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2019 UPS

Innovating the Journey from Manufacturing to the Patient Workshop

Oct 21, 2019
Gothenburg, Sweden

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  • Europe

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Program Highlights

Beginning with an overview on serialization activities and feedback regarding the recent EU-initiative, different applications within the wide field of the Internet of Health will be presented. This includes the manufacturing process, Fill-and-Finish as well as the integration of new technologies in medical devices and packaging.

In the second part of the event participants will benefit from a hands-on Patient Experience Workshop and learn about the challenges patients are confronted with in different situations of their day-to-day use and how they can be better met by our industry.


In the past years the development of computer technologies and electronics has undergone significant changes. New products and services have begun to establish in different fields of the industry.

But how will the newly gained knowledge and the associated opportunities transfer to the conservative pharma industry? How will the manufacturing process itself, the supply chain as a whole or the patient usability of the product change under this influence?

Currently a change in thinking seems to be taking place in our industry, specifically with regards to the use of smart data, machine learning and wireless connectivity. It has become increasingly indispensable for companies to provide expertise in these areas. Simultaneously the technological advancements are reflected in novel regulatory guidelines, for example in the area of serialization. Additionally, digital platforms providing therapy support to patients are on the rise, involving wearables and connected drug delivery devices systems.

Yet technology alone is not sufficient – value is added only by implementing practical applications and solutions. Often this is only possible with a strong partner. 


  • Monday, 21 October 2019

    Welcome: Opening Remarks
    Markus Bauss, SHL Connect

    Serialization Initiatives and the Implementation of the EU Directive


    • Overview of Current Serialization Activities
    • Experiences with the Implementation of the Recent EU Directive

    Dieter Moessner, Edelmann Group

    Technical Challenges for Pharma Manufactures and Future Outlook

    Yves Steffen, Novartis

    Coffee Break & Exhibition

    The Transparent Process – SmartSkin Technologies in Fill-and-Finish

    Brian Coon, Smart Skin Technologies

    Innovating the Manufacturing Process from the Perspective of Machine Manufactures

    Thomas Seiffer, Bausch + Stroebel

    RFID Applications in Healthcare and their Value

    Markus Bauss, SHL Connect

    Q&A, Discussion

    Lunch & Exhibition

    How the Industry Can Better Meet Patients Requirements

    In three small groups, attendees will have the chance to hear patients share their experience with current administration options and novel technologies in an intimate and realistic setting. In the meantime, poster presentations and updates on the most recent device innovations will deepen the understanding of how our industry can better meet patient needs.

    Introduction to the Patient Experience Pavilion
    Sherri Biondi, AstraZeneca


    1. Group 1 - Patient Experience Pavilion
    2. Group 2 - Poster Presentation
    3. Group 3 - Device Innovations


    1. Group 1 - Device Innovations
    2. Group 2 - Patient Experience Pavilion
    3. Group 3 - Poster Presentation


    1. Group 1 - Poster Presentation
    2. Group 2 - Device Innovations
    3. Group 3 - Patient Experience Pavilion

    Coffee Break & Exhibition

    Smart Blister Technology – From Concept to Scaled-up Production
    Uwe Braun, Schreiner Medipharm

    Improving Patient Engagement Through the Use of Digital Products
    Bob Scrase, Phillips Medisize

    Panel Discussion

    End of Workshop and Farewell

    Markus Bauss, SHL Connect

Additional Information

  • Learning Objectives

    Learning Objectives

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  • Who Should Attend

    Who Should Attend

    More information coming soon.

  • Accreditation


    NOTE   Continuing education credits are not available for this event.

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The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre Gothia Towers Hotel

Mässans Gata 24
Gothenburg, Sweden

The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre Gothia Towers Hotel
  • 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.

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How to Get Here

By Air

Nearest Airport: Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport – GOT
Airport Phone:
+46 10 109 31 00

By Car

22.9 km, 20 min by car. Gothia Towers is located at Mässans gata 24, Göteborg.

E6/E20 (from the north) and road 45 (from Karlstad): On arriving in Gothenburg, turn off when you see the sign for Mässan Scandinavium Liseberg. Take the first exit on the left, then turn right on to Örgrytevägen and then take the next right exit for the hotel.

E6/E20 (from the south) and road 40 (from Borås): On arriving in Gothenburg, turn off when you see the sign for Mässan Scandinavium Liseberg. Take the second exit on the right for the hotel.

Other Options

Flygbussarna airport coach: to Korsvägen/the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre, opposite the hotel.

Public transportation: Korsvägen stop, 100 meters from hotel.


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