Syringe System Label Supports Correct Dosing
Schreiner MediPharm Develops Protective Label for Raumedic’s Dosing Syringe
Liquid medicines for oral administration are typically measured and dispensed using dosing aids such as measuring cups, measuring spoons and dosing syringes. This entails the risk of dosage errors. Commissioned by a renowned pharmaceutical manufacturer, Raumedic, a developer and manufacturer of customized components and systems for medical device technology and pharma, developed a dosing system to reduce the risk of dosage errors when dispensing critical medications. The “Liquid Dosing Device” is based on commonly used oral syringes for volumes of one, five and ten milliliters and has an innovative mechanism for fixing the setting of the dose to be dispensed. The mechanism is equipped with a button with which the healthcare professional can adjust the correct dose and fix the selected setting by pushing the button before using the syringe for the first time—a system that is new to healthcare staff and therefore entails the risk of the button accidentally being pushed too early. The syringe setting would thus be fixed at a wrong level and could no longer be readjusted to the correct level, which would result in under- or overdosing.
Schreiner MediPharm designed a protective label for this requirement that is wrapped around the syringe, smoothly and safely covering the button. This visual barrier avoids the risk of the user accidentally pushing the button; it only becomes visible after the required dose has been drawn up and the label opened at the starter tab. Afterwards the button can be locked by depressing it—the required quantity is thus preset for all subsequent administrations. Additionally, the label includes a reference to the user directions that should be read before fixing the dose.
The main challenge Schreiner MediPharm’s experts in Clinical Trial Services faced in this product development project was the label’s design. The multilayer label had to ensure ease of use and be optimally adapted to the shape of the syringe. In addition, a specific stiffness and adhesion of the label was required. The tailored dosing syringe label enhances the safety of handling the dosing syringe and helps avoid dosage errors. This increases patient safety during clinical trials, supports medication compliance and addresses potential sources of error in risk assessment.
Human health is at the core of Raumedic Group's business. The company specializes in processing medical-grade thermoplastic polymers and silicones at five production sites in Germany and the United States. As a partner of the international medical technology and pharmaceutical industry, the polymer specialist develops and produces customized components for customers, including tubing, catheters and molded parts as well as complex groups of components and systems for diagnostic and therapeutic uses. For the clinical areas of neuro-monitoring and traumatology, Raumedic produces high-precision pressure-measuring systems with microchip technology. In doing so, it plays a key role in safe patient care around the world. With 70 years of experience in the areas of extrusion, injection molding and assembly, the company with a global workforce of 800 people turns customer ideas into mature products. The foundation of this work is formed by a quality management system based on ISO 13485 and clean room manufacturing on an area of 107,000 square feet (10,000 square meters) based on ISO 14644 (class 7). Its global sales network and its own distribution companies in core markets ensure that medical and pharmaceutical customers as well as end users in hospitals and doctors’ offices have a high level of product availability at all times.
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