Networking Lunch

12:50 - 13:50

Lunch & Learn Round Table with W.L. Gore

Silicone-Free Option for Delivery of Sensitive Biologics in Bare Glass Pre-Filled Syringes

To ensure functionality of pre-filled syringe systems, the pharmaceutical industry has been utilizing silicone to ensure system functionality and performance. However, silicone poses many challenges not only to the drug product, but also to the manufacturing process. This talk will focus on some of the latest insights to highlight the challenges that silicone can introduce to the newer, more complex and sensitive biologics like aggregation, precipitation or immunogenicity issues.  In this forum, we will discuss the GORE ImproJect Syringe Plunger, a tested and validated commercial product, and its ability to enable bare glass (non-siliconized) syringes for a silicone-free delivery option.

Moderated by: 

Russ Hornung, Business Development- Drug Delivery and Packaging, W.L. Gore & Associates