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2019 Exchange Series

Particles in Injectables Conference - PDA Exchange Series

Sep 24 - Sep 25, 2019
Berlin, Germany

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Program Highlights

This year, the conference will be part of the PDA Europe Exchange Series!
Experience two meetings held at the same time when the Particles in Injectables meets Pharmaceutical Freeze Drying Technology!

Overview

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of PDA Europe and the Scientific Program Planning Committee, we are delighted to invite you to join the 2019 conference on Particles in Injectables, in Berlin, Germany on 24-25 September.

With this year’s theme From the Factory to the Patient the Particles in Injectables conference aims to provide a conclusive summary of the most recent information

on the risks to human health associated with particulate matter. Particles can arise from many sources within the manufacturing and administration process: foreign, intrinsic,

or inherent to the product. Particulate matter, visible or subvisible, in sterile parenteral products is regarded a critical quality attribute, impacting patient safety. The conference will review the nature and the sources of particles in parenterals and in infusion sets used in clinical studies and hospitals. The difference between particles in drugs and clinical infusions

will be examined. Packaging materials, such as glass vials, syringes and rubber stoppers are known to be major sources of particulate contamination. The use of particle standards to

qualify manual and automated inspection systems, control of critical inspection parameters, as well as the development of reliable inspection methods will be highlighted.

This year, the conference will again be part of the PDA Europe Exchange Series, taking place in parallel to the conference on Pharmaceutical Freeze Drying Technology. Take advantage of this 2-for-1 deal today!

We look forward to welcoming you to Berlin!

Sincerely,
The Co-Chairs

John Shabushnig, PhD, Insight Pharma Consulting
John Ayres, MD, Pharma Safety Solutions

Agenda

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Tuesday, 24 September 2019

    9:00 – 9:10
    Welcome and Introduction

    Kerstin Wilken, PDA Europe
    Yves Mayeresse, GSK Chair Pharmaceutical Freeze Drying Technology
    Julian Gitter, University of Munich Chair Pharmaceutical Freeze Drying Technology

    Falk Klar, PDA Europe
    John Shabushnig, Insight Pharma Consulting, Chair Particles in Injectables
    John Ayres, Pharma Safety Solutions, Chair Particles in Injectables

    9:15 - 11:15
    Joint Opening Plenary: Regulatory Updates
    John Ayres, Pharma Safety Solutions
    Julian Gitter, University of Munich

    An Update on USP & the European Pharmacopoeia
    LONZA
    Insight Pharma Consulting

    Regulatory Considerations for Particulate Control in Injectable Products
    ValSource

    Q&A, Discussion

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

    Transition to Parallel Tracks

    PARTICLES IN INJECTABLES
    11:45 - 13:15
    Session 1: In-line Filter Systems
    Moderator: Volker Luibl, PALL

    11:45 -12:15
    In-line Filters, a Way to Limit Particles Exposition to Patients?
    University of Lille

    12:15 -12:45
    In-Line Filtration Reduces Postoperative Phlebitis - An Analysis on Effectiveness, Costs and Patients Perspective
    Università degli Studi di Firenze

    12:45 -13:15
    Q&A, Discussion

    PHARMACEUTICAL FREEZE DRYING TECHNOLOGY
    11:45 - 13:15
    Session 1: Evolution in Lyo-Technologies
    Moderator: Raf de Dier, Janssen J&J

    11:45 -12:15
    Aseptic Spray Freeze Drying - Modelling, Application & Scale Up
    Meridion Technologies

    12:15 -12:45
    Controlled vs Spontaneous Nucleation – Comparison of Drying Behavior, Residual Moisture and Cake Appearance
    GEA Lyophil

    12:45 -13:15
    Q&A, Discussion

    13:15 - 14:15
    Lunch Break, Poster Session & Exhibition

    PARTICLES IN INJECTABLES
    14:15 - 15:45
    Session 2: ATMPs & Cell and Gene Therapies
    Moderator: Stephen Langille, ValSource

    14:15 - 14:45
    Addressing the Challenges of Particulates in Cell Therapies
    HemaCare

    14:45 - 15:15
    Flow Imaging with Rapid Classification of Particles using Machine Learning for Characterization of Cell Therapies
    KBI Biopharma

    15:15 - 15:45
    Q&A, Discussion

    PHARMACEUTICAL FREEZE DRYING TECHNOLOGY
    14:15 - 15:45
    Lyo-Considerations: Glass and its Implications on the Freeze Drying Process
    Moderator: Anthony Cannon, Merck KGaA

    14:15 - 14:45
    Applying Innovations in Packaging to Increase Drug Product Quality by Addressing the Root Cause of Issues Associated with Conventional Glass Containers
    Corning

    14:45 - 15:15
    Investigating Vial Breakage Using Strain Gauge Technology
    Janssen J&J

    15:15 - 15:45
    Q&A, Discussion

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

    PARTICLES IN INJECTABLES
    16:15 - 18:00
    Session 3: Particles Derived from Container Closure Systems
    Moderator: John Shabushnig, Insight Pharma Consulting

    16:15 - 16:45
    PDA Task Force for Zero Defects for Visible Particles in Injectables
    Amgen

    16:45 - 17:15
    A Case Study for Mitigation of Visual Particulate in Glass Ready-to-Use Vials
    Stevanato Group

    17:15 - 17:45
    Method for Quantifying Loose Particles on Elastomeric Components
    West

    17:45 - 18:00
    Q&A, Discussion

    PHARMACEUTICAL FREEZE DRYING TECHNOLOGY
    16:15 - 18:00
    Session 3: Changing the Focus: Reconstitution, Inspection of Lyophilized Products and Digitalization

    16:15 - 16:45
    Recon Done Right: Engaging Patient Superusers to Guide Reconstitution Device Selection, Development, And Refinement
    Matchstick

    16:45 - 17:15
    Workflow of Deep Learning in a Pharmaceutical Environment
    Seidenader

    17:15 - 17:45
    Towards Digitalization of Pharma Industry: Advanced Design of Experiments Approaches to Generate Highly Informative Data for Lyophilization Process Development
    GSK Vaccines

    17:45 - 18:00
    Q&A, Discussion

    18:00
    End of Conference Day 1 & Networking Event

  • Wednesday, 25 September 2019

    PARTICLES IN INJECTABLES

    9:00 - 9:05
    Welcome
    John Shabushnig, Insight Pharma Consulting
    John Ayres, Pharma Safety Solutions

    9:05 - 10:30
    Session 4: Clinical Impact of Particles
    Moderator: Ton van Boxtel, WoCoVA

    9:05 - 9:35
    In Vivo Fate of Nanoparticles – Is It Predictable?
    Philipps-University Marburg

    9:35 - 10:05
    A Clinical Perspective on Particulates
    Pharma Safety Solutions

    10:05 - 10:30
    Q&A, Discussion

    PHARMACEUTICAL FREEZE DRYING TECHNOLOGY

    9:00 - 9:05
    Welcome
    Yves Mayeresse, GSK
    Julian Gitter, University of Munich

    9:05 - 10:30
    Session 4: Formulation and Process Development
    Moderator: Jörg Lümkemann, F. Hoffmann - La Roche

    9:05 - 9:35
    Effective Stabilization of Viral Vectors by Lyophilized SPS® Formulations Adenovirus Serotype 5 as a Model
    LEUKOCARE

    9:35 - 10:05
    Process Development Concepts for Freeze-Drying of Highly Potent Agents
    Merck Healthcare KGaA

    10:05 - 10:30
    Q&A, Discussion

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

    PARTICLES IN INJECTABLES
    11:00 - 12:30
    Session 5: Particle Identification
    Moderator: Markus Lankers, MIBIC

    11:00 - 11:30
    The New VDI 2083 Part 21: Cleanliness of Medical Products in the Manufacturing Process
    Fraunhofer IPA

    11:30 - 12:00
    Particulate Investigations in Injectables
    LONZA

    12:00 - 12:30
    Q&A, Discussion

    PHARMACEUTICAL FREEZE DRYING TECHNOLOGY
    11:00 - 12:30
    Session 5: Non-Destructive CQA Analysis
    Moderator: Julian Gitter, University of Munich

    11:00 - 11:30
    Non-Invasive Methods for Moisture Mapping and Container Closure Integrity
    Sanofi Waterford

    11:30 - 12:00
    Assessing Critical Quality Attributes for Freeze-Dried Products
    Ghent University / Rhea Vita

    12:00 - 12:30
    Q&A, Discussion

    12:30 - 13:30
    Lunch Break, Poster Session & Exhibition

    PARTICLES IN INJECTABLES
    13:30 - 14:30
    Session 6: Panel Discussion
    Moderator: Klaus Wormuth, Sartorius Stedim

    • Compatibility and Interactions of Delivery
    • Systems and Drug Product
    • Clinical Perspective vs. The Scientific and Technical Perspective on the Manufacture of Injectable Products
    • Sources of Particles in Injectables and Infusion Equipment
    • Evolving Guidance & Regulations and their Implementation

    PHARMACEUTICAL FREEZE DRYING TECHNOLOGY
    13:30 - 15:00
    Session 6: Roundtable Discussions
    Moderator: Kerstin Wilken, PDA Europe

    • Product Validation: Number of batches needed, batch size, bracketing, matrixing strategies
    • Use of PAT Tools in Commercial Process Control: Regulatory Filings
    • Annex 1 Revision and its Implications

    14:30 - 15:00
    Coffee Break, Poster Session & Exhibition

    15:00 - 16:30
    Joint Closing Plenary
    Moderators: John Ayres, Pharma Safety Solutions
    Yves Mayeresse, GSK Vaccines

    15:00 - 15:30
    Control Strategy for Visible Particles in Lyophilized Products
    GSK

    15:30 - 16:30
    Conference Summaries by the Co-Chairs

    John Shabushnig, Insight Pharma Consulting, Chair Particles in Injectables
    John Ayres, Pharma Safety Solutions, Chair Particles in Injectables

    Yves Mayeresse, GSK, Chair Pharmaceutical
    Julian Gitter, University of Munich, Chair Pharmaceutical Freeze Drying Technology

    16:30
    Closing Remarks & Farewell
    Falk Klar, PDA Europe
    Kerstin Wilken, PDA Europe

Additional Information

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Berlin Marriott Hotel

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Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)30-220000

Berlin Marriott Hotel
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    Showcasing spacious, impeccably appointed guest rooms and suites, a host of first-class amenities, and an unbeatable location in the heart of the city centre, the Berlin Marriott Hotel offers a seamless blend of comfort, style and convenience for your visit to Germany's capital city.

    Unwind in the well-appointed hotel rooms, each of which boasts deluxe bedding, a flat-screen TV, an ergonomic workspace and a mini-bar. You'll enjoy the wide variety of outstanding on-site resources, such as a state-of-the-art fitness center and indoor pool, an authentic steakhouse and a sleek, inviting hotel bar.

    Guests looking to host a successful meeting or wedding here in Germany will be thrilled with the 18,277 square feet of sophisticated event space, the expert planning and catering teams and the accessible location in Berlin city centre. The hotel is situated two blocks from Potsdamer Platz, and near the Brandenburg Gate and the Gendarmenmarkt. Allow the Berlin Marriott Hotel to redefine the meaning of contemporary elegance.

    PDA Europe has reserved a limited number of rooms until the 26th July 2019.
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    Single Room € 195 per night*
    Double Room € 215 per night*

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How to Get Here

By Air

Nearest Airports:

Berlin-Tegel Airport - TXL
Airport Phone: +49 30 60911150
5.6 mi (9 km), 18 min by car
Alternate transportation: Limousinen Service; fee: 100 EUR (one way); reservation required
Estimated taxi fare: 25 EUR (one way)
Bus service, fee: 2.8 EUR (one way)
Subway service, fee: 2.8 EUR (one way)
Take the Bus X9 and get off at Zoologischer Garden, then take the subway U2 towards Pankow and get off at Potsdamer Platz.

OR

Berlin-Schoenefeld International Airport - SXF
Airport Phone: +49 30 60911150
12.7 mi (20.4 km), 25 min by car
Alternate transportation: Limousinen Service; fee: 130 EUR (one way); reservation required
Estimated taxi fare: 45 EUR (one way)
Bus service, fee: 3.6 EUR (one way)
Subway service, fee: 3.6 EUR (one way)
Take the train S45 to S-Bahnhof Suedkreuz. Then change to the S-train S2 and get off at Potsdamer Platz.

By Car

The Berlin Marriott Hotel is located at Inge-Beisheim Platz 1.

Other Options

Berlin Central Station: 2.3 mi from hotel.

Train Station Berlin Friedrichstrasse: 1.1 mi from hotel.

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