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Interest Group Meeting Pre-filled Syringes

Feb 26 - Feb 26, 2018 |
Feb 26, 2018 |
Marriott Park Hotel Rome | Rome, Italy
  • Interest Group
  • Europe
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Dear Colleagues,

We continually strive to develop devices that improve upon current standards of safety, provide ease of administration, and offer convenience for the end user. Be it a prefilled-syringe, pen, or auto-injector the industry trend is toward fill& finish of smaller batches and larger volumes that meet the ever-increasing quality requirements that support patient safety.

The goal of this meeting is to discuss these issues with a primary focus on:

  1. Challenges associated with large volume injections that either help reduce the number of injections, or actually change the route of administration from IV to SC.
  2. Identification of trends and approaches in manufacturing such as the need for smaller batches, different containers and greater flexibility in fill & finish technologies.
  3. Acquiring knowledge about the most up-to-date approaches related to 'Quality" including, container/ drug interaction, zero particles, avoidance of stopper movement during air shipment, and much more.

Take advantage of the open forum design offered by the small Interest Group meeting approach. Hear presentations from leading experts, interact and discuss your experiences with colleagues in round table discussions, and receive the latest information about activities of the PDA Interest Group Pre-filled Syringes.

IG Leader
Brigitte Reutter-Haerle, Vetter Pharma International GmbH

Monday, 26 February 2018

Welcome and Introduction
Falk Klar, PDA Europe
Brigitte Reutter-Härle, VETTER

10:15 - 13:00
Support Patient Safety and Convenience
Moderator: Brigitte Reutter-Härle, VETTER

Importance of Suppliers and CMOs for Quality of Pre-filled Syringes
Mauro Giusti, Eli Lilly Italia

How to Reduce the Overall Particle Content in Pharmaceutical Packaging for Parenterals: Lessons Learnt and Practical Cases
Alessandro Morandotti, Ompi-Stevanato Group

Approaching the Goal of Zero Particles in the Production Line
Piotr K. Wagner, West Pharmaceutical Services

11:45 – 12:15
Coffee Break & Exhibition

Case Study: Advanced Syringe Technology for Silicone Sensitive Protein Drugs
Christian Herget, BD Pharmaceutical Systems

IImpact of Sterilization Method on Protein Aggregation and Degradation in Polymer Pre-filled Syringes
Philippe Lauwers, Terumo Pharmaceutical Solutions

13:00 – 14:15
Lunch Break & Exhibition

14:15 - 17:00

PDA Interactive: Roundtable Discussions

Wearable Large Volume Injectors - The Challenge of Accurate Dosing
Paul Senn, Sensile Medical


  • Topic 1 – Particles Assessment of Associated Risks and Means for Further Reduction of Particulate Matter
    Christian Herget, BD Pharmaceutical Systems
    William Dierick, Terumo Pharmaceutical Solutions
  • Topic 2 – Wearables: Demands on wearable injectors: patient interface, patches, drive mechanisms and drug containment
    Ian Thompson, Ypsomed

Groups Switch

15:45 – 16:15
Coffee Break & Exhibition

Identification of Trends and Approaches in Manufacturing: Small batches, container variety and greater flexibility in fill & finish technologies
Giandrea Favetti, Alfasigma

Summary: Q&A, Discussion

Conclusion of Interest Group Meeting

3 Ways to register

Please remember to log in if you are a member of PDA already! 

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.

  • All registrations which will involve visa matters will have to be submitted to PDA EU four weeks prior to the start of the event at the latest. For later registrations, PDA Europe will be unable to assist participants in any visa affairs.
  • All costs incurring in connection with visa affairs shall be borne by registrants. (This applies in particular to costs for submitting documents by courier.)
  • Potential participants must be clients of UPS shipping agency and submit their UPS customer reference number to PDA EU (together with their registration).
  • No PDA membership obtainable upon booking training course, workshop or other related event.

Registration Fees

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All Participants

300 Euro

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


Antje PetzholdtAntje Petzholdt
Manager Registration, Chapters & Membership
Tel: +49 (0) 30 43 655 08-10
Fax: +49 (0) 30 43 655 08-66


Marriott Park Hotel Rome
Via Colonnello Tommaso Masala 54
00148 Rome
Tel: +39-06-658821
Hotel Website

The Rome Marriott Park Hotel offers an uncommon blend of convenience and sophistication. With an outstanding location just minutes from Rome's Fiumicino Airport and a vast selection of top-quality amenities, our hotel sets the stage for a remarkable experience in the Eternal City.

Thoughtfully designed hotel rooms feature handcrafted furniture and elegant marble bathrooms, in addition to modern comforts such as a flat-screen TV. We're one of Rome's premier venues for any business meeting or event, with an astonishing 126,971 square feet of adaptable space and an expert planning staff. Satisfy your cravings here in Rome with delicious on-site dining, or take a leisurely swim in our seasonal outdoor pool.

Our well-placed hotel is only 10 miles from Fiumicino Airport and from world-renowned destinations, including Vatican City and the Colosseum. For added convenience, a shuttle service to and from central Rome is available.

PDA Europe has reserved a limited number of rooms until the 19th December 2017.
Book your room for the PDA Group Rate.

Single Room € 100 per night*
Double Room € 120 per night*

*Rates are per room and night, including the following services and benefits free of charge:
  • Buffet Breakfast in the restaurant
  • Wireless Internet Connection (WI-FI)
  • VAT, Taxes and Service Charge will apply

How to Get There

Fiumicino Airport – FCO
Airport Phone: +39 06 65951

Hotel direction: 10.2 miles NE
Airport shuttle service, scheduled, fee: 5 EUR (one way)


  • On-site parking, fee: 4 EUR hourly, 12 EUR daily


Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities are Available!

For more information about exhibit and sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Nadjeschda Gomez-Stahl
Manager Exhibition & Sponsorship
Tel: +49 (0) 30 43 655 08-23
Fax: +49 (0) 30 43 655 08-66