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Unilife Develops Proprietary Range of Auto-Injectors for Patient Self-Administration of Injectable Drugs
Date:8/30/2011

YORK, Pa., Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Unilife Corporation ("Unilife" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: UNIS; ASX: UNS) today announced the development of a unique proprietary range of auto-injectors for the self-administration of injectable drugs by patients outside of healthcare facilities.

Developed for use in conjunction with Unifill prefilled syringes, Unifill Auto-Injectors are compact in size and enable patients to inject a fixed dose of medication with the simple push of a button, without ever seeing the needle. Unlike conventional auto-injector technologies that are used with standard prefilled syringes, the incorporation of the Unifill syringe with its integrated safety features give Unifill Auto-Injectors several significant market advantages including a small diameter, a true end-of-dose indicator and automatic retraction of the needle from the skin after completion of the injection.

Unilife has developed its Unifill Auto-Injectors in single-use disposable and re-usable configurations for use across a wide spectrum of therapeutic drug classes. The Unifill self-injection systems can be customized to support a range of drug viscosities, patient dexterity and visual acuity requirements. Injectable drugs are increasingly supplied in both prefilled syringe and auto-injector formats across a multitude of therapeutic classes. The availability of the Unifill syringe, either in a stand-alone format or supplied together with the Unifill Auto-Injector, can enable pharmaceutical companies to standardize their device platforms under the Unifill technology.

Mr. Alan Shortall, CEO of Unilife, said: "Unifill Auto-Injectors represent a breakthrough technology within the billion dollar market for self-injection systems. Existing auto-injectors in the market use conventional prefilled syringes and can be bulky in size, as they are required to undertake several tasks, includ
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