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Ramin Rafiei argues that connected therapeutics – the augmentation of drugs through sensors and connectivity – are now a clinical source for real-world data and provide an opportunity to bridge the efficacy-to-effectiveness gap. This next frontier in drug delivery, powered by connected therapeutics, will be data-driven, personalised, outcomes-based and accessible.
As Biocorp prepares for the market launch of its connected injector pen add-on, Mallya, Eric Dessertenne and Arnaud Guillet share insights about key steps in the company’s development. The article discusses the many partnership Biocorp has entered in to, and includes a mini-interview with Sergio Monti, Plant Manager for one such partner, V.A.R.I.
In this interview, Dr Despa and Mr McClure discuss BD’s approach to connecting devices in its portfolio to meet patient, pharma and other stakeholder requirements. Their discussion focuses in particular on safety and security, highlighting the connected wearable injector, BD Libertas™ with Smart Option, as an example.
Interoperability is not a new concept for infusion pumps. But in many cases hospitals have been slow to embrace the full potential of connectivity. When is this likely to change? What will hospitals need when it does? And where should infusion pump manufacturers focus innovation efforts in the meantime? Tim Frearson considers the options.