BD, a global medical technology company, presented BD HylokTM, its new glass pre-fillable syringe for the administration of viscous solutions such as hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, at Pharmapack 2019.
Injection of hyaluronic acid exerts a high pressure on the syringe, due to the product’s viscosity. This high pressure may cause needle disconnection and syringe luer-lok adaptor (LLA) rotation, which may lead to leakage.
A recent international survey found that 45% of dermatologists identified leakage as the main problem with hyaluronic acid syringes.High viscosity solutions have traditionally been administered by dermatologists using both glass and plastic syringes. Glass syringes are preferred by product manufacturers for their inertness and durability.
BD Hylok is also the first glass pre-fillable syringe that is validated for delivery of intravenous drugs.It is compatible with main IV connectors and can be used for various indications where time, precision and dependability are essential.
BD Hylok LLA is strongly affixed, using new bonding technology, and reduces the risk of LLA rotation or disconnection. Its LLA thread design provides a safe and robust needle and IV connection with needle as well as with IV connectors.
BD Hylok is available in 1ml long format, with additional sizes to be introduced in the future, and comes with an extensive data package to support product or drug manufacturers developmental, technical and registration efforts.