filled auto-injector combination product platform

    Benir Ruano

    Benir Ruano, Vice President, Global Manufacturing & Technical Operations, Xeris Pharmaceuticals

    • Challenges with a non-aqueous drug formulation compatibility with PFS components
    • Challenges with manufacturing aseptically filled low fill volume PFS
    • Challenges with an international supply chain

    16:50 Panel Discussion: The future of parenteral drug delivery

    • 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

    John  Smith

    John Smith, Director, Global Regulatory Affairs , Allergan

    Anand Subramony

    Anand Subramony, Vice President Drug Delivery & Device Development, MedImmune

    Tina Rees

    Tina Rees, Associate Director - Human Factors , Ferring

    Sara McNew

    Sara McNew, Human Factors Engineer , Eli Lilly

    17:25 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Mike Stelmah

    Mike Stelmah, Director, Regulatory Affairs CMC & Combination Products, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Mike Stelmah

    Mike Stelmah, Director, Regulatory Affairs CMC & Combination Products, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

    9:10 Creating patient centric combination products

    Anand Subramony

    Anand Subramony, Vice President Drug Delivery & Device Development, MedImmune

    • Patient centricity
    • Connected health
    • Drug delivery

    9:50 How mixed reality will drive the future of drug delivery product development

    • What does virtual reality mean for ethnography and human factors testing?
    • How can we use augmented reality to impact device development & sales?
    • How can we apply this to the frontlines of healthcare?

    Matt Gottschalk

    Matt Gottschalk, Medical Device Consultant , Worrell

    Serge Dubeau

    Serge Dubeau, Vice President of Design and Human Factors , Worrell
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    10:30 Morning Coffee sponsored by Terumo

    11:00 Giving the device a Human touch

    Sara McNew

    Sara McNew, Human Factors Engineer , Eli Lilly

    • The role of patient centricity in drug delivery and device development
    • Successfully incorporating Human factors into device design
    • Human factors regulations and guidelines for successful approval

    11:40 Human Factors implications of innovative delivery systems for biologics

    Tina Rees

    Tina Rees, Associate Director - Human Factors , Ferring

    • Overview of alternatives to prefilled syringes in parenteral drug delivery, such as autoinjectors, patches, pumps, and pens
    • Performing formative and summative human factors studies with alternative delivery systems
    • Examples of development and human factors validation of innovative delivery systems

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Driving particles to zero

    Ronald Forster

    Ronald Forster, Director Process Development, Amgen

    • Intrinsic particles: What are the specific challenges presented by the silicone layer, and silicone oil free systems
    • Extrinsic particles: supplier to fill finish
    • Considerations for combination products
    • Case study examples of silicone free devices; what are the pros and cons?

    14:10 COP- Technical data update

    Toshiro Katayama

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

    • Key properties of COP – demonstrating the value and characteristics of COP compared with glass
    • Case study: Study on protein adsorption/aggregation with actual protein drug – COP vs. glass
    • Case study: Study on delamination with glass syringe vs. COP syringe
    • Leachable data on COP syringe with various chemicals

    14:50 Sterilization Development and Validation for Biological Drug Device Combination Products

    Mayumi Bowen

    Mayumi Bowen, Senior Engineer, Genentech, Inc.

  • Challenges for external surface sterilization of syringes filled with biologics
  • Strategies and points to consider for sterilization development
  • Case studies and lessons learned from experience
  • 15:30 Afternoon Tea sponsored by Terumo

    16:00 Innovative Technologies in the manufacturing process of glass pre-filled syringes

    Ann Peirce

    Ann Peirce, Area Sales Manager, Nipro PharmaPackaging

    • Introduction of a laser-assisted glass cutting technology resulting in reduced glass particle count, mechanically stronger and more dimensionally stable finger flanges
    • Features and benefits of an innovative X-ray inspection unit addressing increasing regulatory requirements for CCI and for drug delivery systems safety

    16:40 Needle clogging in SIN-PFS filled with high concentration protein solution

    Monica De Bardi

    Monica De Bardi , Post Doctoral Researcher , F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd

    • Understanding of the solidifi cation process of mAb solutions
    • Influence of water vapour diffusion through the RNS during storage
     

    17:20 Panel discussion: The future of parenteral drug delivery

    • Addressing the need and challenges of high volume injectables:
             o Commercial opportunity and challenges
             o User considerations
             o Technologies: Wearable injectors, hand held auto-injectors & syringes etc.
    • Connectivity and connected devices:
             o Are they the future of parenteral drug delivery?

    Mike Stelmah

    Mike Stelmah, Director, Regulatory Affairs CMC & Combination Products, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

    Nan Yung Lin

    Nan Yung Lin, Consultant, Freelance

    Serge Dubeau

    Serge Dubeau, Vice President of Design and Human Factors , Worrell
    View Bio

    18:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Mike Stelmah

    Mike Stelmah, Director, Regulatory Affairs CMC & Combination Products, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    John  Smith

    John Smith

    Director, Global Regulatory Affairs , Allergan
    Matt Gottschalk

    Matt Gottschalk

    Medical Device Consultant , Worrell
    Mayumi Bowen

    Mayumi Bowen

    Senior Engineer, Genentech, Inc.
    Tina Rees

    Tina Rees

    Associate Director - Human Factors , Ferring

    Aaron Chesterman

    Device Development Engineer, Genentech
    Aaron Chesterman

    Adrien Tisserand

    Category Manager - Parenteral, Nemera
    Adrien Tisserand

    Alasdair Young

    Device Engineer, Genentech / Roche
    Alasdair Young

    Anand Subramony

    Vice President Drug Delivery & Device Development, MedImmune
    Anand Subramony

    Ann Peirce

    Area Sales Manager, Nipro PharmaPackaging
    Ann Peirce

    Ariel Waitz

    Senior Engineer, Genentech
    Ariel  Waitz

    Benir Ruano

    Vice President, Global Manufacturing & Technical Operations, Xeris Pharmaceuticals
    Benir Ruano

    John Smith

    Director, Global Regulatory Affairs , Allergan
    John  Smith

    Lori de los Reyes

    Director, Global Regulatory Affairs, Amgen
    Lori de los Reyes

    Matt Gottschalk

    Medical Device Consultant , Worrell
    Matt Gottschalk

    Mayumi Bowen

    Senior Engineer, Genentech, Inc.
    Mayumi Bowen

    Mike Stelmah

    Director, Regulatory Affairs CMC & Combination Products, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
    Mike Stelmah

    Monica De Bardi

    Post Doctoral Researcher , F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
    Monica De Bardi

    Nan Yung Lin

    Consultant, Freelance
    Nan Yung Lin

    Ronald Forster

    Director Process Development, Amgen
    Ronald Forster

    Sara McNew

    Human Factors Engineer , Eli Lilly
    Sara McNew

    Serge Dubeau

    Vice President of Design and Human Factors , Worrell
    Serge Dubeau

    In his nearly 20 years of experience, Serge has led design and engineering teams in a variety of projects for both Fortune 100 and start up companies, resulting in various design awards and more than a dozen patents. He currently leads the design and human factors engineering teams at Worrell, focusing on user and patient safety. He holds a degree in Industrial Design from the University of Montreal, and is multi-lingual, having lived and worked in Spain, Canada and the United States.

    Shota Arakawa

    Researcher , Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America Inc
    Shota Arakawa

    Tina Rees

    Associate Director - Human Factors , Ferring
    Tina Rees

    Toshiro Katayama

    Product Manager, Zeon Chemicals L.P.
    Toshiro Katayama

    William Dierick

    Director Technology Development, Terumo Europe
    William Dierick

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    Successful incorporation of Human Factors in prefilled devices
    Workshop

    Successful incorporation of Human Factors in prefilled devices

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    MedicoPack

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.medicopack.com

    Manufacturer of medical primary packaging. Plastic vials, bottles (PP, PE, COC, COP, multilayer). Cleanroom facilities Class C/ISO 7. Extensive knowledge on 100% transparent ClearVial. ClearVials is a breakthrough in primary packaging solutions for the pharmaceutical and biotec industries. ClearVials is available in COC (Cyclic Olefin Copolymer) vial or COP (Cyclic Olefin Polymer).


    Mitsubishi Gas Chemical

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.mgc.co.jp/

    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.


    Nemera

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.nemera.net/

    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.


    Nipro PharmaPackaging

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    Nipro PharmaPackaging is specialized in developing and manufacturing advanced pharma packaging products and complete packaging solutions for early development drugs or enhancement of packaging solutions of existing drugs. With a worldwide manufacturing footprint of 19 plants, multiple sales offices and lab services, Nipro offers an exceptional service platform.


    OVLK (Overlook Industries)

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.ovlk.com/

    OVLK provides innovative single-use fluid path components for increased liquid filling efficiencies. Ask us about our Freedom Filling Kits, which include all necessary single-use components of the fluid path, multi-bagged and gamma sterilized per customer requirements, as well as our single-use and direct replacement OEM Filling Needles. OVLK will partner with you in determining and offering practical, efficient solutions to your fill/finish manufacturing challenges!


    Sherpa Clinical Packaging

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    Sherpa Clinical Packaging provides clinical trial material management services for clinical studies phases I-IV, including packaging, labeling, distribution, storage and returns and destruction services. Our agile managerial and operational systems are built to accommodate ever-changing clinical project requirements and fast turnaround times without sacrificing quality. Sherpa’s responsive team leverages its global expertise to identify and execute creative clinical supply solutions for all clients.


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    Steri-Tek provides contract E-beam and X-Ray irradiation services for sterilization and cross-linking purposes. The processing facility uses two identical MEVEX 10 MeV, 20 KW linear accelerators in the processing line. Steri-Tek stresses expert technical support and standard two-day processing for both R&D and production runs. 2-hour, 4-hour and 24-hour rush services are available. The company is ISO 13485 and ISO 11137 certified and offers turnkey sterilization validation services.


    Terumo Pharmaceutical Solutions

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    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.


    Worrell

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    Worrell is a design firm focused on healthcare innovation. Since 1976, our team of impassioned creatives has applied the principles of design to the practice of medicine. Today, our clients look to us for our expertise in digital health, medical device and emerging markets to create better health outcomes.With offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Shanghai, China we are uniquely equipped to apply research, strategy, user experience and industrial design, engineering, prototyping and human factors engineering capabilities to some of the most complex healthcare problems globally to meet the needsof patients and providers


    Zeon Chemicals

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

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    American Pharmaceutical Review

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    IJHTM is a series emerging from the International Journal of Technology Management. It provides an international forum and refereed authoritative sources of information in the fields of the economics and management of technology in healthcare.

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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.

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    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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