3rd Annual Pre-Filled Syringes Americas
|Event Date/Time: May 14, 2012||End Date/Time: May 16, 2012|
Pre-filled syringes have been developed to improve the administration of parenteral drugs. They reduce wastage, save time and are easy to operate making self-administration by patients possible. These syringes come pre-filled with the medication in measured volumes most appropriate for recommended dosing.
There are many types of medications that are available as pre-filled syringes which include: vaccines, anti-coagulants, haematological products, insulins, human growth hormones and cancer therapies to name a few. These products come with their own barriers when manufacturing and packing them as pre-filled syringes - stability, formulation, volume restrictions, incompatibilities, fusion to the syringe barrel/needle, and interactions with silicon coatings. These barriers are not just confined to the medication but also to the production and manufacturing of the syringe components.
Pre-filled syringes continue to offer one of the highest future growth potentials in the pharmaceutical industry. Over the past 5 years the US pre-filled market has been growing by 20% making investing in R&D of pre-filled syringes worthwhile.
This conference will address some of the barriers involved in pre-filled syringe manufacturing, what is being done to overcome them, and the future developments in the industry and market.