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PharmaGlass workshop - Pharmaceutical glass due diligence and selection

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Thursday 21 June 2018

Pharmaceutical Glassware - Image Credit: Nixx Photography / shutterstock.comGlass Technology Services Ltd, leading specialists in glass analysis and testing, are to host a one-day workshop for manufacturers and users of pharmaceutical glassware. Featuring an introduction to glass, glass making processes and key glass properties as well as both current and emerging regulatory requirements, the day will cover a range of factors to consider when specifying glass for use in pharmaceutical applications.

To be held in Sheffield on Wednesday, 4 July, this workshop is being held free of charge for organisations working within the supply chain – pharmaceutical glass manufacturers and suppliers, contract fillers, drug manufacturers and those in packaging, regulatory affairs and quality assurance roles.

The day will provide delegates with an introduction to glass - including an understanding of the manufacture and processing of tubular and moulded glass primary packaging. Fundamental glass topics will include glass durability and the differences between types I, II and III glasses, quality control, glass performance, common defects and types of glass failure.

Key regulatory and due diligence topics will cover pharmacopoeial verification, performance, dimensional specifications and the importance of appropriate selection in terms of both specifications and durability. Emerging requirements, including as glass delamination and elemental migration will also be covered.

The day will include a tour of the laboratory facilities, including demonstrations of key analyses and services provided in this sector. The team will also discuss and demonstrate some of the cutting-edge research and developments underway. These include ‘dissolvable’ glasses designed for controlled release of ions, phosphate fibres for integration within the human body, 3D printing and additive manufacture and anti-bacterial glasses – all currently under development for use in the biomedical sector.

Please visit www.glass-ts.com/pharmaglass for further details, agenda and to reserve a space at the workshop.

Glass Technology Services Ltd (GTS) provides analysis, consultancy, testing and research and development support to all parts of the glass supply chain – from raw materials to the end consumer. GTS prides itself on its confidentiality and independence and is accredited to ISO 9001 and ISO/IEC 17025 standards. For more information please visit www.glass-ts.com, email enquiries@glass-ts.com, telephone +44 (0) 114 290 1801 or subscribe to the GTS newsletter.


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