Mix It Up: New Device for NovoSeven RT Users

Here’s a press release about a new reconstitution device from Novo Nordisk. It’s very cool that the idea originated with the Novo Nordisk’s Consumer Council, which I used to facilitate (and miss! great times):

Novo Nordisk is pleased to announce the introduction of a new reconstitution device for NovoSeven® RT (Coagulation Factor VIIa [Recombinant]). Beginning on May 1, 2013, NovoSeven® RT with MixPro™ will replace the current NovoSeven® RT and will be available to congenital hemophilia A or B patients with inhibitors, acquired hemophilia, and congenital factor VII deficiency.

Although the product will remain the same, NovoSeven® RT with MixPro™ will now include a syringe prefilled with diluent and a vial adaptor to reduce the number of steps needed to prepare NovoSeven® RT for infusion. This is expected to assist NovoSeven® RT patients and their caregivers. Previously, the NovoSeven® RT package included two vials, one containing the active drug substance as a lyophilized powder and the other containing diluent, requiring two additional steps for reconstitution.

This enhancement was developed in response to suggestions from the Novo Nordisk Consumer Council, which comprises bleeding disorder community members. NovoSeven® RT with MixPro™ received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in October 2012.

It is important to note that although the MixPro™ prefilled diluent syringe uses a standard luer-lock connector, not every needle-free IV system is compatible with glass prefilled syringes like MixPro™. If you are a health care professional with questions, please contact Novo Nordisk Medical Information at 1-877-NOVO777 for assistance and compatibility information. All others should contact a health care professional with questions.

For more info visit www.novosevenrt.com http://www.novosevenrt.com

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