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20th October 2015 BioBriefing & Facility Tour – Quality Initiatives; Transformation and Training for Building Business Value

October 20, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT

Hear from two speakers on the topics of quality initiatives for manufacturing transformation and reducing errors through best practice training.

When: Tuesday, 20th October
3:45pm – Registration
4:00pm – Presentation
Followed by a Networking session (end at 6:00pm)
Where: Trajan Scientific and Medical
7 Argent Place
Ringwood, VIC, 3134
Speakers: David Spaulding
Senior Consultant and Training Manager
SeerPharma Pty Ltd

Steven van Winckel
General Manager – Glass Technologies
Trajan Scientific and Medical
Price: Members $45.00
Non-members $110
(Prices include GST)

Cancellation Policy:
Full refund given up to 7 days prior to the event.
No refunds within 7 days of the event.
RSVP: 13th October, 2015

About the Event

About this event

Commitment to quality management is essential for achieving business objectives in biotech and medtech, and companies need a rigorous and robust quality framework. Ultimately, everyone in a company is responsible for the quality of its products and services, and managing quality assurance and quality control are key roles. This event will provide an opportunity for those working in the area of quality to network and share experiences, and to hear from two speakers on the topics of quality initiatives for manufacturing transformation and reducing errors through best practice training.

Reducing Your Errors Through Best Practice Training:  Training is a core requirement for Quality Assurance, and at this event David will provide an overview of why and how poor training is draining on a business. David will also demonstrate how by understanding the stages of learning it is possible to develop training programs tailored to trainee needs which can improve the effectiveness of training and its value to the business.

Even the best training programs aren’t enough on their own and errors will still occur. Re-training has a place in Quality operations and David will demonstrate how with a greater understanding of human error, other initiatives can be applied to reduce defects and avoid wasted resources of re-training; a common problem for the industry.

Quality Initiatives for Manufacturing Transformation:  Steven will share some insights on quality initiatives for manufacturing transformation, outlining some programs that have been implemented at Trajan Scientific and Medical. Complementing David’s discussion on initiatives to avoid wasted resources, Steven will highlight the importance of collecting useful production data over time to help identify root causes, in order to solve issues effectively for longterm improvements.

About the Host

Trajan Scientific and Medical

Trajan Scientific and Medical (Trajan) collaborates with academic and industry partners to develop and deliver innovative products that will improve human wellbeing through biological, environmental or food related measurements.

Trajan continues to expand their technical and research capabilities, recently announcing a landmark agreement with the University of Adelaide, supported by the South Australian Government, to establish a research and development and manufacturing hub based on a new generation of specialty glass products for the global science and medical equipment market.

ASTech (ARC Training Centre for Portable Analytical Separation Technologies), another collaborative partnership of Trajan’s with the University of Tasmania supported by the Australian Research Council, has already produced innovative protototypes for next generation blood microsampling – the hemaPENTM.

Trajan’s focus is on developing and commercializing technologies that enable analytical systems to be more selective, sensitive and specific for biological, environmental or food related measurements – especially those that can lead to portability, miniaturization and affordability.

A 17,000 m2 Ringwood site in Melbourne, Victoria, is home to Trajan’s corporate headquarters and ISO accredited manufacturing operations. With over 300 staff worldwide across Australia, Europe, USA and Asia, Trajan serves customers in over 100 countries with highly specialized consumables and components used in scientific analysis and clinical applications.


About the Speakers

David Spaulding
Senior Consultant and Training Manager, SeerPharma Pty Ltd

David Spaulding is Senior Consultant and Training Manager for SeerPharma, one of Asia-Pacific’s largest provider of QA/GMP Training and Consulting services to Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturers in region.

David has worked in various roles within the Pharmaceutical Industry for over 30 years from R&D, Production, Sales and Marketing to CEO of an Australian pharmaceutical company for over 5 years.

In his current role, David oversees SeerPharma’s Training Division, including our collaboration with the University of Technology Sydney, to offer Asia-Pacific’s sole Postgraduate course on Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).

David holds an Honours Degree in Chemistry from Monash University and Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Swinburne University of Technology.

Steven van Winckel
General Manager – Glass Technologies, Trajan Scientific and Medical

Steven van Winckel is a management executive focused on delivering business excellence through the application of best in class manufacturing methodologies.

As General Manager for the Glass Technologies portfolio of Trajan Scientific and Medical, Steven oversees all aspects of R&D, production and commercialization of specialized glass products designed for life sciences and clinical applications.

Steven’s operations experience spans a range of industries including engineering and project management consultancy, automotive and large-scale commercial and venue seating.

Steven holds a Master of Business Administration from La Trobe University and an Honours Degree in Engineering from Deakin University.


October 20, 2015
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


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