The come back of the syringe without a needle
The INJEX story
In 1998 the Injex story started and was very much connected to three person. Mr. Jim Fukushima met the developer Mr. Stewart Parson, who showed him a working prototype of INJEX , the syringe without a needle. Jim was the first person with a bigger investment in Stewarts product . R & D had met with a believer and investor.
Jim´s group shipped one prototype for marketing and sales to Andy Rösch in Germany . He was excited as Jim and presented immediately the prototype in one of the biggest German shows and injected the famous host, Mr. Günther Jauch, live. He stated , that he felt no pain.
Andy Rösch started to prepare Injex for mass production and collected 30 Million € with the IPO of Rösch AG at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange: With the funds he installed full assembly lines for the mess production, initiated various clinical studies and received CE and FDA approval.
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INJEX 30 was the first needlefree drug delivery sytem ready to be marketed worldwide to different medical markets. INJEX was successfully started in the first markets and Rösch AG signed a worldwide exclusive cooperation with Pharmacia the market leader for growth hormon.
Beginning of 2002 Andy left the company after the supervisory board engaged a new member on the managing board. The new CEO failed completely in marketing and sales for the INJEX, burned approx. 10 Million € and in 2003 the company had to file for insolvency.
Later Jim bought back all INJEX assets and rights. He invested a lot of fresh funds in a new disposable injector with prefilled ampoules, which is completely based on the INJEX function. He kept in good contact all the time with Andy, who has meanwhile started a new company. Jim and Andy met again in 2010 and they did a due diligence on the status of needlefree drug delivery business. The result was impressive.