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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 and technology to innovation and artwork origination.

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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


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 optimise 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

CMO - artwork case study: How to control and rationalise your packaging

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 anti-counterfeiting features into artwork
  • Conclusions/recommendations for the practice

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

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

e-PILs – the opportunity that exists

  • The current known legislation
  • The impact on the environment….what effect do e-PILs have
  • What is the art of the possible….what can e-PILs deliver?

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


George Barrie (More...)

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 (More...)

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.

Suzanne Ivory (More...)

Suzanne Ivory joined the Perigord Group in 2005 where she currently works as the Group Quality Manager for the software development, artwork management and printing sections of the business.
She has 18 years experience as a Quality Manager implementing and managing quality systems such as ISO 9001:2008 and PS 9000 in a range of companies which service the pharmaceutical industry including Printing, Finishing, Packaging, Artwork studio’s and Software development. Suzanne is a qualified IRCA auditor for ISO 9001: 2000, ISO 14000 and PS 9000.
Over the last 3 years she was heavily involved in updating the PS9000:2011 standard which was published on the 14th September 2011. This involved working with a team of industry experts from pharmaceutical companies and suppliers to the pharmaceutical industry giving her a detailed insight into the audit requirement and best practises within the pharmaceutical packaging environment.

Jan MacDonald (More...)

Jan MacDonald is a pharmacist by profession and is currently Group Manager for the Access, Information and Medicines Standards Group in the Vigilance and Risk Management of Medicines Division at the MHRA. She has undertaken a number of assessment and management roles within the agency. Prior to this she was principal pharmacist for quality assurance and quality control in the NHS.

Dieter Moessner (More...)

Edelmann GmbH, Heidenheim/Germany
Dieter Mößner has been working as Project Engineer Pharma and was previously a team leader in the Prepress area for Edelmann GmbH. He has been responsible for artwork services and for print data communication for the Edelmann group ( producing folding cartons, leaflets and labels for the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries in 13 sites world-wide. His job is to consult customers and artwork agencies in artwork creation, print data communication and typesetting workflows.
He composed parts of the “Technical Guidelines Braille on folding cartons”, published by the German Folding Cartons Association FFI (, and the guidelines “Braille on Folding Cartons”, published by the European Carton Makers Association ECMA ( He is Convenor of CEN/TC 261/SC 5/WG 12 “Marking”. This working group at the European committee for standardisation CEN ( has created the European standard EN 15823:2010 “Braille on Packaging for Medicinal Products”. It has just recently completed the works on the creation on EN 16679 – the European standard on “Tamper verification features for medicinal product packaging”. Up to its publication in January 2013 the contents of the European standard EN 15823 had been transformed into an International standard ISO 17351 “Braille on packaging for medicinal products” within ISO/TC 122 packaging. This project has been processed within ISO/ TC 122/WG 9 “Accessible design” with Dieter Mößner / Germany as project leader.
He is also Chairman of the German working groups NA 115-03-01 AA “Braille on packaging” and “Tamper verification features for medicinal product packaging”. After six years being the Vice-chairman of the packaging standards committee NAVp ( at the German Standards Institute DIN ( he became its Chairman in March 2013.

Christopher Waterhouse (More...)

Chris Waterhouse is Managing Director of iDi Pac Ltd, a member of the Packaging Collective Leadership team as well as a former Chairman of the UK Packaging Society.

Chris has over 30 years’ experience in the Packaging Industry having worked in a variety of roles and sectors; Packaging and Supply Chain strategy, machine operation and maintenance as well as Packaging Innovation and Development in Pharma, AgChem, FMCG, cosmetics and drinks.

Acknowledged as an industry “go to” professional providing support, networking and energy into growing capability in packaging.

Chris’s Employment History is as follows: -

iDi Pac Ltd, Petersfield, England 2007 to date

Managing Director

Passionate in “Solving Current and Future Challenges in Packaging and the Supply Chain. Sustainable solutions for today and tomorrow through a highly effective and skilled team.

Syngenta AG, Basel Switzerland 1998 to 2007

Head of Packaging Development

Responsible for technical Development on a $175mio pa technical spend. Consolidation and integration of legacy packaging team’s post-merger of Zeneca and Novartis AgChem businesses.

Global Fill & Pack Strategy Manager

Responsible for development of the Fill & Pack portfolio with innovation projects globally; USA, Brazil, Asia & Africa.

Gulf Oil (GB) Ltd, Silvertown, London England 1992 to 1998

Production Superintendent

Responsible for site operations and capital programme


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Public course dates

We can deliver and customise this course for any number of attendees, at your location or online. But if you have fewer colleagues, this course is running publically on:

  • 27-28 Jun 2022
  • 12-13 Dec 2022

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Previous customers include...

  • Actavis UK Ltd
  • AJ Vaccines A/S
  • Allergan
  • Auden McKenzie Group
  • Bavarian Nordic A/S
  • Baxter Distribution Centre Europe
  • Britannia Pharmaceuticals
  • Celgene R&D
  • CSL Behring AG
  • Dr Reddy's Laboratories (UK) Ltd
  • European Medicines Agency
  • Gilead Sciences
  • GW Pharmaceuticals
  • GW Pharmaceuticals Limited
  • Horizon Pharma plc - Corporate Headquarters
  • Intrapharm Laboratories Ltd
  • MHRA
  • MSD
  • Orion Corporation, Orion Pharma
  • Otsuka Pharmaceutical Europe Ltd
  • Owen Mumford Ltd
  • Perigord Premedia Ltd
  • Pfizer Ltd
  • Pierre Fabre Ltd
  • Sanofi
  • Saudi Food and Drug Authority
  • Servier
  • Teva UK Ltd
  • Waymade
  • Zogenix International

Very good standard of speakers as always.

Cath Norris, Global Packaging Technologist, Norgine Ltd, Oct 19

Friendly and well organised.

Andy Linney, Principal Designer , Cambridge Consultants , Oct 18

Speakers were well prepared.

Zeljka Davosir Klaric, Coordinator for National Procedure, Croatian Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices, Oct 18

Excellent, very informative

Caroline Byrne, MDM Artwork Assistant, Servier Industries Ireland, Oct 18

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

Nick Godden, Clinigen Group plc, Oct 17

All very informative and well run

Rachel Barclay, Associate Director Labelling & Artwork , Norgine Ltd, Oct 17

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

Petra Dimić, Artwork and Module 1 Specialist, Xellia d.o.o, Oct 17

Really excellent content and speakers

Martina Forristal, Quality Manager, Perigord Premedia Ltd, Oct 17

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

Daniel McNaught, Senior Director, EU Manufacturing and Supply Chain, Zogenix International, Oct 17

Experienced speakers providing valuable recommendations. Helpful concrete examples

Peggy Pontabry, Regulatory Labelling Manager, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Oct 17

Very good effort!

Vasiliki Ntafi, Global Quality Manager, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Oct 17

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, Oct 16

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

Shelley Browning, Senior Regulatory Affairs Officer, The Boots Company PLC, Oct 16

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

Nawaf Matar AlMotairi, Saudi Food and Drug Authority, Oct 16

Course was good and speakers very engaging

Barbara Pisano, Scientific Assessor, MHRA, Oct 16