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Integrated Devices for Reconstituting Injectables Creating Options for Drug Developers

04-26-2016 09:09 PM CET | Health & Medicine

Press release from: Greystone Research Associates

(Amherst, NH) – Therapeutic proteins must either be stored under special conditions or formulated to retain their efficacy from the time of manufacture until they are dispensed. Liquid protein drugs require refrigeration until dispensed. Alternatively, proteins can be formulated as powders (lyophilization) and must be reconstituted prior to injection. Historically, this has been accomplished by including a disposable syringe and diluent vial for manual reconstitution. As the number of drugs developed for self-administration has grown, devices that integrate a reconstitution step with the injection step have gained traction.

Growth in the number of injectable drugs supplied in solid form for reconstitution prior to administration is being driven by the increase in drugs based on biologicals. These drugs are typically unstable at ambient temperatures and to preserve their shelf life must be either stored at low temperature or processed into a form that will preserve their pharmacological efficacy until they are ready for use. The packaging and technologies developed and marketed for safe and reliable reconstitution at the point of administration are benefiting from this market trend.

Innovation and growth in drug reconstitution systems is being driven by two significant markets. The first is the self-administration of injectable biologicals. Several innovative injection devices package the drug powder and diluent in separate chambers within a single device. This allows the patient to reconstitute medication without the need for handling, measuring, and/or separate mixing steps, and enables biological drug developers to create lyophilized drug products indicated for chronic conditions that can be self-administered safety and reliably.

Detailed analysis of integrated devices for reconstituting injectables is included in a new and comprehensive report. The report – Integrated Devices for Reconstituting Injectables: Devices, Markets. Players, Strategies and Forecasts - includes assessments of therapeutic market segments, market factors, as well as profiles of market participants.

More information is available at www.greystoneassociates.org .

Source: Greystone Research Associates

About Greystone

Greystone Associates is a medical technology consulting firm focused on the areas of medical market strategy, product commercialization, venture development, and market research. We assist medical and healthcare market participants in achieving their business objectives through the creation of detailed development strategies, product commercialization programs, and comprehensive market and technology research and analysis. Our market research publications are designed, researched and written to provide timely and insightful information and data on focused market segments, with the aim of providing market participants with the essential knowledge to refine and execute their marketing plans and financial targets.

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Greystone Research Associates
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Amherst, NH 03031 USA
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www.greystoneassociates.org

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