Reliable incorporation between drug and packaging – navigating injection technologies


SMi Group reports: With updates on the recent developments in the Pre-Filled Syringes industry, and the ever-increased net worth of the medical devices market within the US especially, SMi’s PFS West Coast Conference (June, San Diego, USA) will provide participants with unparalleled expertise and insight.


Amongst many topics in discussion, the conference will look at the challenges and emerging innovations in the packaging area of the PFS field.

The presentation from Michael Regn, Director, Packaging Design and Development at Allergan covering the topic of – Navigating injection technologies for reliable incorporation between drug and packaging: the design life-cycle – will outline the matters of:

  • Considering the challenges at the interface of formulation and primary packaging
  • Incorporating patient centricity into the development process
  • Preparing for a successful launch and ensuring a lasting post-approval legacy
  • Leveraging tools to improve outcomes and promote a design culture


Michael serves as Director, Packaging Design & Development and is the head of packaging at Allergan’s R&D Center of Excellence in Irvine, CA. His organization is responsible for developing packaging solutions across pharmaceutical, biological, and medical device businesses – this includes topical, injectables, oral, and inhalation dosage forms. Full bio is available on the event website.


There are more packaging related topics that will be brought up at the Pre-Filled Syringes West Coast Conference, with presentations from representatives of MedImmune, Genentech and AbbVie.


Interactive workshops that are run alongside the PFS West Coast event will help participants to learn how to leverage tangibles in user testing to ensure successful commercialisation of innovation products (Workshop A, June 6 – iO Lifesciences); and explore quality related aspects of the digital connectivity solutions that are available for pre-filled syringes (Workshop B, June 6 – AcceleratoRx, Temptime Corporation, The Plough Center and MedImmune.


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Pre-Filled Syringes West Coast | Conference: June 4 – 5th, 2018 | Interactive Workshops: June 6th, 2018