The Evolving Landscape of Connected Devices Sessions Discussed at Pre-Filled Syringes San Francisco 2021

London, United Kingdom, July 30, 2021 –(– In September, SMi’s 2nd annual Pre-Filled Syringes San Francisco Conference will bring together industry leaders and stakeholders, to discuss the latest updates on current device innovations, regulation updates and formulation insights for enhanced PFS Delivery.

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Connected device regulatory considerations and Software as a Medical Device
• An update on the evolving digital health landscape
• An insight into the international regulations for connected devices and harmony of international standards
• Regulations for SaMD and digital apps
• Considerations for data collection for connected devices
George Cusatis, Director, Regulatory Affairs, Merck

How to Use Smart Devices Intelligently to Deliver Outcomes
• Differentiating digital strategies from business objectives
• Why spending the time to form a digital strategy is essential to deliver value with Smart Devices
• How to use Smart Devices and Behavior Design to deliver on key elements of a digital strategy
Jace Blackburn, Smart Device Engineer, Roche/Genentech

Digital technology for continuous improvement of delivery devices
• Software within a Delivery Device: Continuous Improvement Overview
• Artificial Intelligence Goals
• Data Management: What is the value?
• Patient Advocacy
Jim Leamon, Director of Biologics Device Development, Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Changes to human factors studies in response to the pandemic
• Identifying whether a study can be run as remote and when is an in-person study needed?
• Process considerations and ensuring reliable remote studies
• Examples, challenges and key takeaways from in-person studies during the pandemic
• Assessing regulatory requirements and can we expect remote studies to continue post-pandemic?
Young Chun, Associate Director – Lead Human Factors and User Research, R&D/Medical Devices Center of Excellence, Takeda

All in the Family – can you make a connected health platform at your company?
• Challenges in developing an in-house connected platform
• Economies of scale or just more to manage?
• Playing nice in the sandbox- managing multiple vendors
• A future outlook of connected health for drug delivery devices
Scott Mullen, Senior Director, Connected Healthcare, Ascendis Pharma

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Early bird offer – Register by 30th July and save $200

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