Vetter and Microdermics Enter into a Strategic Cooperation Agreement to Develop Innovative Microneedle Drug Delivery Systems

(L to R): Dr. Claus Feussner, Vetter Pharma; Dr. Boris Stoeber, Microdermics; Grant Campany, Microdermics; Dr. David Brett, Vetter Pharma

Vetter’s vast experience with a wide variety of drug substances provides us with an invaluable opportunity for a successful development path for our microneedle drug delivery technology,” said Grant Campany, President & CEO of Microdermics.

Vetter, a leading and innovative provider of aseptic prefilled drug delivery systems and Microdermics Inc., a Vancouver-based medical device company developing a novel hollow, metal microneedle drug and vaccine delivery system, today announced that they have entered into a strategic cooperation agreement.

The market in novel alternatives to needle injections is forecasted to grow rapidly, reaching in excess of 480 million units by 2030 (Roots Analysis report). Microneedles are a novel technology that can offer promising advantages as an alternative to classical needle injections and other routes of administration, mainly in reducing the injectable dose needed to trigger an immune response and accelerating drug absorption by the body. The roadblocks to commercialization are mainly due to limited investment in scalable aseptic manufacture at the later phases of development. To overcome this hurdle the two companies have joined forces to leverage the expertise of both firms and enable late stage process development and device manufacture on a commercial scale. Microdermics microneedle technology is commercially scalable and capable of pain-free injections into the pharmacokinetically beneficial intradermal space, providing improved comfort and treatment to patients. Microdermics has successfully demonstrated the initial…

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