Sterilization Effects on Elastomers in Sterile Parenteral Drug Products

May 15, 2015
Andrea Straka

Andrea Straka is senior technical account specialist, West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.

Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmaceutical Technology-05-15-2015, Volume 2015 eBook, Issue 2

This article looks at data gathered from several studies of a widely marketed chlorobutyl rubber formulation used for vial stoppers and prefilled syringes.

 

This article looks at data gathered from several studies of a widely marketed chlorobutyl rubber formulation used for vial stoppers and prefilled syringes. The studies examined material properties, machinability, function in syringes, and extractables, comparing the use of these sterilization techniques on rubber slabs and prefillable syringe plungers. 

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