Cutting-edge prefillable syringe system products provide new solutions to customers in the healthcare and pharmaceutical market. Sharps Technology is advancing its product strategy with a transformative partnership with Nephron Pharmaceuticals to co-manufacture its specialized systems at Nephron’s facility in South Carolina. Prefillable or ready-to-use syringes drive down the total cost of ownership for pharmaceutical companies by simplifying the supply chain and reducing product waste. Key advantages of prefillable syringe systems address contamination issues for the broader healthcare market, improving drug shelf life while reducing unnecessary packaging, and providing best-in-class solutions to get drugs to patients more efficiently.
Through its recent product launch announcement, Sharps is addressing multiple problems in the syringe system market by modernizing the prefillable space with its polymer-based product line. The Company has developed a high-quality alternative solution to glass syringes through the use of inert polymers such as Cyclic Olefin Polymer (COP) and Cyclic Olefin Copolymer (COC), which offers a high-quality solution as compared to traditional glass syringe systems.
These polymer syringes have many of the same characteristics as current pharmaceutical glass designs to support long-term drug stability and increase shelf life for customers in the pharmaceutical segment. Polymer syringes can also be made into custom configurations, which function to eliminate breakage, minimize dead space, reduce contamination, and support the development of custom devices including autoinjectors.
Sharps is also making a silicone-free prefillable product that addresses silicone interaction issues for the broader healthcare market. Currently, syringes are commonly made with medical-grade silicone, but utilizing siliconeand can result in drug contamination, adding a need for costly inspections every time syringes are filled. Sharps’ silicone-free solution removes the risk of interaction with biologics and eliminates the need for product inspections and potential product waste issues.