This workshop is split into 4 sessions that aim to support pharma and device developers to identify key requirements of a wearable device, the challenges and highlight the need of partnership to make an OBDS combination product a success for the targeted patients.

  • Identification of unforeseen requirements
  • Challenges to be overcome
  • Partnership, a winning spirit
  • What's next? What are the future needs for wearable devices?

Who Should Attend
Executives, Directors, VPs, Heads, Principals, Managers of:

Drug-Delivery Developers
Device Engineering
Human Factors
Regulatory Affairs
Medical Device Data
Novel Product Technology
Smart Device Developers
Device Safety Solution Providers
or anyone who works with Wearable Devices/ On-Body Injectors within pharmaceuticals, biotech, device developers and solution providers.


AstraZeneca; Bayer AG; BD; Bristol-Myers Squibb Co; Cambridge Consultants; Cambridge Design Partnership; Cambridge Innovation Limited; City of Hope National Medical Center; Covestro Deutschland AG; DCA design international; DigitalHealth; GSK; Harro Hofliger Packaging Systems Ltd; IMCD/VELOX ; Janssen Pharmaceutica NV; Johnson & Johnson; LEO Pharma A/S; Merck; MHRA; Mikron S A Boudry; Mylan; Novartis; Novartis Pharma AG; Nypro Ireland; Nypro Medical; Owen Mumford; PA Consulting Group; Pfizer; Pfizer Devices Centre of Excellence; PharmaCircle LLC; Roche; Sagentia Ltd; Sanofi ; Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland Gmbh; SCHOTT Pharmceutical Systems; Schott Schweiz AG; St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; Team Consulting; TTP Plc; ZwickRoell GmbH & Co.KG;


Workshop programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Opening Remarks

9:10 Session 1: Understanding key requirements from pharma for on

Xavier Donnette

Xavier Donnette , Senior Consultant, Freelance
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  • Patient indication specificities (age, impairements, skin, )
  • Human Factors (wearability, informations, connectivity)
  • Design / injection specifi cation
  • Green / Sustainability
  • 9:50 Session 2: Common challenges working with device developers

    Xavier Donnette

    Xavier Donnette , Senior Consultant, Freelance
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  • Regulatory
  • DMF/MAF of device or technical details
  • Global shortage of components
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Session 3: How device developers and pharma can work

    Xavier Donnette

    Xavier Donnette , Senior Consultant, Freelance
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  • DP compatibility
  • Patient compatibility (adhesive/skin, needles, device size, visual & audible indications, HF/ergonomy)
  • Primary Function, Essential Performance, SW Classification definitions / alignement
  • Green / recycling
  • 11:40 Session 4: Looking to the next 5-10 years what will be required

    Xavier Donnette

    Xavier Donnette , Senior Consultant, Freelance
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  • Wearable devices for which indication? For what kind of patient?
  • Connectivity, a necessity or a useless option?
  • What route of administration?
  • What volumes?
  • 12:20 Closing Remarks

    12:30 End of Workshop


    Hilton London Kensington

    179-199 Holland Park Avenue
    London W11 4UL
    United Kingdom

    Hilton London Kensington

    At the heart of the Holland Park district, our hotel is 10 minutes from Westfield London shopping center. We're blocks from Shepherd's Bush Underground station, linking to central London, and Kensington Palace and Gardens are two miles from us. Enjoy 24-hour access to our fitness center.

    Join us in WestEleven for hearty buffet breakfast, a great way to start the day! Our Avenue Bar and Lounge serves light bites throughout the day as well as a delicious, seasonal dining menu.”


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