Patients can look forward to safer syringes to help them treat their chronic conditions
Injection moulding is used by the huge global plastics industry to produce a variety of industrial and consumer goods. More recently, the technique that was first patented in 1872 as a machine more like a large syringe is now being used to make pre-filled syringes. While micro-injection moulding has evolved into a field of its own, the current generation of rubber syringe plungers face limitations in terms of leaching and mechanical discomfort of use. miPLUNGER has developed materials and techniques leading to cost-efficient sterile production of a smooth-gliding plunger element free of harmful chemicals that can leach into the stored product. With EU support, the team is conducting the feasibility study needed to get it to market.
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