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This half day training program will teach you to put quality at the heart of your product specification and provide you with the key learning points and information needed for you to control and validate the quality parameters in a pre-filled syringe. Increasing focus on patient satisfaction, coupled with increasingly excellent homogenous silicone layers demanded by auto-injector applications and protein based formulation mean it is essential to understand and control the silicone layer in prefilled syringes. Attendees will generate and measure accurate information about the quantity, quality and distribution of the silicone layer in parenteral primary packaging, enabling you to demonstrate the value and quality of your product in the industry.

• Understand control of the silicone layer; application, characteristics and measurements
• Evaluating the quality of siliconization of syringes, cartridges, vials and impact on device performance
• Validating your product; adding value and credibility to your control and quality parameters

By attending the training program you will be able to generate and measure accurate information about the quantity, quality and distribution of the silicone layer in your parenteral primary packaging such as syringes, cartridges and vials. Equipping you with the ability to demonstrate the value and quality of your product in the industry.

Those involved in the manufacturing, filling and quality control of pre-filled syringes.

Workshop LEADER


Olga Laskina

Application Scientist, rap.ID Particle Systems GmbH

Dr Olga Laskina is an Application Scientist at rap.ID Inc, specializing in developing new approaches and methodologies for analysis of active ingredients and foreign particulates in pharmaceutical products. Prior to joining rap.ID Inc., Olga did PhD research studies of chemical and physical properties of micro particles using IR and Raman spectroscopies. Olga is involved with supplier evaluation and stability studies for prefilled syringes. She has extensive experience in protein agglomeration caused by presence of silicone or tungsten and by polysorbate degradation.

rap.ID Particle Systems GmbH

rap.ID is the inventor of image directed spectroscopy. This creation locates micro-particles on a filter and probes them by various spectroscopy methods such as Raman [chemical Structure] and LIBS [chemical Elements].

rap.ID Inc. applies this high throughput technology on the measurement and chemical identification of particles from parenteral, injectable or inhalable drug products.

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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.

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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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