Rubrik: Technik

    A Shifting Manufacturing Landscape: Glass, Cyclic Olefin Polymers, Biologics and Sterilization

    In the arena of biopharmaceutical development, the sterility of injectable drug products and their packaging and delivery system components has always been of great importance. After all, there are patients’ lives at stake. Contamination of drugs, their container closure systems or drug delivery devices can have potentially serious implications for patients’ health and wellbeing. Without sterility, there can be no drug product; much like there can be no car without four wheels. Beyond the risk to patient safety posed by injecting a contaminated medicine into a patient, a compromise in sterility also can lead to product recalls, which may cause ...