BCMPA Seminars

9:30 am - 9:50 am

AI for the Real World

Having worked within the Pharmaceutical field for over a quarter of a century AI is by far the biggest step change that I have seen in terms of a single technology’s ability to improve the Quality of a process / product and generate insights from data.

Appraiseye, a partner company of Central Pharma Contract Packing has developed a suite of templates that enables AI’s rapid deployment within a host of operational, production, research and clinical environments to improve Quality and Efficiency in a way never seen before. Appraiseye’s application of AI removes the fiction from science fiction and provides organisations a true competitive advantage.


  • Ian Robinson Group Business Development Director - Central Pharma
9:50 am - 10:10 am

Computer Software Assurance: FDA’s New Approach to Computer System Validation

A draft guidance of Computer Software Assurance (CSA) for Production and Quality System Software has been recently issued by the FDA. This new guidance, together with the second edition of the GAMP 5 guide, have shifted the emphasis away from indiscriminate scripted testing and documentation, towards more critical thinking and a risk based testing strategy. But CSA goes beyond the deployment of a particular methodology for testing strategy. It is more about a way of thinking about the management of computerized system, moving further towards a risk-based approach in all the aspects of their management.
Now that the new recommendations have been established, this practical session will cover the steps companies should take to align themselves optimally with the new CSA approach and take advantage of the opportunity to improve their software implementation and validation processes, spending less time on the mechanical aspects and getting better results.


  • Sergi Arcas Senior Consultant and Area Manager - Rephine
10:10 am - 10:30 am

A Wholly Automated Approach to Labelling and Packaging of Drug Product for Clinical Trials

This presentation will cover the Grand Challenge 2 Project (PACE – Pharmaceutical Automation for Clinical Excellence) which will be delivered as POC in 2 months’ time. The key components of this project are:

      • The modular design of PACE which allows, multiple drugs to be manufactured and packaged in the same facility without cross-contamination.
      • Layers of control from PLC to SCADA, to MES and finally there is a Real-time Qualified Person (QP) release dashboard which has been created to accelerate release of drug product.


11:30 am - 11:50 am

Product Traceability – Implementing Serialization as a Manufacturer


11:50 am - 12:10 pm

Electronic Leaflets and the Digital Twin


12:10 pm - 12:30 pm

Artwork and Labelling Management


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sustainability, Reducing Carbon Footprint and Packaging


9:30 am - 11:30 am

Sustainability, Reducing Carbon Footprint and Packaging


2:00 pm - 2:20 pm

Accelerate Time to Market: Why it’s Essential to Select the Correct Primary Packaging for Your Formulation at the Earliest Stages of Development

A comprehensive look at how your choice of primary packaging can impact time to market.

We start by covering the minimum requirements for primary parenteral drug packaging – ensuring that the packaging that comes into direct contact with your formulation meets standards set out in the EP, JP and USP.

From there we talk about specific challenges faced by those in drug development, including problems with freeze drying, formulation sensitivities, conforming to the principles of Annex 1, and the part packaging plays in both the problem and the solution.

We provide a guide to the possible solutions, all presented in an informative presentation.



2:20 pm - 2:40 pm

Embrace the eCommerce Revolution: What Changing Customer Demand Means for the Pharma Industry

The talk will exploring the Impact of the eCommerce Revolution on the Pharmaceutical Industry, from a consumer-Centric Perspective. We will explore how online retail is changing expectations around the safe sale and distribution of medicines to the end user.

What are customer expectations and how have they changed in recent years? Overall there is an increased demand for convenience and service, especially across the following areas

- Customers now expect to be able to shop online from anywhere, at any time
- They also expect to be able to checkout quickly and easily, with a variety of payment options available
- Higher expectations for product information and reviews
- Growing demand for personalised experiences
- Greater emphasis on sustainability and social responsibility
- Rising expectations for customer service and communication
- Customers require a greater variety of delivery and / or collection options

In a rapidly evolving retail landscape, it's crucial for the pharmaceutical industry to adapt and innovate while keeping consumer wellbeing and safety at the forefront. Why and how should this be achieved? The talk will cover the following topics to answer this question.

The Role of eCommerce in Improving Access to Medications - expanding access to rural areas, home delivery for chronic patients etc.

A seamless Online Experience - virtual consultations with pharmacists or doctors online, smart medication reminders and adherence tools etc, clear product descriptions, personalisation etc.

Delivering convenience and service through the supply chain - online medication ordering, packaging, communication and delivery

Risks and Challenges Associated with eCommerce in Pharmaceuticals - MHRA, counterfeit medications online, data privacy concerns etc.

The Future: How will the eCommerce Revolution Shape the Pharmaceutical Industry? - eCommerce innovations and AI.

Learning Points
Conclusion will summarise the key learning points

- The benefits of the eCommerce revolution for consumers
- How the pharmaceutical industry can adapt to meet the changing expectations of consumer
- Looking forward to future and the benefits and opportunities


  • Laura Ball Marketing & Business Development Director - PHL Group
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23-24 April 2024 | Coventry Building Society Arena
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