Drug/Device Combination Products
The number of healthcare products that combine drugs with devices is rapidly increasing as developers seek to enhance therapeutic efﬁcacy of existing products or create entirely new therapeutic treatments. The best-known device/drug “combination device” is the drug-eluting stent (DES), which is a scaffold coated with a drug to prevent scar tissue from growing in an artery. However, combination products today include drug-coated devices, drug delivery devices, and drugs packaged with devices.
Polyzen has invested significant time and resources into expanding in-house capabilities with drug/device combination products. Our unique expertise involves selecting the right polymer material or formulation and then blending of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) with the polymer. These drug/polymer blends are used for device coatings or forming of device components to achieve the appropriate elution profiles.