COLUMBIA, S.C. (May 14, 2021) – Ritedose, a 503B outsourcing facility located in South Carolina, just launched a new unit dose syringe product, Succinylcholine Chloride Injection 100 mg/5 mL (20 mg/mL). It is part of a 12-product, six-month rollout from Ritedose for hospital pharmacies across the country. Ritedose is a division of The Ritedose Corporation, a 25-year-leader in cGMP drug manufacturing for major pharmaceutical companies and research development programs.
With extended dating of 120 days, the single-dose syringe of Succinylcholine Chloride Injection 100 mg/5 mL (20 mg/mL) can be stored at room temperature and is already diluted, labeled with cautionary statements, color-coded to ASTM drug class standards, and ready to be administered within OR and acute care settings. The standardized concentration in a prefilled syringe negates the need for in-hospital compounding and helps decrease the possibility of sub or supra therapeutic doses for patients. This comes to market on the heels of a similar product from Ritedose – Succinylcholine Chloride Injection 200 mg/10 mL (20 mg/mL), released in March. The multiple per/mL concentrations and fill volumes meet varied clinical patient needs, as well as offer clinicians choice in what they prescribe.
“Ritedose serves as the missing link for our hospital clients in the supply chain disruptions they often experience,” said Ritedose President and CEO Jody Chastain. “Our competitive pricing and outsourcing model can make a significant difference in efficiency for hospitals.”
Founded in 1995 in Columbia, South Carolina, The Ritedose Corporation is an industry leader in the aseptic manufacturing and liquid packaging of respiratory inhalation products, and utilizes proven Blow-Fill-Seal (BFS) equipment and processes to ensure efficient, consistent and safe dosage delivery. The company’s 25-year track record includes the delivery of more than 8 billion doses since 2012 without a single recall, and its current capacity is 1.7 billion units annually. In 2020, The Ritedose Corporation was selected as a subcontractor to ApiJect for the production of single-dose prefilled syringes intended for administering COVID-19 vaccines.