SMi proudly announces the return of the 9th Annual Pre-Filled Syringes to London in Jan 2017!

The global market for pre-filled syringes will grow substantially over the next five years to reach sales of $6.6 billion, according to a new report from Smithers Rapra, a worldwide authority on the plastics and rubber industry supply chains. The report estimates that there are approximately 3.5 billion pre-filled syringe units produced a year and this will grow to 6.7 billion units by 2020.
The market has witnessed continual advancements in device design with enhanced safety and usability by patients through human factor engineering. Nonetheless, challenges surrounding biologic drug stability, manufacturing and competition from other drug delivery technologies remain key concerns amongst pharma and medical device manufacturers.

Emulating on SMi’s successful PFS series, this must-attend event returns to the West Coast. Join us today to discuss with your industry colleagues to accelerate PFS development and innovation!

Previous Elite Speaker Panel of our Pre-Filled Syringes Series:

  • Dr. Tina Kiang, Deputy Director, FDA
  • Dr. Stephen Barat, Executive Director, Non-Clinical & Translational Sciences, Safety Assessment, Allergan
  • Jean-Rene Authelin, Global Head, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Sanofi R&D
  • Vikas Jaitely, Pharmaceutical Assessor, MHRA
  • Mathias Romacker, Senior Director, Device Strategy, Pfizer Inc.
  • Dr. Paolo Mangiagalli, Senior Director, Head of PFS Platform, Sanofi
  • Jason Lipman, Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs, Medical Devices & Combination Products, Janssen R&D, LLC

and many more! 


Join us today to

  • Capture latest regulatory requirements of PFS and autoinjectors
  • Understand how to derive additional values through your drug delivery routes
  • Learn about latest technologies of PFS
  • Assess and evaluate alternatives to PFS
  • Discuss common challenges with your industry colleagues and benchmark your best practice

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!

Sponsors and Exhibitors


Copthorne Tara Hotel

Scarsdale Place, Kensington, London, United Kingdom

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Früh Verpackungstechnik AG

Sponsors and Exhibitors

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

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.

Mitsubishi Gas Chemical

Sponsors and Exhibitors

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.


Sponsors and Exhibitors

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

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.

Terumo Pharmaceutical Solutions

Sponsors and Exhibitors

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

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.


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Copthorne Tara Hotel

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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.


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.


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.


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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