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By Mary Tan

January 25, 2021

One of the main risks associated with drug delivery via vial containment systems is particles that can result from fragmentation and coring of rubber stoppers subjected to needle or spike punctures. This risk can be mitigated by using prefilled syringe systems, whereby the drug dosage has been filled into the syringe by the drug manufacturer. The drug dosage is then administered by subcutaneous or intramuscular injection. A prefilled syringe system generates fewer particles during drug administration, as compared to a vial containment system. Furthermore, this form of drug delivery system ensures efficiency and greater convenience.

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By Whitney Winters

June 13, 2013

When converting a drug product from its initial container closure system to a prefillable syringe system or device, component elastomer formulations and sterilization mode equivalency can help ease the transition, minimize regulatory filing times and mitigate risk for pharmaceutical manufacturers.

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By Tibor Hlobik

March 14, 2012

Tibor Hlobik, Director, Prefillable Solutions and Technologies
Mike Gills, Customer Technical Support Process Engineer

Growth in biopharmaceutical therapeutics is leading innovation with prefillable syringe systems. These complex sensitive drug products require highly inert primary packaging materials for improved stability and delivery in perfect quality for reduced safety risk. This poster will provide a quality comparison of primary prefillable syringe options including glass, coatings/laminates and cyclic olefin polymers, and highlight the findings of a case study comparing 1mL long syringe attributes.