Andreas Schneider is Innovation & Business Development Director with Ypsomed Delivery Systems. He leads a team that drives the definition and development of new drug delivery device platforms, such as next-generation autoinjectors, wearable bolus injectors, connected systems and digital solutions. Dr Schneider has published various articles and given presentations in the areas of innovation management and drug delivery. He holds a PhD in innovation management from ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
TOWARDS USER-CENTRIC SPECIFICATION OF AUTOINJECTOR TECHNICAL ATTRIBUTES: INSIGHTS FROM EMPIRICAL WORK
HOW LONG CAN YOU HOLD THE DEVICE AGAINST THE SKIN? INSIGHTS FROM AN EMPIRICAL STUDY USING HAND-HELD AUTOINJECTORS
Andreas Schneider summarises recent empirical work investigating the ability of users of hand-held devices to complete longer injection times effectively. The study provides insights into the effects of injection duration on the force exerted by the user to hold the device against the injection site.
Andreas Schneider highlights how the ever-increasing interest in device platforms raises concerns around the broad availability of lookalike autoinjectors that may result in inappropriate medication usage. He summarises a recent empirical study1 providing insights into which device attributes drive device distinguishability.
Whilst there is much discussion on how to apply connectivity and smart devices to therapies, there is far less dialogue concerning the challenges inherent to the digital architecture needed to make such innovations work in practice. Andreas Schneider introduces YDS SmartServices™, Ypsomed’s digital turnkey solution to effectively embed smart devices in a broader digital ecosystem.
A NEW VALUE PROPOSITION OF SMART DEVICES: ADVANCED MEDICATION ADHERENCE MONITORING IN CLINICAL TRIALS
Andreas Schneider explores a new value proposition of smart injection systems, introducing how advanced adherence monitoring services resolve some of the key challenges of clinical research practice regarding costs, adherence, data quality and integrity, Dr Schneider explains which technical features are needed for smart devices to provide value-adding adherence monitoring services, using SmartPilot for YpsoMate as a case study.
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.