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Glass Breakage Analysis and Fractography

Aug 06 - Aug 07, 2019
Indianapolis, IN

  • Education
  • The Americas


Glass breakage analysis and Fractography are important tools for identifying and resolving the cause for failure of glasses and other brittle materials. The science of Fractography analyzes fracture surfaces in order to pinpoint fracture origins and may also provide quantitative information regarding the amount of load present at the moment of failure, which makes it a useful tool for glass breakage investigations. The information gained by a proper, scientific analysis not only helps to identify why something has broken but may also help in the design of glass handling processes that will prevent the types of damage that lead to future failures.

During this training course, attendees will learn how to conduct investigations, using microscopes and other available tools, to determine the root causes of glass-related deviations. Attendees will also evaluate glass-related issues involving existing or proposed manufacturing processes and equipment lines and identify where glass defects are found and how they are created within the pharmaceutical supply chain.


  • Training courses run from 8:30 to 16:00 each day, unless otherwise noted.


Roger Asselta
Roger Asselta
Genesis Packaging Technologies, A Division of R-V Industries, Inc.
David R. Gatzke
David R. Gatzke
Paul Harber
Paul Harber
Parenteral Supply Chain, LLC
James R. Varner
James R. Varner
Alfred University

Additional Information

  • Learning Objectives

    Learning Objectives

    1. Recall key facts, terms, and concepts related to glass science and glass breakage
    2. Use fractography to identify fracture origins
    3. Conduct investigations—using microscopes and other available tools—to determine the root causes of glass-related deviations
    4. Evaluate glass-related issues involving existing or proposed manufacturing processes and equipment lines
    5. Identify and recommend changes that functional groups and other non-operations areas need to adopt to create a continuous improvement culture related to glass handling/breakage
  • Who Should Attend

    Who Should Attend

    This training course is intended for professionals who are involved in designing how glass is used in drug manufacturing as well as investigation glass failures.

    Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Packaging, Process Development

    Specialist, Supervisor, Manager, Engineer, Scientist

  • Accreditation


    Continuing Education for Pharmacists

    ACPE PDA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Participants may sign up to receive Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) credits. To do so, participants must sign in at the beginning of the program, submit the provided evaluation forms and mail the CPE credit request to the address stated on the form. Attendees must be present at the full event to receive Continuing Pharmacy Education credit, which will be awarded as follows:

    PDA # / ACPE # / CEUs: 550 / 0116-0000-19-006-L04-P / 1.2
    Type of Activity: Application

    ALERT   ACPE and NABP developed the CPE Monitor that allows pharmacists to electronically track their continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credits. The CPE Monitor will reject any CPE credit requests submitted past 60 days from date of ACPE-accredited activity. Always submit CPE activity claims as soon as possible. For more information, please visit the ACPE or NABP website.
    Continuing Education for Professional Engineers
    New Jersey

    PDA is an approved provider by the New Jersey State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors to offer courses to New Jersey Professional Engineers for Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) credit. Following the full participation in this course, participants will receive a Certificate of Accomplishment specifying the number of CPC credits that may be awarded. This certificate can be submitted as verification of completion to the Board for license renewal.

    The credit value of this course is 12 CPC credits.
    North Carolina

    PDA is recognized by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors as an Approved Sponsor of Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) activities for Professional Engineers licensed by North Carolina. To receive a Certificate of Accomplishment specifying the number of Professional Development Hours (PDH) that may be awarded, course participants must request the North Carolina Board of Examiners evaluation form from PDA staff. This form must be completed onsite at the conclusion of the course and returned to PDA staff.

    The credit value of this course is 12 PDH credits.

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MQ Learning Center

2301 Executive Drive
Indianapolis, IN

  • Accommodations

    The following hotels are located near the training course location:

    Courtyard Marriott Downtown
    601 W Washington St
    Indianapolis, IN 46204

    JW Marriott Downtown
    10 S West Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46204

  • Amenities

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How to Get Here

By Air

The nearest airport to the training facility is the Indianapolis International Airport (IND).

By Car

There is a parking lot located at the training facility.

Other Options

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Registration Fees

Early Registration
Registration Type Price By June 22, 2019
Member $2,519
Non-member $3,023
Gov't/Health Auth./Academic* $1,679

Regular Registration
Registration Type Price After June 22, 2019
Member $2,799
Non-member $3,359
Gov't/Health Auth./Academic* $1,679

* 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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