LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER - MedPharmPlast Europe has partnered with Toxikon to invite you to their joint event on 28 - 29 June 2017 in Leuven

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER - MedPharmPlast Europe has partnered with Toxikon to invite you to their joint event on 28 - 29 June 2017 in Leuven

Don't miss this opportunity to gain an insight into the most important topics for the medical devices and pharmaceutical packaging industry

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 —

We hereby invite you to the joint event of MedPharmPlast Europe and Toxikon on 28 - 29 June 2017 at Toxikon Europe in Leuven.

Interested? Then register here.


PROGRAMME: 28 June 2017 - Toxikon Workshop on Material Characterisation

10:00 - 10:30 Registration & Welcome Coffee
10:30 - 10:45 Welcome by MedPharmPlast Europe & Toxikon
10.45 - 11:15

Compendial [EP/USP]: what’s new & changing?
- Frank De Smedt, Toxikon

11:15 - 11:45

What’s the additional information from an extractables study vs a compendial study?
- Piet Christiaens, Toxikon

11:45 - 12:15

A view from a Notified Body on Medical Device Regulations (chemical characterization)
- Francoise Schlemmer, The European Association for Medical Devices of Notified Bodies

12:15 - 13:15 Networking Lunch
13:15 - 13:45

Incorporation of compendial and extractables testing in the strategy of a raw material supplier
- James Stern, Application Marketing Manager - Healthcare, Borealis

13:45 - 14:15

A case study from routine Compendial / Extractables testing
- Nolwenn Stephan, Nemera

14:15 - 15:00

Chemical characterization of medical devices: what’s important and will be important?
- Sophie Michel, Toxikon

15:00 - 15:30

Selection of materials and biocompatibility studies from the perspective of a starting medical device company
- Vanessa Vankerckhoven & Koen Beyers, Novasanis

15:30 - 16:00

Development of the definition of Medical Grade
- Mike Freudenstein, Director Marketing Healthcare, ALBIS

16:00 - 17:00 Company visit & lab tour

Networking Drinks


PROGRAMME: 29 June 2017 - MedPharmPlast Europe Conference 2017

9:00 - 10:00 Registration & Welcome Coffee
10:00 - 10:15

- Christian Meusinger, MPPE President

10:15 - 10:45

Change Control: can you meet regulations if you don’t manage material changes?
- James Stern, Healthcare Application Marketing Manager, Borealis
- Steve Duckworth, Head of Global Segment Medical & Pharmaceutical BU Masterbatches, Clariant

10:45 - 11:15

Applying Pharmacopeia and Chemical Characterization Testing on Medical Tubings
- Frank De Smedt, Department Head Analytical Services, Toxikon Europe

11:15 - 11:45

The use of Hazardous Phthalates in Medical Devices: a Report for the European Commission
- Patrick de Kort, Regulatory Compliance Analyst, Polymer Comply Europe (PCE)

11:45 - 12:45 Networking Lunch
12:45 - 13:30

Update on the implementation of the Medical Device Regulation
- Gavia Taan, Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

13:30 - 14:00

Risk to supply chain - threat from counterfeit
- Steve Duckworth, Head of Global Segment Healthcare Polymer Solutions, Clariant

14:00 - 14:30

Networking Coffee
14:30 - 15:00

RecoMed – Recycling single use medical devices from hospitals
- Jane Gardner, Principal Consultant, Axion Consulting

15:00 - 15:30

Developments in the Materials Section in the European Pharmacopoeia
- Hugo Peeters, Office of the German Pharmacopoeia Commissions - Pharmacopoeia Unit - Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices





To register for one or both of the days, please fill in the registration from here.



Toxikon Workshop - 28 June 2017: for free

MedPharmPlast Europe Conference - 29 June 2017: 200 EUR (excl. VAT)



Wednesday & Thursday, 28 - 29 June 2017

Toxikon Europe
Romeinsestraat 12
3001 Leuven



We recommend the following two hotels in Leuven:


We are looking forward to welcoming you to our joint event!


About MedPharmPlast Europe

MedPharmPlast Europe is a sector group of EuPC created in 2014 by and for companies involved in the whole supply chain of plastic medical devices and pharmaceutical packaging in Europe. It assists companies in these industry sectors by keeping them informed about the latest developments in European regulations and their impact on the medical device and pharmaceutical packaging plastics value chain. MedPharmPlast Europe also represents the interests of the industry to the European legislators and tries to arrive at regulations that are both workable and protect the patient.

About Toxikon Europe

Toxikon Europe, an FDA registered and ISO 17025 accredited CRO, contracts and partners with Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Medical Device industries to deliver worldwide analytical and microbiological compliances and release testing.

Toxikon has great expertise in:

  • Extractables and Leachables testing
  • (Bio)Pharmaceutical services
  • Microbiology services
  • Medical Devices testing

It provides services with state-of-the-art equipment and the technical expertise of its people to generate timely reports with high quality data.

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