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PDA EU00188 Characteristics of Pharmaceutical Elastomers and Aluminum Seals in Parenteral Packaging Systems

Mar 19 - Mar 20, 2024
Alken , Belgium

  • Education
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Please note that this training course will take place at Datwyler's FirstLine® manufacturing facility in Alken, Belgium. 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 Alken, Belgium!


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  • Learning Objectives

    Learning Objectives

    • Select an appropriate packaging container for drug delivery with a focus on elastomers and lined aluminum seals
    • Explain the science and manufacturing principles behind elastomers for pharmaceutical packaging
    • Evaluate the critical processing parameters that determines if RFS or RTU
    • Discuss the evolution in the regulations that govern elastomeric closures
    • Describe best practices in primary packaging selection
  • 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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Training Facility: Datwyler Pharma Packaging Belgium NV

Industrieterrein Kolmen 1519
Alken , Belgium

  • Accommodations

    PDA recommends the reservation at the following hotel:

    Sint-Jozefsstraat, 2-10, 2-10
    3500 Hasselt

    Distance to the venue: 7. 1 km (15min by the car)

  • Amenities

    Please visit the hotel website for more information.

How to Get Here

By Air

The closest airport is Brussels Airport, which is around 1 hours drive away from the facility.

By Car

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Registration Fees

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All Participants € 2.090

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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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