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2019 UPS

Impact of Pre-Filled Syringe Components on Biopharmaceuticals Workshop

Oct 21, 2019
Gothenburg, Sweden

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  • Europe

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Program Highlights

PDA is planning a series of workshops as a kick-off to the Universe of Pre-filled Syringes Meeting. The workshop topics are soon to be published – check the website regularly or to send us an email we will inform you when these go online.


Biotherapeutics remain the largest growing segment in the pharmaceutical industry, spurred by various technological advancements in many fields and with further progress in understanding diseases. Moreover, advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs) offer ground-breaking new opportunities for the treatment of currently untreatable diseases or provide for additional effective and curative treatment options.

These advances in pharmacotherapy are also giving challenges and hurdles, with regulators becoming increasingly stringent. It is critical to consider potential interactions with primary packaging components and direct contact materials. The importance of pre-filled syringes and other pre-filled drug containers, often used in combination with drug delivery devices, cannot be underestimated within this space of parenteral drug delivery.

This workshop will address various aspects regarding potential influences from primary packaging components and materials on drug quality, safety and efficacy, including the influence of sub-visible particles, extractables and leachables, silicone oil, handling and manipulation, e.g. aggregation, protein degradation routes and stability.

This workshop will bring together experts from academia, the pharmaceutical industry and providers of primary packaging components to share their experiences. There will be plenty of time allocated for discussion and interaction with the audience.


  • Monday, 21 October 2019

    Welcome: Opening Remarks & Introductions
    Philippe Lauwers, Terumo

    Opening - Keynote Presentations

    Formulation and Primary Packaging Optimizations for Biopharmaceuticals in Pre-filled Syringes
    Susumu Uchiyama,
    Osaka University

    Interactive Group Session – Creating a Mind Map

    Roman Mathaes, LONZA

    Coffee Break & Exhibition

    Primary Packaging Material: One of Several Suspects Causing Immunogenicity

    Guenter Waxenecker, AGES

    Interactive Group Discussion – Creating a Mind Map

    Roman Mathaes, LONZA

    Lunch & Exhibition

    13:45 - 15:15
    Interactions between Primary Packaging Components, Drug Product and Functionality

    Influence of Surface Treatment on Migrating Components from the Elastomeric Closure 

    Simon Kervyn, Datwyler

    Using Drug Container Interaction Screening Methods to Design a Robust Syringe - Autoinjector Functionality

    Robert Hormes, Novartis

    Interactive Group Discussion - Creating a Mind Map

    Roman Mathaes, LONZA

    Coffee Break & Exhibition

    Extractables & Leachables: Chemical Interactions Between Leachables and Biopharmaceuticals 

    Koen Nuyts, Nelson Labs

    Polysorbate – a Relevant Excipient for Biopharmaceuticals in Pre-filled Syringes

    Andrea Hawe, Coriolis Pharma

    Finalizing the Mind Map & Workshop Summary

    Roman Mathaes, LONZA
    Philippe Lauwers, Terumo

    End of Workshop and Farewell

    Philippe Lauwers, Terumo

Highlighted Speakers

Philippe Lauwers
Philippe Lauwers

Additional Information

  • Learning Objectives

    Learning Objectives

    More information coming soon.

  • Who Should Attend

    Who Should Attend

    Professionals involved in research, development and manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals, primary drug container and parenteral drug device development, quality and regulatory.

  • 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:

    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.

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The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre Gothia Towers Hotel

Mässans Gata 24
Gothenburg, Sweden

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  • Accommodations

    The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre Gothia Towers Hotel
    Mässans Gata 24
    41294 Gothenburg, Sweden

    Hotel Accommodation

    optiMICE is the official housing provider for The Universe of Pre-filled Syringes and Injection Devices 2019. We recognize that attendees have many options with area hotels, and that you may be looking only at the per night cost in making your decision. However, we encourage you to understand the importance and recognize the benefits of selecting the conference hotel.

    You can book your Hotel Accomodation here!

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All Participants €795

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