Special Topics in Analytics of Pre-filled Syringes

  • Atanas KoulovEmail author
Part of the AAPS Advances in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Series book series (AAPS, volume 38)


Pre-filled syringes (PFSs) are extensively used as a container closure system offering convenience of administration. PFS features special and unique characteristics, enabling their proper functionality, but which, in some cases, may result in novel and unanticipated challenges. Such challenges are, for example, the potential interaction of the drug product with trace amounts of tungsten, originating from the pins used to form the syringe, or the presence of large concentrations of silicone oil droplets, potentially masking changes in proteinaceous particle load in a PFS product. This chapter discusses some of the analytical approaches used to tackle such challenges in the development of PFS drug products.


Pre-filled syringe Silicone oil Particles Tungsten Leachables and extractables Container closure 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Drug Product Services, Analytical Development and Quality ControlLonza AGBaselSwitzerland

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