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Patients at the focus of Pharmapack Europe 2013

Paris event scheduled for Feb. 13-14, with a focus on the role of the patient in the development of drug delivery systems and pharmaceutical packaging.

Pharmapack Europe
Pharmapack Europe

The 12th edition of Pharmapack Europe is scheduled for Feb. 13-14, 2013 at the Grande Halle de la Villette (Paris). The event will welcome more than 3,000 worldwide visitors and around 280 international companies at its exhibition, which is dedicated to pharmaceutical packaging and drug delivery systems.

Aurore Domange, manager of Pharmapack Europe, says, “This trade show is a leading platform for business, networking, and technological intelligence for companies and institutions in the healthcare industry. It is also a place where various sectors converge around expertise and excellence in packaging innovation, as demonstrated by the increasing numbers of visitors from the cosmetics, food processing, and nutrition sectors.”

The 2013 edition of the show will offer many new features in terms of conference topics, new activities, and the exhibition itself. Pharmapack Europe will place the patient at the heart of the innovation process. This topic has been chosen as the guiding principle so as to encourage participants to reflect on the driving role played by the patient in the development of drug delivery systems and pharmaceutical packaging. The aim of this is to uncover new areas for research and to promote convergence between the different sectors of the healthcare industry in order to create innovative solutions improving patient compliance with treatments and safety for patients and healthcare staff. All the while, changes in regulatory requirements, the need to optimize manufacturing processes, cost reduction, and sustainable development must be taken into account.

At the conference, a panel of international experts will tackle these different aspects to be reconciled with and integrated into the development of new solutions. The event will also host more than 40 semi-scientific presentations and a number of debates that will offer a complete round-up of the current situation and new trends with regard to:

• Patient safety and compliance packaging

• Innovation in parenteral administration and packaging processes

• Innovation for pulmonary and nasal forms of drug delivery

• Targeted drug delivery via convergent technologies

• Sustainable packaging and materials

For the first time at Pharmapack Europe, a series of four Technical Workshops will take place alongside the conference program. These meetings will enable participants to discuss in detail and receive expert guidance on current issues relating to:

• Drugs and isothermal packaging: is it better to travel alone or in bad company? (Workshop A)

• Serialization: track and trace (Workshop B)

• Medical packaging sterilization and validation (Workshop C)

• Innovative combination products: challenges and approvals, EU-US (Workshop D)

More expertise, more space networking space

With 70 new companies, Pharmapack Europe 2013 will bring together 280 suppliers of packaging solutions for healthcare products. At this point of international convergence, 60% of these companies are coming from 27 countries, including for the first time, India, Finland, and Tunisia. And to encourage communication between participants, Pharmapack Europe will provide more space for networking and will enable partners to discuss current and future projects in complete confidentiality.

Pharmapack Awards 2013

The Pharmapack Awards 2013 Ceremony, one of the highlights of the event, will give recognition to drugs, medical devices, healthcare products, and veterinary drugs launched on the market between Nov. 2011 and Dec. 2012. In connection with the main theme of the 2013 edition and to pay greater attention to the benefits brought to the patient and user by the innovations submitted to the competition, the Pharmapack Awards jury now includes representatives of patient associations, doctors, and wholesale distributors.

Here's a link to previous Pharmapack stories.


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