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Building on the success of its sell-out show in 2017 that attracted an audience of over 100 senior decision makers from industry and pharma, Europe's leading and biggest 10th annual conference + exhibition on Pre-Filled Syringes will return to Central London on 17-18 January 2018.

Previous attendee testimonials:

"Very interesting, good presentations, good chairman" - Ypsomed AG
"I think that the conference covered a large scope of subjects...thanks to SMi" - Aspen Pharma
"A very educated and enjoyable conference with a good mix of topics and speaking styles" - MHRA
"Good conference - right attendees" Nemera
"Very good conference, good speakers and qualitative attendees" - Nipro

The conference will provide a comprehensive overview for market participants to overcome common industry hurdles and gain knowledge in key areas surrounding chemical compatibility, E&L; needle safety; human factors and home-based administration and compliance.

Join us to share and benchmark against best practices to ensure optimal development in all aspects of pre-filled syringe production.

This is our most sought-after event and will be sold out soon. Early registration is strongly advised to avoid disappointment.

  • Engage with like-minded individuals in our highly social programme and benefit from over 5 hours of dedicated networking time
  • Meet new contacts and clients in all aspects of the Pre-Filled and drug-device delivery industry, as this unique event offers a fantastic spread of cross-industry thought-leadership and decision-makers, unlike any other ever in the marketplace
  • Meet regulatory requirements through insight into auto injector guidelines and the updated USP<1207>
  • Streamline your injectable device through new technologies
  • Foster innovation to differentiate your product from your competitors
  • Learn about pioneering combination products
  • Meet specialised demands in parenteral drug products such as large volume applications
  • Overcome challenges in delivering complex biologics, drug stability and aseptic manufacturing
  • Hear informed guidance on primary packaging material selection and device safety
  • Discuss patient centricity and human factors on the path to safe injectables
  • Bridge the gap in drug delivery innovation with cutting edge insight into future PFS market trends
     
  • 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; AbbVie Ltd; addey and stanhope school; Affibody AB; Aptar; APTAR PHARMA; Ascendis Pharma GmbH; Aspen Pharmacare; AstraZeneca; B. Brauná; BA Consultancy; BAUMANN SPRINGS LTD; Bayer Pharma AG; Becton Dickinson; Bespak Innovation; Biocorp; Biopharm Insight; Boehringer Ingelheim; Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH; Cambridge Consultants Ltd; Colwill Health Ltd.; Consillient Health; DATWYLER PHARMA PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL NV; Datwyler Schweiz AG; DTP Holding; E3D ACA Ltd; F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.; Formycon AG; FRUH VERPACKUNGSTECHNIK AG; Galderma; GALDERMA R&D; Genentech, Inc.; Gerresheimer; Glenmark Pharmaceuticals S A; GROUPE JBT; GSK; GSK R&D; Guerbet; Intertek (Schweiz) AG; Laboratoire Aguettant; LEO Pharma; LEO Pharma A/S; LFB Biotechnologies; LRQA; Medical Device Usability Ltd; MET; MHRA; Midatech Pharma; Mikron S A Boudry; MINAKEM SAS; MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC; Mylan; Mylan, Inc.; Nemera; New Injection Systems Ltd; Nipro Europe NV; Nolato Medical; Novartis; Novartis Pharma AG; Octapharma; Owen Mumford; Owen Mumford Ltd.; Pfizer; PFIZER CenterOne; Pharmaceutical Systems; Pharmacircle; Pharmis Biofarmaceutica Lda; Phillips-Medisize; Pliva; Roche; Samedan Ltd ; Sandoz; Sanofi S A; Sanofi-Aventis; SCHOTT; SCHOTT AG; SCHOTT Schweiz AG; Shire; SiO2 Medical Products; teamtechnik Maschinen & Anlagen GmbH; Terumo ; Terumo Europe; Terumo Europe N.V.; Terumo Europe NV; Teva-Pliva; TOPAS Advanced Polymers GmbH; Trinseo Deutschland GmbH; UCB; UCB Celltech; Vetter Pharma International GmbH; W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.; Weidmann Medical Technology AG; West Pharmaceutical Services; West Pharmaceutical Services Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG; Worrell; Ypsomed AG; Zeon Europe GmbH; Zwick Testing Machines Limited;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Co-Chairs' Opening Remarks

Bettine Boltres

Bettine Boltres, Technical Account Manager, West Pharmaceutical Services
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Alphons Fakler

Alphons Fakler, Group Head Risk Management, Biologics Technical Development and Manufacturing , Novartis Pharma AG
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9:10 Keynote Address: Latest regulations and the implications for the PFS industry

Elizabeth Baker

Elizabeth Baker, Principal Pharmaceutical Officer Medical Drug Devi, MHRA
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  • Overview and guidance for key legislation related to PFS
  • The changes ahead
  • Determining regulatory routes
  • 9:50 Panel Discussion: Industry Feedback on Regulation Impact

  • What has been the impact of regulations on established products?
  • What are your experiences with the implications of regulation on the management of difficult formulations?
  • How do you envisage the future of market surveillance?
  • How have you adapted to the regulations so far?
  • Bettine Boltres

    Bettine Boltres, Technical Account Manager, West Pharmaceutical Services
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    Marcel Mueller

    Marcel Mueller, Device Project Leader, Novartis Pharma AG
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    Vikas Jaitely

    Vikas Jaitely , Senior Manager Pharmaceutical Sciences & CMC Regulatory Intelligence, Merck

    Bjorg Kaae Hunter

    Bjorg Kaae Hunter, Device Engineering Manager, GlaxoSmithKline
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    10:30 Morning Coffee Sponsored by Zeon

    11:00 CCI testing of syringe barrels at dimensional extremes facing requirements of updated USP<1207>

    Markus Hemminger

    Markus Hemminger, Senior Engineer, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.

  • Background
  • Description of test approach
  • Calculation and sourcing of worst case samples
  • Applied test method
  • Test results
  • 11:40 An innovative combination product for cardiology in pre-filled syringe presentations

    Marcel Mueller

    Marcel Mueller, Device Project Leader, Novartis Pharma AG
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  • A primer to atherosclerosis
  • The development of combination products for cardiovascular risk reduction
  • Challenges encountered in a fast changing environment
  • Successful answers to global challenges
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch Sponsored by Terumo

    13:20 Impact of sterilization on protein aggregation and degradation in a polymer-based prefilled syringe system

    Takeuchi Katsuyuki

    Takeuchi Katsuyuki, Business Development - Pharmaceutical Solutions, Terumo Medical Corporation
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  • Importance of minimising risks of protein interaction with surfaces and materials of the container closure system to eliminate immunogenicity and ensure drug safety and efficacy
  •  A system approach, including selection of suitable sterilization method will be required for minimizing a risk of immunogenicity.
  • Steam sterilization can be the preferred method of sterilization for prefillable syringes for use with therapeutic protein products
  • 14:00 Quality by Design (QBD) for a parenteral drug delivery device

    Steve Chamberlain

    Steve Chamberlain, Device Engineering Manager, GSK

  • Interpretation of ICH guidance to inform a risk based approach to QBD for parenteral devices
  • Verifying design controls to ensure CQAs are met across specification ranges
  • Process Understanding, Control and Capability in practice
  • 14:40 Improving patient outcomes with Mixed Reality and Artificial Intelligence technologies

    Kai  Worrell

    Kai Worrell , CEO , Worrell
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  • How voice assistant technology, such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home creates opportunities to improve medication / therapy adherence and long-term patient engagement
  • How Microsoft Hololens can help train and engage field clinical reps, healthcare professionals and patients with drug delivery and instructions for use
  • Leveraging voice-enabled technology to guide patients and capture clinical trial data
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea Sponsored by Zeon

    15:50 Facilitating meaningful differentiation of products by establishing a culture of innovation

    Stefan Holzner

    Stefan Holzner, Senior Director, Head of Device Development, Shire
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  • Case study on fostering a culture of innovation
  • Approach, guiding principles, observations, and take-aways
  • Selected examples of how building on existing platforms allows to differentiate existing products and deliver value to the patient
  • 16:30 The path to safe injection with pre-filled syringes

    Christa Jansen-Otten

    Christa Jansen-Otten, Director, Prefillable Syringe Platform, West Pharmaceutical Services Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
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  • What makes injection safe?
  • Different aspects regarding use of polymer syringes vs. glass
  • Discuss the preferred closure for staked needle syringes
  • Drivers, statistics and legislation for safety systems
  • Market overview, current trends and new technologies for self-injection solutions
  • 17:10 The value of a human centred approach to pharmaceutical delivery systems

    Cedric Gysel

    Cedric Gysel, Staff Device Engineer, Janssen
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  • What is human-centered design and why does it matter?
  • Meaningful innovation driven by Human Centered Insights
  • Examples: Training materials and device platforms
  • 17:50 Co-Chairs' Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Co-Chairs' Opening Remarks

    Bettine Boltres

    Bettine Boltres, Technical Account Manager, West Pharmaceutical Services
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    Alphons Fakler

    Alphons Fakler, Group Head Risk Management, Biologics Technical Development and Manufacturing , Novartis Pharma AG
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    9:10 Keynote Address: Overcoming regulatory challenges within the PFS and autoinjector development and lifecycle management

    Vikas Jaitely

    Vikas Jaitely , Senior Manager Pharmaceutical Sciences & CMC Regulatory Intelligence, Merck

  • Current regulatory requirements within the EU and Us framework
  • Overcoming regulatory challenges to support global development of pre-filled syringe platform technology and technological advancement
  • Documentation requirements for MA filing
  • Handling of regulatory aspects of Post-Approval Change related to pre-filled syringes within product lifecycle management - European perspective
  • 9:50 Regulatory and technical challenges to meet specialized drug product requirements

    Christian Dechant

    Christian Dechant, Primary Packaging Director, Boehringer Ingelheim
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  • Overview the challenges of combination products with very small or quite large volume applications in parenteral drug products
  • Regulatory approval
  • Primary packaging material selection
  • Drug product stability and manufacturing
  • Potential technical solutions
  • 10:30 Large volume injections, investigation of patients and combination product challenges

    Adrien Tisserand

    Adrien Tisserand, Category Manager - Parenteral, Nemera
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  • Market trends
  • Technical and user considerations of large volume delivery
  • Safelia® case study
  • 11:10 Morning Coffee Sponsored by Zeon

    11:40 Risk mitigation strategies and documentation for extractable, leachable and interactions in PFS

    Carsten Worsoe

    Carsten Worsoe, Principal Scientist, Novo Nordisk
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  • Choice of critical components for drug compatibility in PFS
  • Predictive tools for interactions in PFS
  • Relationship between extractables, simulated leachables and leachables in PFS
  • Case studies on leachable assessment in prefilled syringes
  • 12:20 Trace level quantification of residual silicone PFS by NMR

    David Ruckstuhl

    David Ruckstuhl, Lab Manager, Project Manager Spectroscopy, Intertek (Schweiz) AG

  • Silicone quantification by q-NMR as a more sensitive and less material/time consuming method compared to traditional techniques
  • Advantages such as the simplified sample preparation, reduced sample quantity and less matrix influence will be highlighted. 
  • Explaining the application range of the method and the general procedure with case studies.
  • Comparison with other techniques and methods with q-NMR 
  • Summary of the q-NMR application which will provide the perfect tool for tailoring the amount of silicone in the syringes and 100% batch control that was not possible so far.
  • 13:00 The most suitable plastic syringe for biologics

    Takuya Minezaki

    Takuya Minezaki, Research Manager, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company
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  • Multilayer Plastic Syringe made of COP and oxygen absorbing polymer
  • Glass-like oxygen barrier
  • Very low extractables
  • High UV Barrier
  • 13:40 Networking Lunch Sponsored by Worrell

    14:40 Formulation viscosity - Aseptic Manufacturing Challenges, Human Factor and patient need considerations

    Orla Downes

    Orla Downes, Head of Business Development, Barts Health Pharmaceuticals
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  • Challenges faced during Aseptic filling of viscous formulations in pre-filled syringe and mitigating those challenges
  • Human Factors - Human Centred Design
  • Common User Problems
  • 15:20 Panel Discussion: Benefits and pitfalls of drug-delivery devices from auto-injectors to pre-filled syringes

  • What do we prioritise: Cognitive usability or physical ergonomics?
  • How can we engage more with human centred design in the development of new devices?
  • How should we overcome the issues of device innovation in the scope of drug project timelines?
  • Profiling patient populations - do's and dont's
  • Alphons Fakler

    Alphons Fakler, Group Head Risk Management, Biologics Technical Development and Manufacturing , Novartis Pharma AG
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    Cedric Gysel

    Cedric Gysel, Staff Device Engineer, Janssen
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    Alexander Jung

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

    Barry Knight, Associate Director Devices, UCB Celltech
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    16:00 More results on Stability of Therapeutic Proteines in contact with COP Syringes

    Reinhard Scheller

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

  • Storage study with silicone oil free glass syringes and silicone oil free COP syringes
  • Correlation between proteine adsorption level and sub-visible particle concentration
  • Influence of different proteine solution sampling method

     

  • 16:40 Afternoon Tea Sponsored by Zeon

    17:10 Transforming complex biologics delivery and enhancing patient experience through novel drug delivery technologies

    Sudeshna Dutta Ray

    Sudeshna Dutta Ray, Senior Engineer Advanced Device Technology, Amgen Incorporated
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  • Trends in Biologics development
  • Broad array of technologies to meet the delivery needs - Vial, IV, Handheld Injectors, Wearable Injectors and novel delivery platforms
  • Amgen's mission to serve patients
  • Patient Centric approaches to Device Development-Neulasta OnPro Case Study
  • Improving Patient Outcomes through increased compliance/adherence
  • 17:50 Challenges for Bioligics Drug Products at the interface of formulation, primary packaging and application

    Susanne Joerg

    Susanne Joerg, Head of Formulation Development, Lonza
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  • The interface of formulation and pre-filled syringe:
  • Protein stability challenges
  • Device functionality challenges
  • The interface of formulation and application
  • Need for high concentration formulations
  • Challenges in the Development and Application of Highly Concentrated Formulations
  • SC volume limitations and options to overcome the need for high concentration formulations
  • 18:30 Co-Chairs' Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Alphons Fakler

    Alphons Fakler

    Group Head Risk Management, Biologics Technical Development and Manufacturing , Novartis Pharma AG
    Bettine Boltres

    Bettine Boltres

    Technical Account Manager, West Pharmaceutical Services
    Carsten Worsoe

    Carsten Worsoe

    Principal Scientist, Novo Nordisk
    Marcel Mueller

    Marcel Mueller

    Device Project Leader, Novartis Pharma AG
    Orla Downes

    Orla Downes

    Head of Business Development, Barts Health Pharmaceuticals
    Sudeshna Dutta Ray

    Sudeshna Dutta Ray

    Senior Engineer Advanced Device Technology, Amgen Incorporated
    Susanne Joerg

    Susanne Joerg

    Head of Formulation Development, Lonza

    Adrien Tisserand

    Category Manager - Parenteral, Nemera
    Adrien Tisserand

    Is Global Category Manager – Parenteral of Nemera, a world leader in design and manufacturing of drug delivery device. As Global category manager, he is responsible of Client Intellectual Property projects and Nemera standard technology offering. Prior joining Nemera in 2013, Mr Tisserand worked for Janssen in Strategic marketing in United Kingdom.

    Alexander Jung

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

    Dr. Alexander Jung brings more than 16 years experience to the technology scouting and in-licensing business in various roles in science and technology.
    At Applied Biosystems he was responsible for the European technology collaborations and global scouting in the field of sequencing, genomics and proteomics for eight years in different roles of increasing responsibilities.
    Dr. Jung joined Boehringer Ingelheim as a Technology & Innovation Manager for Biopharma Process Science in Biberach in 2008. Since then he built a growing global program for technology innovation including all sites and functions within Boehringer’s biologics development. He established a global software platform to handle new ideas throughout the process to implementation. He in-licensed significant technologies that support the current technology platform for Boehringer Ingelheim’s Biologics, Biosimilars and Contract manufacturing business.
    In his current role as a senior technology and innovation manager, Dr. Jung has the responsibility for technology collaboration contracts and license activities in Biberach. He is responsible for the technology program in the Delivery&Devices area. Highlight projects are autoinjector platforms, new delivery devices and packaging materials. In addition he heads a working group to support novel therapeutic concepts at Boehringer Ingelheim.
    Dr. Jung holds a Diploma degree in Chemistry from the University of Tübingen, Germany and received his doctoral degree in bioanalytics and physical chemistry.
    He has two children at the age of 12 and 13.
     

    Alphons Fakler

    Group Head Risk Management, Biologics Technical Development and Manufacturing , Novartis Pharma AG
    Alphons Fakler

    Alphons Fakler is heading the Medical Device Risk Management group in Biologics Technical Development and Manufacturing at Novartis Pharma in Basel. He holds a degree as pharmacist from Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich where he graduated in 1993. He joined Novartis in 2012 as a Senior Packaging Expert coming from SCHOTT Pharmaceutical Packaging where he served in several functions at last as Head of Product and Process Development Sterile Products. For almost 20 years, he is working in the development of products and devices for pharmaceutical and biotech applications

    Barry Knight

    Associate Director Devices, UCB Celltech
    Barry Knight

    Barry Knight is the Device Program Lead for several drug delivery platforms within UCB. Through his considerable experience in developing medical devices from topical transdermal applicators, diabetes pen injectors, biological drug PFS and autoinjectors, he has developed a deep understanding of the value of focused human centred design and the challenges developing medical devices. Working in a team with an Agile approach to device development, across industrial design, human factors engineering and industrialisation, his focus is on getting devices to patients safely and within reduced project lead times.

    Bettine Boltres

    Technical Account Manager, West Pharmaceutical Services
    Bettine Boltres

    Dr. Bettine Boltres is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has chaired, moderated, organized and held numerous technical training events, conferences and workshops. A number of articles for several global magazine have also been penned by her, as well as the book "When Glass Meets Pharma". She is actively working in the USP Expert Committee "Packaging and Distribution" as well as in the ISO committee TC76/WG4 on elastometric parts. The knowledge originates from her current assignment as Technical Account Manager at WEST Pharmaceutical Systems and  her previous work as Product Manager for SCHOTT Pharmaceutical Tubing.

    Bjorg Kaae Hunter

    Device Engineering Manager, GlaxoSmithKline
    Bjorg Kaae Hunter

    Bjorg Hunter holds a BSc in Design and Innovation Engineering from Technical University of Denmark and an MSc in Biomedical Engineering from Aarhus University, Denmark. Bjorg has been with GSK since graduating and has held different roles within the Device Engineering Group. In 2015 Bjorg moved into the late stage parenterals area as device lead for key GSK parenteral devices, working closely with internal GSK project teams and external partners. She progressed into leading a device management team in January 2017, where she has the overall accountability of device development for parenterals projects.

    Carsten Worsoe

    Principal Scientist, Novo Nordisk
    Carsten Worsoe

    Carsten Worsøe is a principal scientist in an analytical development department at Novo Nordisk. In his 19 years at Novo Nordisk, his main responsibility has been to develop analytical methods for Extractables and Leachables (E&L) test procedures of new packaging/container closure systems under development.

    Within Novo Nordisk Carsten has been one of the main actors to bring relevant people in packaging materials, toxicology, formulation, regulatory and analytical chemistry together to perform risk assessments and strategies for E&L testing in development and supply projects within parenteral delivery (prefilled cartridges, prefilled syringes and pump infusion systems etc.).
     

    Cedric Gysel

    Staff Device Engineer, Janssen
    Cedric Gysel

    Cedric is a device engineer and technical product owner at Janssen (Pharmaceutical Companies of J&J). He holds a master’s in medical device technology with a specialisation in human centered design from the University of Applied Science in Berne. After working for Novartis and Actelion in different research and development roles, he joined Janssen in 2005 where he has held different development and market support roles. He is also a guest lecturer at the Berne University of Applied Science and a member of the Human Centered Design Workgroup of Swiss Medtech.

     

    Christa Jansen-Otten

    Director, Prefillable Syringe Platform, West Pharmaceutical Services Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
    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 Platform at West in Europe. Since 2016 she is Director Product Management for the prefillable systems and Delivery solutions globally.

    Christian Dechant

    Primary Packaging Director, Boehringer Ingelheim
    Christian Dechant

    Christian Dechant brings more than 16 years experience in various roles to the primary packaging development at Boehringer Ingelheim.
    At BI microParts GmbH he started working in research & development of microfluidic systems and was later responsible for the implementation and running of clinical trial manufacturing for Devices (e.g. Respimat)
    In 2010 he starts working at Boehringer Ingelheim as a primary packaging engineer with focus on liquid formulations for parenteral and oral solutions. Since 2014 he is responsible for the primary packaging development group for parenteral solution within Pharmaceutical Development Biologicals. He established the primary packaging development group with focus on NCE and NBE development. In this role he is responsible for the selection of suitable container closure systems to ensure the stability of the formulation and the functionality within a combination product like an autoinjector.
    Christian Dechant holds a Diploma degree in industrial engineering from the University of Applied Sciences of Bochum, Germany.
    He has two children at the age of 5 and 7 and loves to spend his free time with them.
     

    David Ruckstuhl

    Lab Manager, Project Manager Spectroscopy, Intertek (Schweiz) AG
    David Ruckstuhl

    Elizabeth Baker

    Principal Pharmaceutical Officer Medical Drug Devi, MHRA
    Elizabeth Baker

    A pharmacist by training, Liz also has a Master’s degree in Biopharmacy from the University of London and began her career in pharmaceutical research and development at Pfizer in the UK. She has over 20 years’ experience in regulation having first joined the UK medicines regulator as an assessor working on many product types and procedures. She is now a Group Manager in the medicines Licensing Division of MHRA responsible for multidisciplinary teams of assessors.
    In addition to wide-ranging activities in medicines licensing Liz is specifically involved in the handling of medicine-device combination products, oversight of MHRA Notified Body consultations on ancillary medicinal products and (alongside colleagues in MHRA’s Devices Division) in the policy and practice on the medicines-device borderline at both national and European level.
    All of these areas are increasingly demanding aspects of regulation and MHRA is keen to promote dialogue with, and between, stakeholders.
    Liz also participates in the EMA’s Innovation Task Force and sits on the British Pharmacopoeia Pharmacy Expert Advisory Group.
     

    Jaquie Finn

    Head of Digital Health , Cambridge Consultants Ltd
    Jaquie  Finn

    Kai Worrell

    CEO , Worrell
    Kai  Worrell

    Kai is the CEO of Worrell, a healthcare design and innovation firm. Over the last five years, Kai and his team have shadowed over 500 clinicians and visited over 1000 patients homes around the world to inform new healthcare interventions. Kai has worked on numerous drug delivery platforms and has now built a practice to build digital health capabilities around novel therapies. He frequently shares his experiences, insights and passion for technology and design in healthcare through many speaking engagements around the globe.
     

    Karen Unterman

    Group Leader, Human Factors Engineering, Cambridge Consultants Ltd
    Karen Unterman

    Lisa Krapf

    Application Scientist , rap.ID Particle Systems GmbH
    Lisa Krapf

    Marcel Mueller

    Device Project Leader, Novartis Pharma AG
    Marcel Mueller

    Marcel serves at Novartis Pharma as project leader for combination products, especially infusion systems delivering biotechnologically engineered drugs in the fields of cardiology, dermatology, audiology and ophthalmology. Over the last 15 years he built up his professional experience in life science and high-tech industries. Prior to his current function he was instrumental in the research and development of insulin pumps, spinal implants and semiconductor equipment. Marcel holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from École Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne, Switzerland and an Executive Master of Business Administration from the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland.

    Markus Hemminger

    Senior Engineer, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.
    Markus Hemminger

    Oliver Valet

    Co-Founder, rap.ID Particle Systems GmbH
    Oliver Valet

    Orla Downes

    Head of Business Development, Barts Health Pharmaceuticals
    Orla Downes

    I am Head of Business Development in Barts Health Pharmaceuticals, Barts Health Trust. I have 13 years’ experience working in Aseptic Manufacturing, having spent 8 years as Head of Production in the commercial Pharmaceutical Industry and 5 years in a Hospital Manufacturing Unit. Trained as a Scientist, I received my Bachelor Degree from Trinity College Dublin in 2004 and went on to do various post grad courses including an MSC From the institute of Technology 2009, Dublin and DMS from London Southbank University 2017. I have lectured in many conferences including the Aseptic Services for Managers in Leeds and sit on the National Pharmacy Production Committee.

    Reinhard Scheller

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

    Stefan Holzner

    Senior Director, Head of Device Development, Shire
    Stefan Holzner

    Dr. Stefan Holzner, Senior Director, Head of Device Development, Shire

    Stefan joined Shire in June 2016. In his role as “Head of Device Development” which is part of “Medical Devices” he is heading a team of about 45 engineers, technicians and contractors which are focused on new product development in the area of devices, combination products and delivery systems.

    Stefan is a recognized leader with over 16 years of experience mostly in the medical device and pharma / biotec industry. He has a passion for innovation and improving patient & user experience. Stefan has developed and launched several products of different level of complexity. Over the years he held roles of increasing responsibility within Stryker, Baxter, Baxalta and Shire.

    Stefan holds a diploma degree in Chemistry from the University of Würzburg and a Ph.D. in the area of Chemistry and material science from the University of Würzburg and the Fraunhofer Insitute for Silicate Research.


     

    Steve Chamberlain

    Device Engineering Manager, GSK
    Steve Chamberlain

    Sudeshna Dutta Ray

    Senior Engineer Advanced Device Technology, Amgen Incorporated
    Sudeshna Dutta Ray

    Sudeshna Dutta Ray is a Senior Engineer in the Advanced Device Technology and Innovation (ADTI) group in Amgen. ADTI serves as the front end of device innovation in Amgen, scouting innovative delivery technologies, and applying fast fail approach to assess device performance to meet the needs of the diverse Amgen pipeline.

    Sudeshna comes to Amgen with extensive experience in the medical device and combination product space, prior to this role, she was a part of the Device Development Group in AstraZeneca MedImmune. Sudeshna has served a range of roles from individual contributor to device lead in late stage projects involving Accessorized Prefilled Syringes, Multi-dose pen, wearable injectors and AutoInjectors supporting various therapeutic areas such as cardiovascular, inflammatory, oncology and diabetes. She has also had the opportunity to perform early feasibility work on novel platforms such as Dual chamber syringes, hollow micro-needles for vaccine delivery and drug depot for ocular delivery. Sudeshna also led the design and development of novel delivery devices for inhalation products in Piramal Healthcare.

    Sudeshna holds a master of science in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University, and holds bachelor degree in Biotechnology. Her passion for scouting innovative biomedical technologies/ interventions to address the unmet clinical needs and developing commercialization strategy dates back to her grad school days, where she worked in collaboration with Duke Coulter Translational Institute and Office of Licensing Ventures.
     

    Susanne Joerg

    Head of Formulation Development, Lonza
    Susanne Joerg

    Since 2016, Susanne Jörg is Head of Formulation Development in Drug Product Services at Lonza AG, Basel, Switzerland. Prior to joining Lonza, Susanne worked for 10 years in leadership roles at Novartis, most recently as Group Head Early Phase Pharmaceutical Development. She was involved into the development of Cosentyx as well as several product IND/IMPD submissions of monoclonal antibodies, recombinant protein, fusion proteins, bioconjugates, antibody fragments, nanobodies, and antibody-drug-conjugates for parenterals for various administration routes. Susanne studied pharmacy and holds a Ph.D from the Ludwig Maximillians University, Munich, Germany. In collaboration with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt (DE), she developed liquid high-concentration mAb formulations, and supported the registration filing of Erbitux®.

    Takeuchi Katsuyuki

    Business Development - Pharmaceutical Solutions, Terumo Medical Corporation
    Takeuchi Katsuyuki

    Katsuyuki Takeuchi is Associate Product Manager at Terumo Pharmaceutical Solutions, Terumo Corporation, Japan. With extensive knowledge in pharmaceutical science, he has worked in research and development of injectable drug products such as IV solution bags and prefilled syringes, and contributed to launch various products into the market. Utilizing his experience, Mr. Takeuchi currently has product management responsibilities for the polymer based prefillable syringes platform. Terumo is a global research and development company, offering a wide range of innovative products related to drug delivery systems, cardiovascular systems and blood management systems.

    Takuya Minezaki

    Research Manager, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company
    Takuya Minezaki

    Mr. Minezaki joined Mitsubishi Gas Chemical in 2005. He specializes in the field of synthesis and injection molding of polymer, and has worked in the development of oxygen absorbing polymers. Since 2017, he has worked in the project of new pharmaceutical containers by utilizing oxygen absorbing resins. Also he is in charge of the development of secondary materials, such as plunger stopper and top cap. He holds a Master of Engineering in Applied Chemistry from the University of Tokyo.

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    Copthorne Tara Hotel
    16th January 2018
    London, United Kingdom

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    Navigating the Silicone Layer

    Copthorne Tara Hotel
    16th January 2018
    London, United Kingdom

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    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    Scarsdale Place, Kensington, London, United Kingdom

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

     

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    3P Innovation

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.3pinnovation.com

    3P provides device development and custom automation that help customers de-risk and commercialise faster at lower cost. We manufacture scalable machines, from lab-scale to full-scale production for sterile processing, powder and liquid fill-finish, assembly and test. Specialists in novel primary drug containers, reconstitution, wearable devices, auto-injectors, depots, cartridges and specials.


    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 for sterile applications with respecting cold chain requirements. Früh offers as well the production of pre-made packaging materials (blisters and pouches) in class 7 clean rooms.


    Intertek

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

    Intertek is an analytical contract organization offering its services under GMP, ISO and GLP requirements (development of packaging materials, drug substance and drug products in all clinical phases including a wide range of applications). Intertek operates in more than 100 countries in 1,000 different locations having more than 42,000 employees.


    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 the enhancement of packaging solutions for existing drugs. With a worldwide manufacturing footprint of 16 plants, multiple sales offices, and lab services, Nipro offers an exceptional service platform.


    Owen Mumford

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://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


    Panasonic Healthcare

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.panasonic-healthcare.com/global/?item=JP

    We contribute to the wellbeing of society by creating new value for all the people who wish for better health. [In April 2018, Panasonic Healthcare Co., Ltd will be renamed PHC Corporation] We are committed to aspiring to be a company that continues to help customers by providing high value-added products and services through our three core businesses, namely In Vitro Diagnostic Devices, Medical IT, and Laboratory and Medical Support Devices.


    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, Inc.

    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. West's 2016 net sales of $1.5 billion reflect the daily use of approximately 112 million of its components and devices, which are designed to improve the delivery of healthcare to patients around the world.


    Worrell, Inc.

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

    Worrell is a global design firm that specializes in healthcare innovation and strategy. Since 1976, Worrell has served medical device and pharmaceutical companies with expertise in ethnographic research, human factors, and design and development programs. Working on the front lines with patients and healthcare professionals, Worrell uncovers unmet needs to bring new drug delivery, medical device, and digital health solutions to the market.


    Zeon Europe

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.zeon.eu/cop-copf-zeonex-zeonor-zeonorfilm.html

    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

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    Drug Development & Delivery

    Official Media Partner
    http://www.drug-dev.com

    Drug Development & Delivery is a print/online content provider that presents the latest scientific methods in drug development for professionals.


    ONdrugDelivery Magazine

    Official Media Partner
    http://ondrugdelivery.com

    ONdrugDelivery Magazine is the highly regarded, world-leading series of sponsored themed drug delivery publications. Uniquely, each issue focuses tightly on one topic within the field of drug delivery. With a truly global readership already in excess of 40,000, and with contributions and loyal support from many of the most important companies in the drug delivery business - from among the largest to the smallest - ONdrugDelivery Magazine is a must for those in the industry who need to know what's going on in drug delivery.

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    Packaging-gateway

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    http://www.packaging-gateway.com

    Packaging executives from around the world use the website to keep abreast of the latest industry developments and make informed purchasing decisions along the entire supply chain. Packaging-gateway.com provides up-to-date industry intelligence through: •Regularly updated news bulletins and company press releases •Feature articles written by leading industry figures •Detailed research reports containing the latest market statistics •The latest packaging related projects •White papers containing the latest analysis, insights and technology solutions


    Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Packing Sourcer (PMPS)

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    http://www.samedanltd.com/magazine/15

    Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Packing Sourcer (PMPS) is a specialist magazine for the pharmaceutical manufacturing, packaging and supply chain sectors. Every quarterly edition features articles written by key opinion leaders, ranging from pharmaceutical sponsors and key services providers, to industry associations and regulatory authorities. PMPS combines technological, operational and corporate perspectives on this growing sector, along with industry interviews, event previews and book reviews. Now you can also read PMPS on the go with the new Samedan app. Click here to download it now for your iPhone or iPad: http://bit.ly/IJECug


    Farmavita

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    http://www.farmavita.net/

    Farmavita Net is professional community and network of pharmaceutical licensing and business development executives, innovators and researchers
    Farmavita.Net is the pharmaceutical licensing, technology transfer and regulatory affairs network. We are managing the marketplace of offers and demand for pharmaceutical Dossiers, know-how and technologies. Members of Farmavita.Net network usually find a number of attractive solutions for business development, alliances, joint ventures, co-development and co-marketing of pharmaceutical products. Farmavita.Net is not just a pure Internet portal. We manage a number of regional associates. We are connecting the dynamic network of few hundreds members / pharmaceutical companies interested in license-in and license-out opportunities.


    Pharmalicensing

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    http://www.pharmalicensing.com

    Pharmalicensing (www.pharmalicensing.com) is the premier biopharmaceutical Open Innovation resource designed for professionals involved with partnering, licensing and business development worldwide. Actively supporting all forms of partnering and in- and out-licensing activities, Pharmalicensing utilizes the unique Partnering Search service and its global network of industry experts to enable companies to identify and engage with appropriate partners around the world. Pharmalicensing, and its sister service Medical Device Licensing (www.medicaldevicelicensingcom) are actively utilized by over 200,000 industry professionals each month. Pharmalicensing is a division of IP Technology Exchange, Inc.


    Drug Target Review

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    http://www.drugtargetreview.com

    Drug Target Review’s quarterly magazine, website and annual events program provides high quality content with peer-written articles that are submitted exclusively by the world’s most respected scientists in their field. This attracts a committed base of readers, users and delegates made up of senior decision-makers from the life science and drug discovery industries at the top pharmaceutical companies, as well as academics and scientists from the top research institutes across the globe.


    Drug Development Technology

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    http://www.drugdevelopment-technology.com

    Drugdevelopment-technology.com covers every aspect of the drug development and research process, from conception to pre-FDA approval. Our global network of journalists updates the site with the latest and most significant industry developments. This coverage allows us to provide everyone - from senior management through to research and QA staff – with in-depth reviews of the latest projects, advance notice of new product releases and analysis of the latest procedural and legislative developments.


    Drug Discovery Today

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    http://www.drugdiscoverytoday.com/

    Drug Discovery Today is one of the most cited review journals in the field of drug discovery, with an impact factor of 6.422.
    Drug Discovery Today will benefit your research by helping to keep you up-to-date with all of the fast-moving and emerging topics in drug discovery. Each issue is packed full of the latest research news, peer-reviewed articles and comment and opinion from leading research scientists.


    Pharmacircle

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    http://www.pharmacircle.com

    PharmaCircle is an innovative knowledge management company serving the current and future global leaders in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology related industries. PharmaCircle is a one stop information and analysis source for pipeline, products, clinical trials, drug delivery technologies, deals and acquisitions, company financials, venture capital investments, product sales, pharmaceutical services, news, patents and more….


    Pharmiweb

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    http://www.pharmiweb.com

    Established in October 2003, PharmiWeb Solutions is an energetic, innovative provider of web-based solutions for the pharmaceutical sector, with customers such as AstraZeneca, Roche, Servier Laboratories, and Merck With solutions in three key areas: Online Publishing, e-Business and Mobile Computing, we deliver connectivity – between people and applications – unlocking islands of data and knowledge. We own some of the sector’s most innovative Online Publications: PharmiWeb.com, HospitalPharma.com and Detail-Direct.com. We are actively developing solutions for Mobile Computing platforms. For example, our PharmiTabTM e-pharmacy solution runs real-time patient data and prescribing transactions in a busy hospital environment, on a TabletPC, wireless client/server platform. e-Business solutions range from e-Detailing, to Online Market Research, all designed to increase reach, increase sales, and to reduce administration and costs.


    PWTV

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    www.pharmaworld.tv

    The dedicated Audio Visual file sharing platform for the Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences and The Animal Health Industry. Use the power of Audio and Visual to give a clearer information to your clients. www.pharmaworld.tv


    European Biotechnology Network

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    http://european-biotechnology.net/

    The European Biotechnology Network is dedicated to facilitating co-operation between professionals in biotechnology and the life sciences all over Europe. The non-profit organisation brings research groups, universities, SMEs, large companies and indeed all actors in biotechnology together to build and deliver partnerships.


    Absave

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    http://www.absave.com

    Absave.com is the leading savings website for Antibodies and Immunological Products. Search our extensive database of Antibodies, Kits, Proteins & Peptides, Reagents, etc. to find the best savings!


    Medical Device Network

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    http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/

    Medicaldevice-network.com is your one stop for information on the medical device industry, covering everything along the supply chain from biomaterials and materials solutions to electronics, packaging, motors and motion control, outsourcing and more. Through our international team of journalists, we cover diagnosis, prevention, monitoring, standards, treatment and technology – all you need as a professional in the medical industry to stay abreast of the latest developments in your field.


    Mednous

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    http://www.MedNous.com

    MedNous is a print publication and website about medical innovation in Europe. It carries exclusive interviews with companies that are at the forefront of medical technology, as well as contributor articles from prominent practitioners. Our mission is to identify significant advances in medicine and to explain how this innovation is being commercialised. In doing so, we talk to venture capitalists about what products and platforms they are supporting. We report on how regulators cope with the accelerating pace of innovation. And we regularly cover the latest developments in the discovery and development of new medical concepts in the area of antibodies, vaccines, small molecules, regenerative medicine and nanomedicines. MedNous combines the English word for medicine with the Greek word for intellect. And those with nous are readers of our publication. Visit our website: www.mednous.com


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    http://www.scidoc.org

    SciDoc Publishers is a major source provider of e-journals in the field of Science, Technology and Medicine (STM). The nature of journals - Open Access and Peer-reviewed. We are aimed with a sole motive in making a mark in the field of Open Access, by propagating the knowledge to the scientific community. Our prime concern involves, the knowledge to reach millions of readers and give them access to scientific publications - online.


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    http://www.manufacturingchemist.com

    Manufacturing Chemist is among the longest established and most respected information sources in the global pharmaceutical manufacturing industry. Manufacturing Chemist reports on current and future trends in the global marketplace, including the latest developments in drug discovery, biotechnology, drug delivery, ingredients, processing technologies and equipment, packaging, business strategies and regulatory updates.


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    Inderscience is a dynamic, leading, independent journal publisher. The company disseminates the latest research across the broad fields of science, engineering and technology; management, public and business administration; environment, ecological economics and sustainable development; computing, ICT and internet/web services, and related areas. Inderscience offers over 35 years' experience in publishing and has succeeded in building a substantial collection approaching 400 high-quality peer-reviewed international research journals in both online and print formats. We offer a variety of ways to keep up-to-date with the latest published leading-edge research while our online collection represents a fully-searchable digital archive of around 60,000 articles.


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    SelectScience is an independent, online information resource for the worldwide scientific community, and the home of trusted information for laboratory scientists. Discover the latest drug discovery and development technologies, products and techniques with product reviews, videos, application notes and news articles. Become a member for free today.


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    Gate2Biotech is a portal that unites biotechnological community in Central Europe. It covers all the news in the field of biotechnology. Thanks to the the portal the companies engaged in the field can easily search for research institutions and other partners to solve technical problems they are facing and here they can also present their services offer to potential partners from the Czech Republic and abroad. Gate2Biotech portal serves as a bridge connecting scientific and commercial sector. It incorporates offices and support organizations dedicated to promoting transfer of innovative technologies into a unified communication platform of Czech and international biotechnologies. As a mediator of information it draws attention to biotechnologies and support of their application and transfer into practice. It also functions as a tool for encouraging non-professionals (especially scientists and students) towards innovative business or applied research.


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    Pharmaceutical-Tech : “In the realm of Pharmacy, where innovation is rapid, Pharmaceutical-Tech stands adept at conceptualizing unique ideas relevant to the B2B space. Pharmaceutical-Tech is essentially a B2B online business, technology media platform and global magazine that have under its wraps the largest global database of Pharmacy buyers and suppliers. Pharmaceutical-Tech.com covers in-depth trends that shape industry dynamics and metamorphose global economics. With services like search engine optimization, global magazine, social media marketing, product video showcase, e-mail marketing, e-newsletter sponsorship, banner advertising, event marketing and micro-website within our platform, www.pharmaceutical-tech.com has created a recognition that spans over a global audience, thereby revolutionizing how businesses transact.”


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    Copthorne Tara Hotel

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    United Kingdom

    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

     

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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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