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2018 PDA Connectivity Workshop: Digital and Pharma

Nov 08, 2018
Taipei, Taiwan

From Manufacturing to Patient Benefit: Applying New Electronic Technologies in Injectable Drug-Delivery

  • Workshop
  • Asia-Pacific


The 2018 PDA Connectivity Workshop: Digital and Pharma will address all aspects of pharmaceutical connectivity including manufacturing, product design, patient benefit, and applications.


  • Thursday, 8 November

    8:00 – 17:00
    Registration Open

    9:00 – 10:40
    P1: Manufacturing and Product Design
    Moderator: Markus Bauss, Managing Director, SHL Connect, SHL Group

    The filling of injectables into containers (vials, cartridges, syringes, capsules) is a process which is developed and validated. Typically, there are IPCs measured like weight, fill volume, or stopper position. Currently there are technologies which allow for detection of many more parameters up to a situation where each individual container can collect and store the parameters of the filling line which have direct impact on the quality but also storing data like date, batch number of the formulation, container, the components, etc. Therefore, it seems possible that each container has all data which are needed to assess the quality and the history of the filling process. The information on the single container can be used both within the manufacturing process through intelligent machinery, as at a later stage with connected drug delivery devices and smart packaging solutions.

    The session will deal with new opportunities in the product manufacturing and design process through applying new electronic technologies including connectivity.
    Areas that will be addressed in this session are:

    • The Fill-Finish-Process of injectables and opportunities through smart primary containers and intelligent machinery
    • The use of sensor technology in the area of product design and human factor studies for drug delivery devices
    • Drug Discovery Process - Using High Performance Computing and Artificial Intelligence

    9:00 – 9:10
    Welcome and Opening Remarks
    Markus Bauss, Managing Director, SHL Connect, SHL Group
    Ching-Lung Hu, Deputy Director of Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industries Promotion Office, Ministry of Economic Affairs

    9:10 – 9:35
    From Smart Packaging to Augmented Reality: The Future of Interactive Machinery
    Egmont Semmler, PhD, Director R&D Pharmaceutical Fill & Finish, Groninger

    9:35 – 10:00
    User Centric Product Designs: New Insights in The Use of Medical Devices by Applying Sensor-Based Technology
    Tom Lawrie-Fussey, MEng, Technology Business Development Leader, Cambridge Design Partnership
    Uri Baruch, MEng, Partner, Cambridge Design Partnership

    10:00 – 10:25
    Use of Artificial Intelligence for Drug Discovery
    Artur Kadurin, Chief Executive Officer, Insilico Taiwan 

    10:25 – 10:40
    Questions and Answers/Discussion

    10:40 – 11:10
    Refreshment Break in Exhibit Area

    11:10 – 12:40

    11:10 – 11:35      
    Medical IOT Platforms: What is Vision, What is Reality?
    Jerry Hsu, Asus Life

    11:35 – 12:00      
    Blockchain Technology in Health Applications
    Sean Moss-Pultz, Chief Executive Officer, Bitmark Inc.

    12:00 – 12:25 
    Connected Biomarker over the Cloud: Vision and Reality  
    Alex Dee, Vice President, First International Computer

    12:25 – 12:40
    Questions and Answers/Discussion

    12:40 – 13:30
    Networking Luncheon

    13:30 – 15:20
    P3: Patient Benefit and Applications in Connected Drug Delivery

    With miniaturization, powerful electronics, sensors, and data processing capabilities, it is possible for patients to directly communicate with pharmaceutical products. This is more convenient for patients and allows for better collection of objective data. From the data of many patients it will be possible to better understand the specifics of the disease of the patients which will allow for more efficient treatments. This will have an impact not only on patients and pharma industry, but on the healthcare system itself. Challenges are data protection (who owns the data), insurance companies, and technology providers. The goal of this session is to share the current status of the technologies, show actual cases, and discuss what challenges and benefits may occur in the next 5-10 years. Active participation from the audience is expected.

    13:30 – 13:45
    Smart Devices and Smart Packaging: What are the Benefits for the Patient and Other Stakeholders
    Markus Bauss, Managing Director, SHL Connect, SHL Group

    13:45 – 14.10
    Driving Better Patient Outcomes with Connectivity  
    Adam Shain, MS, Director, Global Business Development – Injectables, Aptar

    14:10 – 14:35
    Improving Administration Efficiency through Electro-Mechanical Inhalation Systems 
    Jackie Tieng, MBA, Vice President, Medical Care Business Unit, MicroBase Technology Corp.

    14:35 – 15:00
    Evolution towards Comprehensive Diabetes Patient Solution
    Austin Chiang, Product Manager, Sanofi

    15:00 – 15:20
    Questions and Answers/Discussion

    15:20 – 15:50
    Refreshment Break

    15:50 – 17:45

    15:50 – 16:15
    Supporting Patient Therapy programs with Smart Medication Dispensers
    Tomer Gofer, Chief Executive Officer, Vaica

    16:15 – 16:40
    Evolution of Personal Chronic Disease Management through Digital Therapeutics
    Ed Deng, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, H2 Inc.

    16:40 – 17:05
    Adoption of Connectivity to Generate Real-World Insights and Improved Care
    Ramin Rafiei, PhD, Senior Advisor to QuiO, SHL Group

    17:05 – 17:30
    Questions and Answers/Discussion

    17:30 – 17:45
    Summary and Close of the Workshop

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No 3, Lane 39, Section 2, ZhongShan N, Rd. Taipei 104
Taipei, Taiwan

Regent Taipei
No. 3, Ln. 39
Sec. 2 Zhongshan N. Rd.
Taipei 104, Taiwan
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Offering among the most spacious and luxurious hotel accommodation in Taipei, alongside a dazzling array of signature dining and lifestyle amenities, Regent Taipei combines the best experiences of this modern metropolis with timeless hospitality traditions. Our superb downtown location is just a short walk from the city’s main attractions and accessible via excellent transport links.


  • If you are driving, take the Zhongshan Expressway to the Chongqing North Road interchange, turn left at Minzu East Road, continue straight ahead and turn right on Lin Sen North Road to reach the hotel.
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