Issue No #61
October 6th, 2015
Inside the magazine
AUTO INJECTORS & PEN INJECTORS: A USER-CENTRIC DESIGN APPROACH
SHL Group provides insights into its injection device design processes and culture, emphasising the focus on the patient throughout the design journey.
DELIVERING VALUE FOR INJECTABLES: UNMET NEEDS, DEVICE SOLUTIONS & THERAPEUTIC OUTCOMES
Unilife examines why pharmaceutical companies are leveraging innovative delivery systems to enhance and differentiate their injectable products so that they can generate powerful value-based.
JOHN A. MERHIGE, CREDENCE MEDSYSTEMS
John Merhige speaks about Credence’s history, people and devices, and what the company’s core philosophy, “Innovation Without Change” is really about, and how much it genuinely means to Credence.
FLEXIBLE INSPECTION OF PREFILLED SYRINGES
Joachim Baczewski describes how leading equipment manufacturers such as Bosch Packaging enable pharma companies to achieve target product quality with flexible processes.
Anil Kumar Busimi
Datwlyer Sealing Solutions
OPTIMISATION OF SYRINGE PERFORMANCE FOR OCULAR INJECTIONS & BEYOND: IMPACT OF SILICONE OIL
Susan M Dounce and Anil Kumar Busimi describe the increasingly significant role of prefilled syringes in the delivery of ocular therapeutics.
Specialty Coating Systems
COMPANY SHOWCASE: SPECIALTY COATING SYSTEMS
Nowhere are leadership, experience and proven technology more crucial than in the medical and pharmaceutical industries. Specialty Coating Systems (SCS) has been developing and applying ultra-thin, pinhole-free Parylene conformal coatings to essential devices and components for more than 40 years.
Dr Jackson Thornton
NEXT-GENERATION LUBRICATION SOLUTIONS
Jackson D Thornton; Daniel E Jonsen and Vinay Sakhrani (corresponding author) discuss the importance of lubrication in prefilled syringes, especially in auto injector applications.
Terumo Pharmaceutical Solutions
A POLYMER-BASED PREFILLABLE SYRINGE SYSTEM TO MINIMISE RISK OF PROTEIN OXIDATION
William Dierick and Koji Nakamura explore oxygen and free-radical mediated mechanisms of protein drug degradation within prefilled syringes.
Dr Alice Maden
BD (Becton Dickinson & Company)
THE EVOLVING & CHALLENGING REGULATORY LANDSCAPE FOR COMBINATION PRODUCTS
Alice Maden and Kathleen O’Sullivan take the practical example of a drug product filled in a BD Hypak™ glass prefillable syringe to describe how the worldwide regulatory environment of combination products has rapidly evolved.
COMBINING INDIVIDUAL DESIGNS WITH THE BENEFITS OF A PROVEN PLATFORM PRODUCT
Orfeo Niedermann gives insights into the requirements on modern self-injection devices and explains how the advantages of a proven platform product.
West Pharmaceutical Services
ADVANTAGE PHARMA: PARTNERING WITH PACKAGING & DEVICE COMPANIES EARLIER IN THE CYCLE
Tibor Hlobik and Kevin Cancelliere discuss how and why early consideration of primary packaging and drug delivery devices in pharmaceutical product development can bring benefits to all stakeholders, including patients.
STEAM STERILISATION: A NEW OPTION FOR OMPI EZ-FILL VIALS & CARTRIDGES
Andrea Zambon explains how, in compliance with the European and United States Pharmacopoeias, the company is therefore now offering a totally new option for ready-to-fill glass containers: steam sterilisation for vials and cartridges.
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