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2020 ParPack

Parenteral Packaging

Feb 25 - Feb 26, 2020
Basel, Switzerland

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Program Highlights

Join us in Basel, Switzerland on 25-26 February 2020 hear all about the Interaction of Product, Package, and Process!

Now confirmed! TÜV Süd Germany will share the Notified Body perspective on EU MDR Article 117 and its impact on combination products!

 

Overview

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Scientific Program Planning Committee and PDA Europe, we are proud to present the 10th Parenteral Packaging Conference, to take place in Basel/Switzerland, a hot spot of pharmaceutical manufacture, on 25-26 February 2020!

This conference has become highly regarded for its content and quality, and this year’s edition will continue the series of exceptional presentations and discussions. Industry leaders and technical experts from pharma and supplier companies along with regulators will cover many aspects of the drug product-package interface.

Primary packaging of a parenteral pharmaceutical drug product should be designed, processed and manufactured, to ensure efficacy and safety of the patients.  In particular, biopharmaceuticals require special considerations for processing and packaging.

Developments in packaging materials such as innovations in glass and polymer, and their characteristics regarding interactions with the drug product formulation and end-user preferences will be discussed. Case studies of the implementation of new guidelines, for example Annex 1 of the European GMP Guideline and USP 800 along with some of the latest developments in packaging materials & components and the role of Container Closure Integrity (CCI) in product-package development, assembly and processing will be presented.  Low temperature storage of biopharmaceuticals for cell and gene therapy poses new challenges to packaging materials.

The conference program is intended to initiate and support discussion and professional exchange through a diversity of scientific presentations, workshops, interest group meetings, training courses, joint dinners and networking events.

We look forward to you joining us in beautiful Basel to celebrate the 10th anniversary with us!

Agenda

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Tuesday, 25 February 2020

    9:00
    Welcome and Introduction

    Falk Klar, PDA Europe
    Roman Mathaes, LONZA, Conference Chair
    Galen Shi, Eli Lilly & Company, Conference Chair

    KEYNOTE: Patient Centric Parenteral Delivery Ecosystem
    Eli Lilly & Company

    Opening Plenary: Regulatory Updates

    Notified Body Perspective on EU MDR Article 117 and its Impact on Combination Products
    TÜV Süd Germany

    The New Chinese Pharmacopoeia and It’s Relation to Packaging Materials
    Baxter

    Q&A, Discussion

    11:15 - 11:45
    Coffee Break, Poster Session & Exhibition

    Transition to Parallel Tracks

    Session 1A: Human Factors

    Development of Guidance for the Interconnectibility between Vial Container Closure Systems and Vial Transfer Devices
    Eli Lilly & Company

    Functionality of Closed System Transfer Devices Impacting Drug Administration
    LONZA

    Considerations for Using Closed System Transfer Devices with Biological Drug Products
    Genentech/Roche

    Session 1B: Packaging Consideration for Deep Cold and Cryogenic Storage

    The Contribution of Rubber Adhesion to Sealability at Deep Freeze Temperature
    WEST

    Evaluation and Development of Seal Integrity for Cryogenic Container Closure Systems, Integrating Material and Mechanics First Principles
    Stress Engineering Services

    13:10 - 14:10
    Lunch Break, Poster Session & Exhibition

    Transition to Parallel Tracks

    Session 2A: Closed System Transfer Devices, con't

    CSTDs: How to Apply USP in Combination Product Development
    Novartis

    CSTD Selection for an Established Container Closure System - A Case Study
    F. Hoffmann - La Roche

    Q&A, Discussion

    Session 2B: Packaging Consideration for Deep Cold and Cryogenic Storage, con't

    Packaging Solution for Cryogenic Storage of Cell and Gene Therapy Products
    SCHOTT
    ARaymondLife

    Q&A, Discussion

    15:45 - 16:15
    Coffee Break, Poster Session & Exhibition

    Transition to Parallel Tracks

    Session 3A: Ensuring Container Closure Integrity

    Characterization of Nested Press-Fit Caps and Container Closure Integrity
    Genentech/Roche

    Determining the Reject Limit in Headspace Analysis Applications
    Robert Bosch Packaging Technology

    Quantifying the Vial Capping Process Using Micro-computed Tomograph
    Genentech/Roche

    Q&A, Discussion

    Session 3B: Glass

    Review of Corrosion Principles Determining Extractables and Leachables of Glass Containers
    Corning

    Applied Technology and Glass Type Selection's Influence on Vial Interactions
    Nipro Pharma Packaging

    PDA Update on the Technical Report 43
    Corning

    Q&A, Discussion

    18:00
    End of Day 1 & Networking Event


  • Wednesday, 26 February 2020

    9:00

    Parallel Tracks

    Session 4A: Drug Products and Their Interactions with Primary Packaging

    Impact of Drug Formulation on Subvisible Particle Formation and Break/Lose Glide Force
    LONZA

    Analytical Approaches to Increase the Confidence in Pre-filled Syringes Selection for Sensitive Biological Drug Formulations
    Becton Dickinson

    Q&A, Discussion

    Session 4B: Sterilization & Decontamination

    Case Study Project: Robotic Tub Decontamination System
    EbeTech

    Case Study - Control and Monitoring of VH2O2 Sterilization Process Variables in Industrial Applications
    STERIS

    Q&A, Discussion

    10:30 - 11:00
    Coffee Break, Poster Session & Exhibition

    Transition to Parallel Tracks

    Session 5A: New Technologies and Digitalization

    Dynamic Sealing Performance Evaluation and Modeling for Container Closure System at Low Temperature Cycles
    WEST

    Improving Blow Fill Seal Efficiency in the Pharma 4.0 Era
    Brevetti

    Q&A, Discussion

    Session 5B: Manufacturing & Processing

    Advantages & Disadvantages of Methods Used to Determine the Degree of Silicone Oil on Rubber Closures
    Datwyler

    Q&A, Discussion

    12:20 - 13:20
    Lunch Break, Poster Session & Exhibition

    Session 6: Challenges in Pre-filled Syringes

    Physics of Silicon layer in Pre-filled Syringes
    Sanofi Pasteur

    Analysis of Cavitation in Syringes
    Purdue University

    Q&A, Discussion

    14:40 - 15:10
    Coffee Break, Poster Session & Exhibition

    Closing Keynotes

    Comparability Protocols: A Regulatory Advantage
    DLK Consulting Services

    Challenges for Intravitreal Drug Products at the Interface of Primary Packaging and Application
    LONZA

    Conference Summaries by the Chairs
    Roman Mathaes, LONZA, Chair
    Galen Shi, Eli Lilly & Company, Chair

    Closing Remarks & Farewell
    Falk Klar, PDA Europe


Additional Information

  • Learning Objectives

    Learning Objectives

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  • Who Should Attend

    Who Should Attend

    More information coming soon.

  • Accreditation

    Accreditation

    NOTE   Continuing education credits are not available for this event.

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Congress Center Basel

Messepl. 21
Basel, Switzerland
Phone: +41 58 206 28 28

Congress Center Basel
  • Accommodations
    Hotels Nearby

    PDA Europe recommends the reservation at one of the following hotels.
    The general terms of business are valid at the event hotels.


    Pullman Basel Europe
    Clarastrasse 43
    4058 Basel
    Switzerland
    Tel: +41616908080

    The Pullman Basel Europe is a vibrant and outstanding upscale hotel within walking distance of the old town, the Rhine river and only 200 m from the Congress Center Basel (Messe). Apart from the fashionable and luxuriously appointed rooms, the modern Fit Lounge and a charming bistro with regional cuisine, it also boasts a green inner courtyard to relax.

    The Basel SBB Train Station is 2 km away and there is parking space available for free for guests. Guests benefit from free access to public transport in Basel with the complimentary Basel Card.

    PDA Europe has reserved a limited number of rooms until the 06th January 2020

    • Single Superior Room CHF 220 per night*
    • Double Superior Room CHF 240 per night*

    You can book your Hotel Accomodation here!

    *Rates are per room and night, including the following services and benefits:

    • Buffet Breakfast in the restaurant
    • Wireless Internet Connection (WI-FI)
    • VAT, Taxes and Service Charge will apply

    Swissôtel Basel
    Messeplatz 25
    4005 Basel
    Switzerland
    Telephone : +41 61 555 3333
    [email protected]

    The Swissôtel Basel (4**** superior) offers elegant guest rooms and real Swiss hospitality for an authentic Alpine experience. The rooms boast hand-picked, unique furnishings and calming tones with splashes of vibrant yellow. In-room technology, WiFi, workspaces and entertainment centres are complemented with Italian coffee machines and quality en-suite amenities to help you get the most out of your stay.

    It is centrally located directly connected with the Congress Center Basel (Messe) and within walking distance of the old town, the Rhine River and numerous sight-seeing spots.

    The Basel SBB Train Station is 2 km away and there is parking space available for free for guests. Guests benefit from free access to public transport in Basel with the complimentary Basel Card.

    PDA Europe has reserved a limited number of rooms until the 06th January 2020

    • Single Superior Room CHF 255 per night*
    • Double Superior Room CHF 285 per night*

    You can book your Hotel Accomodation here!

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

How to Get Here

By Air

Pullman Basel Europe:

Basel's Euro-airport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (BSL) is situated approximately 8km from the hotel. A direct bus (Line Nr. 50) runs every 20 minutes A direct bus (Line Nr. 50) runs every 20 minutes taking you to the SBB train Station. A taxi takes approximately 10-20 minutes to the hotel.


Swissôtel Basel

Basel's Euro-airport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (BSL) is situated approximately 8km from the hotel. A direct bus (Line Nr. 50) runs every 20 minutes taking you to the SBB train Station. A taxi takes approximately 10-20 minutes to the hotel.

By Car

Swissôtel Basel

Exit ‘Basel Nord/Kleinhüningen’ from Hwy A5 or exit ‘Badischer Bahnhof/Basel Ost’ from Hwy A35. Self-parking or valet parking is available at the car park of the fairgrounds (allowed maximum height of 2m).

Other Options

Pullman Basel Europe
Rail:

  • The main train station ‘SBB Basel’ is approximately 2km away: take the tram No. 16 Bhfeingang Gundeldingen to Clarastrasse (duration 15-17 minutes, departure every X minutes)
  • the train station ‘Basel Badischer Bahnhof’ is approximately 1km away: take the tram No. 6 or No. 16 to Clarastrasse (duration 4 minutes, departure every 8 minutes)

Swissôtel Basel
Rail:

  • The main train station ‘SBB Basel’ is approximately 2km away: take the tram Nr. 1 or Nr. 2 to Messeplatz Basel
  • the train station ‘Basel Badischer Bahnhof’ is approximately 1km away: take the tram Nr. 6 to Messeplatz Basel

Directions

Registration Fees

Early Registration
Registration Type Price by 27 December
Member €1.695
Non-member €1.995
Govern./Health Authority/Academic €650
Young Professional (Member) €650
All fees given in Euro and excluding VAT (7,7%)



Regular Registration
Registration Type Price after 27 December
Member €1.895
Non-member €2.195
Govern./Health Authority/Academic €850
Young Professional (Member) €850
All fees given in Euro and excluding VAT (7,7%)



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