The inner diameter of the BD Hyflow needle enables injection of highly-viscous drug formulations and increases flow to facilitate use with auto injectors and infusors.

The Hyflow needle also reduces the pressure required to inject the drug formulations, which is a critical attribute for patients with dexterity limitations.

BD Medical – pharmaceutical systems vice president and general manager Eric Borin said as the conduit for drugs to enter the body, and the critical interface with the patient, needles can have a profound effect on the patient experience.

"As a leader in the field of prefillable syringes and needle technology, it is essential that we continuously innovate to meet the needs of our customers," Borin added.

"This new needle technology provides biotechnology companies with an alternative to a larger needle gauge."