Choosing the most appropriate container closure system is one of the most fundamental considerations in the development of a new injectable drug. Get it right and you can save significant time and resources during the development process, as well as helping to smooth the path to eventual regulatory approval.
Careful planning is crucial – the correct selection of the primary glass container and associated components needs to be made at the right time in the product development cycle. Simply choosing a container by default, without clear technical rationale, can lead to realisation at a late stage of the drug development cycle that the container is not the right one to take to market. This can have serious implications in terms of cost and time – and may even lead to the drug having to be reformulated.