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Pre-Filled Syringes: End-to-End Processing Training Course

Topics such as quality of syringe manufacture, quality of syringe components and why, quality of filling (volume check, reject reduction), quality of inspection and product release will be discussed in detail.

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21 Sep 2022

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  • Format: Live online
  • CPD: 6 hours for your records
  • Certificate of completion

Course overview

This intensive one-day course has been designed to offer a comprehensive, practical, and usable review of the production of PFS and will provide the latest information on all aspects of the process from PFS components, manufacture and packaging for fill/finish through to final (post-fill) inspection. Quality will be a key focus of the programme and there will be extensive coverage of improvements in the manufacturing process, including advances in cleanroom technology and sterilisation. Other sessions will address visual inspection and the latest regulatory requirements to ensure that you are fully up to date. The faculty of speakers will provide key guidance and advice from their practical experience in this field and there will be ample opportunity for discussion.

Who should attend?

This event is ideal for pharma start-ups, small and medium-sized pharma companies, CROs, CMOs, machine suppliers, hospital dispensaries, and anyone new to PFS or wanting to learn more in a relaxed and open environment. It will be of value to those working in the area of PFS with responsibility for device programmes, product development, product life cycle management, regulatory affairs, quality assurance and combination products. Drug delivery specialists, business development managers and product development managers will also find this course beneficial.

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The Pre-Filled Syringes: End-to-End Processing course will cover:

Syringe manufacture from components to the final product – an overview

  • Component selection – a primer
  • Bulk or pre-sterilised components?
  • Siliconisation – not beloved, but required
  • Handling and filling overview

PFS over time

  • Evolution of components
  • Evolution of processes and equipment
  • Evolution of application and application systems
    • Safety devices
    • Self-injection devices

Filling and closing: multi-format machine for nested syringes, vials and cartridges

  • Dosing and filling systems in comparison
  • Closing methods and their applications
  • Format parts – easy to change
  • Containment

Terminal sterilisation of pre-filled syringes – strange but feasible

  • Points to consider
  • Aseptic filling vs terminally sterilised

Visual inspection of pre-filled syringes

  • Why do we inspect? Regulatory requirements
  • Inspection basics
    • Defects – classification and defect evaluation lists
    • Pros and cons of different inspection methods
  • Automated visual inspection of syringes – scope and limitations
  • Current developments

Secondary packaging machines for PFS: hero or villain of the PFS world?

  • Walk through a typical secondary packaging line
  • Trends in secondary packaging: labelling, safety devices, glass-to-glass contact
  • Single machines v’s combined machines

Regulatory requirements for pre-filled syringes

  • ISO design compliance
  • Pharmacopoeia compliance
  • New MDR – what about it?
  • Responsibilities in contracted operations

Open floor discussion

PFS state-of-the-union address and event summary

  • Review of market drivers 
  • Future trends in PFS

Final discussion session and concluding remarks

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Dale Charlton

Dale Charlton is a Freelance Consultant for automation and fill / finish. Dale has spent a lifelong career in Life Sciences and Biotechnology encompassing both the academic and industrial sectors. Dale worked in a technical capacity in basic R&D at a major University and EMBL Heidelberg before embarking on a more formal academic career in biotechnology and studying for a PhD within the Drug Discovery Group of Pfizer into growth factor research (rGH, GHRF, IgF) . With industrial spells at Porton Down and Pittman-Moore (formerly Glaxo Animal Vaccines) in API and API scale-up, Dale settled back into biotech manufacture and moved more into the supply chain of finished drug products for small molecules & biologics, first as the MD of a life sciences distribution company and later as Director of Business Development, Optima pharma in sterile production automation. Having worked in the pharmaceutical industry from R&D to finished drug product, Dale has a unique understanding of the entire drug development life cycle and offers insight from both the pharma and a suppliers perspective.

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Andreas Rothmund

Dr. Andreas Rothmund is Qualified Person (retd) at Vetter Pharma-Fertigung in Ravensburg, Germany, an independent contract manufacturer specialised in the aseptic production of pre-filled application systems. He started his industrial career in 1985 as a lab manager. After two years he took over production responsibility for a German company specialised in eye drops and eye ointments, a position he held for nearly eight years.

He joined Vetter in 1994, where he has held several positions, including Head of Production for one of Vetter’s aseptic production units. He holds a degree in organic chemistry from the University of Constance, Germany.

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Book Pre-Filled Syringes: End-to-End Processing Live online training

NEW higher discounts for multiple bookings - bring your colleagues to make your training budget go further:

  • 30% off the 2nd delegate*
  • 40% off the 3rd delegate*
  • 50% off the 4th delegate*

21 Sep 2022

Live online

09:30-16:45 UK (London) (UTC+01)
10:30-17:45 Paris (UTC+02)
04:30-11:45 New York (UTC-04)
Course code 12556

  • GBP 499 599
  • EUR 719 859
  • USD 814 970

Until 17 Aug

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* Early booking discounts may not be combined with other discounts or offers. As such, the discounts for 2nd/3rd/4th delegates are based on the full price.

Reviews of IPI's Pre-Filled Syringes: End-to-End Processing training course


It was very good, I was impressed, I would have loved to do this course in person but this was a good alternative. The speakers were very good, very knowledgeable but also good at teaching/ relating information. The presentations were easy to follow, it was useful to have the documents there to follow along as the speakers talked. All the content was relevant to the topic and occasional humus. I enjoyed the course and would recommend Management Forum to my colleagues.

Mar 30 2022

Zhané Healey
Senior Laboratory Technician, Medical Engineering Technologies

Mar 27 2019

Very knowledgeable and helped answer numerous questions. Very helpful and interested in individual challenges.

Gabrielle Kelsey
Production Manager, Torbay Pharmaceuticals

Mar 20 2017

Very informative, good overview of PFS development. Speakers were knowledgeable.

William Turner
Associate Bioedical Engineer, Meridian Medical Technologies, a Pfizer Company

Mar 20 2017

Friendly, knowledgeable people. I would have liked to go a bit deeper into the technical parts (syringes, tubs, machines)

Marc van Nispen
Project Engineer, EMCM B.V.

United Kingdom

  • 3P Innovation Ltd
  • 42 Technology Ltd
  • Archimedes Pharma Ltd
  • Astech Projects Limited
  • ASTECH PROJECTS LTD
  • AstraZeneca
  • Becton Dickinson UK Ltd (Oxford)
  • Bespak Europe Ltd
  • Calea UK Ltd
  • Cambridge Design Partnership
  • Cardinal Health
  • Catalent Pharma Solutions
  • Ethypharm
  • Future Injection Technologies Limited
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Glide Pharmaceutical Technologies Limited
  • Harro Hoefliger Packaging Systems Ltd
  • IT Pharma
  • Martindale Pharma
  • Medical Engineering Technologies
  • Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
  • OnDrugDelivery Ltd
  • Oval Medical Technologies Ltd
  • Owen Mumford Ltd
  • QRC Consultants Ltd
  • Salvus Technology Limited
  • Sanofi-Aventis
  • Team Consulting Ltd
  • Technology Partnership Plc
  • Terry Weston
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals Europe B.V.
  • Tip-top.com Limited
  • Torbay Pharmaceuticals
  • UCB Celltech
  • ViiV Healthcare
  • West Pharmaceutical Services
  • West Pharmaceutical Services Cornwall Ltd
  • Wyeth Pharmaceuticals

Germany

  • Abbott Products GmbH
  • B Braun Melsungen AG
  • Bayer Pharma AG
  • Gerresheimer Bunde GmbH
  • Medac GmbH
  • Nipro Glass Germany AG
  • Optima Group pharma
  • Rexam Pharma GmbH
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • RPC Formatec GmbH
  • Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
  • Schott AG
  • Schreiner Group GmbH & Co KG
  • Vetter Pharma International GmbH

United States of America

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Advanced Electron Beams
  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc
  • AMGEN INC
  • BD
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Genetech Inc
  • IDEO
  • Meridian Medical Technologies Inc
  • Meridian Medical Technologies, a Pfizer Company
  • NA
  • Portal Instruments
  • West Pharmaceutical Services Inc.

Switzerland

  • Actelion Pharmaceutical Ltd
  • CSL Behring AG
  • F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
  • Forteq Healthcare
  • Geistlich Pharma AG
  • Haselmeier GmbH
  • Komax Systems LCF SA
  • Merck
  • Mikron SA Boudry
  • Novartis Pharma AG
  • Schott Schweiz AG
  • Ypsomed AG

France

  • Aptar Pharma
  • BD Medical – Pharmaceutical Systems
  • Becton Dickinson
  • BIOCORP
  • Cabinet Michel Richebourg
  • Guerbet
  • Linac Technologies
  • RUMPLER TECHNOLOGIES
  • Stelmi SA

Netherlands

  • Amgen Europe BV
  • Bilthoven Biologicals BV
  • EMCM B.V.
  • Interdos Pharma B.V.
  • MSD B.V.
  • MSD/NV Organon
  • Synthon Biopharmaceuticals BV

Israel

  • Elcam Medical Ltd
  • Flextronics Design srl
  • Sindolor Medical Ltd
  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industry Limited
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd
  • West-Medimop

Sweden

  • Apotek Produktion & Laboratorier AB
  • Apoteket Produktion & Laboratorier AB
  • BD Medical - Pharmaceutical Systems
  • BECTON DICKINSON AB
  • Q-Med AB
  • UPPSALA UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Austria

  • Baxter Innovations GmbH
  • BD Medical - Pharmaceutical Systems
  • EBEWE Pharma
  • Sandoz GmbH
  • Takeda Austria GmbH

Denmark

  • ALK-Abello A/S
  • Bang & Olufsen Medicom AS
  • Ferring Pharmaceuticals A/S
  • LEO Pharma
  • Novo Nordisk A/S

Belgium

  • Baxter R&D Europe
  • Datwyler Pharma Packaging Belgium NV
  • Glaxo Smithkline Biologicals
  • Toxikon Europe NV

Ireland

  • Crospon Limited
  • ENTERPRISE IRELAND
  • Tech Group Europe

Italy

  • Alfa Wassermann S.p.A
  • Nuova Ompi srl
  • Sinclair Pharma SRL

Finland

  • DelSiTech Ltd
  • Phillips-Medisize

Croatia

  • Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices of Croatia (HALMED)

Hungary

  • Gedeon Richter Plc.

India

  • Piramal Healthcare Limited

Japan

  • Daicel Corporation

Spain

  • Admiral S.A.

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Run Pre-Filled Syringes: End-to-End Processing Live online for your team

2 days

Typical duration

Pricing from:

  • GBP 800
  • Per attendee
  • Course tailored to your requirements
  • At your choice of location, or online

 

We can customise this course to your requirements and deliver it on an in-house basis for any number of your staff or colleagues.

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Aleksandra BEER
Training expert

+44 (0)20 7749 4749

inhouse@ipi.academy