For fast track turnkey solutions
Opinion: Between a rock a hard place– 6-Nov-2012
Two contrasting incidences of contamination recently have shown how difficult it is to make a proportionate reaction to the risks involved
For the production of oral solids and parenterals
Vials offer previously unattained levels of safety for parenteral drugs
B. Braun invests €32.6m in the new IV set production facilities
An injection of innovation– 9-Nov-2011
Removing water from drugs such as vaccines and other injectables (lyophilisation) and sealing the material in a vial makes it easier to transport drugs around the world, particularly where cold storage chains are less reliable. Such products, however, require an additional preparation step of reconstitution prior to administration. This process entails mixing the dry drug with a liquid to create an injectable solution. The traditional reconstitution practice requires experience and training and poses risks from accidental needle stick injuries or from the diluent not being correctly measured. This article proposes the use of a sterile, prefilled, water for injection syringe, which enables pharmaceutical companies to include a precise dose of diluent to accompany its drug product, thus making the product safer for the end-user.