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SMi proudly presents the return of their 9th annual Pre-Filled Syringes Europe conference and exhibition to London on the 18th and 19th January 2017.

Pre-filled syringes forms one of the biggest, and most important, industry in the pharmaceutical sector. 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 and dynamic and innovative one. Europe currently lead the global market, and huge growth is forecast 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 hurdles to pharma and medical device manufacturers. Join us at Pre-Filled Syringes East Coast to highlight and address the main challenges facing those working within the formulation, development, and success of prefills.

Emulating on SMi’s successful Pre-Filled Syringes series, this must-attend event returns to London. Join us in January to discuss with industry leaders and regulatory experts to accelerate Pre-Filled Syringe development and innovation.
 

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.
 

Join us today to

  • 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 designs
  • Two additional workshops covering the emerging trends of digital health for prefills, and regulatory challenges to medical devices

Speaking and sponsorship opportunities now open! This event will be sold out so please contact us directly!

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.

Past attending organisations include:

FDA, MHRA, GSK, Pfizer, Amgen, Boehringer Ingelheim, Allergan, Actavis, Eli Lilly, Sanofi, Sanofi Pasteur, Janssen, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Medimmune, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, F. Hoffman-La Roche Ltd., Sandoz, Biogen, AstraZeneca, Baxter, Baxalta, Mylan, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Shire, Regeneron, Fresenius Kabi, Genentech, Dr. Reddy's Laboratory, Cambridge Consultant, Bristol-Myers Squibb, BioMarin, Takeda, AbbVie, Abbott, Xeris Pharmaceuticals, Nemera, West Pharmaceuticals, 3P Innovation, AAF International, BD Medical, Medical Device Usability, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical, Owen Mumford, STERIS, Catalent, Noxilizer, Nipro, Team Technik, Team Consulting, Terumo, Zwick Testing Machines and many more!

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Alphons Fakler

Alphons Fakler, Group Head Risk Management, Novartis Pharma
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9:10 Regulatory aspects of pre-filled syringes - Latest regulatory updates from MHRA

Vikas Jaitely

Vikas Jaitely , Deputy Manager and Senior Pharmaceutical Assessor Licensing Division, Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

• Pre-filled syringes regulated as a medicinal products or a medical device in the EU (combination products – definitions and examples)
• Regulatory pathways and data expected in the registration dossier
• Usability studies – human factor engineering – clarity on what’s expected?

9:50 New technologies for pre-filled syringes – streamlining innovation

• Product development as a way to differentiate from competitors
• Empowering and involving patients – the role of patient-centered model in drug delivery
• New materials and  modifications to existing materials – their impact on quality and reliability
• Other innovative options including new devices, new safety and new connectivity features
• Which options can be implemented in the quickest way and which require more long-term planning and investment in resources
 

Alexander Jung

Alexander Jung, Senior Manager Technology and Innovation, Drug Delivery & Devices, Boehringer Ingelheim

Christian Dechant

Christian Dechant, Primary Packaging Director, Boehringer Ingelheim

10:30 Components and systems selection strategies for pre-filled syringes, risk mitigation, performance and quality

Christa Jansen-Otten

Christa Jansen-Otten, Director Global Product Management Prefilled Systems and Delivery, West Pharmaceutical Services

• Current trends and new technologies in the market of pre-filled syringes and self administration systems
• Challenges for companies developing products in PFS
• Key critical product requirements
• Components and systems designed specifically for optimised performance as well as to address demanding drug components (sensitivity, viscosity, volume)

11:10 Morning Coffee & Networking Break

11:40 Device design implications of increasing dose volume on injection time and patient factors

Andrew Fiorini

Andrew Fiorini, Engineering Scientist, GSK

• Beyond the first self-administered parenteral bolus dose
• Causes of infusion pain and how to mitigate it
• Patient factors that may influence adherence
• Device design options for this emerging dose form
 

12:20 Combination products: a need for flexible and customisable drug delivery devices

Adrien Tisserand

Adrien Tisserand, Category Manager - Parenteral, Nemera

• Challenges within drug life cycle management
• Drug and patient problems
• Case study, the collaboration of a device manufacturer and a pharma
 

13:00 Networking Lunch sponsored by Worrell

14:10 Engineering of delivery system integration for biologics and primary containers

Paolo Mangiagalli

Paolo Mangiagalli, Senior Director - PFS Platform, Sanofi

• How to integrate the various platforms: From PFS to pens to autoinjectors
• Translating integrated system approach into component requirements
• Opportunities for knowledge sharing
 

14:50 Introduction of an innovative and groundbreaking in-line X-ray inspection technology in a pre-fillable syringe manufacturing line

Matteo Falgari

Matteo Falgari, Business Development Manager PFS, Nipro PharmaPackaging

• Limits of current needle shield assembly inspection systems
• X-ray inspection technology presentation
• Features and benefits of the concerning X-ray inspection unit to address increasing regulatory requirements for container closure integrity assurance and for drug delivery systems safety
 

15:30 Afternoon Tea & Networking Break

16:00 Ocular injection - PFS development

Markus Hemminger

Markus Hemminger, Senior Engineer Pre-Filled Syringes, F. Hoffmann-La Roche

• Ocular drug delivery - inherent physiology and natural barriers
• Drug product administration
• Specific requirements and challenges (e.g.  sterility of PFS outer surface, particle specification, dosing  accuracy)
 

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
• What good manufacturing practice regulations apply to combination products?
• Technical challenges for developing and manufacturing combination products
 

Alphons Fakler

Alphons Fakler, Group Head Risk Management, Novartis Pharma
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Serkan Oray

Serkan Oray, Senior Director, Device & Technology, UCB

David Ottolangui

David Ottolangui, Device Technology Director, GSK

Ed Cahill

Ed Cahill, Senior Director, Technical and Scientific Affairs, Teva

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

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Alphons Fakler

Alphons Fakler, Group Head Risk Management, Novartis Pharma
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9:10 Regulatory updates – recent guidelines on Human Factors Engineering

Nick Stones

Nick Stones, Fellow, Human Factors Engineer, Novartis

• Overview of new and revised HFE Guidelines
• What does this mean for device developers?
• Impacts on different devices – PFS vs autoinjectors
 

9:50 Formulation and drug delivery challenges for mid-sized companies

Sachin Dubey

Sachin Dubey, Head of Formulation , Glenmark Pharmaceuticals

• Tailoring your formulation for pre-filled syringes or injectable delivery
• What are the considerations and parameters
• Flexibility for customising your formulation and device for a mid-sized company for competitive advantage?
 

10:30 An insight into the preferences for injection devices in rheumatoid arthritis patients

Richard Featherstone

Richard Featherstone, Managing Director, Medical Device Usability

What do patients want in their injection devices? What features are important to them and why?
In this talk, Richard will present the results of a recent research study that MDU have carried out into the preferences for injection devices among 136 patients across a range of disease areas.
The results provide insight into questions such as:
• Why do some patients prefer to see the needle but others don’t?
• Why do some patients want large devices but others want small ones?
• How important is the colour of the device?
• Do patients want devices that make sounds, or do they want silent devices?

11:10 Morning Coffee & Networking Break

11:40 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?

Kai  Worrell

Kai Worrell , CEO , worrell

Derek Mathers

Derek Mathers, Director, Advanced Applications Development , Worrell

12:20 An update on Polymer-based pre-fillable syringes addressing the challenges of therapeutic proteins

William Dierick

William Dierick, Director Technology Development, Terumo Pharmaceutical Solutions

• The impact of rapid growth and broad application of therapeutic proteins for the treatment of severe diseases  -  the need for high concentrated protein formulations
• Protein drug product formulations – the propensity to aggregate poses  technical challenges with respect to manufacturing, stability (concentration-dependent protein degradation) and delivery
• An update on the assessment on Terumo’s development of a COP Pre-fillable Syringe system and the options to mitigate potential interactions, including:
- A COP pre-fillable syringe system specifically designed to mitigate risk of protein degradation
- Protein aggregation from effects of the method of sterilisation of polymer pre-fillable syringes
- Sub-visible particles (micro- and nano-particles) from silicone oil compared to a silicone oil-free PFS system
 

13:00 Networking Lunch sponsored by Worrell

14:10 Siliconisation - influence on functionality

Vincent Cazanave

Vincent Cazanave, Pre-Fillable Syringe Engineering Device Development, Roche
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• Understanding the impact of the pre-filled storage and type of drug filling as well as testing method
• Silicone thickness and distribution overtime on empty and filled syringes
• Break Loose force and Injection force:  Impact of the Ageing, the content and the test method
on functionality

14:50 OXYCAPT multilayer plastic syringes having excellent oxygen and water vapor barrier

Kenichiro Usuda

Kenichiro Usuda, Researcher, Advanced Business Development Division, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company

• Debating advantages of plastic syringes versus glass syringes
• How to overcome disadvantages of existing plastic syringes
• Latest studies for extractables from plastic and glass

15:30 Afternoon Tea & Networking Break

16:00 From filling to packaging

Andreas Kerschbaumer

Andreas Kerschbaumer, Facilitator Compouding, Filling & Inspection, Sandoz
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• Aseptic filling (incl. 100% inline weight control)
• Fully automatic inspection
• Assembly and packaging

16:40 Stability of Pharmaceutical Proteines in contact with Cyclo Olefin Polymer (COP) Syringes

Reinhard Scheller

Reinhard Scheller, Commercial Manager Cyclo Olefin Polymers - COP, Zeon Europe GmbH

  • Storage study with commercial proteine-based drugs comparing glass and COP syringes
  • Investigation of proteine adsorption and aggregation
  • Influence of syringe sterilisation method before filling
  • 17:20 Panel Discussion: The future of parenteral drug delivery - moving from drug delivery devices to therapy management ecosystems

    • Wearable injector technology – opportunities and challenges
    • Switching to needle-free delivery system – comparing pens and pumps
    • Safety at the forefront – auto-disabling disposable syringe with portable injector

    Alphons Fakler

    Alphons Fakler, Group Head Risk Management, Novartis Pharma
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    Ignace Wallaert

    Ignace Wallaert, Principal Scientist Packaging Development, Janssen Pharmaceutica

    18:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close Day Two

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Alexander Jung

    Alexander Jung

    Senior Manager Technology and Innovation, Drug Delivery & Devices, Boehringer Ingelheim
    Alphons Fakler

    Alphons Fakler

    Group Head Risk Management, Novartis Pharma
    Andreas Kerschbaumer

    Andreas Kerschbaumer

    Facilitator Compouding, Filling & Inspection, Sandoz
    Vincent Cazanave

    Vincent Cazanave

    Pre-Fillable Syringe Engineering Device Development, Roche

    Adrien Tisserand

    Category Manager - Parenteral, Nemera
    Adrien Tisserand

    Adrien Tisserand is Category Manager at Nemera in charge of the parenteral range of proprietary products including Safe’n’Sound®, the passive safety device platform for prefilled syringes.
    Adrien joined the company in 2013. In his previous career he worked for Janssen, pharmaceutical companies of Johnson & Johnson in the strategic marketing division.
    He holds three diplomas: a Bachelor in International Business from HUBS, UK, a Master in Marketing from URJC, Madrid and a Master from Kedge Business School, France.

    Alexander Jung

    Senior Manager Technology and Innovation, Drug Delivery & Devices, Boehringer Ingelheim
    Alexander Jung

    Alphons Fakler

    Group Head Risk Management, Novartis Pharma
    Alphons Fakler

    Alphons Fakler is Team Head Risk Management in Biologics Technical Development and Manufacturing at Novartis Pharma. He holds a degree as a pharmacist from Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich, where he graduated in 1993. He joined Novartis in 2012 coming from SCHOTT Pharmaceutical Packaging where he served in several functions at last as Head of Product and Process Development Sterile Products. For more than 15 years he is working in the development of products and devices for pharmaceutical and biotech applications.

    Andreas Kerschbaumer

    Facilitator Compouding, Filling & Inspection, Sandoz
    Andreas Kerschbaumer


    Andreas Kerschbaumer gained a Diploma in Chemistry and a B.Sc. in Innovation. He started his professional career at Fresenius Kabi Austria in 1995 and was responsible for development and validation of analytical procedures and head of the laboratory “Spectroscopy”. Starting 2007 he implemented the technology of pre-filled syringes within the Fresenius Group. Since February 2010 he was global project manager and responsible for the Center of Competence for Prefilled Syringes.
    In September 2014 Andreas changed to Sandoz GmbH as Facilitator, who is deputy of head of production. In this function he is responsible for the implementation and qualification of compounding, filling and inspection processes and equipment and technology transfer into the process unit.
     

    Andrew Fiorini

    Engineering Scientist, GSK
    Andrew Fiorini

    Andrew Fiorini has a B.Eng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from University of Malta and a MSc. in Biomedical Engineering from Imperial College London. He has been with GSK in Device Engineering for the past three years working on developing a number of different parenteral technologies, both in late stage commercialisation as well as early development. Currently Andrew is part of an early stage parenterals team look at developing device solutions for GSK future parenteral portfolio.

    Christa Jansen-Otten

    Director Global Product Management Prefilled Systems and Delivery, West Pharmaceutical Services
    Christa Jansen-Otten

    Christa Jansen-Otten is Director of Product Management for Prefillable Systems and Delivery globally, at West Pharmaceutical Services. Christa holds a diploma in Biomedical Engineering from the University Aachen. She worked within the pharmaceutical packaging and pharmaceutical industry for more than 20 years. She gained experience as Quality Assurance Manager in one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies in the area of sterile filling and packaging; further she spent several years with the prefillable syringe manufacture market leader in the Customer Quality Assurance department. She joint West in 2005 and built her overall expertise on prefillable systems and delivery technology in the Technical Customer Service and hold the position of Marketing Director for the prefilled Syringe System.

    Christian Dechant

    Primary Packaging Director, Boehringer Ingelheim
    Christian Dechant

    David Ottolangui

    Device Technology Director, GSK
    David Ottolangui

    David has over 36 years’ experience within the pharmaceutical industry. 27 years of which he has been with GSK. He has worked on a wide range of combination product delivery systems in both R&D and manufacturing working at all stages of development from device ideation through to value engineering.

    Currently working in manufacturing with accountability for combination product devices for GSK’s sterile pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical product portfolio including single use auto injectors and multiuse refillable devices. He has responsibility for interfacing with R&D to ensure successful technical transfer and control strategy implementation, industrial scale-up, device lifecycle management and value engineering
     

    Derek Mathers

    Director, Advanced Applications Development , Worrell
    Derek Mathers

    Ed Cahill

    Senior Director, Technical and Scientific Affairs, Teva
    Ed Cahill

    Ignace Wallaert

    Principal Scientist Packaging Development, Janssen Pharmaceutica
    Ignace Wallaert

    Ignace Wallaert is an Industrial Pharmacist who is active in the Pharmaceutical Industry for 25 years in areas ranging from production, QA, material qualification and analytical development. He is since 2007 working in the area of packaging development that evolved over the years to the Primary Container and Devices group.

    Kai Worrell

    CEO , worrell
    Kai  Worrell

    Kenichiro Usuda

    Researcher, Advanced Business Development Division, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company
    Kenichiro Usuda

    Mr. Kenichiro Usuda is a researcher of Advanced Business Development Division.
    He gained a Diploma in Engineering in 2009 and a Master Degree of Engineering in 2011 from Tokyo Institute of Technology.
    Since April 2011 he has been working for Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc. and in charge of macromolecular science, especially in synthesis of polymers and material development.
    Since 2012 he has joined a development team of multilayer vial and pre-filled syringe for pharmaceutical drugs.
     

    Markus Hemminger

    Senior Engineer Pre-Filled Syringes, F. Hoffmann-La Roche
    Markus Hemminger

    Markus Hemminger is a Senior Engineer who joined Roche in the year 2013, where he is assigned to the prefilled syringe development, a subgroup of device development, for biopharmaceuticals. Before starting at Roche he was responsible for primary packaging development for biopharmaceuticals at Boehringer Ingelheim for more than 13 years. His main expertise includes selection, development and optimization of container closure systems like vials, cartridges and syringes, as well as transfer-and administration devices, packaging component related method- and process developments and CCI testing. Markus Hemminger studied chemistry at the University of Applied Sciences in Aalen, Germany.

    Matteo Falgari

    Business Development Manager PFS, Nipro PharmaPackaging
    Matteo Falgari

    Matteo Falgari is Business Development Manager Pre-Fillable Syringes at Nipro PharmaPackaging (NPP), a division of Nipro Corporation.
    NPP is a global, vertically integrated primary packaging manufacturer with a broad product portfolio and knowledge, giving unparalleled industry know-how and expertise.
    Mr. Falgari graduated in Industrial Engineering from the University of Bergamo, Italy, in 2012.
    Since then, he has been active in the pharmaceutical primary packaging field with growing responsibilities in various sales and business development roles.
    Mr. Falgari joined Nipro PharmaPackaging in October 2015 and is responsible for business development initiatives for Nipro’s pre-fillable glass syringe systems across EMEA countries.
     

    Nick Stones

    Fellow, Human Factors Engineer, Novartis
    Nick Stones

    Nick holds bachelors and masters degrees in engineering from the University of Oxford. Over the last 18 years, he has worked in research, development and commercialization of drug delivery systems for various medical device and specialty Pharma companies in the UK, US and Switzerland. Nick has been with Novartis since 2009 and currently leads human factors activities on several projects in development. He is also responsible for Novartis processes for Human Factors Engineering on medical device and combination products.

    Paolo Mangiagalli

    Senior Director - PFS Platform, Sanofi
    Paolo Mangiagalli

    Paolo Mangiagalli is Head of the Pre-Filled Syringe/ Primary Container Technology Platform within
    Sanofi’s Device Development Unit since October, 2014, where he is responsible for defining the
    container closure strategy for appropriate delivery device integration. Paolo has > 20 year’s industrial
    experience matured in different industries and academic background. Prior joining Sanofi Paolo
    spent 6 years at Becton-Dickinson , most recently as R&D Director of Product & Technology
    Development. Prior to joining Becton-Dickinson, Paolo held various positions in semiconductor
    industry. Paolo has a degree in Physics from the University of Milan (Italy), and a PhD in Solid State
    Physics from the University of Caen (France). Paolo has >25 publications in peer reviewed journals
    and is frequently invited to international conferences.

    Reinhard Scheller

    Commercial Manager Cyclo Olefin Polymers - COP, Zeon Europe GmbH
    Reinhard Scheller

    Richard Featherstone

    Managing Director, Medical Device Usability
    Richard Featherstone

    Richard Featherstone is founder and Managing Director of Medical Device Usability. He has 15 years of experience as a human factors and usability practitioner for pharmaceutical and medical devices, and previously had 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Richard has extensive experience of working to FDA human factors standards in the US, and also in providing human factors data for European submissions.
    Richard advises some of the world’s largest medical device and pharmaceutical companies on their HF strategies, and leads the MDU team in their global summative and formative testing programmes. Based in Cambridge UK, he is a regular expert speaker at human factors conferences globally, and has extensive experience of usability testing for injection devices such as prefilled syringes and autoinjectors.
    Medical Device Usability is a specialist provider of human factors services for the pharmaceutical and medical device industry. Established in 2010, MDU are accredited to ISO13485 and have a combined human factors experience of over 50 years.
     

    Sachin Dubey

    Head of Formulation , Glenmark Pharmaceuticals
    Sachin Dubey

    Serkan Oray

    Senior Director, Device & Technology, UCB
    Serkan Oray

    Serkan Oray has integrated a broad professional experience in medical, commercial, strategic, and technical roles in the biopharmaceutical industry. He is currently leading the medical device department at UCB to coordinate an ecosystem of new devices and technologies to provide new patient solutions in UCB’s core therapy areas. He is passionate about preparing and positioning UCB to continue delivering value for patients in the evolving healthcare industry.

    Vikas Jaitely

    Deputy Manager and Senior Pharmaceutical Assessor Licensing Division, Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
    Vikas Jaitely

    Vincent Cazanave

    Pre-Fillable Syringe Engineering Device Development, Roche
    Vincent Cazanave

    Vincent Cazanave holds a MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tarbes (France), he is working for F. Hoffmann-La Roche for 2 years in the Pre-Fillable Syringe Engineering group within Device Development department, and has more than 6 years experiences in the development of glass and polymer primary packaging and medical devices.

    William Dierick

    Director Technology Development, Terumo Pharmaceutical Solutions
    William Dierick

    Mr. William Dierick is Director, Technology Development – Pharmaceutical Solutions of TERUMO, a global research & development company, offering a wide range of innovative products related to drug delivery devices and injection technology, cardiology and cardiovascular systems, transfusion, patient monitoring and clinical systems. With extensive experience in the Medical and Pharma sector for more than 39 years, Mr. Dierick has held various positions in Terumo, covering quality assurance, manufacturing, product development & engineering, project management, marketing, corporate planning and business development.
    Mr. Dierick serves as expert of ISO/TC76 and ISO/TC84 and is an active member of Eucomed (MedTech Europe) and volunteer of PDA.
     

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    PFS Europe Past Attendee List

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    PFS Europe 2017 Sponsorship Manual

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    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    Datwyler

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://sealing.datwyler.com/

    Datwyler Sealing Solutions is a leading industrial supplier and a key player in the health care world. Our state-of-the-art solutions for drug packaging and medical devices, build on over 100 years of experience. We provide a unique range of products and services including the most advanced elastomer formulations, coatings, aluminum seals, and processing technologies.


    Früh Verpackungstechnik AG

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.fruh.ch/

    Früh Verpackungstechnik AG is located in Switzerland and Europe’s leader for contract packaging of medical devices. We have as well the Swiss Medic approval for secondary packaging of pharmaceuticals. Our expertise is the assembling (in ISO class 7 clean rooms) and packaging of pre-filled syringes with respecting cold chain requirements. Früh offers as well the production of pre-made packaging materials (blisters and pouches) in class 7 clean rooms.


    Medical Device Usability

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.medical-device-usability.com/

    Medical Device Usability is an independent human factors/usability testing consultancy offering a turn-key service. MDU plans and performs formative and summative evaluations for a wide range of medical technologies, including prefilled syringes, pen injectors and autoinjectors. MDU tests globally for some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical and medical device companies.


    Mikron Automation

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.mikron.com/automation

    With 40 years experience, 590 employees and 3000 installations worldwide, Mikron Automation continuously innovates to supply the best automated assembly and testing solutions for devices such as syringes, pen/auto-injectors, inhalers, e-devices and diagnostic kits. The Swiss based company has vast pharma expertise, offering full medical qualification in accordance with GAMP-5.


    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

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.nipro-pharmapackaging.com/

    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.


    Owen Mumford

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

    Owen Mumford offer an integrated design and build service from a broad base of proven self-injection and blood-sampling platform devices and intellectual property. Find out more at omdevicesolutions.com or contact us at devicesolutions@owenmumford.co.uk


    Terumo Pharmaceutical Solutions

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.terumo-ps.com/

    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.


    West Pharmaceutical Services

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

    West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., is a leading manufacturer of packaging components and delivery systems for injectable drugs and healthcare products. Working by the side of its customers from concept to patient, West creates products that promote the efficiency, reliability and safety of the world's pharmaceutical drug supply. West is headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania, and supports its customers from locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.


    Worrell

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

    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 Europe

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.zeon.eu/

    Zeon Europe GmbH is the European marketing/sales organisation of Zeon Corporation / Japan. As part of specialty materials operations Zeon produces Cyclo-Olefin Polymers (COP) under the tradenames ZEONEX® and ZEONOR®. The balance of outstanding water barrier properties in combination with high purity, excellent chemical resistance, high transparency and low interaction with drugs, put ZEONEX® and ZEONOR® as a perfect alternative to glass or other plastics solutions for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical containers - such as Pre-filled syringes , cartridges and vials


    Zwick Roell

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.zwick.co.uk/

    Zwick Roell manufactures and supports a wide range of materials testing machines, systems and accessories for use in research, quality control, production environments and academia. We are world leaders in static and dynamic testing systems and our equipment is employed in a wide range of industries including aerospace and automotive

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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.

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