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Characteristics of Pharmaceutical Elastomers and Aluminum Seals in Parenteral Packaging Systems

Jun 16 - Jun 17, 2020
Middletown, DE

  • Education
  • The Americas

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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 First Line manufacturing facility in Middletown, Delaware!

Please note that due to the sensitive nature of the training material, some companies will not be able to attend. All accepted registrants will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement.

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


Renaud Janssen
Renaud Janssen
Datwyler Sealing Solutions
Chantelle Pline
Chantelle Pline
Rahul  Thakar
Rahul Thakar

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. Describe best practices in primary packaging selection and optimization through case studies
  • Who Should Attend

    Who Should Attend

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

    Quality, Engineering, Validation, Packaging, Research and Development

    Packaging professionals, Packaging Development Professionals, R&D Formulation Scientists, Process Engineers, Quality Engineers

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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
    (302) 696-2272

    Hampton Inn
    117 Sandhill Dr
    Middletown, DE 19709
    (302) 378-5656

  • Amenities

    Please visit the hotel’s website for more information.

How to Get Here

By Air

The nearest major airport to the training course site (48.9 miles) is the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).

By Car

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

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Registration Fees

Regular Price
Registration Type Price
Member $600
Non-member $600
Gov't/Health Auth./Academic* $600

* For Government/Health Authority/Academic nonmembers, online registration is not available and must be faxed in.

All rates in US dollars. To receive the prevailing rate, PDA must receive your registration(s) by 5:00 p.m. ET on or before the date noted.

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