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Novartis Pharma, Sanofi R&D, GSK R&D, Amgen, MHRA, Allergan to Present at Pre-Filled Syringes 2016

SMi Reports: Pre-Filled Syringes 2016 returns to London next January. With a selected 100+ representatives from the world’s leading Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology businesses, delegates will learn the A-Z journey of PFS.

London, United Kingdom, October 01, 2015 --( With the continual growth of biological drugs, the global market for pre-filled syringes is forecasted to rise to $6.6bn by 2020, exceeding a CAGR of 10%*. Pharma and medical device manufacturers have been eager to tap into this lucrative market. Nonetheless, evolving regulations, syringe material selection and stability still remain key hurdles for PFS market participants to overcome.

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With this, SMi Group is proud to announce the return of 8th Annual Pre-Filled Syringes Conference and Exhibition, which will take place on 27-28 Jan 2016 in London. Registration is now open for this highly anticipated event. This exclusive industry meeting will gather over 100 selected senior pre-filled syringes leaders to discuss solutions to accelerate PFS development and technology advancements, as well as how a more patient-centric designed PFS will enhance usability.

Confirmed speakers include:
• Alphons Fakler, Senior Packaging manager, Novartis Pharma AG
• David Blakey, Device Engineering, GSK R&D
• Vikas Jaitely, Senior Pharmaceutical Assessor, MHRA
• Jean-Rene Authelin, Global Head of Pharmaceutical Engineering, Sanofi R&D
• Valerie Fenster, Sr. Manager Human Factors Engineering, Amgen
• Andreas Kerschbaumer, Facilitator Filling & Inspection, Sandoz
• Dominique Lavergnat, Device Development Engineer, F Hoffmann -La Roche Inc
• Paul Kinsey, Product Leader — Visual Inspection & Leak Detection, GSK
• Stephen Barat, Executive Director, Non-Clinical & Translational Sciences, Safety Assessment & Bioanalysis, Allergan
• Bigdeli Soltani Maedeh, Production Manager (Aseptics), Barts Health Pharmaceutics
• Shun Ogawa, Research Manager, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company Inc.
• Adrien Tisserand, Category Manager-Parenteral, Nemera
• Richard Featherstone, Managing Director, Medical Device Usability Ltd
• Stephen Morley, Vice President, Sales and Service, Noxilizer, Inc.
• Christa Jansen-Otten, Director of Prefillable Syringe Systems Platform Europe, West Pharmaceutical Services
• Amandine Chiarello, North America & Europe Product Manager, BD Medical - Pharmaceutical Systems
• Juha Mattila, Product Manager, STERIS Corporation

Confirmed sponsors for this year’s conference include: West Pharmaceutical Services, Nipro Europe, Noxilizer, Nemera. BD, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc., Medical Device Usability Ltd., Owen Mumford, Steris.

Noxilizer’s Vice President, Sales & Service, Stephen Morley said: “The SMi Pre-Filled Syringes conference provides us with an ideal platform to educate and inform a focused audience about our unique nitrogen dioxide based sterilisation technology, ideally suited for sensitive biologics, pre-filled syringes and complex drug delivery devices. At the forthcoming London conference (27-28 January 2016), Noxilizer will present some new process features in this emerging application, sharing our experience with the participants. If you are active in this market, we would strongly urge you to mark your diary and join us at this ground-breaking event that will provide you with hours of networking with leading experts in the pre-filled syringes marketplace.”

In addition to the conference, the event will feature 2 interactive half-day pre-conference workshops on the 26th January 2015:

1. Prefilled Syringes: Development, Packaging and Regulatory Considerations
Workshop Leader: Horst Koller, CEO, HK Packaging Consulting GmbH
2. Bridging the Gap - From Formulation to PFS Device Engineering
Workshop Leader: Jean-Rene Authelin, Global Head, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Sanofi R&D

For more information or to register visit the website at

8th annual Pre-Filled Syringes Conference
27th - 28th January 2016
London, UK
Contact e-mail:
Contact number: Fateja Begum: +44 (0) 20 7827 6184
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