How Did It Go

The 2017 Pharmapack Symposium on Primary Packaging and Drug Delivery Trends for Injectables took place in Shanghai on November 14 at the Swiss Hotel Grand and was chaired by Dr. Fabiano Nicoletti, Honorary President of the International Commission on Glass, and by Dr. Ji Wei, Vice President of the China National Pharmaceutical Packaging Association and Superintendent of Shanghai Food and Drug Packaging Material Control Center.

Focusing mainly on “Aseptic Manufacturing: updates on regulation, technology and safety”, attracted more than 70 people representing the Chinese pharmaceutical  companies that had the chance to hear about the strict requirements necessary to serve Europe and US markets and to compare them with the Chinese Regulations and its Pharmacopoeia .

Sponsored by Du Pont, Ompi, Optrel, Samsung Medical Rubber and Tofflon, the Symposium worked out its focus through 12 presentations starting  from the standardization system of  pharmaceutical packaging in China and an update on ISO standards for ready to use glass containers, pursuing with the presentation and illustration  of the major  related issues:  the flexibility in manufacturing, the sterile packaging applications for pharmaceutical containers, the development of a Drug Delivery System, the aseptic manufacturing of elastomeric closures for injectables, the designing of extractables/leachables studies for prefillable syringes, the key role of the analytical services, the development of flexible manufacturing models for bio-pharmaceuticals, the selection of the right device for drug products injection, the automatic inspection  systems for parenteral drugs.