RPS Archives - European Industrial Pharmacists Group (EIPG)

Lessons learnt to transition from Horizon 2020 to the new FP10


by Giuliana Miglierini The European Commission published the ex post evaluation of Horizon 2020 (H2020), the FP8 framework programme for research and innovation (R&I) run in years 2014-2020. The report identifies several areas of possible improvement, which may be taken into Read more

Approvals and flops in drug development in 2023


by Giuliana Miglierini Approvals and flops in drug development in 2023 The European Medicines Agency published its annual highlights, showing 77 medicines were recommended for marketing authorisation, and just 3 received a negative opinion (withdrawals were 19). In 2023 some highly expected Read more

Webinar: Oral Colon Drug Delivery - Design Strategies


EIPG webinar Next EIPG webinar is to be held on Wednesday 21st of February 2024 at 17.00 CET (16.00 GMT) in conjunction with PIER and University College Cork. Anastasia Foppoli, will discuss on the various approaches and the general aspects Read more

The Interface between Pharmaceutical Products and Medical Devices from a Product Development perspective

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EIPG webinar

Next EIPG webinar is to be held on Monday 26th of June 2023 at 17.00 CEST (16.00 BST) in conjunction with PIER and University College Cork and is entitled “The Interface between pharmaceutical products and medical devices from a product development perspective“ by Janet Halliday.

Janet qualified as a pharmacist and has spent her whole career in the Pharmaceutical Industry. After 10 years working in various technical roles in formulation and process development Janet moved into senior leaderships roles. This involved both Scottish based projects and leadership of a global team examining novel Drug Delivery technologies from academic groups and startups. Janet retired from Ferring Controlled Therapeutics in December 2022 and continues to pursue interests in startup companies and guidance for Life Scientists at the beginning of their careers.

The webinar will address the following topics:
– An overview of the classification systems for devices in Europe and the USA;
– Definition of combination products;
– Challenges to consider when developing prefilled pens, polymer controlled delivery systems and patches;
– Definitions of standard terminology that can cause confusion in product development teams;
– Timings of development steps in Devices and Pharmaceutical products.

This is an event for members of EIPG member organisations. Contact your national association EIPG representative for further information.