SMi are proud to announce the 2nd annual Pre Filled Syringes San Francisco conference taking place on 13th and 14th September 2021.

As part of SMi’s leading Injectables series, this year’s event will address the key drivers of the pre-filled syringes and combination products industry to give a comprehensive insight into the latest device innovations, regulatory updates and future insights for the coming year. With the global market for prefilled syringes estimated to exceed $9.7bn by 2025, the field is evolving at an exponential rate with connectivity and digital health strategies for devices and studies at the forefront. Furthermore, this event will delve into the key takeaways following the global pandemic and discover how this will be used to enhance future drug delivery device development.

This comprehensive overview will explore the changing global market and latest innovations in device design and development for injectable drug delivery. Case studies from leading industry and regulatory experts will explore platform approaches for combination products, enhanced device design and usability considerations, change management and compatibility for novel drug products.


The two-day agenda offers you peer-to-peer networking with Global Product Managers, Senior PFS Engineers, Device Testing Managers, Heads of Late-Stage PFS Development and many more.

We look forward to welcoming you to the conference in September 2021.

  • Engage in case studies from big pharma leading experts on smart devices and connected delivery to aid the user experience 
  • Explore evolving device design and innovations for high volume and high viscous delivery 
  • Delve into regulatory updates on device development and human factors with insights from industry and regulatory bodies 
  • Uncover how industry is incorporating risk management and controls into early stages for a holistic development process


  • Drug-delivery developers 
  • Medical Device Engineers 
  • Primary Packaging material designers 
  • Secondary packagers 
  • Smart device developers 
  • Training device developers 
  • Device-safety solution providers 
  • Drug developers

Previous attendees include:

AbbVie; Afaxys Pharma LLC; Alexion Pharmaceuticals; Allergan; Alnylam Pharmaceuticals; Amgen; Amgen Inc; Amgen Inc.; AnaptysBio Pharmaceuticals; AstraZeneca; bausch health; BCM Group LLC; BD; Bigfoot Biomedical; Biogen; Biogen Idec; Biomarin Pharmaceutical; BioMarin Pharmaceutical, Inc. ; Biomarin Pharmaceuticals; BioQ Pharma Inc; Boston Analytical Inc; Bristol Myers Squibb; Bristol-Myers Squibb Co; BSI; BSI Group; Cadila Healthcare Limited; Cadila Healthcare Ltd; Camurus; Camurus AB; Credence MedSystems, Inc.; Credence Systems Corporation; Eli Lilly and Company; FDA/CDER; Genentech; Genentech, Inc; Genentech, Inc.; Genetech; Genetech Inc; Gilead Sciences; Gilead Sciences, Inc; Heron Therapeutics; Ionis Pharmaceuticals; Janssen; Janssen Pharmaceuticals; Janssen R&D; Jazz Pharmaceuticals; Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc; Kaleidoscope Innovation; MedImmune; Merck; Merck & Co; Minapharm Pharmaceuticals; Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc; Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Singapore Pte Ltd; PATH; Pfizer; Pfizer Inc; Pfizer, Inc.; PHC Corporation; PHC Corporation of North America; Regeneron; Roche; Safety Assessment/Merck & Co., Inc; Sanofi Pasteur; Si02 Materials Science; Spark Therapeutics; Steris Corp; STERIS Corporation; Sumitomo Rubber; Sun Pharma; Suttons Creek Inc; Suttons Creek, Inc; Suttons Creek, Inc.; Takeda; Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited; TEST; The Searle Company Limited; UserWise, Inc.; W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.; Xeris Pharmaceuticals; Zeon Specialty Materials ; Zeon Specialty Materials Inc; Zydus Cadila;



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