Gerresheimer launches new syringe safety solutions

Gerresheimer announced that it has acquired an exclusive license from West Pharmaceutical Services to complete its prefillable syringes portfolio with passive syringe safety solutions. “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

Diba Industries announces patent for multistage syringe assembly

Diba Industries, a leader in precision fluid handling solutions to global OEM leaders in diagnostics, life sciences and medical devices, announced the issuance of a patent by the U.S. Patent Office for a multistage syringe assembly. The patent for the invention, number 9,579,687, is the 6th patent award for Diba Industries. The multi-stage syringe offers 2

Raumedic touts customized silicone syringe plungers

Raumedic has released customized syringe plungers made of silicone that come in a wide range of designs. Syringe plungers made of silicone allow for precise dosing of the drug being administered. Other advantages of this material include its physical/mechanical properties and the high chemical purity of its formulation. Last but not least, silicone allows for

Cadence launches new website

Cadence has launched a new e-commerce website, The website, announced yesterday, is meant to allow Cadence’s customers to easily conduct online purchasing of custom and standard precision fluid handling components and fluid movement systems for laboratory testing and dispensing applications. “We hope that our customers enjoy this new solution. It helps our customers to easily

CareFusion expands Alaris warning

The U.K.’s Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency issued a 2nd warning for CareFusion‘s Alaris drug pump after the company discovered that the Alaris pumps with broken springs in the plunger assembly could accidentally release a single dose of medication. The U.K. watchdog 1st warned customers in December last year that the pump could release a dose

Plas-Tech Engineering establishes Equinox Medical for prototyping and production of pre-filled syringes

Plas-Tech Engineering, a leading custom molder of medical devices and diagnostic components based in Lake Geneva, Wis., has announced the formation of Equinox Medical, a stand-alone business entity that manufactures pre-filled syringes for leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Plas-Tech Engineering formed the new company in response to strong customer demand from emerging biotech and drug

Another warning for CareFusion’s Alaris drug pump

The U.K.’s Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency issued a warning today for Carefusion‘s Alaris syringe drug pumps. The U.K. watchdog said that Alaris pumps with broken springs in the plunger assembly could accidentally release a single dose of medication if the pump also uses non-recommended syringes. “This problem comes about through a combination of using

B. Braun to present new line of echogenic peripheral nerve block needles at American Society of Anesthesiologists meeting

B. Braun Medical, a supplier in regional anesthesia, will demonstrate the advantages of its new echogenic peripheral nerve block needle technology at this year’s American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) meeting Oct. 22 to 26 at the McCormick Place convention center in Chicago. “Our new Ultra 360 needles feature an echogenic 360° X-pattern, when combined with

Showcasing connected health capabilities at PDA Universe of Pre-Filled Syringes and Injection Devices conference

Phillips-Medisize, along with Medicom Innovation Partner, will showcase their capabilities at next week’s PDA Universe of Pre-filled Syringes and Injection Devices conference in Huntington Beach, CA. This conference brings together industry and regulatory experts to share their experiences with the benefits, convenience and innovations pre-filled syringes and injection devices. With this year’s conference key focus

What Is A Syringe and How Does It Work?

What is a syringe? A syringe is a pump consisting of a sliding plunger that fits tightly in a tube. The plunger can be pulled and pushed inside the precise cylindrical tube, or barrel, letting the syringe draw in or expel a liquid or gas through an orifice at the open end of the tube.

Component quality begins with design

Fran DeGrazio, Vice President of Scientific Affairs & Technical Services, West Pharmaceutical Services Nearly every aspect of the pharmaceutical industry – from drug discovery to regulatory guidance, and trial design to drug delivery – is focused on developing patient-centric approaches to treatment. An example can be seen in the wide use of cutting-edge biologic therapies

Harvard Apparatus’s new dual independent channel syringe pump

Harvard Apparatus is pleased to announce the release of their latest syringe pump. The Harvard Apparatus Pump 33 DDS (Dual Drive System) is a leap forward in syringe pump capability. The Pump 33 DDS has two independent pumping channels controlled by an intuitive touch screen interface. This multi-purpose syringe pump employs advanced syringe mechanisms that

Device from startup promises to make frequent blood draws almost painless

PIVO is a needle free, blood-draw device that aims to eliminate patient pain, reduce practitioner injury, and increase hospital efficiency.  Developer Velano Vascular says it takes advantage of an existing peripheral IV line for inpatient blood draws with an aim to eliminate patient’s pain and anxiety, reduce the risk of practitioner injury, and increase hospital