Imprint Pharmaceuticals (www.imprintpharma.com) is pleased to announce that its DepotOne needle technology has received its CE Mark and is now cleared for use in Europe. This CE Approval means that the DepotOne needle can be incorporated into clinical studies and existing products with minimal additional regulatory work.
DepotOne is a ‘small’ needle which can replace large needles. It has the penetration characteristics of a small needle with the flow of a large needle. The needle delivers highly viscous materials and will eliminate the need to resort to an unacceptably large needle for subcutaneous or intramuscular injections.
DepotOne is revolutionary as it enables higher doses to be injected. A higher deliverable dose means that new therapeutic products can be developed which have substantially improved product characteristics. The technology is particularly applicable for slow release or depot injectables including pegylated compounds, polymers and highly concentrated protein formulations.
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