GTS: exclusive USP update at free PharmaGlass workshop

Glass Technology Services (GTS) has unveiled the agenda for their free PharmaGlass workshop which takes place on 9 October 2019 and includes an exclusive update on activities to modernise USP

Joined by leading expert Dr Desmond Hunt, Principal Scientific Liaison at USP, Glass Technology Services will cover compliance, quality assurance and emerging requirements for glass primary packaging.

Dr Hunt’s presentation, titled ‘Evaluating the quality of your primary glass packaging: Focus on USP chapters <660> and <1660>’, will provide delegates with an overview of the structure of the United States Pharmacopoeia and content of chapters <660> and <1660>, an update on activities to modernise the glass chapters and a comparison of USP, Ph. Eur and JP pharmacopoeia with respect to glass requirements.

Leading experts from Glass Technology Services will provide delegates with an introduction to glass – including composition, manufacture and processing, before building upon this fundamental glass information with key topics including hydrolytic durability, glass classification, delamination, elemental migration, common defects and glass fracture analysis.

Phil Marsh, Business Development Manager at Glass Technology Services, said, “We’re delighted to have Desmond join us for this exclusive PharmaGlass Workshop and share with us his unrivalled knowledge on the activities and changes at the USP.

“This is an incredibly exciting opportunity to gain an insight into the workings of an important organisation such as the USP while also receiving a wealth of pharmaceutical knowledge from our expert team.”

The course is aimed at professionals in the pharmaceutical supply chain that work with glass packaging – including quality assurance and control, packaging specification and development, regulatory affairs, manufacturers and contract fillers.

Places are limited and available on a first-come first-served basis. For further information and to book please visit the PharmaGlass event website or contact