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Human Factors and Usability Engineering in the Development of Drug Delivery Products Training Course (September 14-15, 2022)

  • Conference
  • 2 Days: September 14-15, 2022 09:30 BST
  • Management Forum
  • ID: 5589969
This two-day workshop has been designed specifically for product developers who want to incorporate human factors testing into their product development, or need to provide the regulators with specific usability data for their device to comply with the MDR. The format for the day will be interactive with the presenter sharing his experiences as a specialist with extensive knowledge and understanding of the requirements of the MDR, IEC 62366 and FDA Human Factors Guidance. There will be questions posed for discussion and delegates will work through some of the key aspects of performing a successful human factors study.

Why you should attend

By attending this seminar you will:
  • Understand the requirements of IEC 62366 and FDA Human Factors Guidance
  • Know how to provide the regulators with specific usability data for your device
  • Understand human factors and the design process
  • Learn how to validate combination products
  • Consider human factors and risk
  • Discuss generic combination products - ANDAs and HF
  • Find out what HF data FDA require for biosimilars

The course runs from 09.30 to 17.00 BST (British Summer Time).


  • Richard Featherstone Mr Richard Featherstone,
    Human Factors Director ,
    Medical Device Usability Limited

    Richard Featherstone is Human Factors Director of Medical Device Usability Limited, a specialist human factors consultancy that works exclusively with new and emerging medical technologies.

    He has been designing and conducting human factors studies for over 10 years, and his experience includes a wide range of drug delivery technologies including inhalers, auto-injectors, nasal sprays and associated devices such as tele-health systems. He and the MDU team regularly test in the US, UK, Europe and Australia and undertake formative and summative testing for some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical and medical device companies as well as small start-ups.

    Based in Cambridge, MDU has grown rapidly to become Europe’s largest specialist medical HF consultancy with clients around the world. Over 10 years of testing has meant that Richard has built a considerable body of knowledge of the practical aspects of designing, undertaking and reporting of both types of testing.

Who Should Attend

This event will be beneficial to those working in the following areas:

  • Engineering and device development
  • Packaging
  • Regulatory affairs
  • Quality systems
  • Quality assurance
  • Risk management
  • Marketing
  • Usability and human factors engineering