Approximately 60% of children experience significant behavioral stress during perioperative or procedural sedation. This leads to anxious, frightened, phobic and non-cooperative children.
Pre-medication may be administered to reduce the preoperative anxiety. However, one of the challenges facing paediatric anaesthesiologists is the lack of suitable medications, either due to their lack of acceptability, or their being unregistered and therefore used outside of their medical indication.
An innovative oral solution for children, ADV6209, has been developed to improve the management of paediatric sedation.
“ADV6209 is an oral solution and is currently under regulatory submission in the EU. We are excited to bring the next anaesthetic innovation to the market”, said Mr. Alan Knox, Head of Global Sales & Marketing at Primex Pharmaceuticals. “Anaesthesiologists have been asking for a paediatric sedative that is accepted by children and well tolerated to be used by non-anaesthesiologists. For children, there is a large unmet need for pre-anaesthesia and procedural sedation, such as in emergency and diagnostic procedures.”
Mr. Kari Sarvanto, CEO and Co-Founder of Primex, added: “Primex is proud to bring a patient-friendly oral solution to a market with such an unmet need. Primex Pharmaceuticals will continue to identify, acquire and bring to the market new medications that complete the ‘Triad of Anaesthesia’.”