Pharmaceutical elastomers are commonly applied in the form of stoppers, plungers, and O-rings for parenteral drug-delivery applications. Here, good sealing is an apparent property for effective drug containment; however, there are several other critical attributes that govern the selection of an appropriate elastomeric component for safe and efficacious drug-delivery.
In this training course, you will gain insight into the fundamentals of pharmaceutical elastomers with practical considerations. Industry experts will describe component selection strategies, review manufacturing technologies, component processing and sterilization techniques. There will be a focus to understand the origin of defects and analytical tools applied for their characterization.
Day 1 of the training course will include an introduction to container closure systems, with a specific focus on pharmaceutical elastomers, and an introduction to the elastomer manufacturing process.
Day 2 of the training course will include an introduction to how elastomeric components are packaging, sterilized, and a review on the testing of products in accordance with regional Pharmacopoeia standards.
Day 3 of the training course will include a review of the regulatory requirements applicable to elastomeric closures and aluminum seals, and an introduction on manufacturing technologies and processes for aluminum seals.