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Under the skin

Biodegradable long-term injections or drug implants are a few centimeters long and are injected under the skin with a syringe. Over their lifetime (usually 1 to 3 months, up to 1 year possible), they release the active substance to the patient at a predefined rate and eventually dissolve completely.

Since long-term injections/drug implants are parenteral medicines as well as transdermal systems and even have an even longer duration of action, they have the same therapeutic advantages.

Active ingredient implants cannot be manufactured from all substances. The implants are mostly small rods, which are supposed to release active ingredients over a period of months. Therefore, only small molecules whose daily dose may be in the microgram range meet the requirements for processing into active ingredient implants. A special feature is that peptides and proteins can also be used, two substances that are not available for oral intake.

One of the special advantages of the cooperation with AMW GmbH is the close integration of development and production. In this way, we can offer our customers from the pharmaceutical industry the smooth transfer of technology from laboratory scale to production for the international market according to GMP guidelines (Good Manufacturing Practice).


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