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Pharmaceutical Packaging Course

Please note that this course is under review however, if you are interested in attending such a course, please contact us on +44 (0)1476 513894 or training @iom3.org and we will do our best to help you.

This course is intended for people who have a direct involvement in packaging operations within the pharmaceutical industry. This includes the production, development, technology, purchasing, QA/QC, marketing, regulatory and auditing functions.

This course provides the required packaging knowledge for people training to become “Qualified Persons” within the meaning of the EC legislation.

Course Leader

The course leader is an expert and specialist in packaging for the Pharmaceutical Industry. He has experience in packaging development, testing, legislation and project management across various applications.

Course Description

This intensive three-day course will provide delegates with the knowledge of how packs, for packaging of ethical, OTC and veterinary medicines, are developed, manufactured, filled, transported, stored and used. A course project, completed by the delegates, emphasises the learning on each topic.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Identify the factors required for successful packaging including
  1. Course Contents

    Day One

    Introduction to Pharmaceutical Packaging Pack function, hazards, users, compliance, environmental issues, overall requirements and definitions

    Packaging Development – Material pack testing, test method selection, properties vs. performance, specifications, product stability, shelf life, line trialsCourse Project Workshop – Determine packaging brief for selected products

    Glass Use a packaging material, manufacture, types I, II, III NP, conversion, treatments

    Plastics Use as a packaging material, manufacture, conversion, testing, migration

    Closures – Types, functions, features, TE/CRC and testing.

    Flexible materials – Blisters, strips sachets, manufacture, conversion, testing, properties

    Metals – Tubes, aerosols, components, manufacture, conversion

    Course Project Workshop – Determine primary packaging materials for selected products

    Paper Paperboard – Manufacture, properties, test methods, performance, conversion

    Packaging Security – Controls, line clearance, machinery design, anti-counterfeiting, line layout

    Transit Packaging – Distribution methods, temperature, pressure, moisture

    Material Machinery Interface – Influences, testing, design, problem solving, validation

    Quality – Specifications, drawings, audits (in house supplier), testing on line vs. goods inwards, GMP

    Regulatory Aspects – Registration, legal requirements, ICHSterile Products – Requirements, sterilisation methods, particulates

    Printing, Decorating Labelling – Artwork control, advantages limitations of printing methods, labels, leaflets, cartons

    Course Project Workshop – Determine secondary tertiary packaging materials for selected products

    Future Developments – Legislation, trends, material developments

    Course Summary Evaluation Review and feedback

    Pharmaceutical packaging

    These activities are approved for Professional Development by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.

    IOM3 Training Academy is a service of IOM Communications Ltd.

    Packaging courses are developed in conjunction with and endorsed by the Packaging Society, a division of the Institute of Materials, Minerals Mining.

    Pharmaceutical packaging





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