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Workshop overview:

According to the FDA, injectable solutions have one of the highest degrees of concern associated with route of administration and a high likelihood of packaging dosage form interaction.  Consequently extractables and leachables need to be very carefully considered for prefilled syringes.

The workshop will cover the complete spectrum of extractables and leachables, focusing on:
o Regulatory guidance and recommendations
o When to start testing and how to set studies up
o Selecting materials to be used in a device
o Extractable and leachable testing including limits of detection needed
o Case studies
o Change management of materials

Key Benefits of Attending:

• Analyse current regulatory guidance and strategy management
• Share insight with experienced specialists in the fields of leachables and extractables
• Learn about relevant cases studies in analysis and selection
• Develop solutions to challenges in the field


Who should attend?

Chief Executives, Chief Scientific Officers, Vice Presidents, Heads, Directors, Principal Scientists and Managers in the following areas:

  • Business Development
  • Chemistry, Manufacturing, Controls
  • Commercial Operations
  • Contract Management and Partnering
  • Drug Delivery Systems
  • Drug Device Process Development
  • Drug Device Safety
  • Drug Product Process Development
  • Formulation & Aseptic Filling Technologies
  • Industrial Development
  • Labelling
  • Manufacturing
  • Novel Drug Delivery Systems
  • Packaging Development
  • Parenterals
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Product/Pharmaceutical Design & Development
  • Quality Assurance
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Safe Medication Practice


The workshop will be led by Dr. Andrew Feilden.

Dr Andrew Feilden joined Smithers Rapra as a principal consultant in June 2011.  He is specialising in extractable and leachable testing and the selection and assessment of materials for medical and pharmaceutical applications.  For the previous 12 years he was at AstraZeneca, leading their extractable and leachable testing.  He has been working in the field of trace analysis using hyphenated techniques such as GC-MS and LC-MS for over 12 years.  Whilst at AstraZeneca he was an active member of industry working groups, the IPAC-RS container closure group and he was the co-chair of ELSIE material group.  Andrew gained a degree and D.Phil from York University.

Smithers Rapra, part of the Smithers Group of companies, has been recognized as a world leading rubber and plastics consultancy delivering a comprehensive and strictly independent service since its establishment over 90 years ago.  These services have been tailored to support the medical device and pharmaceutical industries where polymers are widely used.  Much of our work for this sector is in the field of Extractables and Leachables testing for drug delivery devices, immediate packaging and bioprocess equipment, however we are also able to support the development of medical and drug delivery devices and, where required, comprehensive failure diagnosis.  




Workshop programme

10:00 Registration & Coffee

10:30 Introduction and Welcome

10:45 Introduction to Extractables and Leachables

11:45 Morning Refreshments

12:05 Material Selection and carrying out controlled extraction studies

13:15 Networking Lunch

14:15 Extractable and leachable analysis including case studies

15:30 Afternoon Refreshments

15:45 Presentation on Industry working groups and managing change

16:45 Question and Answer Session

17:00 Close of Workshop


Marriott Hotel Regents Park

128 King Henry’s Road
London NW3 3ST
United Kingdom

Marriott Hotel Regents Park

This 4 star north London hotel in zone 2 is the perfect destination for the astute business traveler as well as the leisure guest that knows how convenient north London hotels are, as a base from which to explore the city .Bond Street is just 3 stops from Swiss Cottage underground station on the Jubilee Line, so you can be shopping, exploring the sights and taking in one of London’s world-renowned West End shows in less than 15 minutes when you stay at this hotel near central London. At the same time, the hive of activity that is Camden Town, the chic shops, cafes and restaurants of Primrose Hill and ZSL’s London Zoo in Regents Park are all just a short walk from this hotel in north London.



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