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By Bjoern Henze

August 01, 2018

The first thought that you may have when you hear the word “rubber” is natural rubber – a poly-isoprene-based polymer, which has as its origination the latex fluid drawn from rubber trees (most prominently in Indonesia and Malaysia). Although natural rubber has been used in the past for pharmaceutical applications, potential issues with latex allergies resultant from proteins from the original latex, have led to the almost complete adoption of synthetic rubber.

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By Haley Boardman

July 02, 2018

Demands on parenteral drug packaging/delivery elastomer components are increasing with regard to particulate reduction, extractables and leachables, and functional performance. All of these attributes are directly related to the elastomer formulation and its fundamental characteristics. To select the right component for a drug product, these attributes must be understood and controlled.