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Emulating on the success of 7th annual event, SMi is proud to announce the return of the elite 8th annual Pre-Filled Syringes meeting to London in 2016! 

The device and drug delivery market is continuing to grow exponentially with the likes of pre-filled pen systems, auto-injectors and patch pumps continuing to pave the way to enhancing drug delivery of biologics. Figures show that despite challenges relating to drug stability, manufacturing and competition from other drug delivery technologies, the market is poised for significant growth in the coming years and will account for nearly $6 Billion in revenue by the end of 2020.*

 

 Although glass continues to remain the gold standard for pre-filled syringes, the proportion of plastic based pre-filled syringes is expected to increase by 5% between 2015 and 2020*, due to concerns of glass breakage and plunger failure. It’s time to start reviewing packaging and device design in more depth, from technology and market drivers to challenges and strategies within the supply chain.

Mark your calendar to RSVP for this most sought-after event!

*http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-pre-filled-syringes-market-2015---2030---opportunities-challenges-strategies--forecasts-300016543.html

 This conference will encourage discussion based on the following:


Investigating the factors to enable you to maintain low endotoxin levels
Analysing the A-Z of extractables and leachables to ensure a thorough safety assessment
Exploring new opportunities of innovation for device design and development with combination products and auto-injectors
Ensuring compliance with the regulatory bodies. What’s required and how’s this implemented?
Overcoming hurdles that might occur in visual inspection and manufacturing
Enhancing your understanding of human factors engineering with real-life case studies

Audience include but are not limited to those working in the pharmaceutical industry with responsibilities in manufacturing, packaging, supply chain, device development and regulatory affairs.

VPs, Directors, Heads, Principals, Chiefs, Managers of
• Pre-Filled Syringes/ Device Development
• Global Product Management
• Human Factors (Engineering)
• Application Specialists
• Packaging Engineers
• Finished Products and Medical Devices
• Device and Delivery Injectables
• Late Stage Formulation
• CMC
• Manufacturing
• Bio Production
• QA/ QC/ Visual Inspection

Past Attending Organisations Include:

Accord Healthcare; Aguettant; Aptar Pharma; Aptar Stelmi; Astech Projects; Barts Health Pharmaceutics; Bayer Pharma; BD Medical - Pharmaceutical; Boehringer Ingelheim; C.H. Salus B.V.; Datwyler Pharma Packaging; F. Hoffmann La Roche; Fareva; Food and Drug Administration; Fresenius Kabi Austria GmbH; Galderma; Gerresheimer; Ginolis; GlaxoSmithKline; Guerbet; Hospira Inc; IPI (International Pharmaceutical Industry); Janssen; Komax Medtech; Manchester Royal Infirmary; Manufacturing Chemist; Medical Device Usability Ltd; MHRA; Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company Inc.; Nemera; Neuroderm; Nipro; NNE Pharmaplan; Novartis Pharma AG; Novo Nordisk A/S; Noxilizer, Inc.; Owen Mumford; Pfizer; PharmaJet; Phillips - Medisize; PhotoCure ASA; Qualasept; Regeneron Pharma; Sartorius Stedim France Sas; SCHOTT AG; SiO2 Medical Products; Southend University Hospital; Terumo Corporation; TEVA Pharmaceuticals; Vetter Pharma Fertigung GmbH & Co KG; West Pharma / Tech Group Europe ; Zeon; ZEON CORPORATION and many more!

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Alphons Fakler

Alphons Fakler Senior Packaging Manager, Novartis Pharma AG

9:10 How Do Patient-Needs Drive an Efficient Device Development Process?

David Blakey

David Blakey Device Engineering, GSK R&D

  • Design inputs that inform and direct decisions
  • Unmet patient-needs that drive development
  • Concept selection in a crowded and competitive device technology market
  • 9:50 Multi-Layer Plastic Syringe for Oxygen-Sensitive Drug

    Shun  Ogawa

    Shun Ogawa Research Manager, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company Inc.

  • Prevent oxidation of medicinal solution
  • Low protein (medicinal solution) adsorption
  • Low silicone pre-fillable syringe
  • 10:30 The Path to Enhancing Medical Devices from Pre-Filled Syringes to Auto Injectors

    Jean-Rene Authelin

    Jean-Rene Authelin Global Head of Pharmaceutical Engineering, Sanofi R&D

  • The physics involved
  • Modelling of the AI, IJT distribution
  • Estimation of the variability
  • Impact of the design methodology
  • 11:10 Morning Coffee & Networking Break

    11:40 The Update of Biologics, A Rising Demand for Innovative Safety Systems

    Adrien Tisserand

    Adrien Tisserand Category Manager-Parenteral, Nemera

  • Homecare and biologics, a growing trend in parenteral
  • What technical challenges does it raise?
  • Review of innovative safety solutions
  • 12:20 REAL LIFE CASE STUDY: Assessing How to Reduce Risks by Design Instead of Introducing Controls

    Valerie Fenster

    Valerie Fenster Sr. Manager Human Factors Engineering, Amgen

    13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 Review Usability Challenges of PFS and How Human Factor Study Can Support the Setting of Specification and Selection of a Rigid Needle Shield (RNS) Design

    Dominique Lavergnat

    Dominique Lavergnat Device Development Engineer, F Hoffmann -La Roche Inc

  • Usability of combination products as a key factor for self-administrated drug – challenges for PFS
  •  How human factor study can support and define design inputs?
  •  Patient group study to assess performances of RNS on outer design to reduce usability risks
  • 14:40 Human Factors (HF) Testing of Pre-Filled Syringes (PFS)

    Richard Featherstone

    Richard Featherstone Managing Director, Medical Device Usability Ltd

  • What do regulators want from HF data?
  • If I am using an existing PFS, what HF data do I need to generate?
  • HF validation studies for PFS - top tips
  • 15:20 COP Polymer-Based Pre-Filled Syringes and the Merits for Sensitive Therapeutic Proteins

    William Dierick

    William Dierick Director Technology Development, Terumo Europe

  • Importance for minimising risks of protein interaction with surfaces and materials of the container closure system to eliminate immunogenicity and ensure drug safety and efficacy
  •  A COP pre-fillable syringe system specifically designed to mitigate risk of protein degradation
  • A system approach, including various aspects: contact materials, silicone-oil free system, applied method of sterilisation
     
  • 16:00 Afternoon Tea & Networking Break

    16:30 Designing for Sterilisation: Materials, Packaging and Other Considerations

    Stephen Morley

    Stephen Morley Vice President, Sales and Service, Noxilizer, Inc.

  • Sterilisation methods, with focus on temperature sensitive products
  • Material and packaging selection
  • Regulatory aspects of using novel, non-traditional sterilization methods
  • 17:10 Panel Discussion

    Alphons Fakler

    Alphons Fakler Senior Packaging Manager, Novartis Pharma AG

    Richard Featherstone

    Richard Featherstone Managing Director, Medical Device Usability Ltd

    Mark Chipperfield

    Mark Chipperfield Director & Principal Consultant, Corvus Device Limited

  • How can we enhance devices to reduce needle stick injuries?
  • What necessary steps should be taken to ensure a successfully and safe PFS for end users?
  • Reviewing protection mechanisms for consideration to prevent needle stick injuries

     

  • 17:50 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, Safety Assessment & Bioanalysis, Allergan

    9:10 Prefilled syringes: Understanding the Regulatory Challenges

    Vikas Jaitely

    Vikas Jaitely Senior Pharmaceutical Assessor, MHRA

  • Prefilled syringes regulated as a medicinal product or a medical device in EU (combination products - definitions and examples)
  • Regulatory pathways and data expected in the registration dossier
  • Usability studies - human factor engineering
  • 9:40 Q&A For the Regulator

    Vikas Jaitely

    Vikas Jaitely Senior Pharmaceutical Assessor, MHRA

    Delegates can ask the representative questions in this interactive session to gain a better understanding of regulators' expectations and requirement

    9:50 New Technologies and Market Trends for Cartridge Components

    Dietmar Engels

    Dietmar Engels Vice President R&D Projects, West Pharmacuetical Services

  • Market overview for container solutions
  • Cartridges, a packaging solution used for biological drugs
  • Cartridge components and next generation component development - functional, chemical and quality requirements
  • Nested ready to use cartridge solutions
  • New machine concepts - all in one
  • Applications and delivery devices in combination with cartridges
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Conducting thorough Visual Inspection and Catching the Problem before Recall

    Paul Kinsey

    Paul Kinsey Product Leader – Visual Inspection & Leak Detection, GSK

  • Overview of requirements and regulatory expectations
  • Certification, qualification and validation
  • Practical considerations for 'difficult to inspect' products
  • 11:40 Next-Generation, High-Performance Polymer Syringe

    Dragana Cvijanovic

    Dragana Cvijanovic Worldwide Strategic Marketing Leader, BD Medical - Pharmaceutical

  • How introducing 'simulated studies' during the development of large volume polymer prefillable syringes can help gain development time
  • A robust data package to support market authorization application: Design control, HF engineering and clinical studies
  • How an original regulatory approach can assist with securing drug regulatory pathway
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 Process, Aseptic Manufacturing Applications, Cycle Development and Validation of VHP Low Temperature Terminal Surfaces Sterilisation

    Juha Mattila

    Juha Mattila Senior Product Manager, STERIS Corporation

    14:00 Filling Accuracy as a Key Concern to be Reviewed

    Andreas Kerschbaumer

    Andreas Kerschbaumer Facilitator Filling & Inspection, Sandoz

    14:40 Afternoon Tea

    15:10 Safety Assessment of Leachables When Developing Pre-Filled Syringes Drug Products

    Stephen Barat

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

  • An overview of leachables and need for safety assessment will be presented
  • Current best practices for safety evaluation as related to the development of a pre-filled syringe combination drug product will be discussed with examples
  • Final PQRI best practice recommendations for leachable safety assessment will be covered
  • 15:50 Keynote Address: Aseptic Services in the NHS

    Bigdeli Soltani Maedeh

    Bigdeli Soltani Maedeh Production Manager (Aseptics), Barts Health Pharmaceutics

    Ee Li

    Ee Li R&D Technical Specialist, The Royal London Hospital

  • Overview of aseptic services provided
  • Dose banding and the future of aseptic services for NHS
  • Requirements of PFS and validation

     

  • 16:30 Panel Discussion

    Stephen Barat

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

  • Zero tolerance - how to ensure complete sterile operating environment?
  • Assessing logistics' impact on PFS and drug stability for intended markets
  • What if? Preparing for the worst and contamination: How to manage the risks and what is the contingency plan?

    Panel will be joined by speakers of the day

  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Alphons Fakler

    Alphons Fakler

    Senior Packaging Manager, Novartis Pharma AG
    Dominique Lavergnat

    Dominique Lavergnat

    Device Development Engineer, F Hoffmann -La Roche Inc
    Jean-Rene Authelin

    Jean-Rene Authelin

    Global Head of Pharmaceutical Engineering, Sanofi R&D
    Paul Kinsey

    Paul Kinsey

    Product Leader – Visual Inspection & Leak Detection, GSK
    Stephen Barat

    Stephen Barat

    Executive Director, Non-Clinical & Translational Sciences, Safety Assessment & Bioanalysis, Allergan

    Adrien Tisserand

    Category Manager-Parenteral, Nemera
    Adrien Tisserand

    Alphons Fakler

    Senior Packaging Manager, Novartis Pharma AG
    Alphons Fakler

    Andreas Kerschbaumer

    Facilitator Filling & Inspection, Sandoz
    Andreas Kerschbaumer

    Bigdeli Soltani Maedeh

    Production Manager (Aseptics), Barts Health Pharmaceutics
    Bigdeli Soltani Maedeh

    David Blakey

    Device Engineering, GSK R&D
    David Blakey

    Dietmar Engels

    Vice President R&D Projects, West Pharmacuetical Services
    Dietmar Engels

    Dominique Lavergnat

    Device Development Engineer, F Hoffmann -La Roche Inc
    Dominique Lavergnat

    Dragana Cvijanovic

    Worldwide Strategic Marketing Leader, BD Medical - Pharmaceutical
    Dragana Cvijanovic

    Ee Li

    R&D Technical Specialist, The Royal London Hospital
    Ee Li

    Jean-Rene Authelin

    Global Head of Pharmaceutical Engineering, Sanofi R&D
    Jean-Rene Authelin

    Juha Mattila

    Senior Product Manager, STERIS Corporation
    Juha Mattila

    Juha Mattila is Senior Product Manager for STERIS Finn-Aqua High Purity Water & Steam, VHP Sterilization and Effluent Decontamination systems. He joined Steris Finn-Aqua in 2000 as process / mechanical engineer and has broad experience in the design and manufacturing of pharmaceutical and research process equipment, with several years in Research and Development department, directly involved in the development & design of STERIS Finn-Aqua products and process systems. He has worked directly with several clients in the designs and installations in Europe, North America and Asia, presented in several events, and contributed as author/co-author for articles in professional journals.

    Koller Horst

    CEO, HK Packaging Consulting GmbH
    Koller Horst

    Mark Chipperfield

    Director & Principal Consultant, Corvus Device Limited
    Mark Chipperfield

    Paul Kinsey

    Product Leader – Visual Inspection & Leak Detection, GSK
    Paul Kinsey

    Richard Featherstone

    Managing Director, Medical Device Usability Ltd
    Richard Featherstone

    Shun Ogawa

    Research Manager, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company Inc.
    Shun  Ogawa

    Stephen Barat

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

    Stephen Morley

    Vice President, Sales and Service, Noxilizer, Inc.
    Stephen Morley

    Valerie Fenster

    Sr. Manager Human Factors Engineering, Amgen
    Valerie Fenster

    Vikas Jaitely

    Senior Pharmaceutical Assessor, MHRA
    Vikas Jaitely

    William Dierick

    Director Technology Development, Terumo Europe
    William Dierick

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    ASSOCIATED EVENTS

    Prefilled Syringes (PFS): Development, Packaging and Regulatory Considerations
    Workshop

    Prefilled Syringes (PFS): Development, Packaging and Regulatory Considerations

    Copthorne Tara Hotel
    26th January 2016
    London, United Kingdom

    Bridging the Gap – From Formulation to PFS Device Engineering
    Workshop

    Bridging the Gap – From Formulation to PFS Device Engineering

    Copthorne Tara Hotel
    26th January 2016
    London, United Kingdom

    VENUE

    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    Scarsdale Place, Kensington, London, United Kingdom

    Pre-Filled Syringes East Coast USA

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    Pre-Filled Syringes 2016 Preliminary List of Attendees

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    SMi Speaker Interview Series: Horst Koller, HK Packaging Consulting GmbH

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    SMi Speaker Interview Series: William Dierick, Director of the Technology Development – Global Pharmaceutical Solutions, Terumo

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    SMi Speaker Interview Series: Juha Mattila is Senior Product Manager, STERIS FINN-AQUA

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    SMi Speaker Interview Series:Stephen Morley, Vice President, Sales and Service, Noxilizer Europe

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    SMi Speaker Interview Series: Richard Featherstone, MD, Medical Device Usability

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    Medical Device Usability is a human factors and usability consultancy specialising in pharmaceutical devices and combination products. We develop, plan and perform formative and summative studies for pharmaceutical clients in Europe, the US and Australia. Based in Cambridge UK, we have extensive experience with prefilled syringes, pen injectors and autoinjectors.


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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.

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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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