2018 Executive Sponsors
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2018 Executive Sponsors
3M Drug Delivery Systems is a global leader and innovator for inhalation and transdermal drug delivery. Between drug discovery and commercialization, we offer: Innovative and proven technology; Global regulatory expertise; Commercial manufacturing; Broad range of customizable system components and product development services. Our expertise increases your opportunity for success. www.3m.com/dds.
BD is a medical technology company that serves healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, industry and the general public. BD designs, manufactures and sells a broad range of medical supplies, devices, laboratory equipment and diagnostic products. BD Medical – Pharmaceutical Systems is the partner of choice for the pharmaceutical industry. With innovative pre-fillable syringes, self-injection systems, safety systems and needle technologies, we offer an extensive selection of solutions designed to protect, package and deliver drug therapies. Our products reflect more than a century of experience and market knowledge, and our experts provide comprehensive system-based service and full product solutions. For more information, visit us at www.bd.com.
Phillips-Medisize, LLC, a Molex company, is a leading global outsource provider of design and manufacturing services to the drug delivery, consumable diagnostics, medical device, and specialty commercial markets. Backed by the combined global resources of Molex and its parent company Koch Industries, Phillips-Medisize’
2018 Associate Sponsors
Flex is the Sketch-to-Scale™ solutions provider that designs and builds Intelligent Products for a Connected World™. Flex Digital Health is partnering with pharmaceutical and medical technology companies to optimize real-world drug, device and combination products through real-time, integrated data and actionable insights. BrightInsight, a Flex Digital Health Solution, is a medical-grade IoT platform designed to support CE-marked and FDA-regulated medical devices, accelerate the time to market for our customers, and reduce the cost of implementation and maintenance. Learn more at www.flex.com.
Halozyme focuses on developing and commercializing novel enzymatic therapies that target the tumor microenvironment or facilitate drug delivery. Our proprietary product, the ENHANZE™ drug delivery platform, supports strong, value-driving partnerships with leading pharmaceutical companies including Roche, Baxalta, Pfizer, Janssen, AbbVie and Lilly. The ENHANZE™ platform has sales in 50+ countries through three product approvals. For more information, visit www.halozyme.com.
At Pfizer, we apply science and our global resources to bring therapies to people that extend and significantly improve their lives. We strive to set the standard for quality, safety and value in the discovery, development and manufacture of health care products. Our global portfolio includes medicines and vaccines as well as many of the world’s best-known consumer health care products. Every day, Pfizer colleagues work across developed and emerging markets to advance wellness, prevention, treatments and cures that challenge the most feared diseases of our time. Consistent with our responsibility as one of the world’s premier innovative biopharmaceutical companies, we collaborate with health care providers, governments and local communities to support and expand access to reliable, affordable health care around the world. Learn more at www.pfizer.com.
PharmaCircle is a trusted resource and full service solution delivering authoritative content, global insight, and expert analysis on the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and animal health industries. With in-depth coverage of research, development, regulatory, clinical, and commercial activities, PharmaCircle provides the information and analytics needed to answer challenging questions so you can uncover new opportunities and make informed decisions. Visit us at www.pharmacircle.com.
2018 Technology Sponsors
Adare Pharmaceutical Technologies is seeking co-development partners who share our vision to improve the lives of patients whose treatment needs are not fully addressed by current medications. We have successfully transformed oral drug formulations and created differentiated patient-centric products. We add valuable IP to commercialized products and products in development. Learn more at www.adarepharma.com.
Altaviz is an ISO 13485 medical device design and manufacturing organization with an experienced team of engineers with end-to-end product development capabilities. We have developed patented high performance drug delivery technology capable of injecting large volume high viscosity formulations through small gauge needles in 5 seconds or less. Learn more at www.altaviz.com.
Bespak, a Consort Medical company, is a global leader in the development and manufacture of complex drug delivery devices, including our innovative VapourSoft-powered Syrina injectable devices, our Unidose Xtra nasal drug delivery device, as well as best-in-class respiratory systems. Bespak’s expertise and capabilities have contributed to the industrialisation of some of the world’s leading medical devices. Bespak’s sister company Aesica is a leading pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO) for both APIs and finished dosage forms. Working with our Aesica colleagues, we can now offer the design, development, manufacture, final assembly and packaging of filled single use devices, and in particular auto injectors and nasal devices. We have the experience and expertise to partner with pharmaceutical customers for seamless technology transfer at any stage to help bring their products to market quicker. Learn more at www.bespak.com.
For 20 years, BIOCORP has been developing and producing medical devices for the pharmaceutical industry, enhancing drug reconstitution, packaging and delivery. Recognized for its expertise in device R&D, BIOCORP has incorporated software development capacities to offer connected drug delivery systems in order to meet the evolving needs of patients and improve treatment adherence. Learn more at www.biocorp.fr.
Cambridge Design Partnership is an independent innovation and product development consultancy with offices in Cambridge, UK and Palo Alto, USA. Over the last 20 years, some of the world’s largest companies have trusted us with their most important product development programmes. We provide an integrated and holistic product development capability through our highly qualified team, well equipped development labs and ISO 13485/9001 approved methods. This encompasses research and strategy; design, technology and digital innovation; product development and manufacturing support including short run manufacture. Learn more about us at www.cambridge-design.co.uk.
Common Sensing develops and manufactures data-driven hardware and software solutions for people using injectable medicine. They’ve assembled a team of talented designers and engineers to develop Gocap™, the most advanced insulin adherence tool on the market. With Gocap patients, pharmacists and providers can make insulin therapy safer, more efficient, and more effective than ever. Learn more at www.common-sensing.com.
Credence MedSystems is an innovator in injectable drug delivery devices, offering our pharma partners a simplified path to commercialization of a best-in-class delivery system. The Companion Safety Syringe System was born from Credence’s philosophy of Innovation Without Change, allowing our customers to impress and protect their end users while preserving their existing processes, sourcing strategies and preferred primary package components. The Companion is available in luer needle, staked needle and dual chamber reconstitution configurations. Across the platform, the user performs the injection, receives end-of-dose cues and then the needle automatically retracts into the syringe, preventing reuse. Visit us at www.credencemed.com.
Cureport leads the world in nanomedicine development with nPort, a revolutionary breakthrough in liposome technology. nPort’s unparalleled advantages include precise particle size control from 20 to 200 nm, robust reproducibility and homogeneity, flexible scalability, and a platform for all types of liposomes and payloads. It enables Cureport to quickly establish nanomedicine pipelines. Cureport welcomes investment and business partners for product co-development and comarketing. Learn more at www.cureportinc.com.
Datwyler Sealing Solutions is a leading industrial supplier and a key player in the global health care world. Our state-of-the-art solutions for drug packaging and medical devices, build on over 100 years of experience. Within our health care offering and its three pillars Bio Care, Pharma Care and Med Care, we provide a unique range of products and services including the most advanced elastomer formulations, coatings, aluminum seals, and processing technologies. Partnering up with the world’s top pharmaceutical and medical companies, we are a vital link and stand by our mission to ensure all patient’s safety and improve patients’ lives. Learn more at www.datwyler.com.
Enable Injections is a late-stage startup company that has developed a disposable body-worn bolus injector to deliver high viscosity/volume payloads up to 20cc. The system uses a standard vial, cartridge or syringe container closure, and can automatically mix lyophilized solutions. Founded March 2010, the company has R&D, operations and manufacturing facilities in Cincinnati, Ohio. Visit us at enableinjections.com.
Exicure, Inc is a clinical stage biotechnology company developing a new class of immunomodulatory and gene regulating drugs against validated targets. Our proprietary 3-dimensional, spherical nucleic acid (SNA™) architecture unlocks the potential of therapeutic oligonucleotides in a wide range of cells and tissues. Exicure’s lead programs address oncology, inflammatory diseases and genetic disorders. We are based outside of Chicago, IL. Learn more at www.exicuretx.com.
Harro Höfliger Verpackungsmaschinen GmbH is a globally acting technology leader for engineered production solutions in the pharmaceutics and medical sectors. The family run company with over 1,200 employees is internationally recognized for its customer-oriented process solutions and turnkey competence from lab to production. Learn more at www.hoefliger.com.
InnoCore Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical drug delivery company specialized in the development of complex parenteral sustained release formulations. By using our proprietary biodegradable polymers we can make microspheres, erodible gels and solid implants resulting in long acting and minimally invasive drug delivery products of small, medium sized (peptides) and large (proteins, antibodies) drug molecules. Learn more at www.innocorepharma.
InnoMedica is a young swiss pharma company that provides tissue-specific liposomes for enhanced drug delivery. Employed is a novel cGMP-compliant industry-scale and cost-effective production process that generates special liposomes with unique pharmaceutical behaviors. Given the breadth of the innovation, partnering would be possible within or besides InnoMedica’s own flagship projects in oncology, neurology, and bacteriology. Learn more at www.innomedica.com.
Insulet Corporation is an innovative medical device company based in Billerica, Massachusetts. Insulet Corporation designs and manufactures the OmniPod Drug Delivery and Diabetes Management Systems. The OmniPod is an easy-to-use, programmable, body-worn, subcutaneous infusion pump used to treat diabetes and infertility. Learn more at www.insulet.com.
Leon-nanodrugs GmbH (Munich) is a nanotechnology-based drug development company focused on development of novel oral and parenteral pharmaceutical formulations and innovative drug combinations. Leon’s proprietary MJR® Technology platform provides a solution to overcome one of the key issues of most marketed therapeutics, poor water solubility, a pre-requisite for drug uptake into the body. Leon-nanodrugs has established CDMO partnerships in Europe and the US to enable access to key international markets. Leon’s first own product developed based on the MJR® Technology is planned to be submitted for Marketing Authorization in 2018. Leon-nanodrugs offers access to the next generation nano formulated drugs with added patient benefits and economical values for its partners and shareholders. Learn more at www.leon-nanodrugs.com.
Pharmaero ApS is a 50:50 joint venture between Scandinavian Health Limited (SHL) and Xellia Pharmaceuticals ApS . Pharmaero was founded in 2009 and is headed by Tomas Norling. The ADI®, Pharmaero’s key product, aims at optimizing treatment and addressing patient adherence by limiting some of the barriers in inhalation therapy. Learn more at www.pharmaero.com.
Portal is a rapidly growing medical device company in the space of drug delivery that aims to replace needle and syringes with a computer-controlled system that is needle-free and easy to use. We solve two challenges associated with injectable therapies in chronic diseases: the patient experience and treatment adherence problems. Our highly innovative technology comes from MIT and is augmented by cloud-based disease management and adherence tracking system. Portal is at the clinical stage (650+ injections in human subjects to date) and has signed its first commercial partnership with Takeda pharmaceutical. Our business model is to partner with such pharma companies and structure the relationship like a typical biotech license. Our vision is a needle-free world and our mission is to transform the experience for patients on life-changing therapies. Visit www.portalinstruments.com.
Quantex is the innovative leader in single-use disposable pump technology. We have a catalogue of single-use pumps and also provide a design and development service for custom applications. Our engineers and designers are on hand to provide design expertise throughout the development programme and assistance into volume production. Quantex & Vernay have formed a strategic partnership to bring single-use precision pumps to the flow control market. In addition to performing a business development role Vernay can support the volume manufacture of Quantex pumps. Learn more at www.quantex-arc.com and www.vernay.com.
Recro Gainesville has a long history which started with Elan Pharmaceuticals in 1981. The site later transitioned to Alkermes and then became Recro Gainesville in 2015. The site remains a small and flexible facility that focuses on early development projects through commercial manufacturing. Many of the scientific and manufacturing staff has been affiliated with this site from its initial beginnings which emphasizes the depth and breadth of drug development experience represented by the Recro site. Recro Gainesville capabilities are focused around a broad range of OSD (oral solid dose) forms which includes customizable release profiles. We can handle DEA regulated products as well. For more information, please visit: www.recrogainesville.com
SMC Ltd provides global contract manufacturing solutions of single-use devices for the pharmaceutical, medical and diagnostics industries. SMC provides full product services from initial concept through the final packaged device; including: program management, design and development, product manufacturing, clinical manufacturing, electronics integration, and global supply chain management. Learn more at www.smcltd.com.
Sorrel Medical believes in making people healthier their way. By innovating and manufacturing wearable drug delivery devices that deliver more, Sorrel optimizes both patient experience and pharma companies’ value. Our approach at Sorrel is all about applying technology that simplifies processes for end-users and pharma partners. We partner to provide our core strengths in device R&D, regulations and manufacturing, for a true platform solution- to deliver more, your way. Learn more at www.sorrelmedical.com.
Battelle combines medical device design and development, formulation expertise and human centric design to create innovative drug delivery systems that condense the development timeline and get our clients’ drugs to market faster. Battelle’s cross-disciplinary teams of experts mitigate risk and cut a clear path to regulatory approval for pharmaceutical companies looking to gain a competitive edge. Learn more at www.battelle.org.
BAUMANN – a global leading spring and stamping manufacturer with dedicated medical approach (ISO13485). We are your competent and reliable development partner in drug delivery device projects. Visit us at www.baumann-group.com.
CBSET is a not-for-profit translational research institute specializing in the evaluation of drugs, biotherapeutics, combination products, and medical devices. We provide preclinical services including in-life testing, histopathology and regulatory consulting. Our GLP-compliant facilities host a multidisciplinary team of medical, scientific and regulatory experts who actively collaborate in getting novel technologies to market. Learn more at www.cbset.org.
DS Technology is an innovative partner for bringing creative products rapidly to market. In close cooperation with clients the company creates bespoke superior solutions on the basis customer input and needs. Partners benefit from the wealth of experience in pharmaceutical processes, a multitude of manufacturing technologies and a careful selection of the most suitable materials. DS Technology focusses on the customer, its product and success. Learn more at https://d-s.technology/en.
At Haselmeier, we work in close cooperation with our pharmaceutical partners to create and deliver the safest and easiest to use injection devices for their patients. Our proven device platforms, world leading engineering and global manufacturing capabilities combined with an intense focus on patient needs provides our partners with a total product solution that helps improve patients’ lives. Visit us at www.haselmeier.com.
Intertech Engineering specializes in disciplines centered on Medical Device design and development. Intertech supports clients through all phases of product development. Disciplines include Software Development, Hardware Development, Verification & Validation (incl. 820.70 & Part 11 Validations), Requirements Management, Risk Management and Software Regulatory Issues. Services offered include Assessments, Training, Consulting and Hands-on Engineering. Learn more at www.inea.com.
Founded in 1995, MANTA develops innovative products in the medical, consumer, business, sporting goods, and industrial markets. Our team’s multi-disciplinary expertise provides the basis for broad thinking that leads to groundbreaking concepts and production-ready solutions. Learn more at www.mantadesign.com.
NN, Inc, a diversified industrial company, combines advanced engineering and production capabilities with in-depth materials science expertise to design and manufacture complex instruments, implants and assemblies on a global basis. We partner with industry leaders to bring innovation and world-class quality to design, development and production of reusable and single-use disposable medical & drug delivery devices. Learn more at www.nninc.com.
Renishaw is applying precision engineering technology to the challenges of medical research, diagnostics and surgical procedures. Our aim is to help leading clinicians to enhance the safety and cost-effectiveness of their procedures, improving patient outcomes through accurate delivery and development of implantable devices. Our healthcare product portfolio includes medical devices, planning software and surgical robotic systems for use in procedures such as deep brain stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson’s disease, and Stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) for the treatment of epilepsy. We also manufacture patient specific implants (PSI) for craniomaxillofacial (CMF) surgery, often required as a result of trauma or oncology therapy. Visit us at www.renishaw.com/en.
Our core competencies consist of design, development and production of customized electric motors, in large quantities. We are committed to develop mechatronic drive systems solutions that operate in challenging environments. Since 1936, our focus on innovation, best in class quality and service is our key to success for worldwide OEM. Sonceboz is ISO 13485 certified. Learn more at www.sonceboz.com.
Founded in 1949, Stevanato Group is committed to create systems, processes and services that guarantee the integrity of parenteral medicines. It comprises two operational divisions dedicated to serve the pharmaceutical industry: Pharmaceutical Systems with Ompi specialized in glass primary packaging and Balda, focused on specialty plastics and delivery devices; Engineering Systems with Spami, Optrel, InnoScan and SVM, specialized in glass processing, inspection systems, assembly and packaging solutions. These two divisions enjoy a close, synchronous relationship, featuring daily exchanges which ensure that Stevanato Group has complete control over the entire production process. The Group also benefits from the SGLab activity that provides technical and analytical services on the potential interaction between drug and container. Learn more at www.stevanatogroup.com.
Team Consulting is a multi-award winning medical device product development consultancy based in Cambridge, UK. Our specialists in human factors, engineering and industrial design work closely with our clients to develop complex drug delivery and medtech devices from concept to launch. Learn more at www.team-consulting.com.
teamtechnik is an international market leader in innovative production technology, offering high-quality production systems and process technology for assembly and functional testing, high-performance and precision products in the automotive, medtech and solar sector. Learn more at www.teamtechnik.com.
URSATEC stands for innovative developments in preservative-free pharmaceutical, medical device and cosmetic products such as oral and nasal sprays. Safe protection against contamination by microorganisms, even after the opening of a package, is guaranteed by the dual microbiological protection of the patented dosing systems 3K® and COMFORT®. Learn more about us at www.ursatec.com/en.
2018 Soapbox Sponsors
Cam Med is applying microfluidics technologies to develop innovative, patient-friendly medical devices. Cam Med’s ultra-thin, flexible and miniature Evopump is the first truly bandage-like wearable patch pump for actively-controllable delivery of one or multiple injectable medications. Learn more at www.myevopump.com.
Cinti Medical is dedicated to the development of an injection system for drugs that require reconstitution to simplify the preparation and injection of lyophilized drugs. We use unique and creative solutions to make an intuitive and reliable drug delivery system. We strive to reduce the number of steps needed to use a device and to reduce the number of errors when a device is used. Cinti Medical focuses on providing simple solutions to drug delivery, providing high quality devices, and creating long lasting relationships with customers. Learn more at www.cintimedical.com.
Consegna reformulates FDA approved drugs and creates new, long-acting injectable (LAI) medications with improved clinical and economic benefits to address high non-adherence, solve specific drug delivery challenges, or reduce side effects. Our Computational Drug Delivery™ technology can design LAIs faster and better than legacy practice with reduced regulatory and technical risk.
Researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University are developing “TUNE”, a novel formulation platform for biologic drugs and cell therapies with highly tunable control over release kinetics. The employed microfluidic process does not employ any harmful chemical or physical conditions and has encapsulation efficiencies of near 100%. Learn more at www.wyss.harvard.edu.