Bayer to launch world’s first pre-filled cartridges for MRI contrast media

Berlin, March 10, 2008 – Bayer Schering Pharma plans to launch the world’s first pre-filled contrast-medium cartridges for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The new cartridges containing Gadovist® will be launched in Sweden and Denmark in summer 2008. Upon local approval, Bayer Schering Pharma has scheduled to launch the product in further countries. The new pre-filled contrast-medium cartridges feature significant advantages. At present, contrast media are delivered in bottles and have to be transferred to empty cartridges. This step will no longer be necessary because pre-filled cartridges are immediately ready for the injectors.

"With these new products, we are specifically meeting customer wishes – to improve handling and accelerate work processes," said Berthold Baldus, Head of Bayer Schering Pharma’s European Business Unit Diagnostic Imaging.

source: Bayer Healthcare

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