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SMi’s 9th Annual Conference
Pre-Filled Syringes East Coast
April 25 - 26, 2022 | Boston, USA
Post Conference Workshops: April 27, 2022 | Boston, USA
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The global pre-filled syringes market was valued at $1139.6 million in 2020 and with the rapid growth of the industry, is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.95% up to 2027. With that in mind, the 9th annual Pre-Filled Syringes East Coast conference will bring together leading industry experts representing big pharma and device developers to discuss the key drivers accelerating the expansion of the industry.

 

This interactive workshop will explore approaches for developing innovative drug delivery device combination products offering tools for optimal device development with the user in mind. Workshop leaders will provide insights into effectives strategies for concept generation, product testing and validation for the future of device design.

  • Discover innovative concept generation approaches for device development 
  • Understand how to utilise user feedback and experiences in early stages of development 
  • Walk through unique examples assessing effective testing to ensure an optimal product
  • Engage in interactive discussions to assess opportunities for enhanced devices ensuring the patient is kept at the forefront

 

  • Drug-delivery developers
  • Medical Device Engineers
  • Primary Packaging material designers
  • Secondary packagers
  • Smart device developers
  • Training device developers
  • Device-safety solution providers
  • Drug developers
  • Previous attendees include:


 

3P Innovation Ltd; Alexion Pharmaceuticals; American Regent Inc; Amgen; Amgen Incorporated; Aptar Pharma; AstraZeneca; BCM Group LLC; BD / Becton, Dickinson and Company; Biogeneral Incorporated; BMS; Bristol Myers Squibb; Bristol-Meyers Squibb; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Celanese Corporation ; Celgene; Connecticut Spring & Stamping; Credence MedSystems, Inc.; Elektrofi; Eli Lilly and Company; Emd Serono; FDA; Ferring Pharmaceuticals; Flexion Therapeutics; Gerresheimer; Grifols; GSK; GSK Pharma; Harro Hofliger Verpackungsmaschinen GmbH; Imbrium Therapeutics; Janssen; Janssen Pharmaceutical Incorporated; Janssen Supply Chain, Johnson & Johnson; kaleo, Inc.; Key Tech; Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals; Lonstruff AG; MedImmune; Merck; Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc; Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Singapore Pte Ltd; Momenta Pharmaceuticals; Nipro PharmaPackaging; NN Life Sciences; Nypro; Owen Mumford; Pfizer; Pfizer Inc; Pfizer Inc.; Pharmacircle; PHC Corporation of North America; Plastic Ingenuity Inc; Polyplastics, USA; Purdue Pharma; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals; RheoSense, Inc; Sagentia Ltd; Sanofi; Sanofi Pasteur; Sanofi Pharmaceuticals; Sanofi US; Schott AG; SCHOTT AG - Pharmaceutical; Smithers Rapra; Steri-Tek; Sumitomo Rubber; Takeda; Takeda Pharma Ceuticals International; Terumo Solutions; Teva Pharmaceuticals; Topas Advanced Polymers; Uhlmann; W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.; West Pharmaceutical Services; zebrasci inc; Zeon Specialty Materials ; Zeon Specialty Materials Inc;



 

Workshop programme

13:00 Registration & Coffee

13:30 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Marty Coyne

Marty Coyne, Principal & Co-Founder, Matchstick
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Chris Franzese

Chris Franzese, Principal & Clinical Leader, Matchstick
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13:40 Session 1 - Understanding user needs to guide device design

  • The landscape of patients using self-administered injectable delivery devices on a regular basis
  • How have we seen device design develop in recent years for self-administration
  • Working with users to understand current therapies and develop deep understandings of users, practices, needs and challenges
  • Using patient requirements and experiences to guide device development
  • Marty Coyne

    Marty Coyne, Principal & Co-Founder, Matchstick
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    Chris Franzese

    Chris Franzese, Principal & Clinical Leader, Matchstick
    View Bio

    14:20 Session 2 - Effective testing for an enhanced product

  • Assessing preference and acceptance rates of a device in early stages of development
  • Evaluating the value of device features and functionality to aid the user 
  • Refining smart features to ensure ease-of-use
  • Performing appropriate usability testing to assess device concepts, instructions and training materials
  • Marty Coyne

    Marty Coyne, Principal & Co-Founder, Matchstick
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    Chris Franzese

    Chris Franzese, Principal & Clinical Leader, Matchstick
    View Bio

    15:00 Afternoon Tea

    15:30 Session 3 - Thinking outside the box – concept generation

  • Based on a case study example, attendees will take this time to review approaches for new product concept generation for an injectable drug delivery device
  • Marty Coyne

    Marty Coyne, Principal & Co-Founder, Matchstick
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    Chris Franzese

    Chris Franzese, Principal & Clinical Leader, Matchstick
    View Bio

    16:10 Session 4 - Case Study Discussions and Takeaways

  • Combining patient feedback with new technologies – insights into the future of design
  • Guidance in working across teams for optimal combination product development
  • Attendees will have the chance to discuss and assess opportunities for next generation devices ensuring the patient is kept at the forefront while implementing innovative technologies for an optimal combination product.
  • Marty Coyne

    Marty Coyne, Principal & Co-Founder, Matchstick
    View Bio

    Chris Franzese

    Chris Franzese, Principal & Clinical Leader, Matchstick
    View Bio

    16:50 Closing Remarks

    Marty Coyne

    Marty Coyne, Principal & Co-Founder, Matchstick
    View Bio

    Chris Franzese

    Chris Franzese, Principal & Clinical Leader, Matchstick
    View Bio

    17:00 End of Workshop

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Chris Franzese

    Chris Franzese

    Principal & Clinical Leader, Matchstick
    Marty Coyne

    Marty Coyne

    Principal & Co-Founder, Matchstick

    Chris Franzese

    Principal & Clinical Leader, Matchstick
    Chris Franzese

    Clinical trial researcher with 19 peer-reviewed papers. Leads clinical team, ensuring that deep understanding of clinical perspective is reflected and embedded in our work. Responsible for all secondary research projects. BS Biology Loyola University, PharmD and MHS Health Informatics from Fairleigh Dickinson University. PGY1 Residency, Atlantic Health System.

    Marty Coyne

    Principal & Co-Founder, Matchstick
    Marty Coyne

    Engineer and business leader with experience inventing, launching, and marketing medical and drug delivery devices. Leads overall company and innovation programs. 11 patents and numerous patents pending. BE Mechanical Engineering Stevens Institute of Technology, MBA Columbia University.

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    Travelers will reap benefits of Sheraton Boston Hotel's prime location in downtown Boston, in the thriving neighborhood of Back Bay. Nestled in the heart of the city, our hotel is directly connected to the Prudential Center and steps away from the many shops and restaurants of Copley Place. We're also within walking distance of Fenway Park, the Charles River, Copley Square and much more.

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