Pharmaceutical packaging is a very specialised area with its own unique issues and problems. This course will provide delegates with a good basic grounding and appreciation of what is required for the packaging of pharmaceutical and healthcare products. Whether you are new to the industry, have a basic understanding or are familiar with the area, this course will provide you with useful knowledge and insights from an expert who has worked in the industry for over 25 years.
Benefits of attending:
This course provides an essential overview and will be valuable for newcomers to this field. It will also act as a good refresher for those with more experience.
The role of packaging
Special aspects of pharmaceutical packaging
Regulatory overview (continued)
Choice of pharmaceutical packaging
New Product Development (NPD) process and role of packaging
Main pharmaceutical packaging formats and materials
Trade / transit requirements
Some special requirements for packaging
Experienced Freelance Packaging Development Specialist and Consultant
Chris Penfold is a self-motivated, achievement orientated, confidant and creative leader with a proven track record in general and technical management. He is a packaging professional with over 25 years packaging development and NPD experience working on £million-brands in the OTC, healthcare and Rx pharma arenas for ‘blue-chip’ multinational companies such as Glaxo (GSK), CIBA (Novartis), Boots Healthcare and Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare.
He is an MBA graduate and Chartered Marketer with extensive cross-functional experience in a broad spectrum of related disciplines, including marketing, supply chain, QC and production. An ‘International Player’ with experience working in various European countries, Middle East, North America and extended business trips to the Far East. Underpinned by proven interpersonal skills, the ability to make things happen and experience gained from independent international consultancy projects and running his own business, Design Cognition Ltd.
Specialities and Competencies:
Chris’ technical competence and commercial foresight underpin his expertise in design strategy and management. He has many years experience in New Product Development, management and delivery and has pioneered outsourcing opportunities by developing processes, best practice and new ways of working to deliver top and bottom line business benefits – predominantly in the healthcare industry. This has included benefits through his large and reliable network of Far Eastern product and tooling sourcing, development and supply partners.
Chris’ extensive knowledge of all packaging principles and processes includes: plastics and plastic conversion processes, glass, laminates, paper/board together with knowledge of printing technology, reprographics and origination principles. He has an in-depth knowledge of healthcare legislation, including working at the ‘cutting edge’ of Braille implementation.