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Good Glass Handling Practices in Parenteral Packaging

Apr 14 - Apr 15, 2016
Venice, Italy

  • Education
  • Europe


Glass vials, syringes and cartridges are commonly used in the packaging of parenteral pharmaceuticals. Good glass handling practices are essential to assuring that the glass-based container performs as intended in maintaining the safety and efficacy of the drug product. The two-day workshop will offer insight into the science of glass and its inherent properties. It will review container design and dimensioning. It will cover glass strength and fracture mechanics. It will review the fundamental principles of good glass handling and will follow, step-by-step, the processes for packaging parenterals in vials, cartridges and syringes. Further insight into glass breakage including an overview of fracture analysis using fractography will be presented.

Who Should Attend:

  • Packaging engineers
  • Quality personnel
  • Filling line technicians
  • Supervisors and engineering support
  • Those responding to failure complaints
  • Root cause investigators

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding the nature of glass
  • Learning what triggers glass breakage
  • Knowing how to inspect glass containers for breakage-relevant defects
  • Applying the knowledge to avoid glass breakage in the filling line
  • In case of breakage applying a structured way of evaluating it
  • Being a able to read from the splinters and broken glass


  • Faculty

    Roger Asselta, Genesis Technical Advisors
    Bettine Boltres, PhD, SCHOTT AG

    Elke von LaufenburgElke von Laufenberg 
    Manager Training & Education
    Tel: +49 (0) 30 43 655 08-21
    Fax: +49 (0) 30 43 655 08-66

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Hilton Molino Stucky Venice

Giudecca 810
Venice, Italy

Hilton Molino Stucky Venice
Giudecca 810, 
Venice, 30133
TEL: +39-041-272 3311 
FAX: +39-041-272 3490

Hilton Molino Stucky Venice

Once a flourishing flourmill, Hilton Molino Stucky Venice has been beautifully restored and offers a different view of the magical city of Venice. 
Explore Venice from the Hilton Molino Stucky Venice hotel, a historical, neo-gothic building on Guidecca Island, once home to a grand flour mill in 1895. Visit Venice attractions, just a few minutes from the hotel via shuttle boat service to St. Mark's Square.

Revive in a comfortable guest room featuring timber beam ceilings, a marble bathroom and plush Venetian fabrics. Choose an Executive Room, and enjoy access to the Executive Lounge, serving complimentary drinks and snacks all day. Relax in an Executive Suite or in a Tower Suite with a spacious, separate living area.

Hilton Molino Stucky Venice has been nominated World's Leading Conference Hotel 2015 by World Travel Awards. The hotel won the titles of Europe's and Italy's Leading Conference Hotel 2013, 2014 and 2015. Boasting Venice's largest congress center the hotel's ballroom has space for 1,000 guests. 

Indulge in delicious cuisine at one of seven bars and restaurants. Savor fresh, seasonal ingredients at this Venice hotel's signature restaurant, Aromi, and enjoy alfresco dining on the terrace beside the canal. Sip fine wine, and admire Venice’s spectacular sweeping vistas at the stylish Skyline Rooftop Bar.

Plunge into the rooftop pool, open seasonally from mid May to September, and take in beautiful views of Venice. Work out in the 24-hour fitness center, complete with the latest exercise equipment. Indulge in spa treatments in the hotel's wellness center, or bathe in the Turkish bath.

Room Reservation

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How to get there

Airport Marco Polo Venice (Marco Polo-Tessera)


You can reach Piazzale Roma (bus station) with the public bus line n.5, then take "vaporetto" water public bus line 2 or 4.1 direction Giudecca-San Marco to reach the hotel. 
The stop is Palanca and after 5 mins walk you are at the hotel. 
Distance from Hotel: 10 km
Drive Time: 40 min
Typical Minimum Charge

Public: Waterbus Service 13.00 EUR
Private: Watertaxi 100.00 EUR



Take public bus to Piazzale Roma (bus station), then board the water public bus 2 or 4.1 to Giudecca-San Marco (stop "Palanca" and walk 5 mins to hotel). If you have luggage, stop at Zattere and take shuttle boat that stops at the hotel. 

Distance from Hotel: 60 km.
Drive Time: 90 min.

Typical Minimum Charge
Bus Service 15.00 EUR  
Super Shuttle 3.5 EUR p/person p/stay

Self parking: Not Available 
Valet: Not Available

How to Get Here

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  • Online Registration
  • FAX: +49 30 436 55 08 66
  • Email to Antje Petzholdt
  • Mail: PDA Europe, Am Borsigturm 60, 13507 Berlin, Germany

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If you come from a Governmental or Health Authority Institution or from an Academic Organization please contact Ms. Antje Petzholdt before registering. She will verify your status and register you.

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1,495 Euro

All fees given in Euro and excluding VAT (22%)


Antje PetzholdtAntje Petzholdt
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Tel: +49 (0)30 43 655 08-10
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