Various medications are injectable. Biologics, or medicines extracted or manufactured from organic sources, are one kind of injectable pharmaceutical. They successfully treat numerous autoimmune disorders such as Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, and Rheumatoid Arthritis, as well as Multiple Sclerosis and Cancer. Biologics are becoming more popular everyday. Antipsychotic medications, insulin and other diabetes treatments, and fertility treatments are other examples of injectable pharmaceuticals.
Prefilled syringes containing appropriate doses of injectable medications provide numerous advantages for both doctors and patients. They always contain the proper dosage amounts. Such greatly diminishes dosing errors and safeguards patients’ welfare, saves resources and costs, and improves patient compliance. And, for the patient who self injects, they make an unpleasant situation just a little more tolerable.
Prefilled Polymer Syringes
Prefilled glass syringes currently govern the injectable market. And, for some pharmaceuticals, glass remains the ideal storage material. Heparin, for example, remains stable and uncontaminated in prefilled glass syringes for decades, so it’s unlikely manufacturers will change its mechanisms for this and similar products. Viscous substances, such as dermal fillings, however, require a stable gliding force and a hardy leak free connection, protections that plastic syringes provide. Polymer syringes contain these protections.
Plastics engineers created a pioneering class of thermo elastic polymers that are as clear as glass, but weigh less, are highly resistant to breakage, and which actually prolong the medication’s shelf life. Such contain Daikyo crystal zeniths that that offer a range of properties that drug manufacturers like. They include:
• high heat resistance
• high break resistance
• increased low temperature tolerance, including exposure to freeze drying and liquid nitrogen exposure
• superior drain ability
• high transparency
• low surface energy and an 80 contact angle (glass has a 7 contact angle)
• Environmentally friendly (syringe can be incinerated without any residual ash)
• Wide pH range (from 2 to 12)
Since 1998, Ecomass Technologies has provided innovative solutions through advanced composite materials and engineered thermoplastics. It works with both government and private industry to solve physical property and material challenges.
Ecomass is the groundbreaking leader in patented, non-toxic, high density plastic, high density polymers, and high gravity compounds. Its products are used widely in a number of applications, including radiation shielding materials, gamma ray shielding, vibration damping material, frangible projectiles, and frangible bullets, and molded solutions.
All of Ecomass Technologies’ Compounds meet the EU RoHS Directives, are 100% lead free, and contain no toxic constituents or U.S. EPA hazardous materials. They also comply with the Dodd-Frank Act, Section 1502.
If you have a special requirement, contact Ecomass Technologies today. It has probably already solved it