In the past years the development of computer technologies and electronics has undergone significant changes. New products and services have begun to establish in different fields of the industry.
But how will the newly gained knowledge and the associated opportunities transfer to the conservative pharma industry? How will the manufacturing process itself, the supply chain as a whole or the patient usability of the product change under this influence?
Currently a change in thinking seems to be taking place in our industry, specifically with regards to the use of smart data, machine learning and wireless connectivity. It has become increasingly indispensable for companies to provide expertise in these areas. Simultaneously the technological advancements are reflected in novel regulatory guidelines, for example in the area of serialization. Additionally, digital platforms providing therapy support to patients are on the rise, involving wearables and connected drug delivery devices systems.
Yet technology alone is not sufficient – value is added only by implementing practical applications and solutions. Often this is only possible with a strong partner.
Beginning with an overview on serialization activities and feedback regarding the recent EU-initiative, different applications within the wide field of the Internet of Health will be presented. This includes the manufacturing process, Fill-and-Finish as well as the integration of new technologies in medical devices and packaging.
In the second part of the event participants will benefit from a hands-on Patient Experience Workshop and learn about the challenges patients are confronted with in different situations of their day-to-day use and how they can be better met by our industry.
We look forward to welcoming you to Gothenburg this Fall!
The Workshop Lead,
Iain Simpson, Phillips Medisize – a Molex Company
Iain Simpson, Phillips Medisize – A Molex Company - Workshop Lead
Quentin Le Masne, Merck KGaA
Scott Mullen, Ascendis Pharma
Paul Upham, Roche/Genentech