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April 30, 2013

West to Moderate Prefillable Glass Syringe Symposium

Christa Jansen-Otten and Dr. Heike Kofler will moderate the ”Prefillable Glass Syringe and the Appropriate Pharmaceutical Rubber Components: Processing, Packaging, Innovations,” at the 53° SIMPOSIO AFI in Rimini, Italy, on June 12-14, 2013.

The workshop will be led by West and Nuova Ompi, a subsidiary of the Stevanato Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of containers from glass tubing. It will focus on prefillable glass containers and pharmaceutical rubber components for prefillable glass systems.

Workshop participants will discuss three areas:

Manufacturing operations of glass syringes and elastomeric components
Finishing, sterilization and packaging of primary packaging components
Packaging developed for biotech/sensitive drugs and auto injectors

The group will discuss manufacturing operations and special technologies, including special coatings and elastomeric components used for prefillable syringes. Videos and samples demonstrating different production steps will help participants understand different processes. The second section will address the availability of different packaging options for elastomeric plungers for ready-to-use systems, and will further outline the different sterilization treatments available for plungers.

Pharmaceutical companies are challenged to find consistent, reliable, high-quality solutions that are manufactured with the goal of meeting their needs and the needs of their patients. Therefore the last section will focus on high-quality prefilled syringe packaging components developed for biotech and sensitive drugs as well as for auto-injector applications. The discussion will focus on the West NovaPure® component line, which was designed using a Quality by Design development process. A formal design history file will be presented.

For more information or to register for the workshop, visit (Italian language site)

NovaPure® is a registered trademark of West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., in the United States and other jurisdictions.

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