Human Factors for Injectables Workshop

PFS & Injectables Summit 2017

Tim Reeves, PhD CHFP and Christina Costanzo Mendat, PhD will be leading a Pre-Conference Workshop at the 7th Edition PFS & Injectables Summit 2017 on September 26th in San Diego, California.

This three hour workshop, Avoiding Pitfalls & Optimizing Human Factors for Prefilled Syringes & Autoinjectors, will leverage Tim and Christina’s decades of combined experience helping clients create safe, effective, usable, and innovative combination products.  

Participants will be encouraged to evaluate injectable devices from a human factors perspective. The workshop will cover:

  • Common use-related pitfalls with injectable combination products
  • Why these same issues continue to occur
  • How a human factors oriented use specification can guide the design of novel injectors or the selection of off-the-shelf devices

Much of the workshop is interactive. Participants will work in “product teams” to define a use specification for a possible combination product. With Tim and Christina’s guidance, teams will explore how to utilize a use specification to guide the design of an injection device, or as an aid for choosing an off-the-shelf device for use with their products.