Gerresheimer will complete its product portfolio of prefillable syringes made of glass and plastics with an innovative, integrated, passive syringe safety solution, acquired through an exclusive licence from West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.
“As a result of our long-standing partnership with the leading manufacturer of packaging components and delivery devices for parenteral drugs we are pleased to have acquired the rights to market this innovative, new syringe safety solution, developed by West. By doing so, we will complement our very broad range of prefillable syringe solutions for biotech and other drugs,” said Uwe Röhrhoff, CEO of Gerresheimer AG.
Gerresheimer is a leading supplier of prefillable syringes made of glass and plastics with a broad product portfolio. The new safety solution is fully compatible with Gerresheimer’s well-established RTF (ready-to-fill) syringe portfolio. The solution is fully integrated and will be assembled on the syringe in the run of the RTF production process.
It is compliant with standard nests and tubs, which enables the pharmaceutical company to use the standard filling process. The high amount of needlestick-related injuries among healthcare workers has led to increasing demand for innovative safety solutions. International regulation has paved the way for more safety for healthcare workers and patients. The new Gerresheimer integrated safety syringe will address this market need by offering improved syringe processability and high-end user friendliness.
West will maintain its current safety solution portfolio of products, which are already commercially available. For more information, please visit www.westpharma.com