Ms. Pfaffenthaler presenting at CPhI Madrid

Speciality Containers: PVC-free freeflex® bags and pre-filled syringes for sterile drug products

October 9, 2018Pharma Insight Briefings session

The administration of sterile drug products including infusion therapy is becoming increasingly complex and challenging areas of modern medicine. Safety considerations and ease of handling in daily hospital life have encouraged the development of innovative containers for sterile drug products and infusion, particularly for new drugs with complex handling protocols and stability issues requirements. The features of the right container play an important role in fulfilling these requirements.

The PVC-free freeflex® bag technology is Fresenius Kabi’s innovative and flexible container concept . The bag benefits from the significant improvements made in infusion container technology. It achieves the high ecological and drug-compatibility standard of glass and retains the well accepted characteristics of an infusion bag: Clarity, flexibility, low weight and full collapsibility.

Another safe and comfortable possibility of supplying i.v. solutions are pre-filled syringes (PFS). PFS make application of the drug product safer and more convenient for physicians as well as self-administration. PFS are the system of choice for cost-intensive drugs by optimizing product yield.