From Pellet to Pack-out: When to Use Vertically Integrated (VI) Drug Delivery Solutions

Sponsored by: Flex

Focused on:

  • Drug Delivery
  • Vertical Integration

Date: 6 December

Days to go: 20

Time: 3PM London/10AM New York

In our ever-changing healthcare environment, the pressures from economics, accessibility, patent protection and integration into a digital world present new challenges to Pharma beyond those previously prevalent. These challenges create their own risks and pose both commercial, technical and logistical issues that may best be solved by taking a holistic view of the drug delivery solution in a vertically integrated approach. The ideal state is a “pellet to pack-out” solution that maximizes supply chain and production efficiencies and minimizes their risks. Achieving that requires identifying and addressing all of those challenges and risks.

This webinar identifies the requirements to fulfil a vertically integrated solution for a drug delivery platform within the drug delivery ecosystem. It demonstrates a total risk management approach and draws on lessons learned from practical experience, showing how pharma companies can:

  • Decrease supply chain disruptions with less reliance on multiple individual suppliers

  • Improve traceability and documentation under a holistic quality management system for combination products

  • Achieve consistent, controlled quality across the entire supply chain and manufacturing process

  • Control design customization and proactive change management

  • Lower total cost and leverage economies of scale

When achieved, Vertical Integration can de-risk product supply and can create value at each phase of the product lifecycle. Sign up for this free webinar and learn how to achieve VI for your drug delivery platform.

Presented by

Martin Johnson,

CTO, Flex

Martin Johnson is the Chief Technology Officer of the Precision Plastics Group at Flex, a Sketch-to-Scale® solutions company providing design, engineering, manufacturing, real-time supply chain insight and logistics services to various industries.

In Martin’s role at Flex, he drives innovation and excellence within the medical and consumer businesses, focusing on solutions that extends from defining user needs, human-factors, and design, to ramp up, full-scale production, and supply chain management. Martin has more than 30 years of experience in the plastics industry holding engineering and engineering leadership roles in R&D, Product and Systems Design, Mold Making, New Product Introduction, Connected Solutions and Global Product Launch to market leading brands across the medtech and pharma, consumer, automotive, and telecom industries. Most recently, Martin has held CTO roles in two of the top three global, integrated solution providers, including his current role at Flex.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Know when to use VI for combination drug products
  • Understand how to evaluate the challenges to VI for your product
  • Understand the benefits of VI and how they might impact your business


  • Operations
  • Purchasing
  • Research and Development
  • Quality