Today, high standards for glass syringes are achieved with a combination of visual and camera-based inspection technologies. Bernhard Hinsch argues that both technologies deliver reliable results, if all relevant input variables are known and a model of their interaction has been created, but camera-based inspections are the preferred solution.
As home-managed disease states, medical devices and user groups diversify and proliferate helping ever more people, Ian Scrimgeour explores the growing role of the trainer device, and shows how the right trainer can greatly help reduce adverse events, improve adherence and build user satisfaction and confidence.
Featuring for the first time in ONdrugDelivery Magazine, John A. Merhige introduces the Credence Companion Safety Syringes System. This innovative, modular technology provides fully customisable needle safety without coming into contact with the drug prior to use and without any change to the existing primary drug container.
Andreas Schneider highlights new emerging requirements of biopharma companies and describes how Ypsomed has established a range of innovative platform products, based on proven expertise and capabilities, and well-honed development and manufacturing processes, in order to meet its biopharma partners’ and customers’ needs fully and completely.
Eunice Costa, Filipe Neves, Gonçalo Andrade and Conrad Winters describe the strong position of inhalable products in preclinical and clinical pipelines and make the case for formulation-based approaches to enable and enhance pulmonary product development. Spray-drying technology in particular is highlighted as a highly favourable, scalable manufacturing technique for inhalable composite particles.