High-barrier properties and no broken glass
Neopac, a Swiss supplier of plastic medical tubes, has introduced transparent, flexible, medical tubes as an alternative to glass for parenteral preparations.
The Fube transparent flexible tube for parenteral preparations
Fitted with a male Luer Lock, the company says the ‘Fube’ will assist nursing staff in the parenteral product sector because there is no longer any need to use a syringe to release medication from the vial. The high barrier properties of the medical tube also keep the drug safe. A nurse would simply remove the seal and pour the product directly from the medical tube into a catheter or IV bag, for example.
When fitted with a female Luer Lock, the transparent tube can be directly connected to a syringe and there is no risk of broken glass.
All of the materials used meet the high requirements of the pharmaceutical industry. They can also be sterilised using radiation.
Neopac has collaborated with German packaging machine specialist Harro Höfliger on the development of a suitable line for filling the tube under aseptic conditions.