Painkillers or analgesics are used to treat severe pain in emergency situations as well as long-standing pain. They are only available on prescription and stock amounts are closely monitored. Easy opening and drug stability over time are a must.
Efforts to find and develop small molecule-based drug agents for combating inflammation and autoimmune-related conditions is intensifying in the drug discovery industry. Oral administration may become the standard but a large proportion is still stored and injected via ampoules.
Ampoules are essential for the safe, long-term storage of anesthetics, and are routinely used by anesthesiologists, nurses and nurse aides in hospitals and medical centers. In order to retain their effectiveness, anesthetics must be used immediately after the ampoule is opened, so the container must be consistently reliable and simple to use.
Diluents for lyophilized high-end applications
The reconstitution of lyophilized products with diluents is a complex and precise process that increase the effectiveness of a drug. The storage of diluents, such as Water For Injection (WFI), requires special ampoules with reduced alkalinity.
SCHOTT offers an extended portfolio for the storage of non-injectable solutions, with double-tip ampoules making oral administration simple and efficient. As a versatile container, the double-tip ampoules can be used in combination with a pen applicator for dental, wound care and veterinary needs. Our ampoules also provide storage solutions for a range of cosmetic applications, such as hair loss, anti-aging and skincare treatments.
Victoria de la Torre
Graduate Global Product Management