BD Medical Launches BD Sterifill Advance
BD Medical, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), has launched BD Sterifill Advance, a prefillable polymer syringe specially engineered to deliver large volume injectable drugs by way of intravenous infusion, the company reports in a press release. The syringe can also be used for parenteral administration of pharmaceutical compounds.
BD Sterifill Advance consists of a cyclic olefin polymer developed to reduce breakage and offer glass-like transparency and low levels of extractables. The 50-mL plastic prefillable syringe also features specific coating technology for smooth gliding, ensuring an accurate and consistent infusion rate, the company reports.
"BD applied our extensive knowledge and experience with prefillable syringes to design this new syringe with properties that support the delivery of large volume injectable drugs, making the advantages of this option more widely available," stated Claude Dartiguelongue, President, BD Medical - Pharmaceutical Systems, in the release. "We are offering drug developers, healthcare workers and patients a new option for prefill drug delivery that sets new standards in both safety and convenience."
The BD Sterifill Advance Plastic Prefillable Syringe was developed from the design of the disposable syringe BD Plastipak. "This unique design avoids any syringe pump reprogramming activity for hospitals and aims to reduce risks of administration errors for healthcare workers," BD reports. In addition, the syringe has been designed to be highly durable, reducing the probability of flange breakage and ensures a reliable connection with syringe pumps.
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