All times displayed for Europe/Paris timezone.

Conference | Session 1: Patient Adherence, Challenges in Usability & Regulatory Update

Welcome Coffee
08:30 - 09:00
Patient-centric Pharmaceutical Packaging Design – Challenges and Opportunities
09:00 - 09:30
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Design Sciences
Lund University

• Challenges of aging and the medicalization of society
• What is Inclusive Design and how it relates to pharma packaging
• What previous research says about the use of pharma packaging by patients
• How the pharma industry perceives the challenges to design and innovate in packaging
• Opportunities to address the current challenges in pharma packaging

The Real Value of Connected Devices
09:30 - 10:00
Global Head of Medical Device Business Solution

• Technology and the industry challenge
• The value for stakeholders
• The go-to market
• How success looks

To Connect, or not to Connect? That is the question – when should a medical device go connected?
10:00 - 10:30
Senior Consultant
Team Consulting

• What steps to consider when going connected OR not
• Breaking down the problem by defining categories of needs for each Stakeholder
• Do you really need a connected device and if so which type?
• Matching solutions to needs to enhance the drug delivery process
• Is it possible to try it out - taking a punt?
• The human factor - just because you make it connected doesn't mean people will use it.

The Future of Smart Pharmaceutical Packaging and Smart Medical Devices
10:30 - 11:00
Strategic Marketing,

• Overview of the drivers for innovation in smart packaging and connected medical devices
• Current products and processes in the pharma supply chain, current environmental monitoring, packaging etc
• Identification of market failures/opportunities for improvement
• Thought leadership on smart packaging and connected medical devices, how this will provide new solutions and improved outcomes for pharma, the pharma supply chain and patients

Leveraging Performative Research to Inform Lifecycle Management of Combination Products for Pediatric Hemophilia
11:00 - 11:30
Lead Clinical Analyst
Director of Marketing
Terumo Pharmaceutical Solutions

• Challenges of managing drug delivery (use steps) from patient and caregiver perspective
• How to identify opportunities to reduce complexity in managing the disease state
• Real world videos documenting patient and caregiver experiences managing treatments for pediatric haemophilia

Market Dynamics for Animal Health Sector: Perspectives of Developments in Packaging & Drug Delivery Systems, Challenges and Opportunities
11:30 - 12:00
Deputy Qualified Person
Corporate R&D manager for packaging development
Panel Discussion: Practical implications of Brexit for Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Companies
12:00 - 13:00
Panel Discussion
Senior Regulatory Adviser
Medtech Europe
Hogan Lovells
Hogan Lovells International LLP
Deputy Secretary General

Sponsored by:

• Status of Brexit discussions
• Implications for medical device and pharmaceutical companies
• Implications for patients and healthcare professionals
• Practical steps and recommendations

Conference | Session 2: New in Packaging Materials & Drug Delivery Systems

A Game-Changing Delivery System for Long-Acting Injectables
13:30 - 13:50
Head of Technical and Pharmaceutical Operations

• BEPO(R) technology presentation
• High versatility: key formulation parameters for controlling drug release
• Major advantages versus classical long-acting injectable technologies
• Prospectives in the field of Long Acting formulations of fragile molecules

How will USP661.1 and ICH Q3D Impact your Packaging Materials Cocktail?
13:50 - 14:15
Regional Technical Manager Europe, Medical & Pharmaceutical products
Clariant Plastics and Coatings

• ICH Q3D and USP661.1 bring new requirements that could 'shake' the industry if not well prepared
• This regulation destroys the well-worn ‘food contact declarations are enough’
• Packaging supply chain will need to evaluate the impact of the new regulations
• USP661.1 taking full effect in May 2020, you might avoid to be ‘shaken’ into last-minute changes!

Comparative leachable study for Glass Vials to demonstrate the impact of low fill volume
14:15 - 14:40
Senior Principal Expert Global Quality

Today the standard measure for the chemical durability for parenteral packaging is based on the hydrolytic resistance test (ISO 4802; USP<660>; Ph.Eur 3.2.1) for which the vial is filled for testing to 90% of its brimful volume. However, nowadays an increasing amount of innovative drugs e.g. high-potent drugs will have a low filling volume. Consequently, the determined hydrolytic resistance might not represent the amount of leached glass elements for those volumes. This is attributed to two main contribution factors: One is an increasing ratio of the wetted surface to filled volume. The other contributing effect is an increased leaching tendency typically observed with borosilicate glass of the wetted wall near bottom area (especially when the standard manufacturing technology is applied).
The phenomenon itself will be explained and some analysis data will be presented.
For the Quantification of the contributing effects the amount of the representative leached glass elements boron, sodium and silicon after 24 weeks at 40°C for different fill volumes (0.5, 1.0 and 2 ml) with purified water and 15 % KCl-solution for 2 ml vials made from type I class B borosilicate- and from aluminosilicate glass were investigated.
The commonly established standard conversion process has been applied for both types of glass vials.

Parenteral Containers for Ophthalmic Applications: Challenges and Benefits of Glass-Coated Products for Intravitreal Injections
14:40 - 15:05
Director Corporate Account Management,
SiO2 Medical Products

• Challenges in the development of parenteral containers for ophthalmic applications / intravitreal injections
• Polymer Syringe with plasma deposited barrier coating and silicone-oil free lubricity coating
• EO sterilization study to show no gas migration into drug product
• Low particles

Discussion & Coffee Break
15:05 - 15:30

Conference | Session 3: Sustainability and Pharmaceutical Packaging & Devices: from Threats to Actions

Changing EPR (Extended Producer Responsibility) Legislation and the Impact on your Business
15:30 - 15:55
Director and COO
Lorax Compliance

• How EPR legislation is evolving in the EU under the Circular Economy package
• How EPR legislation is evolving around the world
• Changes your business may need to make to adapt to the changes

Sustainability Expectations for Future Pharmaceutical Packaging and Devices
15:55 - 16:20
Managing Director
Pharmacentric Solutions

With public awareness increasing regarding the environmental impact of all the products we use, each market segment is having to review how it designs, develops and specifies its platforms to minimise environmental impact. Medicine packaging and devices are no exception to this and this presentation will review the following:
• What are we doing as an industry to minimise the environmental impact of inhaler devices and packaging?
• What are the threats and opportunities?
• Green Guides and Corporate Social Responsibility reporting
• What next?

Panel Discussion
16:20 - 17:30
Panel Discussion
Managing Director
Pharmacentric Solutions
Sustainability Manager
Amcor Flexibles Europe Middle East and Africa
Key Account Manager
Global Packaging & Serialization –Industrial Affairs
Head Packaging & Devices in Biological Technical Development and Manufacturing
Pharmapack Awards Ceremony & Exhibitor Cocktail Party
17:45 - 19:00 Learning Lab area
Pharmapack Awards

Technical Symposium

Sponsored by:

Connected Injectors: How Relevant for Improving Therapy Outcome?
09:15 - 09:45
Technical Symposium
Chief Innovation Officer

Connected solutions for injection systems have gained momentum the past few years. The generation of health data has become the gold rush of our digital age. More rationally, the digitalization of healthcare is expected to fulfill promises such as increased patient compliance, more impactful patient monitoring for optimal therapy adjustment, confirmation of long-term therapy outcomes and data supporting research to improve medication.

But is connectivity an end in itself and are health data valuable per se?

Herewith we would like to highlight three factors, which we believe are crucial for making a connected injection solution really relevant and useful for a real impact on therapy outcome.
• #1: focus on indication-specific user needs as superior criterion to determine the relevance of connected solutions;
• #2: understand the struggle encountered by patients during their treatment journey to find out how connectivity can solve real problems;
• #3: consider rolling out step by step simple but impactful connected solutions without ambition to solve everything from scratch.

New Meets Old: Challenges and Solutions with Developing a Custom Primary Container
10:00 - 10:45
Technical Symposium
Sr Director of Engineering
Portal Instruments
Senior Global Director Business Development MDS
Gerresheimer AG

Sponsored by:

• Considerations for creating a custom primary package
• Challenges with break-through technologies when bringing to scale.
• Regulatory considerations
• Elements of a successful partnership
While new concepts emerge regularly and can provide break-through results in small batches, leapfrog technologies can be difficult to scale. One root cause to this challenge is the need to fit within legacy systems - especially in manufacturing lines that are expensive to change. Thus can be the challenge with drug delivery - how to develop a new delivery solution that won’t require a pharmaceutical firm to change their manufacturing line - a costly and lengthy process.
Portal’s needle-free injector utilizes a custom primary container (cartridge) with a patented nozzle to contain the pharmaceutical product within the injector device. Portal realized that to achieve speed and efficiency to market they would have to work within the constraints of existing, standard fill lines. The cartridge that Portal needs has several challenging requirements: being compatible with existing standard pharmaceutical product fill lines, use approved materials for biological drugs and achieve extremely tight tolerances for the super-fine needle-free jet injection.

High-Quality Packaging Components Protects Patients, Products and Profitability
11:00 - 11:45
Technical Symposium
Sr. Director, Product Management, Vial Containment & Delivery,
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.

Sponsored by:

• Range of product failures due to packaging on manufacturer
• Case studies demonstrating improvements with upgraded packaging
• Economic impact of upgraded packaging
Challenges and quality expectations for delivery of injectable drugs are rapidly evolving driven by patient communities, regulatory bodies, health care providers, drug manufacturers and drug developers. Failures of packaging components can have a significant impact on one or all of these communities and that cost can have a far more detrimental impact on manufacturers than the initial cost of upgrading a packaging component.
Furthermore, ensuring reliability of the container closure system becomes even more complex as fill finish processes operate at increasingly higher speeds with increasing levels of automation.
In this talk, we will review the impact of high-performance packaging components from the various viewpoints of the patient, the health professional, and the drug m

Beyond Serialization: A Disruptive Approach to Optimize Performance of your Value Chain
13:15 - 14:00
Technical Symposium
Key Account Manager
Antares Vision France

Sponsored by:

• From Big Data to Smart Data: the new challenges at line, plant and corporate level in a serialized world
• Intelligent Thinking: how serialization can provide data-driven actions to improve production and warehouse operations
• Industry 4.0 and the benefits of an comprehensive approach to guarantee the quality, integrity and traceability of medicines, containers and packaging

End-to-End Traceability: A New Competitive Advantage
14:15 - 15:00
Technical Symposium
Senior Director of Global Accounts
Optel Group

Sponsored by:

Corporate scandals such as counterfeiting, contamination and cheap labor exploitation impact patients’ safety in the healthcare and the food and beverage industry, and change consumer behavior across the globe.
Discover the vital role of end-to-end traceability in making a better and intelligent supply chain, from the extraction of raw materials, all the way up to the end user and disposal. Leverage cutting-edge technologies to deliver supply chain security, global visibility and brand protection.
Provide a safe product to guarantee its authenticity, to facilitate return and recall management while creating efficient manufacturing processes. Improve your performance, build lasting and trusting relationships with suppliers and clients, and ensure a more sustainable future thanks to end-to-end traceability.
With this presentation, the audience will understand how end-to-end traceability can help companies gain visibility among their supply chain, increase their performance, improve the safety of their products and ultimately of their customers.

Regulatory updates and their impact on serialization systems
15:15 - 16:00
Technical Symposium
Regulatory Affairs Director

Sponsored by:

• Overview about the NTIN/GTIN codifications situation in Europe. Is it possible to make multi-market productions?
• What’s the impact of this heterogeneous regulation landscape on the serialization systems ? Are the consequences different for a Level 2-3 solution vs a Level 4 solution ?
• Will it make the process of Serialization IT system validation and qualification more difficult ? Can the necessary/mandatory updates be managed in a smooth way or does this on-going process have business outcome ?

Implementation of an Innovative High-Speed Laser-Marking Solution on Glass Prefilled Syringes at Sanofi Pasteur
16:15 - 17:00
Technical Symposium
Product Manager
Group Technology Leader
Sanofi Pasteur

Omplementation of an innovative high-speed laser-marking solution on glass prefilled syringes at Sanofi Pasteur. This track and trace solution applies to all types of glass syringes and has the primary objective to drastically enhance mix-up prevention.
Through the case study, the audience will understand how a pharmaceutical company is tackling significant issues such as traceability, container identification and manufacturing flexibility through the implementation of an innovative marking technology.
The audience will get an overview of the key criteria defined by Sanofi Pasteur to select this technology. The audience will also understand how this implementation can be done on high-speed industrial processes through description of the project and the main challenges.
The audience may also better understand the additional benefits this technology could bring such as anti-counterfeiting and supply chain flexibility.

Learning Lab

Packaging considerations for industrial terminal sterilization
09:30 - 10:00
Learning Lab
EO Technical Director

Sponsored by:

Innovative Nasal Drug Delivery with the MIXPACTM BarrelDose Application System
10:10 - 10:40
Learning Lab
Head Strategic Innovation
Sulzer Mixpac AG

Sponsored by:

• Shelf-life - Up to 200% longer shelf-life compared to previous solution
• Safety in application - Pre-filled accurate dose, controlled droplet size during spraying, no dripping before and after application
• Handling - Easy, intuitive handling allows healthcare professionals to focus fully on the patient
• Hygiene - Traceable single use device enhances infection control

X-Ray, the Sustainable Irradiation Technology
10:50 - 11:20
Learning Lab
Regional Commercial Manager DACH
STERIS Applied Sterilization Technologies and Laboratories

Sponsored by:

• Comparison of the three irradiation technologies
• Quality and technical advantages of irradiation with regards to product feasibility
• Case studies

High quality aluminum seals for flawless machinability
11:30 - 12:00
Learning Lab
Global Platform Leader for Vial Closure Solutions

Sponsored by:

• Increased authorities’ attention towards caps as part of a vial closure system to protect the drug content
• Trend to bring secondary packaging closer to or into cleanroom environments
• Technological development at machine manufacturers require more performant closures

Best Plastic Vial & Syringe for Oxygen Sensitive Drugs like Biologics and Epinephrine
12:10 - 12:40
Learning Lab
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.

Sponsored by:

• Multilayer Plastic Vial and Syringe
• Excellent oxygen and UV barrier to prevent oxidation of drugs
• Very low extractables
• Customizable vial and syringe

Drug Repurposing – Broadening Patient Accessibility via a Change in Drug Delivery System
13:50 - 14:20
Learning Lab
Director Scientific Affairs
Aptar Pharma

Sponsored by:

• Advantages of Drug Repurposing
• Overcoming Challenges
• Successful Transitions
• Regulatory Perspective

Building a Connected Devices Eco-System for Digital Medicines
14:30 - 15:00
Learning Lab
Director, Global Business Development – Connected Devices
Aptar Pharma

Sponsored by:

• What is the Digital Medicines Eco-system
• Impact on patient health outcomes and the overall healthcare system
• How to build a successful eco-system
• Stakeholder’s perspective

Debunking the Leachable Myths of Gamma Sterilization: A Migration Study of Steam Vs. Gamma
15:10 - 15:40
Learning Lab
President and Founder
Next Breath

• Elastomeric components are the major contributor to leachables in the drug product
• A migration study was performed to evaluate potential leachables from both steam and gamma irradiated Ready to Use (RTU) and ETFE coated injectable components
• The results from this study, which demonstrated comparability in leachable profiles, will be present

BD Hylok™ - An Innovative Glass Pre-fillable Syringe for Hyaluronic Acid
15:50 - 16:20
Learning Lab
Global Marketing Manager, Pre-fillable Syringe Systems
BD Medical - Pharmaceutical Systems

Sponsored by:

• Assessing user needs in Hyaluronic Acid delivery
• Addressing user needs through an optimal Hyaluronic Acid delivery system
• BD Hylok™: designed to enhance user experience in Hyaluronic Acid delivery

From Technology Breakthrough to Long Term Adoption - How Smart Devices are Changing Drug Delivery
16:30 - 17:00
Learning Lab
Business Development Director

Sponsored by:

• Speed of innovation • Drug Delivery Devices in a broader smart ecosystem: From Diagnosis to AI
• Which benefits for the patients, pharma, and payers?
• Go to market and business models