Compatibility and stability of the novel anti-cancer agent C1311 in infusion devices and its in vitro biocompatibility.


C1311 is the lead compound from the imidazoacridinones, a novel group of rationally designed anti-cancer agents. The compound is pharmaceutically formulated as a lyophilized product containing 100 mg C1311 (anhydrous free base) per dosage unit and requires reconstitution before intravenous administration. The aim of this study was to determine the stability of C1311 in the reconstituted solution and infusion solution and its compatibility with infusion devices. Moreover, the buffer capacity and haemolytic potential of C1311 infusion solutions, which exhibit a relatively low pH of 2-3, were evaluated in vitro. C1311 was shown to be stable in the reconstituted solution for at least 48 h and for at least 96 h after subsequent dilution in 0.9% sodium chloride and 5% dextrose. In vitro infusion simulation studies showed C1311 infusion solutions to be compatible with a low-density polyethylene administration set. Furthermore, the buffer capacity and haemolysis studies showed no indications for haemolysis or potential for vascular irritation upon continuous infusion of C1311. In conclusion, C1311 lyophilized product is adequately stable and compatible after reconstitution and in infusion fluids to be used in the clinic and is not expected to cause formulation-associated side effects in the intended administration schedule in the forthcoming Phase I clinical study.

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Journal of oncology pharmacy practice : official publication of the International Society of Oncology Pharmacy Practitioners
  • Volume 11
  • Issue nr. 1
  • Pages 13-9
  • Publication date 01-03-2005

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