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Rely on Patheon for expertise in the development, optimization, and scale-up of cartridges. Our broad experience spans a large number of projects and a wide variety of large and small molecules. In addition to our deep knowledge, we also offer the expansive resources, technologies, and range of forms and sizes to deliver exactly the right solution for your project.

This dose form is popular with patients for its ease of use, which makes it popular with pharmaceutical companies for the lifecycle management opportunities it presents.

With a full range of equipment in the same facility, Patheon offers seamless scale-up from development to commercial manufacturing. This allows us to maintaining precision and accuracy of process conditions, while saving our customers time and money.

Key Features

  • Cartridge sizes 0.5 ml to 20 ml
  • Batch sizes from 40L to 1,000L or up to 150,000 units
  • Filling line speeds up to 600/min
  • Terminal sterilization
  • Cold storage 2° – 8°C
  • Fully automated inspection


  • Analytical development
  • Formulation development
  • Biopharmaceutical development
  • Process design and clinical manufacturing
  • Commercial manufacturing
  • High potency compounds (category 3B)


  • Wide range of vial sizes, including ISO standard vials
  • Full regulatory approval, including AIFA, ANVISA, Brazilian Sanitary Surveillance Agency, BSI, BSI/MDA, Canadian Ministry of Health, FDA, GCC States Health Authority, Health Canada (HPFBI), KFDA, MCA, MHRA, Saudi MOH, Taiwan Health Authority, TNO
  • Clinical and commercial batches filled on the same filling line
  • Option to commit to commercial batches while still in development
  • Simplified regulatory process

Ask The Experts

Anil Kane, Ph.D., MBA

Anil Kane, Ph.D., MBA
Dr. Kane has more than 25 years of experience in the science and business of taking molecules throug
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Kaspar van den Dries, Ph.D.

Kaspar van den Dries, Ph.D.
Based at our Tilburg facility in the Netherlands, Dr. van den Dries leads Patheon’s European researc
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Jason Vaughn, Ph.D.

Jason Vaughn, Ph.D.
Dr. Vaughn has expertise in early and preclinical development of liquid, semi-solid and solid dosage
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Roman Hlodan, Ph.D.

Roman Hlodan, Ph.D.
Dr. Hlodan is an expert in the development of biopharmaceuticals, including analytical method devel
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Stephen Closs

Stephen Closs
Mr. Closs possess more than 23 years of experience in formulation development, tech transfer, scale-
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William E. Weiser, Ph.D.

William E. Weiser, Ph.D.
Dr. Weiser is an expert in analytical method development and validation for APIs and drug products.
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