Pharmaceutical Packaging, Labelling and Artwork Origination

This course has been designed to present a number of important developments in pharmaceutical packaging and labelling from regulations, standardisation, technology, innovation and artwork origination.

Course overview

This conference has been designed to present a number of important developments in pharmaceutical packaging and labelling regulations, standardisation, technology, innovation and artwork origination. The importance of packaging and labelling trends to improve patient safety and compliance and increase efficiency will be a particular focus of this event. New technologies and packaging innovations will be discussed and examples and case studies will be illustrated.

Why you should attend

Benefits in Attending:

  • Gain an update on current regulatory issues and packaging changes
  • Comply with the Falsified Medicines Directive
  • Discover the latest anti-counterfeiting strategies
  • Hear about tamper verification features for medicinal packaging
  • Discuss country specific ways to serialisation
  • Access key opinion leaders in packaging and labelling for the pharmaceutical industry
  • Hear the latest trends in packaging design and development
  • Understand how good design makes safer medicines
  • Gain an understanding of artwork asset management
  • Plan your packaging design to meet patient needs
  • Participate in practical round table discussions and workshops

Who should attend

This conference will be of benefit to all those working in the following areas:-
  • Artwork/Origination
  • Packaging Technology
  • Business Development
  • Project Management
  • Good Manufacturing
  • Purchasing
  • Practice
  • Quality Assurance /Control
  • Logistics
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Packing/Design/Labelling
  • Technical Writing

Programme - Day one

Current regulatory issues and packaging changes

  • Labelling for safety
  • Falsified Medicines Directive and the delegate acts – implementation for the UK
  • Information provision for the 21st Century – the “shortcomings” report and where next

Challenges facing the industry and future trends and developments

  • What is happening in this fast moving field?
  • The Falsified Medicines Directives requirements in practice
  • Key industry trends in commercial packaging
  • Innovative packaging solutions
  • Patient compliance and safety
  • Visibility and control within the supply chain

Round table workshop on key issues – Falsified Medicines Directive: complying with the regulations

Solutions to optimize your end-to-end artwork process
  • The drivers of change in the packaging supply chain
  • Controlling a global artwork process to ensure efficiency and transparency
  • Implementing a GMP compliant artwork process
  • Vendor selection, managing outsourcing and developing long term business partnerships
  • Identifying how asset management and workflow techniques improve effectiveness

Update on the UK Medicines Verification System (MVS)

Securing the supply chain Key aspects:
  • Your business…why is security so important?
  • Understanding the SC: where do the risks exist?
  • How to mitigate those risks: technology, management, good practice
  • The business benefits

Serialisation of pharma folding cartons

  • Overview about country specific ways to serialisation
  • Information gathering and processing at the pharma company
  • Printing and reading of serialised information on the pack
  • Investments, project planning and lessons to be learned

Programme - Day two

EN 16679 – The European Standard – Tamper Verification features for medicinal product packaging

  • Which safety features does the EU – Falsified Medicines Directive require?
  • Which Tamper Verification guidelines are available?
  • Target and process of European standardisation
  • Structure and contents of EN 16679 Tamper Verification features for medicinal products packaging
  • Conclusions/recommendations for the practice

Packaging; a medium for communication and business benefit

  • Packaging, the patient to business interface
  • How to improve communication to patients
  • Smart technology; utilise packaging for Smart outcomes

Round table workshop on key issues – practical anti-counterfeiting and tamper evidence techniques

The life cycle of outsourcing artwork services

  • Outsourcing of artwork services need not be a one way street
  • The decision to make or buy artwork services is difficult and full of pitfalls
  • Successfully outsourcing artwork development
  • A cradle to grave journey of sourcing artwork services

Patient needs and requirements – packaging solutions for patient compliant packaging

  • Why is there a need for patient compliant packaging?
  • Concept of patient compliant packaging – How to improve patient compliance?
  • Structural and technical design of folding boxes
  • Artwork design and layout of medicinal product packaging
  • Logistical and technical optimisation of packaging for medicinal products
  • Case studies and practical examples

New and developing QMS standards and guidelines

  • ISO 9001:2015 quality management
  • ISO 13485:2016 medical devices
  • ISO 15378:2015 packaging materials QMS and a further revision to ISO 15378:2015 and ISO 15378:2017, packaging materials
  • PS 9000:2016 packaging materials revision for ISO 9001:2015
  • Origination guidelines

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We do not currently have dates confirmed for this course; please contact us to be informed when it is scheduled; or to discuss running this course on an in-house basis for your staff.

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Previous customers include...

  • Actavis UK Ltd
  • Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices of Croatia (HALMED)
  • AJ Vaccines
  • AJ Vaccines A/S
  • Astellas Pharma Europe BV
  • Baxter Healthcare Corporation
  • Baxter Healthcare Ltd
  • Bilthoven Biologicals B.V.
  • Bio-Technology General (Israel) Ltd.
  • Celgene Logistics Sàrl
  • CSL Behring AG
  • Dr Reddy's Laboratories (UK) Ltd
  • Eisai Manufacturing Limited
  • GW Pharmaceuticals
  • MHRA
  • MSD
  • Mylan
  • Norgine Ltd
  • Novo Nordisk A/S
  • Orion Corporation, Orion Pharma
  • Owen Mumford Ltd
  • Perigord Premedia Ltd
  • Pfizer Ltd
  • Q-Med AB
  • Sanofi
  • Servier (Ireland) Industries Ltd
  • Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Europe Ltd
  • Takeda Pharma A/S
  • Teva UK Limited
  • Waymade

Friendly and well organised.

Andy Linney, Principal Designer , Cambridge Consultants

All very informative and well run

Rachel Barclay, Labelling & Artwork Team Manager, Norgine

I enjoyed the conference - very informative and a good pace. It never felt like it was "dragging on".

Nick Godden, , Clinigen Group plc

Content and presentations were very interesting, speakers kept good atmosphere.

Petra Dimić, Artwork and Module 1 Specialist, Xellia d.o.o

Really excellent content and speakers

Martina Forristal, Quality Manager, Perigord Premedia Ltd

Experienced speakers providing valuable recommendations. Helpful concrete examples

Peggy Pontabry, Regulatory Labelling Manager, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd

Very good effort!

Vasiliki Ntafi, Global Quality Manager, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd

Professional, detailed and relevant. Up to date and pitched at the right level

Daniel McNaught, Senior Director, EU Manufacturing and Supply Chain, Zogenix International

A very well put together course covering the current labelling challenges facing the pharma industry in meeting the latest regulations. The speakers were all very enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge and giving guidance to improve how we work in this industry. I have been on one of these courses before and think it is essential to attend every few years to keep abreast of the latest topics.

Liz Campbell, Artwork Co-ordinator, Britannia Pharmaceuticals

Overall, I would say the presentation was good and speakers were professional and friendly

Mreena Ballah Pulton, Global Packaging Technologist, Norgine Limited

It was good, very useful and I will recommend it to our staff

Nawaf Matar AlMotairi, , Saudi Food and Drug Authority

I appreciated the limited number of participants, which allowed to have discussions within the group during the sessions as well as exchange of experience with other participants during breaks

Tamara Huber, Senior Manager, CSL Behring AG

I did enjoy the course, all speakers were great and kept the momentum going

Shelley Browning, Senior Regulatory Affairs Officer, The Boots Company PLC

An excellent course to broaden the mind of packaging-orientated emplyees with presentation from passionate industry-leading key figures giving me confidence that what I was being taught was the best information/opinion available

Adam Goodall, Artwork Specialist, Otsuka Pharmaceuticals Europe Ltd

Course was good and speakers very engaging

Barbara Pisano, Scientific Assessor, MHRA

Very interesting topics

Thierry Adatte, Associate Manager, Celgene Logistics Sàrl