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PDA EU00163 All about Pre-Filled Syringe Systems

Apr 25 - Apr 26, 2024
Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Europe

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Program Highlights


Join us on a journey, from the components of a syringe to the customer needs of a pre-filled syringe system.

This two-day interactive course will provide an overview of relevant practical aspects and trends of developing and processing of pre-filled syringes. It will also address basics in regulatory requirements related to materials, components and processes of pre-filled syringes.Special focus is given to the performance and pharmaceutical requirements, user requirements will be touched.

In hands-on sessions, participants will have the opportunity to study pieces of equipment such as syringes, stoppers, needle shields and tip caps in more detail. Processing steps, inspection and quality aspects will be demonstrated using state-of-the-art technology. Discussions of real case examples and Q&A sessions will complement the course.


  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Thursday, 25 April 2024

    Welcome & Introduction

    Overview and Introduction into Pre-filled Syringe Market

    • Overview & Trends
    • Stakeholders
    • User’s perspective

    Technical Aspects

    • Syringe
    • Stopper
    • Plunger
    • Needle
    • Needle shield
    • Safety devices
    • Autoinjector
    • Basics of regulatory guidelines and technical standards: EU / US / ISO / …

    Coffee Break

    Technical Aspects (cont.)

    Overview and Introduction Into Drug-Syringe Interactions

    • Aggregation
    • Degeneration
    • Oxidation
    • Viscosity
    • Bubbles


    Overview and Introduction to Manufacturing Process of Pre-Filled Syringes

    • Barrel forming
    • Washing
    • Siliconization
    • Sterilization
    • Basics of regulatory guidelines and technical standards: EU / US / ISO / …

    Lunch Break

    Fill and Finish

    • Bag opening
    • Tub opening
    • Filling
    • Stoppering

    Hands-on Session 1

    Coffee Break

    Hands-on Session 1 (cont.)

    Q & A

    End of Training Course Day 1

  • Friday, 26 April 2024

    Recap Day 1

    The Syringe (Body) - Example Specification

    • Materials (glass, polymer)
    • Shape
    • Cone
    • Diameter
    • Mechanical properties
    • Chemical Properties
    • Siliconization
    • Impact of different drug properties
    • Needle shield, tip cap
    • Nest, tub
    • Integrated needles, luer lock adapter, cone types
    • Back stops, rods
    • Basics of regulatory guidelines and technical standards: EU / US / ISO / …

    Coffee Break

    Plunger Stopper, Needle Shields, Tip Caps

    • Materials
    • Physical properties
    • Chemical properties
    • Washing
    • Siliconization
    • Impact of different drug properties
    • Syringe system functionality
    • Basics of regulatory guidelines and technical standards: EU / US / ISO / …

    Manufacturing Aspects Regarding Filling, Finishing and Assembly

    • Rod insertion and labelling
    • Combi filling
    • Robot filling
    • New trends

    Lunch Break

    Hands-on Session 2

    Q & A

    End of Training Course


Christa Jansen-Otten
Christa Jansen-Otten
Klaus Ullherr
Klaus Ullherr
Syntegon Technology
Bernd Zeiss
Bernd Zeiss
Gerresheimer Bünde GmbH

Additional Information

  • Learning Objectives

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of the course participants will:
    • Know the stakeholders in pre-fillable and pre-filled syringes
    • Understand what the packaging supplier can support with and what can only be done at the pharma company
    • Understand pre-filled syringe technologies, materials, applications and requirements
    • Are able to develop a syringe system that fits the needs of a dedicated application
    • Are able to compare different syringe types with regard to their advantages and disadvantages
  • Who Should Attend
    • Packaging engineers with little or no experience in pre-filled syringes
    • Pharmacists and formulation developers who want to learn about pre-filled syringes as a device
    • Quality, Purchasing, Business Development, Sales
    • Future regulatory expertsshould attend dedicated training courses
    • Device engineers with focus on Autoinjectors are asked to join dedicated training courses

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