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2022 PDA Parenteral Packaging Conference

Jun 02 - Jun 03, 2022
Basel, Switzerland

Preparing for the Future: Innovating Packaging Technologies

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Program Highlights

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Check out an exciting program including talks not only from big pharma, vendors, and CDMOs but also from representatives of the U.S. FDA, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), and the Alliance to Zero.


Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Scientific Program Planning Committee and PDA, we are proud to invite you for the 12th Parenteral Packaging Conference to take place in Basel/Switzerland, 02-03 June.

New technologies and materials are arising and known challenges are being addressed with new techniques, not only due to the pandemic and its consequences. This Conference has traditionally seen a strong mix of representatives from large pharmaceutical companies, packaging component vendors, leaders in manufacturing equipment and regulatory expert. This enticing mix of delegates provides for a well-rounded conference agenda with top-notch presentations and interactive discussions around the complete pharmaceutical packaging value chain.

Packaging development for parenteral preparations cannot be discussed as an isolated activity. Instead, a holistic and integrated approach considering the relevant development interfaces is inevitable. Drug-container interactions is a topic that always provokes new studies and discoveries, e.g., focusing on drug adsorption onto the primary container components’ surfaces or the impact of siliconization on prefilled syringe functionality.

This years’ conference has a specific focus on innovation with dedicated track sessions on advanced packaging solutions and traceability. In the light of the current global situation, cold storage received unexpectedly strong attention and will also have its place in the program. As the regulatory landscape is evolving constantly, we will continue placing a focus on updates on regulatory changes. Finally, we will introduce sustainability along the pharmaceutical packaging and filling value chain as a new strong agenda topic.

Join the PDA packaging community from all over the world and the involved parties, such as pharma companies, large and small, component suppliers, system suppliers, filling line vendors, analytical service providers, global regulators and start-ups, just to name a few.

Ample exchange will be fostered during lunch and coffee breaks, interactive side events, and exciting evening networking activities. Meet old friends and gain new ones at the long-awaited return to the on-site format in beautiful Switzerland! Basel features not only some of the most important European Pharma hubs with headquarters of Roche and Novartis but also a flourishing Biotech start up ecosystem.

We are much looking forward to meeting you once again at the 2022 Parenteral Packaging Conference!

The Co-Chairs

Roman Mathaes, PhD, LONZA
Bettine Boltres, PhD, WEST


  • Roman Mathaes, LONZA, Chair
  • Bettine Boltres, WEST, Chair
  • Roger Asselta, Auxilium Packaging Advisors
  • Derek Duncan, Lighthouse
  • Robert Guidos, Corning Incorporated
  • Bram Jongen, Datwyler
  • Philippe Lauwers, Terumo
  • Robert Ovadia, Gilead
  • Galen Shi, Eli Lilly & Company
  • Folker Steden, Schott
  • Jörg Zürcher, Bayer
  • Ankur Kulshrestha, Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Janie Miller, PDA
  • Falk Klar, PDA Europe
  • Stefanie Nebelin, Manager Programs & Events, PDA Europe


  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Thursday, 02 June 2022

    Welcome and Introduction
    Falk Klar, PDA Europe
    Roman Mathaes, LONZA
    Bettine Boltres, WEST

    Keynote: Parenteral Packaging - Big Picture Trends in Pharma

    Opening Plenary: Parenteral Packaging: A Status Update
    Moderator: Roman Mathaes, LONZA

    Regulatory Perspectives on Sterile Drug Packaging Quality
    Consultant for the U.S. FDA

    Pharma Manufacturing Wish List for Primary Containers

    10:45 - 11:15 | Coffee Break, Poster Session & Exhibition

    Manufacturing of Pandemic Vaccines – Manufacturing Solutions Enabling the Delivery of Large Numbers of Vaccine Doses

    Introducing PDA Technical Report 87
    Bettine Boltres, WEST

    Interactive Questionnaire: A Status Inquiry to the Audience

     Panel Discussion

    13:00 - 14:15 | Lunch Break, Exhibition & Interactive Poster Session

    Session 1A: Advancing Packaging Solutions
    Moderator: Roger Asselta, Auxilium Packaging Advisors

    Evaluation of the Utility of Vial Packaging to Reduce Occupational Exposure to Antineoplastic Drugs in Preventing Breakages and Scattering
    Tohoku University on behalf of Iwata Label

    How Can the Choice of Label Positively Impact the Sustainability and Recyclability of Pharmaceutical Packaging
    UPM Raflatac

    Assessment of Coating Effect on Vial Crack Response
    Corning Incorporated

    Q&A Discussion

    Session 1B: Traceability 
    Moderator: Galen Shi, Eli Lilly & Company

    Unit Level Syringe Identification & Traceability

    Medical Device Tracking - Seamless Traceability for Maximum Patient Safety

    Delivering Unit Level Process Visibility in Parenteral Fill-Finish and All Other Manufacturing Processes

    Q&A Discussion

    16:00 - 16:30 | Coffee Break, Poster Session & Exhibition

    Session 2A: Drug Administration
    Moderator: Ankur Kulshrestha, BD

    Impact of CSTDs on Administered ADC Quality
    Merck KGaA

    Development of a Vial Adapter for Home Use: A Case Study

    Q&A Discussion

    Session 2B: Fill & Finish / Manufacturing
    Moderator: Bram Jongen, Datwyler

    Primary Packaging Container and Handling During Fill & Finish Processes
    Swissfillon - a Ten23 Health Company

    End-To-End Qualification of Ready to Use (RTU) Product Containers in Packaging Suitable for NTT: No-Touch-Transfer into Grade A Filling Zones
    Franz Ziel

    Q&A Discussion

    18:00 | End of Conference Day 1 and Networking Event

    Agenda is subject to change without notice, Speakers are invited, pending confirmation
  • Friday, 03 June 2022

    Session 3A: Primary Container Selection for Specific Products
    Moderator: Robert Guidos, Corning Incorporated

    Case Study: Protein Adsorption /Aggregation on Glass and Polymer Surfaces

    Pre-filled Syringe Silicone Loading: Quantifying the Functional Impact of Homogeneity Variations

    Q&A Discussion

    Session 3B: Cold Storage
    Moderator: Folker Steden, SCHOTT

    Influence of Freezing Storage Condition on Glass Syringe Performance
    Stevanato Group

    Low Temperature Storage Extractables and Leachables Considerations
    Sartorius Stedim

    Q&A Discussion

    10:30 - 11:00 | Coffee Break, Poster Session & Exhibition

    Session 4A: Container – Drug Interactions
    Moderator: Robert Ovadia, Gilead

    Choosing the Right Container for mRNA Drugs

    The Necessity of Extractable & Leachable Qualifications for Lyophilized Drug Products: Some Misconceptions Addressed
    Nelson Labs

    Extended Drug Stability for High pH – Superior Leachables Results for Dissolved Glass Elements

    Q&A Discussion

    Session 4B: Container Closure Integrity
    Moderator: Derek Duncan, LIGHTHOUSE Instruments

    Updates on the Container Closure Guideline
    U.S. FDA

    Use of X-Ray Computerized Tomography to Study Porosity, Roughness, and Contact Problems in Medical Container’s Elastomeric Components

    Challenges in Container Closure Development
    Eli Lilly & Company
    Q&A Discussion

    12:45 - 13:45 | Lunch Break, Poster Session & Exhibition

    Closing Plenary: Stepping into a More Sustainable and Patient-Centric Future
    Moderator: Bettine Boltres, WEST

    Net Zero Drug Delivery Devices - A Pharma Supply Chain Collaboration
    Alliance to Zero

    Re-Inventing a more Sustainable Healthcare with Designed for Recycling Circular Raw Materials

    14:35 - 15:05 | Coffee Break, Poster Session & Exhibition

    Patient-centric Development through Product Differentiation of Biopharmaceutical Drug Products
    Ten23 Health
    Closing Panel Discussion with Key Speakers

    Conference Summaries by the Chairs
    Roman Mathaes,LONZA
    Bettine Boltres, WEST

    Closing Remarks & Farewell
    Falk Klar, PDA Europe

    16:30 | End of Conference

    Agenda is subject to change without notice, Speakers are invited, pending confirmation

Highlighted Speakers

Bettine Boltres
Bettine Boltres
West Pharmaceutical Services
Roman Mathaes
Roman Mathaes

Additional Information

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  • Who Should Attend

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Congress Center Basel

Messeplatz 21
Basel, Switzerland

Congress Center Basel
  • Accommodations

    Pullman Basel Europe

    Clarastrasse 43
    4058 Basel
    Tel: +41 616908080

    Single Room CHF 220 per night*
    Double Room CHF 240 per night*

    *Rates are per room and night, including the following services and benefits free of charge:

    Buffet Breakfast in the restaurant BaselCard inclusive free public transportation VAT, Taxes and Service will apply

    To make reservations, individuals may click on the reservation link above to reserve via email or call the Pullmann Basel Europe at Tel: +41 616908080. Please make sure to tell the reservationist that you are with the PDA group attending the 2022 PDA Parenteral Packaging Conference to receive the PDA group rate.

    Hyperion Hotel Basel

    Messeplatz 12
    4058 Basel
    Tel: +41 61 5604000

    Single Room CHF 209 per night*
    Double Room upon request*
    Code for the reduced rate: 7824326

    * Rates are per room and night, including the following services and benefits free of charge

    • Buffet Breakfast in the restaurant
    • BaselCard inclusive free public transportation
    • VAT, Taxes and Service will apply

    PDA Europe has reserved a limited number of rooms until the 16th April 2022.

    The PDA block of rooms are available on a first come basis and must be secured by the deadline included above to receive the PDA rate. After this date, rooms will be available at the prevailing rate based on availability.

  • Amenities

    The Pullman Basel Europe is a vibrant and outstanding upscale hotel within walking distance of the old town, the Rhine river and only 70 m from the Congress Center Basel (Messe). Apart from the fashionable and luxuriously appointed rooms, the modern Fit Lounge and a charming bistro with regional cuisine, it also boasts a green inner courtyard to relax.

    The Hyperion Hotel Basel is centrally located directly connected with the Congress Center Basel (Messe) and within walking distance ( 270m ) of the old town, the Rhine River and numerous sight-seeing spots.

    The Basel SBB Train Station is 2 km away from either hotel and there is parking space available for free for guests. Guests benefit from free access to public transport in Basel with the complimentary Basel Card.

How to Get Here

By Air

Congress Center Basel:

Basel's Euro-airport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (BSL) is situated approximately 8km from the venue. A direct bus (Line Nr. 50) runs every 20 minutes A direct bus (Line Nr. 50) runs every 20 minutes taking you to the SBB train Station. A taxi takes approximately 10-20 minutes to the venue.

By Car

Congress Center Basel

The exhibition and congress site has its own direct link to the A2 motorway. The “Messe” exit will take you straight to the Messe Basel car park with its 1,200 parking spaces.

Other Options

Congress Center Basel

From the SBB/SNCF railway station, it’s a ten-minute journey on the No. 1 or 2 Tram to the “Messeplatz/Exhibition Square” stop where Messe Basel and the Congress Center are located. From Badischer Bahnhof railway station, “Messeplatz/Exhibition Square” is the second stop on the No. 2 or 6 tram.


Registration Fees

Early Registration
Registration Type Price by 03 April
Member €1.895
Non-member €2.195
Govern./Health Authority/Academic €945
Young Professional (Member) €945

Regular Registration
Registration Type After 03 April
Member €2.095
Non-member €2.395
Govern./Health Authority/Academic €995
Early Career Professional (Member) €995

* For this member type or discount, online registration is not available, please contact [email protected].

Group Registration Discount: Register 3 people from the same organization as a group (at the same time) for the event and receive the 4th registration free. Other discounts cannot be applied.

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CANCELLATION: If a cancellation request is received 30 days before the event, a credit (registration fee paid minus a 200.00 USD/EUR processing fee) will be given. No credits will be given for cancellation requests received less than 30 days before the event. Cancellation requests must be emailed to [email protected].


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