Connecting Drug Delivery
Issue No #76
June 22nd, 2017
Inside the magazine
ARNAUD GUILLET, BIOCORP
Arnaud Guillet discusses Biocorp’s existing connected devices, value for pharmaceutical partners, accompanying software and data architecture and Biocorp's triple expertise in medical devices, electronics and software.
CONNECTED COMBINATION PRODUCTS: US ANALYSIS WITH POTENTIAL IMPLICATIONS WORLDWIDE
Napoleon Monroe provides an overview of the current status of connected combination products from the US perspective, with an emphasis on human factors, automated identity and regulation.
SMART DRUG DELIVERY: PRAGMATIC APPROACH REDUCES RISK, INCREASES INNOVATION & PATIENT ADHERENCE
Getting patients to adhere to long-term therapy for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease remains a difficult issue to tackle. Conor Mulcahy discusses a smart inhaler which could help solve this problem.
IMPLANTS CONNECT PATIENTS FOR BETTER, FASTER, MORE PERSONALISED CARE
Will Rosellini and Beth Rosellini describe the rapidly advancing area of local field potential recording of nervous system activity which has the ability to record patient data directly and has the potential to form highly advanced connected and closed-loop systems.
Dr Benjamin Jung
EMBEDDED CONNECTED METERED DOSE INHALERS MEETING REQUIREMENTS FOR MASS ADOPTION
Benjamin Jung and Dana Shears describe the role connected devices can play in the treatment of asthma and COPD, discuss the requirements for mass adoption, and introduce H&T Presspart's inhaler, the eMDI, which has connectivity fully embedded.
PRODUCT SHOWCASE: FLEX DIGITAL HEALTH PLATFORM
Angela Wright discusses how the Flex Digital Health group is building the world’s first medical regulated, HIPAA-compliant, open architecture platform of connected medical devices.
NOT JUST ANOTHER GADGET: INSIGHTS INTO DEVELOPING DIGITAL SOLUTIONS THAT WORK
Connected devices are increasingly widespread but their actual value and usefulness can sometimes get ignored. SHL Group believes that addressing four key questions is the way to avoid this happening in healthcare.
BEYOND CONNECTIVITY: ENABLE & FLEX ANNOUNCE THE ENABLE SMART DEVICE
Matthew J Huddleston and Angela Wright talk about integrating Bluetooth connectivity into Enable’s latest Smart On-Body Delivery Device, describing how the Flex/Enable partnership has also been expanded to encompass Flex’s Digital Health Platform.
THE POTENTIAL OF CONNECTED DEVICES FOR TACKLING ASTHMA
Garth Sutherland and Jon-Paul Sherlock explain how a strategic partnership between pharmaceutical companies and digital health companies can achieve improved outcomes through joint initiatives.
Dr Sundeep Kankanala
BD (Becton Dickinson & Company)
ADDRESSING EVOLVING HEALTHCARE NEEDS WITH DIGITAL HEALTH: CONNECTING DRUG DELIVERY
Sundeep Kankanala, Dave Icke and Chris Franzese explain how BD is moving towards providing solutions rather than products, particularly in the field of diabetes, discussing two frameworks created to improve the impact of the connected solutions.
Dr Amy Seung
SPECIALTY PHARMA: HOW PRESCRIBING TECHNOLOGY AFFECTS TREATMENT OUTCOMES
New solutions are now available which streamline the Electronic Health Record workflows and automate difficult areas to aid in the problem of patient non-adherence, particularly in the specialty drug sector. Amy Seung explains how they can work.
HOW CONTEXT & CONNECTIVITY CONTRIBUTE TO A FULL PICTURE OF HEALTH
Erika Vazquez shows how recent technological advances make it possible to gather detailed contextual data about patients and gain true insights into whether their treatments are genuinely improving their quality of life.
THE PROMISE OF CONNECTED HEALTHCARE (AND WHY IT’S PROVING HARD TO GET THERE)
Kevin Deane and Bill Welch show that clear trends are emerging, some helping to push connected healthcare forward and some that are slowing down progress, and describe the opportunities and challenges arising.
Dr Charley Henderson
NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR LOW-COST CONNECTED DRUG DELIVERY DEVICES
Charley Henderson provides an overview of the various wireless connectivity options that are now available for devices and looks at how the corresponding electronic system costs can be reduced to drive widespread adoption.
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