GOLDEN, Colo., March 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- PharmaJet, the maker of innovative, needle-free injection technology, announced its partnership with Serum Institute of India, the world's largest vaccine manufacturer, is commercializing needle-free delivery of the MMR vaccine using the Stratis® 0.5mL needle-free injection system.
The recently completed Phase IV clinical study, supported by the Gates Foundation and PATH, included 300+ children aged 15 – 18 months over a 12-month period. The results showed comparable non-inferiority performance and safety to that of the traditional needle and syringe. The newly labeled MMR vaccine TRESIVAC NF (needle-free) is expected to be available in early 2017.
Measles is a leading cause of childhood deaths globally, with 3 million cases of Measles diagnosed and nearly 1 million deaths each year. In India, it is estimated that 500 children die every day because of Measles. The vaccination coverage against Measles in India averages 66%, with rates below 50% in many parts of the country1.
"The PharmaJet device offers a safe, fast and easy alternative to traditional needle and syringe. Making needle-free an available alternative for the MMR vaccine has the potential to increase immunization rates and save lives," said Ron Lowy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PharmaJet Inc.
For more information about PharmaJet visit www.pharmajet.com.
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1 Serum Institute of India website, Health FAQ – Measles, http://www.seruminstitute.com/content/faq_measles.htm
Based in Golden, Colorado, PharmaJet's mission is worldwide acceptance of PharmaJet needle-free devices as a standard of care in the vaccine delivery market. PharmaJet's devices are also integral to the development of multiple novel pharmaceuticals. The innovative Stratis® Injector has U.S. FDA 510(k) marketing clearance, CE Mark and WHO PQS certification to deliver medications and vaccines either intramuscularly or subcutaneously. In August 2014, the PharmaJet Stratis® Needle-free Injector was cleared for delivery of an influenza vaccine to deliver needle-free flu shots. The PharmaJet Tropis® device for intradermal injections received authorization to apply the CE Mark in May 2016. The PharmaJet Needle-free Injectors are safe, fast and easy-to-use. They eliminate needlestick injuries, needle reuse and cross contamination, and help reduce sharps waste disposal. For more information, visit www.pharmajet.com.
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