3rd Annual Pre-Filled Syringes Americas

Venue: Boston

Location: Boston, United States

Event Date/Time: May 14, 2012 End Date/Time: May 16, 2012
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The intravenous route of administration is the most effective route to administer medication fast and directly into the blood stream to facilitate the absorption and immediate onset of action, it also avoids 1st pass metabolism to increase the amount of active drug present. Other methods of administration may provide more comfort to the patient but have yet to be able reproduce the same rapid onset of action. Therefore parenteral administration is unlikely to be replaced in the near future.

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.


Additional Information

Key Speakers - Pfizer - Genentech - Arecor - Amsino - NiproGlass Americas - Smithers Rapra - Aurobindo Pharma - Noxilizer Inc - Datwyler - Pharma Packaging - BD Medical – Pharmaceutical Systems - West Pharmaceuticals - Fulcrum PDC