Injection

St-Hubert Restaurants to Stock Allerject Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

The St-Hubert restaurant chain is teaming up with Sanofi Canada to stock Allerject epinephrine auto-injectors in all of its 117 locations in Quebec, Ontario, and New Brunswick, the company announced.

ChiRhoClin Inc. Announces Secretin Drug Shortage Resolved

ChiRhoClin received notice that its contract manufacturing facility has been approved to develop ChiRhoStim, a human secretion for injection, for the next 10 years. The company says it worked with the FDA, the Drug Shortage Team, and the Office of Pharmaceutical Quality to resolve the shortage.

"With the FDA approval of ChiRhoClin's contract manufacturer, we can once again provide an uninterrupted supply of ChiRhoStim to the medical community,” says Dr. Skip Purich, chief operating officer of ChoRhoClin Research Institute (CRI).

Novo Nordisk’s FlexPro PenMate Hides Needle During Injection

Novo Nordisk announced the FDA’s approval of FlexPro PenMate, designed for users of Norditropin FlexPro 5 mg, 10 mg, and 15 mg pens who dislike needles and prefer them to be hidden during the injection process. 

West Pharma Expands Arizona Manufacturing Facility

The Scottsdale, AZ facility of West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. expanded to meet increased customer demand for the SmartDose Electronic Wearable Injector. 

“Expanding our manufacturing capabilities in Scottsdale – and continuing scaling up production in Israel – will enable rapid, dual sourcing to our customers and help them bring innovative new treatments to market,” says Eric Resnick, president of pharmaceutical delivery systems, proprietary products at West, in a released statement.

Hospira Announces U.S. Launch of Generic Bivalirudin for Injection

Hospira Inc. has received the FDA’s approval to launch bivalirudin for injection, which is a generic version of The Medicines Company’s Angiomax.

It is available in single-dose flip-top vial, and the company plans to launch a differentiated presentation of the 250-mg bivalirudin for injection in Hospira’s ADD-Vantage vial. 

West Pharma Celebrates Groundbreaking of Waterford, Ireland Manufacturing Facility

West Pharmaceutical Services hosted a groundbreaking ceremony in Waterford, Ireland, to mark the start of construction for the company's new pharmaceutical component manufacturing facility.

The facility will manufacture packaging components for insulin injector cartridges and other high-value packaging components for injectable drugs in order to meet increasing customer demand, according to a press release. West Pharma intends to employ approximately 150 people in engineering, production and other positions by the commencement of operations in late 2018.

Ypsomed, Sanofi Partnership to Take on Added Injection System Production Line Late 2016

Pharmaceutical group Sanofi and the Ypsomed Group announced a new project to add to its longstanding partnership. Ypsomed will begin manufacturing injection system components on an additional dedicated production line starting in late 2016.

BD Launches Simplist Generic Prefilled Injectable Products

The pharmaceutical packaging and product firm has introduced a line of prefilled injectibles designed to help improve patient safety and convenience.

BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first drug to be offered in the just-launched BD Simplist™ ready-to-administer, line of prefilled generic injectables. BD Simplist prefilled injectables will be commercialized and manufactured by BD Rx Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of BD.  The first BD Simplist product BD Rx will launch is Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride Injection, USP, an injectable antihistamine. 

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BD Launches Disposable Self-injection Pen

The BD Vystra disposable self-injection pen is designed for therapies requiring frequent, low-volume injections or variable dosing.

BD Medical, a segment of BD, announced today that the BD Vystra Disposable Pen will be showcased at the 2012 Parenteral Drug Association Meeting in Las Vegas. This new self-injection pen has been designed for use with a wide range of therapies that require frequent, low-volume injections or variable dosing.

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BD Launches Advanced Device for Insulin Injection

The Ultra-Fine Nano 4mm pen needles include five-bevel needle tips designed to provide diabetes patients with easier insulin injection.

Studies suggest that as many as one-fifth to one-third of people with diabetes are hesitant or unwilling to give themselves insulin injections for reasons that include needle anxiety. Patients who reported injection-related pain or embarrassment also admitted they intentionally skipped insulin injections more often. A study by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) revealed that 47% of people with diabetes would be more likely to administer their injections regularly if a product were available that would ease the pain and discomfort of injections.

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