Published date: 24-May-2022
Source: The Daily Star

Eskayef first to make insulin cartridges in Bangladesh

Source: The Daily Star

Eskayef Pharmaceuticals, one of the country's top pharmaceutical companies, has set up Bangladesh's first manufacturing facility to produce insulin cartridges, a positive development for the millions of local diabetic patients.

The state-of-the-art production plant was inaugurated yesterday aiming to start supplying the insulin penfills by the third quarter of next year following successful trials and approval from the Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA). Eskayef Pharmaceuticals has set up the plant in its Tongi production site with technical cooperation from Novo Nordisk, the world's biggest insulin maker.

People with diabetes use insulin pens to inject insulin, a vital hormone for people who have the disease. They contain a cartridge filled with insulin which can be replaced once finished. Due to its handy characteristics, the use of insulin pens is gaining popularity.