Haemodialysis is also known as "blood purification". In this process, blood is cleaned with the aid
of a dialyzer, in which the blood flows along a thin membrane and, by
diffusion, delivers all the toxins into a highly pure water-salt solution. This
type of treatment must be applied several times a week. It takes between four
and six hours and is carried out in a dialysis centre.
This method has the disadvantage of being very time-consuming and stressful for the patient since blood cannot be continuously cleaned.
Another disadvantage is that blood thinners must be administered to the patient and a shunt must be made.
Bags are used, for example, for haemodialysates (pre-mix sodium bicarbonate) but also as a solution for cleaning the fluid channels of the haemodialysis machine (citric acid).
Biopharmaceuticals are complex drugs made from living cells or organisms using the most advanced techniques and procedures. PolyCine film can be used for manufacturing bags that are used during manufacturing processes or for storing biopharmaceuticals and cell cultures.
An auto-injector can be used for delivering liquid medication to patients in precisely specified doses. No longer restricted to emergency medication, today, these products are routinely applied. Since injections bypass the gastrointestinal tract, active ingredients that cannot be administered in tablet form can also be safely dosed at home.
Haemodialysis is also known as "blood purification". In this process, blood is cleaned with the aid of a dialyzer, in which the blood flows along a thin membrane and, by diffusion, delivers all the toxins into a highly pure water-salt solution.
Due to their high pharmaceutical compatibility and use without external ventilation, polypropylene (PP) based bags made of PolyCine film and tubes can be used in a wide range of applications.
In cases where patients can no longer ingest normal food due to certain diseases, different nutrition systems can be applied. In this context, a distinction is made between enteral (tube feeding) and parenteral (venous) nutrition. Depending on the course of the disease, both forms of nutrition can be combined.
For peritoneal dialysis via CAPD bag, the peritoneum is used as a filter for blood purification. The dialysate (usually highly concentrated glucose) from the non-PVC bag system is introduced into the free abdominal cavity via a CAPD catheter that has grown into the abdominal wall.
PolyCine film is also used in the production of infusion bags for animal health. Areas of application include bags for intravenous use containing isotonic sodium chloride or Ringer's solution, which can be augmented by other drugs (e.g., painkillers).
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APP107 IV-bag Filling Tubes are Multilayer Polypropylene based, for TPN, Infusion, and Dialysis solution bags.
The APP-200 is a polypropylen based, special anti-blocking film that is suitable for various applications as for instance CAPD drainage bags, urological collection systems or wound drainage devices.
PolyCine also offers a polypropylen based medical compound for ports. The APP-147 compound is designed to be used in combination with APP film and tubing. It is suitable for the injection molding process.
PolyCine's APP overwrap films are designed for the protection and overwrapping of sterile solution bags.
For optimum performance in hot-stamping foil technology we recommend this high-grade product. It is widely used in the pharmaceutical industry and produces superior prints.
PolyCine’s polypropylen based APP-series provides high-quality films and tubes for parenteral nutrition. Here, the requirements for the packaging depend mostly on the type of solution and the method of sterilization.
The flexible IV bag provides many advantages compared to the common glass bottle or blow molded plastic container. It is light, easy to handle, carry and store and – most important – collapsible which makes air vents redundant.
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