Pre-filled Syringes Congress 2017

Innovations and Developments in Product line and Supply Chain Control

23 May- 24 May

Applications for Speaker Positions for 2017 Open


Prefilled syringes (PFS) constitute one of the fastest growing segments of the injectable drug delivery device market.  The administration of therapeutic drugs via injection is an indespensable delivery method for numerous drugs critical to patient health and well-being. A prefilled syringe is defined as a single-dose packet of vaccine to which a needle has been fixed by the manufacturer.  Typically metal and glass have been common in the past, however there has been a shift towards plastic and disposable syringes, so the needle is protected and cannot be reused (prefilled disposable systems).

 Estimates show that the global prefilled syringes market , is likely to reach sales of  6.9 billion by 2018, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 13.8% from 2012 to 2018 . Many examples of drugs packed into prefilled syringes are vaccines, blood stimulants, therapeutic proteins, erythoprotein.

The pharmaceutical market promises high potential for prefilled syringes, however production costs are high and manufacturing is complex.  Industrial pressure arising concerning pharmacovigilance and reducing cost suggest there are still challenges to overcome.

Why you should attend this conference:

  • Understand current market dynamics: prospects for the future
  • Analyse manufacturing options ready to fill vs bulk syringes
  • Explore approaches to ensure drug identity, potency and sterility
  • Utilise strategies to ensure quality and safety of prefilled syringes
  • Ensure pharmacovigilance practices 
  • Investigate compatibility issues : avoiding changes in product quality
  • Overcome regulatory and technical hurdles
  • Discover novel prefilled syringe technology

Day 1


Day 2


Laurent Jeanmart , Head of Primary and Secondary Packaging , GSK Vaccine
Scott Arra, Device Technology Lead, Respiratory Injectables,& Tropical Delivery Systems, GSK 
Jean Francois Decoster, Associate Director, Head of Primary Packaging Development, UCB
Giovanni Campana, Global RA CMC Director of MEdical Devices & Injectors, UCB
Frank Bamberg , Senior Group Leader Pre-fillable Syringe,  Roche
Vincent Cazanave, Primary Packaging & Device Development Engineer, Roche 
Adam Kalbermatten, Global Director Marketing and Business Development,  Terumo Pharmaceutical 
Thomas Crockett, Head of Global Marketing at Medical Device Manufacturer,  Terumo Pharmaceutical 
David Darras,Primary Packaging & Device Development Manager, -Sanofi
Fabien Canepa, Primary Packaging & Device Development & Support Team Manager- Sanofi
Alexander Jung, Senior Manager Technology& Innovation, Drug Delivery& Devices, Boehringer Ingelheim
Patrick Gallagher, Business Development Manager Syringes, Schott
Gregor Deutschle, Global Business Development Manager, Schott
Laurent Frechin, Vice President Sales Europe,West Pharmaceutical Services
Wilifried Manthey, Specialist for Business Development for Prefilled syringes, West Pharmaceutical Services
Eric Desseutenne, Chief Operating Officer, Biocorp
Arnaud Gillet, Business Development Associate, Biocorp
Renaud Janssen, Head of Regulatory Affairs and Compliance, Datwyler
Mario Simard, Senior Presidnt Line Manager, Optel Vision
Shem Fischer, Account Manager, Oratech LLC
Roger Asselta, Vice President, Genesis Packaging Technologies
Stephen Duckworth, Global Segment Head, Clariant
Uri Baruch, Head of Drug Delivery, Cambridge Design Partnership
Alexander Dahmani, CEO & Co Founder, Quio
Olivier Feraille, Sales Manager, Cognex
Annick Somers, Marketing Director Pharma Packaging & Corporate Communication, Nipro
Gareth Pearce, Parenteral Packaging Systems, Nipro
Hideaki Kiminami, Research Manager, Terumo Corporation
Pascal Delgand, Technology Product Manager, Neruma
Steven Kaufman, Global Business Development Head, Bespak
Mads Reedtz Espersen, Principal Specialist, Primary Packing Development, Novo Nordisk A/S
Hans Jensen, Senior Business Development Manager, Medicom Innovation Partner
Christian Helbig, Head of Global Business Development Syringe, Schott Schwiz AG
Philippe Lauwers, Business Unit Director, PFS, Nipro Pharma Packing
Susan Dounce, Senior manager, Business Development & Innovation, Datwyler
Piet Christiaens, Scientific Director, Toxikon
Horst Koller, Chief Executive Officer, HK Packing Consulting GmbH
Kevin Wolter, MD, phD, TA Group Lead, Pfizer, Inc


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