Nutrition and total parenteral nutrition (TPN)
Nutrition and total parenteral nutrition (TPN)
 
 

Nutrition and total parenteral nutrition (TPN)

 
 

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. The difference between the two approaches is the involvement of the intestines. While the intestines are used in enteral nutrition, in parenteral nutrition the nutrients are supplied via the veins.

Depending on which types of nutrients are supplied to the patient through parenteral nutrition, there is still a distinction between partial and total parenteral nutrition. While partial parental nutrition only supplements the oral diet with dextrose and amino acid solutions, total parental nutrition provides all the nutrients the body needs daily. For this purpose, the infusion solution also must contain lipids. Vitamins can be injected into the contents of the bag.

To package these products safely, films must meet certain requirements. An important point is that pharmaceutical products can be sterilized using heating steam at 121 ° C, as well as specific barrier properties (oxygen, UV, lipids, etc.).

All PolyCine films are PVC-free and thus avoid contamination of the bag contents by diffusing plasticizers.

Production in the clean room guarantees the lowest possible particle entry in terms of size and number.

Many solutions do not have a long shelf life in their dosage form. To increase the shelf life and still be able to guarantee simple application, multi-chamber bags with peelable seams are used.

Even if the contents of the bag require special barrier properties (e.g., oxygen, CO2, water vapour barrier), PolyCine films can be customized for your product and packaging requirements.

Contact us to find out more about APP114-LP and APP198-LP primary films / peel films as well as APP127-S outer packaging film for TPN bags and APP114-PB film for double / multi-chamber bags.

 
 
 
 

PolyCine products are used in various applications

 
 
  • Biopharmaceuticals, Cell Cultures

    Biopharmaceuticals, Cell Cultures

    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.

  • Self-Injection Systems / Auto-Injectors / Medical Devices

    Self-Injection Systems / Auto-Injectors / Medical Devices

    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

    Haemodialysis

    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.

  • Infusion therapy

    Infusion therapy

    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.

  • Nutrition and total parenteral nutrition (TPN)

    Nutrition and total parenteral nutrition (TPN)

    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.

  • Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD)

    Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD)

    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.

  • Veterinary / animal health

    Veterinary / animal health

    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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Interested in PolyCine products?

Please contact our sales team:

Christian Kunz Head of Sales and Marketing

Christian Kunz
Head of Sales & Marketing

Phone: +49 6821 964 77 0
E-mail: sales@polycine.com

 
 
 

PolyCine High Quality Products

 
 
  • Filling Tubes

    Filling Tubes

    APP107 IV-bag Filling Tubes are Multilayer Polypropylene based, for TPN, Infusion, and Dialysis solution bags.

  • Drainage

    Drainage

    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.

  • Port Granule / Medical Compound

    Port Granule / Medical Compound

    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.

  • Overwrap Packaging

    Overwrap Packaging

    PolyCine's APP overwrap films are designed for the protection and overwrapping of sterile solution bags.

  • Hot Stamp Transfer Foil

    Hot Stamp Transfer Foil

    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.

  • Nutrition

    Nutrition

    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.

  • IV and Pharmacological Applications

    IV and Pharmacological Applications

    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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