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Technical and Regulatory Challenges of Drug Delivery Combination Products - Prefilled Syringes, Autoinjectors and Injection Pens - October

Oct 11 - Oct 11, 2018 |
Oct 11, 2018 |
Loews Royal Pacific Resort | Orlando, FL
  • Education
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Duration: 1 day
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The course will examine the technical and regulatory challenges companies will face in the development and registration of drug delivery combination products.  The course will cover:

  • Applicable Regulatory Schemes in the US and EU and Potential Regulatory Strategies
    • Brief History and Basics of Regulatory Definitions
    • Application of Regulations and Directives to Drug Delivery
    • Differences in USA and EU Requirements
    • Regulatory Strategies
  • Partner (Vendor) Selection and Oversight
    • Product Criteria
    • Partner Criteria
    • RFP Process
  • Impact and Expectations for GMP/QSR Compliance
    • US GMPs
    • Key Quality Systems Expectations During Design
    • EU Requirements
    • Leveraging Partner's Systems
  • Technical Requirements - Creation of a Design History File
    • Unique In-Vitro and Animal Testing Requirements
      • Performance/Functional Requirements
      • Material Requirements
      • Stability Expectations
    • Risk Management and Human Factors Requirements and Expectations
      • Risk Management Requirements
      • Usability Requirements
  • Current Clinical Requirements, Expectations and Challenges
    • Current Clinical Expectations And Strategies For Clinical Bridging
  • Format, Elements and Data Requirements for Marketing Authorization Submissions

Upon returning to your company, participants will be able to initiate a gap analysis to identify the requirements and elements of a successful drug delivery combination product development program.  Proper implementation of these elements will minimize project risk.

Who Should Attend

This course will be geared towards individuals who have oversight for or actively participate on drug delivery combination product development teams. This includes project managers as well as directors or managers in marketing, regulatory affairs, quality assurance, clinical affairs and device development engineering.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the basic elements and requirements behind the regulation of drug delivery combination products
  • Propose and choose appropriate regulatory strategies
  • Develop a set of criteria with which to assess and choose device partners
  • Explain the GMP/QSR expectations and responsibilities relevant to companies developing and manufacturing these products
  • Describe the expectations for robust risk management and human factors engineering systems in order to execute a successful development program
  • Identify the appropriate testing schemes and requirements specific to your products
  • Outline the contents of a clinical or marketing approval application



On or before August 27, 2018

After August 27, 2018


On or before August 27, 2018

After August 27, 2018

Government/Health Authority/Academic



All rates in US Dollars. REFUND FOR COURSES: If your written request is received by September 11, 2018, you will receive a full refund less a $200 processing fee. After that time, no refunds will be approved. COURSE CANCELLATION: PDA reserves the right to modify the material or instructors without notice, or to cancel an event. If an event must be cancelled, registrants will be notified by PDA as soon as possible and will receive a full refund. PDA will not be responsible for airfare penalties or other costs incurred due to cancellation. For more details, contact PDA at or +1 (301) 656-5900.

General Course Information

Please arrive at the course location approximately thirty minutes before the start of the course to sign in. Please be sure to bring your confirmation letter as proof of registration. PDA will not allow persons to attend a course without payment, or guarantee of payment.

Breakfast will be served thirty minutes before the class begins. Lunch will be provided between 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.


The course will be held at:

Loews Royal Pacific Resort
6300 Hollywood Way
Orlando, Florida 32819


For more information, please contact:

Stephanie Ko
Senior Manager, Lecture Education
Tel: +1 (301) 656-5900 x151

Lee Leichter, President, P/L Biomedical

Continuing Education for Pharmacists

ACPE PDA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Participants may sign up to receive Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) credits. To do so, participants must sign in at the beginning of the program, submit the provided evaluation forms and mail the CPE credit request to the address stated on the form. Attendees must be present at the full event to receive Continuing Pharmacy Education credit, which will be awarded as follows:

PDA #464 | ACPE #0116-0000-17-029-L04-P | 0.6 CEUs
Type of Activity: Application

Continuing Education for Professional Engineers

New Jersey

PDA is an approved provider by the New Jersey State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors to offer courses to New Jersey Professional Engineers for Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) credit. Following the full participation in this course, participants will receive a Certificate of Accomplishment specifying the number of CPC credits that may be awarded. This certificate can be submitted as verification of completion to the Board for license renewal.

The credit value of this course is 6 CPC credits.

North Carolina

PDA is recognized by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors as an Approved Sponsor of Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) activities for Professional Engineers licensed by North Carolina. To receive a Certificate of Accomplishment specifying the number of Professional Development Hours (PDHs) that may be awarded, course participants must request the North Carolina Board of Examiners evaluation form from PDA staff. This form must be completed onsite at the conclusion of the course and returned to PDA staff.

The credit value of this course is 6 PDHs.

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