Injectable Drug Delivery: Devices Focus
Issue No #67
May 16th, 2016
Inside the magazine
EMBRACING THE FUTURE: CONNECTED DRUG DELIVERY SOLUTIONS
SHL Group explore the opportunities that the advance of digital health can bring to pharma companies, using a connected device solution to illustrate how connectivity can improve adherence to medication.
ADVANTAGES OF USING AN ELECTRONIC INJECTOR FOR DUAL CHAMBER CARTRIDGES
Bjarne Sørensen explores the benefits offered by an alternative technology – the electronic injector – and how it can be used to incorporate likely future requirements such as connectivity and reduced packaging.
COMPANY SHOWCASE: HASELMEIER
Haselmeier discusses its business philosophy and expands upon its range of injection pen devices.
PRODUCT SHOWCASE: PREMIUMCOAT™
Anne Bailey discusses Aptar Stelmi's PremiumCoat™, a novel range of coated elastomeric stoppers for biopharmaceuticals.
Dr Marc Egeth
INJECTING HUMAN FACTORS/USABILITY ENGINEERING INTO INJECTION DEVICE DESIGN
Fourth in a series of articles covering quality system requirements for medical devices used to deliver drugs and biologics and combination/borderline products, Marc Egeth, Patricia McGahern and Sarah Johnstone discuss use errors associated with marketed and in-development injection systems.
APPLYING DEVICE DESIGN CONTROL CORE PROCESSES
Lilli Zakarija examines the selection of off-the-shelf drug delivery devices by pharmaceutical and biologics companies.
BD (Becton Dickinson & Company)
BREAKING THE 1 ML BARRIER
Christian Herget and Vincent Herin, explores the evolution of innovative syringe-based combination products for the administration of biopharmaceutical drugs.
Hans Peter Manser
A CARTRIDGE-BASED DRUGDELIVERYSYSTEM FOR PUMP SYSTEMS
Ludwig Weibel describes small, easy-to-use cartridge-based drug delivery systems and discusses how Weibel's system incorporates all the parts needed for a specific drug application into one product.
Dr Gerhard Mayer
THE DRIVE UNIT OF THE PATCH PUMP
Gerhard Mayer and Sandra de Haan describe how, together with their pharmaceutical partner scPharmaceuticals (Lexington, MA, US) and Buehler Motor, developed the drive mechanism for a new, soon-to-be launched patch pump.
ASSESSING THE IMPACT ON DRUG DOSE DELIVERY OF A TWO-STEP AUTOINJECTOR
Isabelle Delcroix introduces a two-step autoinjector platform, Safelia, which incorporates innovative and patented design features that enable it to deliver a both fluid and viscous formulations from standard glass prefilled syringes.
CREATING A DEVICE-COMPARABLE TRAINER TO ADDRESS INDUSTRY CHALLENGES
Mike Siemer reports on the development of training devices that replicate the design and operation of the autoinjectors so patients can better understand how to use them.
PACKAGING FOR INJECTABLE DRUG DELIVERY DEVICES
Seán Egan and Angela Shotton describe how Nelipak’s transit tray solutions are comfortably keeping pace with current and future trends in the pharma and biopharma industry.
COMPANY SHOWCASE: CREDENCE MEDSYSTEMS
John Merhige overviews the offerings of Credence Medsystems, the Companion Product Family, and the company's Innovation Without Change philosophy.
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