Prefilled Syringes

BD Medical Launches BD Sterifill Advance

BD Medical, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), has launched BD Sterifill Advance, a prefillable polymer syringe specially engineered to deliver large volume injectable drugs by way of intravenous infusion, the company reports in a press release. The syringe can also be used for parenteral administration of pharmaceutical compounds.

Preventing Needlesticks

The European Union's Directive targeting sharps safety should help make needle use safer. But are stricter requirements needed?

Member states of the European Union are now expected to pass national legislation aimed at preventing sharps injuries. EU Council Directive (2010/32/EU), which took effect May 11, 2013, aims “to achieve the safest possible working environment by preventing injuries to workers caused by all medical sharps (including needle-sticks),” reads the document. In other words, hospitals as well as other workplaces where healthcare services are provided are expected to take steps to protect employees from needle sticks.

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Vetter Provides Services for Sterile Water for Injection with 5 Years Stability Data

Contract developer and manufacturer Vetter now offers its filling services for high-quality sterile water for injection (sWFI) syringes with 5 years of stability data.

Bosch Delivers Syringe-Filling Line to Drug Contractor in Italy

IBSA Farmaceutici Italia, a subsidiary of the Swiss Institute Biochimique S.A., aseptically fills and sterilizes syringes. At its site in Lodi, for instance, IBSA fills 16 million pre-filled syringes with sodium hyaluronate for intra-articular and intradermal use and 2.2 million syringes with solvents for freeze-dried powders. To meet increasing demand for prefilled syringes, IBSA added a new production building featuring Bosch Packaging Technology’s ( FXS nested syringe filling.

AMRI Supports Excellagen Prefilled Syringe Launch

Albany Molecular Research Inc. (AMRI; is manufacturing sterile prefilled syringes at its Burlington, Massachusetts, site in support of the U.S. introduction of Cardium Therapeutic’s Excellagen topical gel.
Excellagen is a new, highly refined fibrillar collagen-based gel for treating diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, and other dermal wounds.
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West Launches Syringe Safety System

West has announced the commercial introduction of its syringe safety system.  The system is designed to help protect against needlestick injury when using a prefilled syringe and will complement West's portfolio of prefilled syringe offerings and technologies, the company said.
West acquired the IP and rights to this system in 2011 and has completed the product development and first phase of commercial scale-up at its safety systems manufacturing center in France.

AMRI Supports Excellagen Pre-filled Syringe Launch

Albany Molecular Research , Inc. (AMRI) ( is manufacturing sterile prefilled syringes  at its Burlington, Massachusetts  site in support of the US introduction of Cardium Therapeutic’s  Excellagen topical gel.

Pharmapack Awards: Spotlight Shines on Safety

Winners of the 2012 Pharmapack Awards target needle safety, child resistance.

Packaging systems that promote safety were celebrated during the 2012 Pharmapack Awards, held during Pharmapack Europe February 15-16 in Paris. Recognized with the Pharmapack ‘Safety Device’ award was the K-Pack Surshield developed by Terumo; the Pharmapack ‘Child-Resistant’ Award went to the Child-Resistant Slider developed by Burgopak.

Merck Serono to Use Haselmeier Self-Injection Technology

The Axis-D pen from Haselmeier GmbH is to be used by Merck Serono, a division of Merck KGaA, Germany. Haselmeier designs and manufactures pen and auto-injection systems designed to allow self injection by patients of a ready-to-use biopharmaceutical solution.

Unilife Unveils Unifill Multiple-Chamber Prefilled Syringes

Unilife Corporation announced the development and patenting of the Unifill EZMix multiple-chamber ready-to-fill syringe.
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