Successful Serialization in the Packaging Line

When ? 2016-03-22 14:00 (GMT-5)

This first live panel webinar brought together industry expert Jim Chrzan, Chief Technology Officer Jean Pierre Allard from Optel Vision and Sr Director Global Engineering and Technology Chris Howell from Patheon to address major challenges and best practices in serialization implementation in the packaging line.

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Webinar Highlights:

  • How to deal with various packages and configurations
  • What are the impacts on line speeds
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Jean-Pierre Allard, Chief Technology Officer at Optel Vision

Mr. Jean-Pierre Allard, Optel Vision, Global Serialization Program Manager, has 15 years of experience in the vision industry. Mr. Allard began his career in Spectrometer Design and R&D project management. Mr. Allard is following countries regulations and standards and is working on the design and road map for vision and software solutions to address the serialization needs for numerous countries and products. Working closely with various global implementation projects as an active member in GS1 US Healthcare, Mr. Allard is recognized as one of the serialization subject matter experts.

“Traceability regulation deadlines are coming quickly, CMOs must not be left behind.” 
 – Jean-Pierre Allard

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Christopher Howell
, Sr Director, Global Engineering and Technology at Patheon

Mr. Christopher Howell holds different degrees in Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Project Management. Over his 25 Years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, he has worked in Commercial and Development areas performing technical and operational roles including Packaging Management and Development Site Director in Cincinnati. He currently occupies a position of Sr Director in Global Engineering team in which he serves as Global Serialization Program Manager.

“CMOs will play a critical role in helping the pharmaceutical industry meet upcoming serialization regulatory requirements. Learning best practices for implementation is a key starting point.” – Christopher Howell

Jim Chrzan, Vice president, Brand Development at Healthcare Packaging

In his role as Vice President, Brand Development for PMMI Media Group, Mr. Jim Chrzan travels the U.S. and Europe tracking developments in life sciences regulations, serialization, patient adherence and the temperature-controlled packaging supply chain. Jim has over a decade of experience at the helm of the leading media brand covering life sciences packaging and logistics, Healthcare Packaging (HCP), published by PMMI Media Group. He is also the Publisher of Automation World, which covers industrial automation for discrete manufacturing and the process industries. Jim is a sought after presenter, sharing his informed views via an engaging style. PMMI Media Group is a division of PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

“CMOs have a vital role in the pharmaceutical industry, they need to clearly understand how to better approach serialization.”
– Jim Chrzan