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.

28-29 Oct 2020

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

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Course overview

This seminar 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

Artwork and labelling fitness assessment

  • Ability, agility and stability – how do you measure up?
  • Discover how to benchmark yourself against the best

Smart packaging: a medium for communication and patient benefit

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

Supply chain – how does it affect the patient?

  • Why is security so important?
  • Understanding the supply chain – where do the risks exist?
  • How to mitigate those risks: teachnology management, good practice
  • The patient business benefits

Programme - Day two

Artwork design: layout changes due to serialisation, tamper evidence and antifraud – best practice

*Technical and graphical changes to printed packaging materials
*Implementation of serialisation requirements into artwork
*Tamper evidence and artwork creation
*Integration of anit-counterfeiting features into artwork
*Conclusions/recommendations for the practice

A practical discussion on blockchain technology: hype or opportunity

*An introduction to blockchain technology
*Opportunities for pharmaceutical supply chain: An overview of some use cases
*A real world case study for artwork collaboration: Veratrak and Tjoapack

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

What is medication non-adherence?

  • The global impact and manufacturer challenges of medication non-adherence
  • Patient-centric approach to medication adherence and real-world data to support
  • The adherence market from a clinical/commercial perspective
  • Regulatory requirements – child resistance and senior-friendly (North America). Why should the EU be any different?
  • Driving innovation to improve patient behaviour and support medication adherence

Round table workshop: patient needs and solutions

Patient adherence – case study: how to make a real and tangible difference to the patient through improved adherence

  • Using a patient-centric adherence approach
  • Insights to implementation
  • Unmet needs and solutions
  • ‘Connected’ packaging and apps
  • End-to-end healthcare packaging solutions

QMS standards and guidelines

  • ISO 9001:2015 quality management
  • ISO 13485:2016 medical devices
  • ISO 15378:2017 packaging materials
  • PS 9000:2016 packaging materials
  • Origination guidelines

Discussion session and Q&A


George Barrie

George Barrie is a Consultant to the Pharmaceutical Packaging Industry.
Until recently he was with Actavis where his role was to bring all elements of packaging design, regulatory requirements and production together and explore design-led solutions, thus aiding compliance and embracing forward-thinking across the packaging process and value chain. He headed up a team that provided a centralised ‘Packaging Centre of Excellent’ supplying Actavis operations globally. The team was and continues to be, driven by the philosophy of “Making Medicine Accessible”.
He started out with a background in design and subsequently moved into the print and packaging field 12 years ago where he gained broad experience working for a supplier to innovator pharmaceutical companies. Experience on both sides of the packaging value-chain has given him a unique insight into some of the key problems and solutions facing the Pharmaceutical sector.
He is an active member of a number of Pharmaceutical industry bodies and firmly believes that successful packaging design and development will be best achieved by a fully consultative process.

Tony Harper

IRCA Certified QMS & PS 9000 Lead Auditor.

After working for over 30 years in the pharmaceutical industry, Tony Harper provides auditing, consultancy, training and certification services for the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Industries and their suppliers particularly those implementing ISO 9000, ISO 13485, ISO 15378, PS 9000 and PS 9100. He also carries out Notified Body CE Medical Device audits.
He was instrumental in setting up the Institute of Quality Assurance (IQA), Pharmaceutical Quality Group (PQG) in 1977 and was its Chairman for 15 years. He was a Committee Member until 2005 and is currently a member of the PQG Partners Team who have developed the PS 9000 Series of documents. He is also a Trustee, Board Member and Honorary Treasurer of the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI). In addition, Tony lectures on Quality Management at the Brighton University QP Post-Graduate Diploma course.
As the UK principal expert, he is working with the International Standards Organization drafting standards (ISO 9001, ISO 9004) and ISO 15378 for Pharmaceutical Packaging Materials and with BSI, CEN and ISO on Braille, patient information and tamper evidence. He is Chairman of the Braille Medicines Forum. Tony is also working on pharmaceutical artwork/origination guidelines.

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28-29 Oct 2020
28-29 Oct 2020 Rembrandt Hotel, London GBP 1,499.00
EUR 2,099.00
USD 2,338.00
+ VAT @ 20.00%
Online registration unavailable: this date is nearing full capacity; please call us on 020 7749 4730 to register.

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  • Norgine Ltd
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  • Perigord Premedia Ltd
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  • Sanofi
  • Servier (Ireland) Industries Ltd
  • Shire Aqisitions
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  • Xellia d.o.o
  • Zogenix International

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Caroline Byrne, MDM Artwork Assistant, Servier Industries Ireland

Speakers were well prepared.

Zeljka Davosir Klaric, Coordinator for National Procedure, Croatian Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices

Friendly and well organised.

Andy Linney, Principal Designer , Cambridge Consultants

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

Nick Godden, Clinigen Group plc

All very informative and well run

Rachel Barclay, Associate Director Labelling & Artwork , Norgine 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

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

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

Experienced speakers providing valuable recommendations. Helpful concrete examples

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

Really excellent content and speakers

Martina Forristal, Quality Manager, Perigord Premedia Ltd

Very good effort!

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

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

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

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

Nawaf Matar AlMotairi, Saudi Food and Drug Authority

Course was good and speakers very engaging

Barbara Pisano, Scientific Assessor, MHRA

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

Mreena Ballah Pulton, Global Packaging Technologist, Norgine Limited

Very interesting topics

Thierry Adatte, Associate Manager, Celgene Logistics Sàrl

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