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Oral Liquid Dispensation:
Technology Evolution

One of the most common ways of dispensing a liquid medicine has been the spoon throughout history; this will inevitably continue for some time. Spoons in Europe commonly come in three sizes: coffee size (5ml), dessert size (10ml) and soup size (15ml). Spoons were introduced to French tables during the fourteenth century but without any standard volume; the different recognised sizes were defined later.

The origin of using spoons for medicine dispensation seems to be the desire to achieve consistent volume with an everyday utensil. The purpose of this article is not to give a detailed history of spoons, but simply to note that even now we are still using a very old method for medicine dispensation.

FROM THE SPOON TO THE SYRINGE

The main benefit of the spoon for the pharmaceutical industry is the simplicity of the device, adding no additional cost for product development, device manufacturing or specific packaging. Furthermore, the advantage for patients is...

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Cedric Marmonier is the associated Managing Director of Rovipharm SAS. After working as Technical Manager in weaving machine manufacturing, and as a Business Manager with various plastic injection companies, Cedric first worked with plastic injection in 2002, and founded Rovipharm SAS in January 2006 in association with Mrs Emanuelle Boizet. His department is dedicated to the clean room production of pharmaceutical plastic product injection. As Business and Marketing Manager, Cedric brings his strong experience in plastic injection and business management.
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