Webinars, Pharmaceutical

How High Quality Film and Coated Elastomeric Stoppers Can Accelerate and Derisk your Development

The race to develop vaccines and treatments for COVID-19 has re-emphasized the need to derisk and accelerate packaging development for injectable drugs. This webinar considers the role of high-quality film coated injectable components in meeting compliance expectations and maintaining the safety of injectable drugs. This benefits of adopting a proprietary film coating approach are highlighted with respect to improving product robustness and facilitating the development of a packaging solution. As formulations become more sensitive the selection of elastomeric components that are adaptable to manufacturing processes, while also meeting compatibility expectations, is increasingly critical; elastomeric components are a major contributor to leachables. Data from a migration study shows how coated stopper solutions can address this issue, preventing compatibility issues and at the same time minimizing toxicity. Stopper choice is also discussed from the standpoint of vial compatibility and manufacturing efficiency.

October 22, 2020 3:30 PM London / 10:30 AM New York 1 Hour
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Presented by Arnaud Fournier Dr. Julie D. Suman Antonio Scatena
26 Oct 2020

Presented By

Arnaud Fournier

Regional Market Development Manager, North America

Arnaud Fournier is Senior Business Project Manager for Aptar Pharma. A graduate from IPAG Business School Paris, with a specialization in Marketing, he joined Aptar Pharma in 2004 as Marketing Project Manager. Arnaud then moved into Business Support and promotes Aptar Pharma’s range of elastomeric components for vials and Pre-Filled syringes. He is involved in new product development, especially PremiumCoat®, within Aptar Pharma’s coated range of products.

Dr. Julie D. Suman

PhD, President, Next Breath, an Aptar Pharma Company

Julie holds a B.S. in Pharmacy from Duquesne University (1996) and a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Maryland, Baltimore (2002). She is a co-editor for Respiratory Drug Delivery Proceedings, an international symposium, and an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University. Julie is a Past-Chair of the AAPS Inhalation Technology Focus Group. She is also a licensed Maryland pharmacist. Julie has published her research in peer-reviewed journals, has presented during podium sessions at international meetings such as the FDA Visiting Professor Lecture Series, and has been an invited speaker at ANVISA in Brazil. Dr. Suman’s doctoral research, which focused on the relationship between in vitro tests for nasal sprays and in vivo deposition, has been recognized for excellence by a research award presented at the International Society for Aerosols in Medicine, 2001.

Antonio Scatena

Director of Sales and Marketing, Gateway Analytical, an Aptar Pharma Company

Mr. Scatena has been with Gateway Analytical since 2010 and was responsible for helping establish their particulate identification laboratory. He has held the roles of scientist and laboratory manager, responsible for the day-to-day operations of the laboratory and the investigational testing for pharmaceutical clients. Today, Mr. Scatena oversees sales and business development operations and works as a scientific liaison between pharmaceutical clients and the laboratory for particulate matter and container closure investigations and testing. Mr. Scatena holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry.

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