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BD introduces disposable injection pen


FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. — Medical supply company BD has introduced a disposable injection pen that it said was designed for drugs requiring frequent, low-volume injections or variable dosing.

The company's BD Medical division announced the introduction of the Vystra, which it will showcase at the 2012 Parenteral Drug Association meeting in Las Vegas.

The company said the pen is designed for ease of use, comfort and reliability, including design features like multi-dosing, simple dose dialing and correction with audible clicks and large and clear dose markings.

"As more patient care shifts to the outpatient setting, self-injection devices must be able to accommodate the requirements of an ever broader range of drugs and patient profiles," BD Medical VP and global leader for pharmaceutical systems and the self-administration injection systems platform. "With the BD Vystra disposable pen, BD has incorporated several customization options to meet these needs, such as variable or fixed dosing and multiple look-and-feel designs. This ability to customize the device introduces a new level of flexibility for drug manufacturers."

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