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.
Over the past year, Cristal Therapeutics has transitioned from a research-stage start-up to a fully fledged, clinical-stage business with a promising pipeline of proprietary drug candidates. This diverse pipeline together with the proprietary nanoparticle platform, CriPec®, presents a broad range of promising late- and early-stage partnering opportunities for companies active in the oncology space.
Victoria Morgan looks at the benefits of combining an active pharmaceutical product with a novel subcutaneous delivery device, and highlights some of the partnerships West has with biopharmaceutical and other companies, which have led to market launches of products incorporating its on-body delivery system.
Erin Miller outlines a study looking at how patients interact with training resources during the first 14 days of a new treatment – and how training devices can help increase confidence, adherence and, ultimately, overall outcomes for the millions of patients who manage their diseases through self-injection.
Elektrofi introduces Elektroject™, a gentle process for the production of ultra-high concentration protein formulations, that maintains a syringeable format and excellent protein stability, making the switch from intravenous to subcutaneous delivery viable for numerous biotherapeutics, including monoclonal antibodies.
Bjarne Sørensen and John A. Merhige explore the latest developments in modular autoinjector platforms and the benefits for end users and pharmaceutical customers. They also discuss the two companies’ recent partnership for the development of a combined system that capitalises on important synergies between two compatible technologies.