Expert interview with Bernd Zeiss, Speaker of ‘Advantages of polymer syringes for demanding formulations’ Webinar.

What do you hope attendees will gain at your event/s?
I hope the attendees will get a deeper insight into the properties and advantages of prefillable COP syringes. The material is not really new anymore in the pharma primary packaging sector, but I still have the feeling pharma customers are a bit reluctant and cautious when it comes to materials other than glass. I want to give a deeper insight into the COP as a packaging material for parenterals, so the attendees feel more secure and comfortable with COP syringes.

What discussions do you look forward to having with the attendees?
COP syringes are widely used today, not only in the biotech field. I am looking forward to not only presenting COP syringes but also to get feedback if and why the syringes meet the requirements of pharma customers. Gerresheimer is always looking to improve its products. Besides sharing my knowledge I hope to get some input for improvements and new ideas from the attendees.

What do you enjoy most about your role?
In Technical Support you get a deep insight into quite a range of topics. Besides expanding my core expertise especially in biocompatibility and syringeability I have the chance to learn about the manufacturing of glass and polymer syringes, the Fill and Finish as well as the therapeutic background of injectable drugs.

How did you get into the industry?
I have been working in the primary packaging and pharma industry for already more than 15 years. As a natural scientist with a background in statistics, a clear customer focus and some curiosity the pharma packaging and medical device sectors never get boring. After university, I knew there is something out there I don´t know yet and that´s where I am going to work. So here I am.

Where is your favourite place in the world and why?
 I like travelling a lot, and I have been to many places in the world. Many travels are work related as Gerresheimer is a very international company. All countries and people have their specifics which I all appreciate. Yet my favourite place is at home, a small town in Germany not far from our glass syringe production site. That´s where I can make up my mind and create new ideas.

Join Bernd Zeiss on 27th September for a webinar entitled Avantages of polymer syringes for demanding formulations’ at 8:30 New York/2:30PM Germany

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