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Pharmaceutical Packaging, Labelling and Artwork Origination (London, United Kingdom - May 2-3, 2018) - Research and Markets

Research and Markets
Posted on: 19 Dec 17

The "Pharmaceutical Packaging, Labelling and Artwork Origination" conference has been added to Research and Markets' offering.


Day one

Current regulatory issues and packaging changes

  • Labelling for safety
  • Falsified Medicines Directive and the delegate acts - implementation for the UK
  • Information provision for the 21st Century - the shortcomings report and where next

Challenges facing the industry and future trends and developments

  • What is happening in this fast moving field?
  • The Falsified Medicines Directives requirements in practice
  • Key industry trends in commercial packaging
  • Innovative packaging solutions
  • Patient compliance and safety
  • Visibility and control within the supply chain

Update on the UK Medicines Verification System (MVS)

QMS and PS 9000

  • Benefits of a QMS in a GMP artwork studio
  • A GMP compliant artwork process
  • Standards
  • The customer/vendor relationship
  • How asset management and workflow technologies improves effectiveness

Packaging - a strategic differentiator in delivering cost effective solutions and patient adherence improvements

  • Deliver short-run manufacturing capability for leaflets and booklets to maximise communication effectiveness
  • The benefits; cost, manufacturing flexibility, environmentally friendly, patient outcome increases, all without costing the earth
  • Utilising packaging and labelling technologies to increase patient adherence rates

Serialisation of pharma folding cartons

  • Overview about country specific ways to serialisation
  • Information gathering and processing at the pharma company
  • Printing and reading of serialised information on the pack
  • Investments, project planning and lessons to be learned

Day two

EN 16679 - The European Standard

  • Which safety features does the EU - Falsified Medicines Directive require?
  • Which Tamper Verification guidelines are available?
  • Target and process of European standardisation
  • Structure and contents of EN 16679 Tamper Verification features for medicinal products packaging

Securing the supply chain Key aspects:

  • Use of packaging design to minimise attack
  • Innovative technologies
  • Responses to supply chain attack
  • Identification
  • Diagnosis
  • Responses/action
  • The 3rd shift: practical controls
  • Track and trace/e-pedigree - is unit dose an issue?

Round table workshop on key issues:

The life cycle of outsourcing artwork services

  • Outsourcing of artwork services need not be a one way street
  • The decision to make or buy artwork services is difficult and full of pitfalls
  • Successfully outsourcing artwork development
  • A cradle to grave journey of sourcing artwork services

Patient needs and requirements

  • Why is there a need for patient compliant packaging?
  • Concept of patient compliant packaging - How to improve patient compliance?
  • Structural and technical design of folding boxes
  • Artwork design and layout of medicinal product packaging
  • Logistical and technical optimisation of packaging for medicinal products

New and developing QMS standards and guidelines

  • ISO 9001:2015 quality management
  • ISO 13485:2016 medical devices
  • ISO 15378:2015 packaging materials QMS and a further revision
  • PS 9000:2016 packaging materials revision for ISO 9001:2015
  • Origination guidelines

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Last updated on: 19/12/2017

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