5 & 6 June 2024
Palexpo, Geneva
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2022 Workshops - Day 1

The Connect in Pharma workshops deliver high quality and technical content designed in collaboration with world-leading organisations.

10:00 - 10:45

Using smart prefilled syringes to optimize the delivery of biologics in clinical trials and routine care

The objective of this workshop was to identify the potential benefits of smart PFS in the context of a clinical trial or routine care and understand how they can positively impact medication adherence and clinical effectiveness of the drug. The workshop featured a live demo of smart PFS products and used cases for specific applications in clinical trials and routine care, with interventions from members of the Healthcare industry and treatment adherence specialist.

Arnaud Guillet, VP Business Development, Biocorp

Dr. Bernard Vrijens, Chief Executive Officer & Scientific Lead, AARDEX Group

10:50 - 11:05

Innovation pitch: Pharmaceutical blister pack – new material selections towards sustainability and carbon reduction targets

Abstract coming soon. 

Michiel van den Berg, Dir. Global Pharmaceutical Packaging Development, Tekni-Plex

11:10 - 11:55

De-risking your drug combination product development with data driven results

Drug Combination Product development requires a deep understanding of the assemblies to the overall system to ensure the safe and efficient delivery of the drug.
Main challenges that impact pre-filled syringes (PFS) product development are:
• Drug-Container Interaction
• Mechanical Performances
• Container Closure Integrity

Tools & methodology can be deployed to anticipate such challenges and provide key data to de-risk your drug combination product development at an early stage.

Cécile Perret, R&D Engineer, BD

12:00 - 12:15

Innovation pitch: How robotic solutions can futureproof pharmaceutical production

After 40 years of innovation, the robotic division of Stäubli accelerate the pace. Since 2020, strong strategic initiatives have been launched to help Pharma productions to cope with their latest challenges: Annex 1, Personalized drugs, Flexibility, Small batch production and Mobility. We provided a short overview of today’s application and our solutions, with a glance of our new products coming soon to further support our customer needs for tomorrow.

Yann Stragiotti, Deputy Director Robotic, Stäubli

12:20 - 13:05

How to optimize the use of CCIT technologies to ensure the best product integrity and meet regulatory requirements

Parenteral products safety begins with containers closure integrity testing: the ability to maintain a sterile barrier and to prevent leakage resulting in product contamination. Recent regulatory guidance and requirements are influencing changes in industry best practices for CCIT. The challenge of choosing the proper method for each product requires a comprehensive approach: in this session we gave an overview on multi-technology approaches that the Antares Vision Group offers to allow effective CCI testing.

Emanuele Tellaroli, Inspection Machines Regional Sales Specialist, Antares Vision Group

14:00 - 14:45

Phygital packaging to improve sustainability and flexibility in packaging

The packaging industry has undergone a transformation thanks to new tools that help us offer more versatile and unique solutions to our customers. From being able to reprint a batch in no time, to include blockchain features to their packaging, Pharma labs and CMO’s will find huge benefits in combining digital and traditional printing technologies, while reducing their impact in the environment. At Essentra Packaging we are part of the solution to the digital challenges of our customers, as we think digital is a change maker for the packaging experience.

Mark King , Head of Technical, Essentra Packaging

David González, Technical Product Manager, Essentra Packaging

14:50- 15:05

Innovation pitch: digital uplift and agility in pharma production

During this session we explored how digital technology can reduce process waste and increase production agility, from artwork development through production to distribution.

Steve Manning Sales Director, Hapa

15:15 - 16:15

Sustainable Medicines: showcasing innovations in packaging – panel discussion and awards ceremony

Billions of single-use pharmaceutical packaging items are discarded every year and here is increasing pressure and expectation for the industry to deliver solutions. Dr Nazneen Rahman is Founder and CEO of YewMaker an action lab that builds scalable solutions to make healthcare more sustainable. Nazneen with Chair a panel of sustainable pharmaceutical packaging innovators and announced the winners of the 2022 Sustainable Medicines Packaging Awards. The Awards were launched to showcase and celebrate sustainable innovations revolutionizing pharmaceutical packaging and were revealed in the in-event champagne award ceremony.

Dr Nazneen Rahman, YewMaker founder and AstraZeneca Non-Executive Director


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