Inside the magazine
HERE TODAY AND DEFINITELY NOT GONE TOMORROW: WHY SIMPLICITY AND EASE OF USE ARE THE KEY FOR A NEW GENERATION OF REUSABLE INJECTORS
Kate Hudson-Farmer discusses how a new electronic reusable autoinjector – the Aria Smart Autoinjector from Phillips-Medisize – has been designed and user-tested to challenge the preconceived ease-of-use notions about electronic autoinjectors, in addition to addressing how macro trends and personal consumer subtleties could become increasingly important in creating a competitive position as devices seek to improve patient engagement.
Wenzel Novak and Stefan Verheyden introduce Gx InnoSafe, a novel integrated passive needle safety system for preventing needlestick injuries and accidental reuse of syringes that minimises additional burden on healthcare workers during injection and can be integrated into existing pharmaceutical filling operations without the need for adaptation or conversion of processing lines.
Stephen Perry and Nicholas Ciccarelli discuss the August 2021 acquisition of Neuma by Kymanox, highlighting how the acquisition has positioned Kymanox to lead the development of particularly complex drug delivery systems and cutting-edge medical device technologies, providing additional services to progress combination products to market.
Yoshiko Sakuma and Tomohiro Suzuki provide an overview of Mitsubishi Gas Chemical's OXYCAPT multilayer vial and syringe, with a particular focus on the recent investigations into the interaction of OXYCAPT’s UV barrier with the photostability of antibody drugs, compared with standard cyclo-olefin polymer and Type 1 glass.