Glass or Polymer for Parenteral Packaging?

Sponsored by: SCHOTT

Focused on:

  • Prefilled Syringes
  • Polymers
  • Parenteral Packaging
  • Glass

Date: 13 July


Time: 3PM London/10AM New York

How to make the right choice for prefilled syringes (PFS)

Picking a material for parenteral containers is tricky. When it comes to prefilled syringes (PFS), one recurring question is: Which material is better – glass or polymer?

Glass dominates the market, but the use of polymer syringes is expected to grow in the next few years. Glass’s excellent barrier properties and regulatory ease make it the first choice for drug manufacturers, but polymer’s break resistance and inert properties, as well as its wide design options, make it an attractive choice as well.

As each material has its strengths and weaknesses, drug makers must take a holistic view when deciding on a prefilled syringe for a particular application.

In this webinar you will get to know guidelines that help you find out what works best for you.

Presented by

Anil Kumar Busimi,

Director Strategic Marketing and Innovation, SCHOTT Pharmaceutical Systems

Anil Busimi has held numerous positions at SCHOTT since 2003. In his current role as Director of Strategic Marketing and Innovation Anil is responsible for strategy development, planning, implementation and strategic marketing across the existing product portfolio and new product launches.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Characteristics and pros & cons of glass and plastic
  • Application examples: find the right prefilled syringe for your needs
  • Best practice: consider the “three Ps” when choosing a material
  • Get to know trends & innovations in prefilled syringes


  • C Levels
  • Heads of R&D
  • Drug Developers
  • Heads of Packaging
  • Packaging Developers
  • R&D or Packaging Project Managers
  • Head of Production (filling)
  • Production Managers