Thursday, November 03, 2005

Demand growing for pre-fillable syringes

technology marches forward...

02/11/2005 - The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) recently held a conference in Munich to fuel the further development of the growing pre-fillable syringe market.

The conference, spearheaded by Gerresheimer's PharmaSystems subsidiary, Blunder Glas, was designed to update pharmacists on the latest technology and development priorities for pre-fillable syringes, including the highly topical aspect of drug delivery.

The injectable drug market is growing strongly at present, driven by the rising number of biologic drugs coming though the biopharma industry's pipelines.

As patients live longer and are diagnosed with chronic and often debilitating ailments, the result will be a dramatic increase in self-administration of injectable drug therapies.

This trend is creating an increased interest in routes of administration that are user-friendly and cost-effective.

The availability of an increasing number of drugs in pre-filled disposable cartridges and syringes are fueling the growth of these administrative new devices, at the expense of traditional injectable drug delivery devices.

link to full article from in-pharma tech

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