Keep Products Safe with Parenteral Packaging

Package designs prevent contamination and leakage.



Sturdy polycarbonate syringes are clear so that air bubbles and fluid levels are easy to detect. Besides offering shatterproof barrels, Medallion syringes are resistant to most fluids and are latex free. They are available in sizes of 1, 3, 6, 10, 20, and 30 cm3 and with color-coded plungers in white and six other colors. All sizes are offered with either a luer-lock or a slip-luer connector that will not break or leak. The syringes can be safety labeled with the name of any medication. Qosina, Edgewood, NY.

A prefillable syringe offers a packaging system suited for any product that can be filled into a vial. The Schott Parenta syringe replicates a vial, allowing only glass and rubber to touch the drug and thereby ensuring stability. Features include a Double Click activation sequence that confirms the syringe is ready for use; a positive locking mechanism that disables the syringe after use to prevent potential reuse; and an ergonomic finger grip for secure handling. Schott Pharmaceutical Packaging Inc., Cleona, PA.

Borosilicate glass vials for use as parenteral packages are supplied by a manufacturer of pharmaceutical packaging components. Neutraplex vials offer good hydrolytic resistance, small pH shift, minimal extractables, and no delamination. The design of the vial bottom is optimized for cake formation and efficiency of lyophilization. The parenteral vials are available in clear and amber glass and in capacities of 1.5 to 150 cm3. A high degree of dimensional control employed in their manufacture ensures efficiency of vial filling on high-speed lines. Comar Inc., Buena, NJ.

A dual-compartment syringe acts as both a pharmaceutical package and a drug-delivery system. Substance lyophilization occurs in the front chamber, and the system is closed and sealed while still in the freeze-dryer. Following that process, the back chamber of the syringe is filled with a diluent and then also sealed. The result is a closed system with the same stability as two separate vials. Pharma-Turm, an affiliate of Vetter GmbH, Yardley, PA.

Reinforced thermoset composite trays can be designed for the in-process storage of parenteral products in pharmaceutical manufacturing plants. Offering a cost-effective alternative to stainless-steel or Teflon-coated aluminum trays, the plastic trays are dimensionally consistent for integration with tight-tolerance processing equipment. The trays feature a robust gate that minimizes product loss from spills, a finger grip that offers ergonomic advantages for lifting, and secure stackability for good load stability. Their slippery surface facilitates sliding of vials on and off the tray. Should the trays become contaminated, they can be disposed of safely. Molded Fiber Glass Tray Co., Linesville, PA.

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