New Q&A's released with Shire and SCHOTT ahead of Boston Pre-Filled Syringes Summit

Top Quote Interviews released in the run up to Pre-Filled Syringes East Coast 2017, April 26th & 27th, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) February 23, 2017 - SMi Group have released interviews with Shire and SCHOTT North America in the run-up to their participation at the 4th annual East Coast conference on Pre-Filled Syringes, taking place on April 26th and 27th in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

    Dhairya Mehta, Associate Director of Device and Combination Products at Shire, will be presenting and chairing the event. With a focus on digital health, he will provide attendee's with expert guidance on strategy and compliance and delve deeper into core issues surrounding data collecting from patient behaviour and smart devices, the connected drug delivery ecosystem and provide progressive outlook into the future of smart devices.

    Patrick Gallagher is Business Development Manager - Syringes at Schott North America, one of the world's leading suppliers of parenteral packaging for the pharmaceutical industry. Schott will be sponsoring the event joining Mitsubishi Gas Chemical, Economy Spring, Nemera, Nipro PharmaPackaging, FluentaOVLK, Owen Mumford, Terumo Pharmaceutical Solutions, West Pharmaceutical Services and Zeon.

    In the run up to the show, SMi Group caught up with both Dhairya and Patrick to discuss the upcoming event and current developments in the PFS industry.

    Based upon the answers given it is apparent that there is still an array of industry hurdles which need to be overcome emphasizing the popularity of Pre-Filled Syringes East Coast 2017.

    When asked what the greatest hurdle is in PFS, Dhairya Mehta from Shire said:
    "Market differentiation, manufacturability, glass handling, therapy customization and patient adherence are some of the substantial challenges that industry faces."

    Patrick Gallagher from Schott North America commented:
    "On the technical side, container-induced immunogenity through subvisible particles such as silicone oil continues to create a challenge. On the commercial side, the industry still struggles with reducing supply chain risk through a reliable manufacturing site, container, and device second-sourcing program."

    Both interviews are available to read at

    Pre-Filled Syringes East Coast 2017
    4th Annual Conference: April 26th & 27th
    The Colonnade, Boston, MA, USA

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    Email: amalick ( @ ) smi-online dot co dot uk

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