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PDA 546.1 Understanding Container Options and User Needs for Syringes, Cartridge Containers, Wearables and Drug Delivery Systems

Oct 20, 2022
Palm Springs, CA

  • Education
  • The Americas


When developing a drug intended for prefilled applications, the intended user requirements, manufacturing of goods and fill finish requirements must be taken into account to determine the component design and material selection during development. This training course will focus on providing a detailed understanding of the newest packaging technologies that support evolving drug and patient needs, considerations that must be taken into account, quality expectations to fulfill regulatory requirements, and how new manufacturing technologies are being applied.

The training course will follow a practical approach to assist the audience in understanding influences of all involved components and processes such as glass, polymer, elastomer, bulk, nested, silicon, filling and closing. The trainers will give a detailed insight of the complex interaction between components, containers and processes, and will follow with discussions on avoiding issues in development and overcoming hurdles faster.

For more options and/or related training courses, please visit the page(s) below.

PDA Parenteral Packaging Training Courses
PDA Universe of Pre-Filled Syringes and Injection Devices Training Courses


  • Training courses generally run from 8:30 to 16:00 each day. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.


Horst Koller
Horst Koller
HK Packaging Consulting GmbH
Wenzel Novak
Wenzel Novak
Gerresheimer Bünde GmbH

Additional Information

  • Learning Objectives

    Learning Objectives

    1. Recognize all steps involved in a functioning system of drugs, containers, devices and processes
    2. Distinguish and resolve potential issues in the interaction and integration of drugs, processes, containers and delivery devices
    3. Identify all steps involved in the development of a primary packaging container and fill-finish technology
    4. Describe the processes and influences in minimizing risk and expediting drug launch and market entry
    5. Demonstrate the system to customers, partners and colleagues to identify potential challenges
  • Who Should Attend

    This training course is intended for professionals who are drug development scientists, packaging and conditioner development engineers, and device engineers.

    Quality Systems, Quality Compliance, Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance Operations, Research and Development, Training, Validation, Packaging

    Operator/Technician, Supervisor, Manager, Engineer, Auditor/Inspector

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Palm Springs Convention Center

277 N. Avenida Caballeros
Palm Springs, CA

  • Accommodations

    The 2022 PDA Universe of Prefilled Syringes and Injection Devices Conference is being held at the Palm Springs Convention Center in Palm Springs, CA.

    Book within the PDA block and be automatically entered to win a daily treat delivered to your hotel room!

    A block of rooms have been reserved for meeting participants at the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel and the Hilton Palm Springs Hotel. The group rate at both hotels is $199 for single or double occupancy. Guestroom rates are subject to State and Local taxes. Reservations must be secured by Friday, 23 September 2022. After this date, reservations can be made on a space-and-rate available basis only.

    To make reservations, individuals may click on the reservation link below or call the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel at +1 (888) 236-2427 or the Hilton Palm Springs at +1 (800) 445-8667. Be sure to tell the reservationist that you are with the PDA Meeting to receive the PDA group rate.

    Please be aware that obtaining and canceling hotel reservations is the responsibility of the meeting registrant. Individuals will be responsible for payment of their own cancellation fees. The cancellation policy is 3 days in advance of arrival unless otherwise specified on your reservation information.

    Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel

    888 Tahquitz Canyon Way
    Palm Springs, CA
    Phone: +1 (760) 322-6000
    Website | Reservations Link

    Hilton Palm Springs Hotel

    400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way
    Palm Springs, CA
    Phone: +1 (760) 320-6868
    Website | Reservations Link

  • Amenities

    Please visit the hotel’s website for more information.

How to Get Here

By Air

Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) is located just minutes from downtown Palm Springs and the Convention Center. This airport is serviced by numerous carriers. Taxi fares from PSP are approximately $10 one way, not including tip, and will take about 7 minutes.

By Car

The Palm Springs Convention Center is located at 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262. Parking is located to the east of the facility (Caballeros Lot) and southwest of the facility (Andreas Lot).

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Registration Fees

Early Registration
Registration Type Price By September 5, 2022
Member $899
Non-member $1,079
Gov't/Health Auth./Academic* $699
Regular Registration
Registration Type Price After September 5, 2022
Member $999
Non-member $1,199
Gov't/Health Auth./Academic* $699

* For this member type or discount, online registration is not available, please contact [email protected].

Group Registration Discount: Register 3 people from the same organization as a group (at the same time) for the event and receive the 4th registration free. Other discounts cannot be applied.

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CANCELLATION: If a cancellation request is received 30 days before the event, a credit (registration fee paid minus a 200.00 USD/EUR processing fee) will be given. No credits will be given for cancellation requests received less than 30 days before the event. Cancellation requests must be emailed to [email protected].


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