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PDA EU00152 Test Methods for Pre-Filled Syringe Systems

Oct 19 - Oct 20, 2023
Gothenburg, Sweden

  • Education
  • Europe

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Program Highlights

The participants of this course will benefit from first hand information of the instructor based on practical experience.


The course will be an interactive lecture around Pre-Filled Syringe Systems including ISO compliance testing. The participants will benefit from first hand, based on experience, information from the instructor. The lecture includes the lifecycle of a PFS, from the idea to the finished marketed product.


  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Thursday, 19 October 2023


    Introduction to Syringe Systems and Components

    10:30 Coffee Break

    Luer Cone and Luer Lock Compliance Testing for Glass and Polymer Syringes

    • Compliance and Connectivity

    12:30 Lunch Break

    Requirements for the Empty Sterile Sub-Assembled Syringes Ready for Filling- Part 1

    • Cone Breakage / Flange Breakage / Leakage Testing

    15:15 Coffee Break

    Requirements for the Empty Sterile Sub-Assembled Syringes Ready for Filling- Part 2

    • Break Loose and Gliding Force / Needle Testing

    Hands-on Training

    • Test methods described in part 1 & part 2

    Wrap-up of Training Course Day 1

    End of Training Course Day 1

  • Friday, 20 October 2023

    Regulatory Requirements of Finished Pre-Filled Syringes – Part 1

    • Pharmaceutical Characterization / System Characterization / Physical Characterization

    10:30 Coffee Break

    Regulatory Requirements of Finished Pre-Filled Syringes – Part 2

    • Pharmaceutical Characterization / System Characterization / Physical Characterization

    12:30 Lunch Break

    Upcoming Changes of ISO Standards on Pre-Filled Syringes

    • Empty Sterile Sub-assembled Syringes Ready for Filling
    • Finished Pre-Filled Syringes

    Testing of Syringes for Use in Delivery Devices

    Hands-on Training

    • Test methods described in Part 1 and Part 2

    15:30 Coffee Break

    Wrap-up of Training Course Day 2

    End of Training Course


Horst Koller
Horst Koller
HK Packaging Consulting GmbH

Additional Information

  • Learning Objectives

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of the course, the participants will have solid knowledge of:

    • Materials used for PFS systems
    • Luer cone and Luer lock compliance testing
    • Requirements for the empty sterile sub-assembled syringe ready for filling
    • Test methods for drug product filled syringes
    • PFS used in delivery systems
  • Who Should Attend

    The course is designed specifically for those who are involved or interested in the development, manufacturing and QC-testing of a Pre-Filled Syringe System:

    • Engineers and Managers in Device Development and all other technical functions surrounding syringe systems
    • Manufacturing Supervisors
    • Quality Personal/Regulatory Personal
    • Clinical and commercial Drug Product Manufacturing

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The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre - Gothia Towers Hotel

Mässans Gata 24
Gothenburg, Sweden

  • Accommodations

    PDA recommends the reservation at the following hotel

    Gothia Towers Hotel
    Mässans Gata 24
    41294 Gothenburg,

    PDA Europe has reserved a limited number of rooms until the 15th August 2023.

    Book your room at the PDA Group Rate via the above-mentioned reservation button.

  • Amenities

    Just a 20-minute walk from the hotel you will find The Garden Society of Gothenburg - one of Europe's best-preserved 19th-century parks. At the other end of town you will find the Botanical Garden, a world-class botanical garden with over 16,000 species to admire.

How to Get Here

By Air

Airport buses travel to and from Landvetter Airport (appox. 20 min. journey) stopping at Korsvägen/Svenska Mässan. They run directly between these stops.

By Car

E6 / E20 (from north) and road 45 (from Karlstad): On arrival at Gothenburg, turn off at the sign “Mässan Scandinavium Liseberg”. Take the first exit on the left, turn right onto Örgrytevägen and then take the next exit right towards Svenska Mässan. E6 / E20 (from south) and road 40 (from Borås): On arrival at Gothenburg, turn off at the sign “Mässan Scandinavium Liseberg”. Then take the second exit right towards the hotel.

Other Options

From the main railway station take the number 2 tram (towards Krokslätt) or the 4 (towards Mölndal). From Brunnsparken Square you can also take the number 5 tram (towards Torp). The trams stop at Korsvägen / Svenska Mässan. Tram timetables can be found on the Västtrafik website.


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