Sensile Medical has achieved a lot since its acquisition by Gerresheimer last year. Here they provide an update on two recent projects: the recent market launch of our first micropump, an infusion pump for Parkinson’s disease patients; and our latest project with SQ Innovation for a 3 mL furosemide patch pump.
PDA Europe presents the 16th edition of its signature event Universe of Pre-filled Syringes & Injection Devices – an important conference for people working in the fields of parenteral drug, and device, development, covering solutions to challenges regarding new developments, and regulatory and industry trends.
Sarah Trenfield and Abdul Basit look at the potential applications of 3D-printing technology to create personalised drug therapies in fields such as multiple drug therapy and paediatric/geriatric care and introduce FabRx’s 3D-printing system, which can produce formulations to suit a variety of situations.
In this interview, Cécile Halté, Senior Program Manager, Acute Care Segment, for BD Medical – Pharmaceutical Systems. discusses validation studies of the BD Sterifill Advance™ plastic prefilled syringe, which is intended for use in the hospital setting by healthcare professionals either for manual bolus injections, or with infusion pumps.
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.