West has announced the commercial introduction of its B.safe syringe safety system. The system is designed to help protect against needlestick injury when using a prefilled syringe and will complement West's portfolio of prefilled syringe offerings and technologies, the company said.
West acquired the IP and rights to this system in 2011 and has completed the product development and first phase of commercial scale-up at its safety systems manufacturing center in France. Significant scale-up to high-volume manufacturing will be achieved in the first half of 2013, in order to meet market demands.
"We are delighted to reach this significant milestone and be in a position to offer our customers a globally available safety system, leveraging our established expertise around prefilled syringes and needle safety," said Glenn Thorpe, Vice President, Strategic Market Development, Syringe Systems. "With the completion of the steps necessary to offer this system commercially, we are in position to meet growing market demand in this area, and are pleased to have already signed our first commercial agreement and commenced shipments."
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