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PDA 808 Characteristics of Pharmaceutical Elastomers and Aluminum Seals in Parenteral Packaging Systems

Aug 29 - Aug 30, 2023
Middletown, DE

  • Education
  • The Americas

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Please note that this training course will take place in person at Datwyler's FirstLine® manufacturing facility in Middletown, Delaware. Due to the proprietary nature of the equipment that will be shown during this training course, some companies will not be able to attend. All accepted registrants will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement.

Pharmaceutical elastomers are commonly applied in the form of stoppers, plungers, and O-rings for parenteral drug-delivery applications. Here, good sealing is an apparent property for effective drug containment; however, there are several other critical attributes that govern the selection of an appropriate elastomeric component for safe and efficacious drug-delivery.

In this two-day training course, you will gain insight into the fundamentals of pharmaceutical elastomers with practical considerations. Industry experts will describe component selection strategies, review manufacturing technologies, component processing and sterilization techniques. There will be a focus to understand the origin of defects and analytical tools applied for their characterization.

In addition, you will participate in a plant tour of Datwyler’s FirstLine® manufacturing facility in Middletown, Delaware!

For more options and/or related training courses, please visit the page(s) below.

PDA Parenteral Packaging Training Courses


  • Training courses generally run from 8:30 to 16:00 each day unless noted on the agenda. Breakfast will not be provided, but lunch will be provided.


Katie Falcone
Katie Falcone
Eugene Polini
Eugene Polini
Tabassam Sharif
Tabassam Sharif

Additional Information

  • Learning Objectives

    Learning Objectives

    1. Select an appropriate packaging container for drug delivery with a focus on elastomers, lined aluminum seals and aluminum seals
    2. Explain the science and manufacturing principles behind elastomers for pharmaceutical packaging
    3. Evaluate the critical processing parameters that determines if RFS or RTU
    4. Discuss the regulations that govern elastomeric closures and aluminum seals
    5. Describe best practices in primary packaging selection and optimization through case studies
  • Who Should Attend

    This training course is intended for professionals who are responsible for primary packaging components for pharmaceutical containers.

    Quality Control, Quality Systems, Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance Operations, Research and Development, Regulatory Affairs, Technical Operations, Packaging, Formulation Scientist

    Analyst, Specialist, Supervisor, Manager, Director, Engineer, Scientist

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Datwyler Pharma Packaging USA

571 Merrimac Ave
Middletown, DE

  • Accommodations

    The following hotels are located near the training course location:

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites
    315 Auto Park Dr
    Middletown, DE 19709

    Hampton Inn
    117 Sandhill Dr
    Middletown, DE 19709

  • Amenities

    Please visit the hotel’s website for more information.

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The nearest airport to the training course location is the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).

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There is a parking lot available at the training course location.

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All Participants $599

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