At the two-day lecture event in the Moscow World Trade Center, Gerresheimer Board Member Dr. Max Raster welcomed guests representing practically all pharmaceutical fields at a high level. The program was appropriately varied: the host company Gerresheimer - which itself enjoys a worldwide reputation as a leading innovative specialist in this sector and also ranks among the top addresses in Russia and Eastern Europe - covered the entire portfolio for pharma packaging. With a wide product spectrum based on glass and plastic, Gerresheimer is furthermore one of the complete service providers for the pharma industry, with cross-system competence.
For the exclusive highlight event in Moscow, Gerresheimer lined up in addition to its own internal internationally respected specialists a number of prestigious external speakers. The latter included a Russian expert: Shcherbinina Galina, Quality Control Manager for the Moscow pharma manufacturer Petrovax. She reported on posi-tive experiences with the use of Gerresheimer RTF® syringe systems for vaccines in large-scale technological operations. It was with a contract for such systems, which are delivered to Petrovax siliconised, pre-assembled, sterilized and therefore completely ready to fill, that Gerresheimer entered the syringe business in the Russian pharma market in 2006.
Already in March this year the Group had organized a Gerresheimer Pharma Day in Bünde und Halle (Westphalia/Germany) for a high-caliber international audience. Here and again in Moscow, syringe systems and other glass products formed a particularly broad area of thematic focus which was handled from a wide variety of technological and scientific viewpoints ranging from tubular glass production through to specific forming, surface treatment and siliconisation. At the end of the event, Dr. Markus Piduhn, responsible in Gerresheimer’s Tubular Glass Division for the entire converting business in Europe and Asia, took leave of a highly satisfied audience: “I am sure we will be continuing and further intensifying this sort of information event.”
The Pharma Day is also assessed as a complete success by Burkhard Lingenberg, Director of Marketing and Communication for the Gerresheimer Group. Following the extremely positive feedback from the event in Spring, Moscow has confirmed the concept once again, he says: “The interest in the widely varied lectures and the lively discussions and conversations about them highlight how valuable such know-how transfer is for further development in our highly specialized fields. We will continue this path – with repeated new and topical subject areas.”
More information about Pharma Day Moscow can be found under http://www.gerresheimer.de/en/products-services/lectures/overview/gerresheimer-pharma-day-2009.html.