Glass Technology Services to Hold Pharmaceutical Glassware Workshop in June 2018

This workshop, to be held in Sheffield, United Kingdom, on June 7, 2018, will provide an introduction to the use of glass as primary pharmaceutical packaging.

Glass Technology Services announced that it will be hosting a one-day open workshop covering an introduction to glass and appropriate due diligence for those working with glass in the pharmaceutical supply chain. This workshop, to be held in Sheffield, United Kingdom, on June 7, 2018, will provide an introduction to the use of glass as primary pharmaceutical packaging, including how glass is made and processed, tubular and moulded glassware, quality control, common defects and failures, and the importance of appropriate selection in terms of both specification and durability.

The workshop is free to attend for organizations working in the pharmaceutical supply chain-suppliers, contract fillers, drug manufacturers, and those in packaging, regulatory affairs, and quality assurance roles. Attendees will learn about key regulatory and quality assurance issues such as glass durability, delamination, elemental migration, pharmacopoeial verification and the differences between types I, II, and III glasses, the manufacture and processing of tubular and moulded pharmaceutical glass packaging, glass performance, defects, types of failure, and dimensional specifications and tolerances.

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, including “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, which are currently under development for use in the biomedical sector.

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

Glass Technology Services provides analysis, consultancy, testing, and research and development support to all parts of the glass supply chain, from raw materials to the end consumer.

Source: Glass Technology Services