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 is 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 will feature live demo of smart PFS products and use 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

12:00 - 12:15

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 production’s to cope with their latest challenges: Annex 1, Personalized drugs, Flexibility, Small batch production and Mobility. We will provide a short overview of today’s application and our solutions, with a glance of our new products coming soon to further supports 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 will give 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

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 will explore how digital technology can reduce process waste and increase production agility, from artwork development through production to distribution.

James MacKenzie , Sales Director, Hapa AG


15:30 - 16:00

Sustainable Medicines Packaging Awards

The Sustainable Medicines Packaging Awards showcase and celebrate sustainable innovations revolutionising pharmaceutical packaging today. 

The Awards are run by sustainable healthcare pioneers, YewMaker, the executive lead of the Sustainable Medicines Partnership, a public-private partnership building science-based, scalable solutions to make medicines and medicines packaging more sustainable. 

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


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