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By Page McAndrew PhD.

October 30, 2020

Cell therapies are stored at cryogenic temperature (approximately -180oC, vapor of liquid nitrogen). By providing container closure integrity (CCI) under this condition, primary package systems based on Daikyo Crystal Zenith® cyclic olefin polymer (COP) vials have a clear advantage over systems based on glass vials.

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By Heike Kofler PhD

October 12, 2020

Administration of cell therapy drug products requires the delivery of cell suspensions without loss of function or viability. Cells must be transferred aseptically from their original container closure system to the administration system by infusion. However, the common transfer practice of using needles and syringes to pierce vial stoppers to retrieve contents poses a risk, namely needle-stick injury to clinicians.

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By Alex Lyness, PhD CEng

November 27, 2017

There have been many innovations over the past century since it was first shown that insulin injections could help control chronic diabetes. Advances in hardware and software have resulted in more accurate blood glucose sensors that work via less invasive means and insulin pumps that have become smaller and ever more sophisticated. As we discussed in our last blog [1], there are also newer drugs, that when combined with traditional insulin therapy, can help patients better control the blood glucose levels.