SCHOTT expert speaks at Pre-Filled Syringes East Coast 2019


Patrick Gallagher, Business Development Manager, will review the opportunities in the pre-filled syringes field at the event in SMI's event in Boston

The 6th Annual Pre-Filled Syringes East Coast conference is returning to Boston, US. Due to open on 8–9 April 2019, the two-day event will bring together specialists within the industry to provide an exclusive insight into the sphere of regulation, new digital technology trends, human studies and innovative design and delivery systems within the prefilled syringe industry.

In the run-up to the conference, SMi Group caught up with Patrick Gallagher, Business Development Manager, SCHOTT Pharmaceutical Systems, to discuss his upcoming presentation and his thoughts on the current challenges and opportunities in the pre-filled syringes field.

A snapshot of Patrick Gallagher’s interview:

Q: The Pre-Filled Syringes market has matured greatly over recent years, what key differences have you noticed in the last year regarding significant developments?

A: “In recent years, we have seen quite a bit of interest from pharmaceutical companies to differentiate through delivery device, whether through lifecycle management of a biologic drug into a more complex device or by converting a legacy drug from vial to pre-filled syringe. PFS and cartridge-based primary containers can improve patient safety through less dose preparation and greater ease of use, as well as facilitating the transition of drug administration from a hospital to homecare setting, thus improving patient outcomes.”

Q: What do you see as the greatest challenge for you to overcome personally in the pre-filled syringes field at the moment?

A: “As an industry, we are still in the early stages of developing connected health solutions and while we are starting to generate significant data it will take some time to best realise how to use this data. Pharma and Medtech companies will need to continue to educate key healthcare stakeholders that device-generated data can improve patient outcomes and drive down healthcare costs.”

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