Injectable Drug Delivery

Advances in technology for pens, auto-injectors, large volume pumps, patch pumps, needle-free, pre-filled syringes and other parenteral methods.

18-19 Mar 2020

GBP 1,499
EUR 2,099
USD 2,338

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Course overview

Newly Updated Programme for 2020 !

Injectable drug delivery is considered to be one of the most effective routes of administration due to the speed and effectiveness of delivery to the target, and recent developments have improved the patient experience. The global injectable drug delivery market continues to grow and technology is advancing. This, coupled with the ever-changing regulatory requirements, means that it is imperative for companies to stay abreast of the latest developments and challenges within the industry in order to remain compliant, as well as gaining a competitive edge.

This seminar has been designed to provide all those working in the industry with the latest information on the next generation of injectable drugs and devices and an update on recent trends, technologies and applications. It will also be a great opportunity to meet industry leaders, as well as like-minded professionals, and share common experience and best practice.

Attending this two-day seminar, presented by experts in the field, will:

  • Give you a valuable update on the advances in injection technology and drug delivery
  • Present you with up-to-date information on the latest market trends and opportunities for your organisation
  • Provide you with an opportunity to develop significant business partnerships

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Who should attend

This is a key seminar for all those working in the parenteral delivery area, including:

  • Device development managers
  • Senior project managers
  • Engineering directors
  • Formulation specialists
  • Principal scientists
  • Research and development associates
  • Business development managers
  • Market development directors
  • Associate directors of regulatory affairs
  • Heads of strategic product management
  • Medical device quality managers
  • Pre-sales and sales managers
  • Project managers
  • Biomedical engineers
  • Device technology managers
  • Device engineers

Programme day one

Devices, technology and latest trends

Latest developments for injectable drug delivery solutions

  • Market overview and trends
  • How can a science-driven CDMO help to accelerate developments for biologics? • Case study
    Dr Thomas Schoenknecht

Recent advances in large-volume injection

  • Large-volume autoinjectors
  • Patch injectors
  • Latest usability insights into autoinjector and patch injector systems
    Ian Thompson

Discussion session

Developments in technology with injectables – digitalisation and smart technology

  • ‘Internet of me’ – connected drug delivery advances
  • Sustainable patient engagement for better outcomes
  • Market forces and business drivers
    Neil Williams

Digital design in development of injectable systems

  • Hardware and software solutions
  • Integration into the connected ecosystem
  • Device management trends
    Markus Bauss

Discussion session

Case study: Connected needle-free technology

  • Adherence to treatment in injectable therapies for chronic disease is very low
  • Opportunities with a new form of drug delivery that is needle-free
  • Transforming the perception and approachability of therapies based on injectable biologics
  • Next-gen needle-free drug delivery platform that is computer-controlled • Supporting patient needs
  • Clinical and market studies – results and findings
    Patrick Anquetil

Patient considerations and design processes

Assessing injection site pain

  • Understanding how to measure pain and tolerability during injection and how to interpret the results
  • Summary of recent clinical investigations
  • Impact on the design and selection of drug delivery devices
    Chris Muenzer

Discussion session

Betwixt and between – managing the interface between PFS and autoinjector

  • Understanding the physical interface between PFS and autoinjector
  • A framework for ensuring compatibility across the interface
  • Working together in harmony – the organisational interface between pharma, syringe manufacturer and device developer
    Dr Jeffrey Philippson

Interactive panel discussion: Next generation innovations in drug delivery
Moderator: Dr Gregory Berman
Panellists: Ian Thompson, Neil Williams, Markus Bauss, Dr Thomas Schoenknecht

Drinks reception

Programme day two

Regulatory update and human factors

The EU regulatory framework for injectable delivery systems

  • Deciding on your regulatory strategy
  • Implications of the Medical Device Regulation (EU) 2017/74 and Article 117 for drug delivery systems
  • Classification – the importance of getting it right from the start
  • Combination products – drug/device, device/drug?
  • Essential considerations for injectable medicinal products
  • Brexit implications
    Dr David Jefferys

Human factors validation – when is usability testing not required?

  • Overview of regulatory guidelines covering human factors for combination products • Considerations for determining if a study will be required
  • Utilising comparative analyses
  • Approaches to compiling supporting evidence
    Lee Wood

Discussion session

Sustainability – its impact on self-care drug delivery

  • The circular economy
  • Sustainability and the pharma industry
    Gregor Anderson

Packaging and quality

Extractables and leachables (E&L) in injectable drug products

  • The ongoing evolution of thresholds for control of E&L in drug products
    Raphael Nudelman

Discussion session

Pre-filled syringes in a nutshell

  • The components
  • The building blocks
  • Potential options
  • Lure-tip syringes, dual-chamber pre-filled syringes and staked-in needles
  • How everything comes together
    Dr Andreas Rothmund

The relationship between the ICH guidelines for impurities and E&L thresholds

  • ICH guidelines for impurities and non-mutagenic impurities
  • Principles from the ICH guidelines for impurities that can be used for the risk assessment of E&L in drug products
    Raphael Nudelman

Interactive panel discussion: The future with smart injection devices
Moderator: Dr Gregory Berman
Panellists: Ian Thompson and Dr Thomas Schoenknecht

Chair’s closing remarks


David Jefferys

Dr David Jefferys is currently Senior Vice President with Eisai responsible for Global Regulatory, Government Relations, Public Affairs and Patient Safety (EMEA, Russia and Australasia). After qualifying in medicine he worked in clinical and academic medicine, before spending 20 years as a senior regulator for both medicines and medical devices. He was executive director of the UK Medicines Control Agency, CEO and Director of the MDA, joint CEO of MHRA. He was involved in the establishment of the European Medicines Agency, CPMP/CHMP member and MRFG and PER scheme chairman. For the last ten years he has worked in industry and chairs several key committees for ABPI, Efpia and IFPMA. He has lectured and published extensively in drug and device regulation and on benefit risk evaluation.

Andreas Rothmund

Dr. Andreas Rothmund is Qualified Person 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.

Gregory Berman

Gregory Berman is an Independent Consultant and Director of Cantab Innovations Ltd. Previously he was Head of the Medical Group at Kinneir Dufort, an award-winning research, innovation, design and product development company, with over 30 years’ experience helping companies discover, create, develop and realise tangible new products, brands and experiences. He helps clients in the life-science, medical and healthcare sectors to develop products in complex situations, optimise life-science R&D and exploit technology strategically.

He led the design and development of SmartJect™; an autoinjector which automatically retracts the needle and was launched by J&J in 2010 with an important next-generation drug.
Worked with Chrono Therapeutics, helping to develop their SmartStop™ based device, the world’s first programmable, wearable transdermal smoking cessation therapy.
Participated in a detailed design review of an autoinjector being developed by a leading pharmaceutical company for a new drug.
Undertook the Voice of Customer study for a leading biopharmaceutical company, as the starting point for developing high volume parenteral delivery devices for lifesaving immunotherapies.

Undertook a technology survey for a company interested in needle-free, transdermal, micro-needle, electroporation and iontophoresis drug delivery devices.

Markus Bauss

Markus Bauss has over 10 years’ experience in the area of pharmaceutical packaging in various leading roles such as global key account management, research & innovation and business development. Looking at upcoming new technologies such as smart phones, mobile apps and connectivity, he started his technology Start-Up company ConnectMeSmart GmbH in 2013.
In 2015 SHL Group and ConnectMeSmart partnered up in the Joint Venture SHL Connect to investigate the market for connectivity, emerging technologies and explore their potential application within each of SHL Group’s companies. SHLGroup is the world’s largest privately-owned designer, developer and manufacturer of advanced drug delivery devices such as auto injectors and pen injectors. In addition the company provides contract manufacturing and engineering services for the production of medtech and industrial products and final assembly, labeling and packaging services of drug delivery devices to the biotech and biopharma industries.

From 2004 to 2014 he has been working for Schreiner MediPharm, a leading supplier of advanced labeling solutions. Working in the U.S. and Europe, he contributed with innovative products, such as Needle-Trap, a label integrated needle stick prevention solution. He studied process engineering at the Technical University of Clausthal and started his career in environmental & recycling technology at RWE in Germany in 1997 prior to moving to the pharmaceutical area.

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson has been Vice President Business Development, Delivery Systems with Ypsomed AG since 1995. He has had a number of roles in key account management and business development working with pharma companies to develop and bring to market innovative self-injection systems. He studied biochemistry and biotechnology in the UK from 1979-1983 and has worked in medical device companies since moving to Switzerland in 1990. Following the successful development and launch of a range of new pen and autoinjector custom products, Ypsomed Delivery Systems’ continues to focus on the development of next generation pen, autoinjector and bolus injector technologies.

Patrick Anquetil

Dr. Patrick Anquetil is Portal Instrument’s Chief Executive Officer. He brings more than 18 years of experience in nanotechnology, including extensive knowledge in the areas of cleantech, material science, and instrumentation.
From 2009 to 2012, he was co-founder and director of strategic and process planning for SynapDx Corporation, where he had responsibility for development of the company’s business and operational plans as well as securing $9 million in Series A funding. He began his career as a science and nanotechnology equity research analyst at Susquehanna International Group, authoring and marketing nanotechnology industry and equity research reports to hedge funds and portfolio managers. He holds a doctorate in bio-instrumentation from MIT, an MBA from Harvard University, and a master’s degree from the ETH in Zurich and the University of Tokyo. His work has appeared in numerous peer-reviewed publications as well as mainstream media, including MIT Technology Review, Wired Magazine, PBS, and CNBC among others.

Neil Williams

Neil is the Head of Connected Health and Director of Front-End Innovation for Phillips-Medisize, based in Cambridge UK. Neil consults for BioPharma clients, innovating and executing strategies to enhance stakeholder engagement through connected devices and service design. He has over 22 years’ commercial experience covering medical devices, telemetry, digital imaging, clinical decision support, secure mobile working, patient engagement and health analytics for businesses including Philips Healthcare, Microsoft, Elsevier Health Sciences, Hospira, Map of Medicine and ZOLL. Prior to Neil’s commercial career he trained at Leicester University Hospitals in Operating Department Practice and was Faculty for numerous Advanced Life Support programs having qualified in the UK and United States.

Christopher Muenzer

Chris Muenzer is a Senior Device Technology Manager at Novartis in Basel, Switzerland. He has almost 20 years of development experience with a focus on drug delivery devices and has filed several patents in the field. At Novartis, Mr. Muenzer leads a team supporting injectable delivery systems for Novartis’ diverse portfolio of drugs. In addition to his work at Novartis, he is active on the ISO working group for injection devices. Mr. Muenzer holds a BSME from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the US.

Jeffrey Philippson

Jeffrey Philippson is a specialist in testing and evaluation of parenteral drug delivery devices with PA Consulting in Cambridge, UK and leads the PA Injection Science team. Jeffrey applies statistics and data analysis to the development and evaluation of drug delivery devices, with a particular focus on autoinjectors, pen-injectors and infusion pumps. He is an expert in design input creation, test method development and validation, and design verification processes. He holds a PhD in Experimental Physics from Queen’s University (Kingston, ON, Canada).

Lee Wood

Lee Wood is Co-founder and CEO of medHF and specialises in the application of Human Factors Engineering to the medical device development process. medHF support manufacturers to develop safe, usable and approvable devices by delivering high quality Human Factors services. Lee is an expert in supporting manufacturers to effectively navigate and successfully meet regulatory expectation. Previously he was Head of Human Factors Engineering with Roche and before that Human Factors/Principal Scientist with Novartis.

Gregor Anderson

Greg Anderson set up Pharmacentric Solutions in late 2017 offering consultancy services specialising in packaging and device strategies and solutions for the Pharma industry. He advises both small and large Life Science companies on topics such as sustainability, human factors, design for manufacture and leveraging new technologies. Prior to this he spent 30 years working at GSK with his last role there being Senior Device and Packaging Director.

His career started at Smiths Industries Medical Systems as a device designer where he focused on surgical equipment development working closely with healthcare professionals. He then joined the R&D Device Development Unit at Glaxo and worked on the conceptualisation, design and scale-up of various injectors and key inhaler device platforms and the ongoing lifecycle for these novel inhalers. In 2009 Greg moved to GSK Manufacturing as Head of Global Technical Packaging. More recently he has focused on supporting the launches of the Ellipta inhaler, respiratory training devices and also researching and preparing GSK’s respiratory and packaging strategy for Emerging Markets. In 2016 he joined the Medicines Manufacturing Industry Partnership and wrote and published the UK Pharma roadmap for Innovation and Technology. He holds over 40 patents and has expertise in ideation and conceptualization, integration of sustainable technologies and patient centric design and has presented papers on these topics globally. Greg sits on the UK Institute of Materials Packaging Board representing Pharma. He has a B.Sc. in Industrial Design, a M.Sc. in Polymer Science & Engineering and a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing.

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Generally very good. We were well looked after. Venue excellent, management forum very professional. Needs more than just device suppliers in attendance.

Victoria Morgan, Director Segment Marketing, West Pharmaceutical Services

Very good and useful. Excellent.

Gajane Zurawska, Global Marketing Director, HTL-STREFA S.A.

Topics well selected. Good speakers and broadly based.

Stefan Gaul, Head of Strategic Product Management, Haselmeier AG

Very good

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Mindy Katz, Product Manager, Sorrel Medical

Well worth the time

David Haase, Senior Manager Device Development, Genentech

Good conference. Will most likely come again.

Thomas Mayer, Intl. Key Account Manager, Sonceboz SA