Developing custom syringes for highly viscous formulations discussed at PFS San Francisco

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SMi Reports: ‘Developing custom syringes for highly viscous formulations’ one of the many topics to be presented at the inaugural Pre-filled Syringes San Francisco Conference on September 14 and 15.

SMi Group is holding the inaugural Pre-filled Syringes San Francisco virtual conference, taking place on the 14th and 15th September 2020, in San Francisco, USA.

Who should attend:

  • Drug-delivery developers
  • Medical Device Engineers
  • Primary Packaging material designers
  • Secondary packagers
  • Smart device developers
  • Training device developers
  • Device-safety solution providers
  • Drug developers

To find out more about The Inaugural Pre-Filled Syringes San Francisco virtual conference please visit:

The Pre-filled Syringes San Francisco Conference will be presenting a variety of topics, below are some key presentations:

‘Developing custom syringes for highly viscous formulations’

  • Gilead and West are developing a custom cyclic olefin polymer (COP) syringe to enable delivery of viscous formulations through subcutaneous injection needles
  • Due to the high injection forces required, syringe stresses and failure modes had to be well understood to inform design improvements
  • The final syringe design can withstand forces in excess of 500N, while remaining ISO 11040-6 compliant to facilitate fill/finish activities

Walter Goodwin, Device Engineer, Device Development & Clinical Packaging Engineering, Gilead Sciences

‘Connected devices and their potential to deliver user benefits’

  • What are connected systems of devices and why would a sponsor elect to develop a connected system
  • Potential benefits of connected devices and the trade-offs
  • Usability considerations of connected devices

Katie Atkinson, Manager, Human Factors Engineering, Bigfoot Biomedical

‘Post-Market safety reporting (PMSR) for combination products – Implementation’

  • Summary of implemented updates to the guidance for industry
  • Strategies in implementation of PMSR and its application to drugs and devices
  • Industry response and developments - what have we seen in industry already and what is still needed?
  • Case study: implementation of PMSR for a combination product

Khaudeja Bano, Senior Medical Director, Abbott Laboratorie

To register and see brochure with the full workshop agenda, and speaker line-up visit:

Pre-filled Syringes San Francisco
14TH – 15TH September 2020

Hyatt Centric Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco

Proudly sponsored by: Credence MedSystems | Mitsubishi Gas Chemical | PHC Corporation | Plastic Ingenuity | Steris | Sumitomo | Zeon Speciality Materials|

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