During the Universe of Pre-filled Syringes and Injection Devices conference and exhibition in Vienna, the EU Packaging Science Interest
Group met for a guided tour through the exhibition area before the start of the second day of the conference on Nov. 8. Starting in the
Innovation Gallery, a new addition where key exhibitors could showcase innovative technologies, the group was given an interactive presentation
and demo from Smart Skin Technologies on their novel pressure-sensitive skin technology. A lively discussion followed about
the applications for monitoring and troubleshooting points in packaging and filling lines where containers experience excessive contact
or pressure points using this solution.
The group was then hosted by representatives from Groninger who invited the group to view a demonstration of a new technique for
decontaminating packaging components and transferring them into the sterile area. The next visit was to the poster area where experts
from Oval Medical Technologies led a discussion about autoinjector design. Here, discussions covered the use of polymers for better
user-centric device designs as well as the ability to handle administration of challenging formulations. The tour ended with a stop at the
Atec Sterile Technology booth where representatives from the company provided a demonstration of a stopper processing system.
The purpose of the Packaging Science Interest Group is to bring packaging experts together to openly discuss current packaging topics.
Thanks to all the people and companies who made the meeting in Vienna a success! The next meeting of the group will be the afternoon
of Feb. 26 before PDA’s Parenteral Packaging conference in Rome. Don’t miss this opportunity!