Converting Injectable Therapies to Combination Drug-Device Products

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Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmaceutical Technology, Trends in Manufacturing, May 2022, Volume 2022 eBook, Issue 2
Pages: 52–56

The author describes how to seize market opportunities while navigating the requirements of both drug therapies and delivery devices.

The global biopharma market has experienced a remarkable period of evolution and expansion. In that time, parenteral medications have become one of the industry’s most important innovation and growth drivers.

Fueled by a continuing shift toward at-home, self-administered care—an established trend accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic—the rapid surge in demand for injectable therapies is set to continue in the coming years. Between 2020 and 2027, sales of parenteral medications are projected to expand from 53–57% of global market volume, with most of those gains taken away from oral drugs (1).


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1. Global Data Sales Analytics, May 17, 2021.

About the author

Markus Hörburger is product and service manager Secondary Packaging & Device Assembly at Vetter.

Article details

Pharmaceutical Technology
eBook: Trends in Manufacturing
May 2022
Pages: 52–56


When referring to this article, please cite it as M. Hörburger, “Converting Injectable Therapies to Combination Drug-Device Products,” Pharmaceutical Technology Trends in Manufacturing eBook (May 2022).