Inside the magazine
Jean Vuillecard, Philippe Lesaulnier and Eric Dessertenne explain how, despite great innovations, adopting new syringe safety systems has always been a trade-off between safety and the cost of implementing new processes and introduce Biocorp's Newguard™, a new passive safety system integrated on prefilled syringes without such compromises being required.
William Cirillo and Christian Keller describe a simple add-on connected digital platform that can work with an existing delivery device. Digital health is an umbrella term that covers a lot of different applications of technology in the health industry. From wearable sensors and electronic health records to health apps, connected and digital solutions are becoming more accepted.
Ludwig Weibel and Hans Peter Manser ask, how can drug delivery systems help in patient compliance? And what are the challenges to be encountered with novel drugs filled in 1 mL long prefilled syringes? A novel and innovative approach is presented meeting the requirements of today’s and future drug applications.
Christoph Hammer explains how Dividella exclusively manufactures machines for packaging pharmaceutical products at its facility in Grabs, Switzerland. The focus is totally on the packaging of parenteral pharmaceuticals in Top-Load boxes. These sensitive products demand well thought-out packaging solutions.
Neil Fletcher provides a spring manufacturer’s perspective of how springs can be used in medical devices, and how a lengthy and extensive device development process affects normal custom and practice in our industry. The report focuses on spring technology and highlights some of the challenges that spring manufacturers face daily.