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How to facilitate the injection and to improve user safety and the reduction of dosage errors

Passive safety device: assessing the impact on drug dose delivery.

Introduction

Historically, injectable drugs are contained in vials and administered in healthcare facilities by professionals. But with an increasing trend towards self-administration and at-home administration, prefilled syringes (PFS) has emerged in the early 2000's. The growing popularity of PFS is due to its ease of use, facilitating the injection process and reducing the total injections steps, but also the improved user safety and the reduction of dosage errors. It is also linked to their cost efficient profile not requiring drug as much overfilling as vials (up to 25% for vials).

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