NVC International Working Group meeting Pharmaceutical Packaging Innovation (members-only)



The annual meeting of the NVC International Working Group Pharmaceutical Packaging Innovation will take place on 7 June 2019 in Amsterdam. The focus is on innovation in the packaging of medicines and medical devices. Participation in this meeting is exclusively for NVC members (unless you have been invited).

If you would like to participate in the NVC International Working Group Pharmaceutical Packaging, please contact Michael Nieuwesteeg, +31(0)182-512411.


9:00 Reception and welcome introduction all

9.30 Status report and action points of the previous year's meeting

10.00 Legislation and regulations worldwide

- Coding & identification (general, Middle East, Russia, China)
- The European Medicines Agency EMA and the Brexit
- New ISO standards for packaging for medicines and medical devices

11:30 Pharmaceutical packaging and the environment

- General information: the NVC PUMA project
- Carton-based packaging
- Plastic-based packaging
- Glass and metal-based packaging
- Pharmaceutical ingredients and the environment in relation to the method of packaging

12.30-13.30 Lunch break

13:30 The business agenda in 2019-2020

- General information: an overview of the organisations involved worldwide
- CPhIWW/Innopack
- PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO
- Pharmapack Europe
- Interpack 2020
- Other

15:00 The future of pharmaceutical packaging innovation (brainstorm)

- Industry 4.0 and online interactive packaging
- Design for Intended Use (DIU) in packaging as a driver for better healthcare
- Sustainable ageing

16.00 Conclusions and closure of the meeting