An Introduction to Pharmaceutical Packaging (London, United Kingdom - September 26-27, 2018)

  • ID: 4523379
  • Conference
  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • 2 Days
  • Management Forum
  • Conference Dates: September 26-27, 2018
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Gain a Comprehensive Overview of This Specialised Area

This course provides a good basic grounding and appreciation of what is required for the packaging of pharmaceutical and healthcare products. It is ideal for newcomers and a good refresher for those with more experience


NEW for 2017

Pharmaceutical packaging is a very specialised area with its own unique issues and problems. This course will provide delegates with a good basic grounding and appreciation of what is required for the packaging of pharmaceutical and healthcare products. Whether you are new to the industry, have a basic understanding or are familiar with the area, this course will provide you with useful knowledge and insights from an expert who has worked in the industry for over 25 years.

Benefits of attending:

  • Gain a solid overview of packaging component and material selection
  • Learn key properties of various packaging materials/systems
  • Appreciate pack testing and evaluation
  • Better understand packaging component specifications
  • Hear about printing processes and controls
  • Gain knowledge on artwork generation and control
  • Comply with the regulatory requirements
  • Learn about transit packaging
  • Consider trade/supply chain requirements

* Please note, events may be cancelled due to commercial or organisational reasons. In this case Research and Markets will refund all registration fees which have already been paid. Research and Markets will not refund any charges arising from the participant having to cancel or re-book transportation or accommodation which he or she has arranged.

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New Product Development (NPD) and role of packaging

  • Definition of packaging in a pharmaceutical context
  • Packaging in the pharmaceutical NPD process
  • Main packaging formats and materials – Quick overview
  • Key product requirements and characteristics
  • Consumer
  • Shelf life
  • Regulatory considerations
  • Marketing expectations

Regulatory and GMP requirements

  • Key packaging data for the MA/ Dossier
  • Common Technical Document
  • Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC)

Pack testing and evaluation

  • Proving compatibility and ICH testing
  • Extractables and leachables
  • Extraction, migration and sorption studies

Key properties of various packaging materials/systems

  • Primary packaging:
  • Glass, plastics, metal – bottles, closures, blisters, manufacture, benefits, potential issues and testing
  • Laminates, tubes, aerosols – manufacture, benefits, potential issues and testing

*Key properties of various packaging materials/systems (continued)

  • Secondary packaging:
  • Pharmaceutical labelling – labels, leaflets (PILs), cartons
  • Tertiary /Trade/ Transit Packaging:
  • Top-line overview – corrugated and retail packaging
  • Materials, printing and supply chain issues
  • Main barriers and benefits of various packaging materials Key drivers for the pack performance
  • Supply chain implications on the packs
  • Specifications
  • Environment
  • Considerations of risk

Artwork generation and control

  • Establishing processes suitable to your business needs:
  • Wording
  • Templates
  • Creation
  • Workflow
  • Version control and authorisation

Some special requirements for packaging

  • Medical devices – Briefly: Categories
  • CE Marking Requirements
  • Child Resistant Closures
  • Tamper-Evidence
  • Braille
  • Readability
  • Patient compliance
  • Barcoding
  • Security and combating counterfeiting
  • Emerging requirements (e.g. 2D Data Matrix barcodes and serialisation)

Trade/supply chain requirements

  • Understanding the various markets and their particular requirements
  • Understanding trade requirements – e.g. Barcodes, Tamper Evidence etc.

Emerging pharmaceutical legislation

DQSA – Drug Quality and Security Act

  • Falsified Medicines Directive
  • Other markets
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  • Christopher Penfold Mr Christopher Penfold,
    Freelance Packaging Development Specialist and Consultant ,
    Design Cognition Ltd.

    Experienced Freelance Packaging Development Specialist and Consultant

    Chris Penfold is a self-motivated, achievement orientated, confidant and creative leader with a proven track record in general and technical management. He is a packaging professional with over 25 years packaging development and NPD experience working on £million-brands in the OTC, healthcare and Rx pharma arenas for ‘blue-chip’ multinational companies such as Glaxo (GSK), CIBA (Novartis), Boots Healthcare and Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare.

    He is an MBA graduate and Chartered Marketer with extensive cross-functional experience in a broad spectrum of related disciplines, including marketing, supply chain, QC and production. An ‘International Player’ with experience working in various European countries, Middle East, North America and extended business trips to the Far East. Underpinned by proven interpersonal skills, the ability to make things happen and experience gained from independent international consultancy projects and running his own business, Design Cognition Ltd.

    Specialities and Competencies:

    Chris’ technical competence and commercial foresight underpin his expertise in design strategy and management. He has many years experience in New Product Development, management and delivery and has pioneered outsourcing opportunities by developing processes, best practice and new ways of working to deliver top and bottom line business benefits – predominantly in the healthcare industry. This has included benefits through his large and reliable network of Far Eastern product and tooling sourcing, development and supply partners.

    Chris’ extensive knowledge of all packaging principles and processes includes: plastics and plastic conversion processes, glass, laminates, paper/board together with knowledge of printing technology, reprographics and origination principles. He has an in-depth knowledge of healthcare legislation, including working at the ‘cutting edge’ of Braille implementation.

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This course provides an essential overview and will be valuable for newcomers to this eld and will also act as a good refresher for those with more experience.

  •     Account managers
  •     Artwork producers
  •     Auditors
  •     Business developers
  •     Clinical trial suppliers
  •     Logistics personnel
  •     Packaging design/Labelling personnel
  •     Project managers
  •     Purchasers
  •     Quality assurance and control personnel
  •     Regulatory personnel
  •     Suppliers to the industry
  •     Technical writers
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The Cavendish Hotel
81 Jermyn Street
United Kingdom

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