We helped Medical Development International move into the European market by creating a new, scalable and reliable manufacturing process for their Penthrox 'green whistle' pain-relieving drug.
Delivering pain relief
Medical Developments International (MDI) is an Australian company that manufactures Penthrox, commonly known as the ‘green whistle’.
Penthrox is an analgesic used by medical practitioners, the defence forces, ambulance paramedics, sports clubs and surf lifesavers to administer emergency pain relief. It’s non-addictive and simple to administer, making it an excellent choice for situations where fast-acting and uncomplicated relief is needed.
With plans to export overseas, MDI set out to develop a smarter, more cost-effective way to manufacture Penthrox’s pain-relieving ingredient - the drug methoxyflurane.
Reducing costs and upscaling production
We have been working with MDI for more than 15 years. Having developed the initial production process for Penthrox together, we’ve now vastly improved it.
In a technology deal, we invested $750,000 in order to significantly reduce the cost of producing Penthrox and facilitate large-scale production.
Together, we came up with a smart, efficient manufacturing process that significantly reduces the cost of producing Penthrox's underlying drug, methoxyflurane, and provides more consistent results.
Reaching new markets
Penthrox has now been approved for sale in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, France and Belgium. It’s expected to enter other European markets such as Germany, Spain and Italy over the next year.
Collaboration with CSIRO has strengthened MDI’s position as the only global manufacturer of methoxyflurane and their plans to take the product to the rest of the world.
A new manufacturing facility employing CSIRO’s process is expected to begin operation next year and will be capable of producing up to 25 million units a year.
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