Iain Simpson, PhD, is a Commercial Director at Phillips-Medisize, where he is part of a global team developing industry-leading solutions and platforms for drug delivery, digital medicine and connected health. He has a degree and PhD in Physics, both from University College London (UK), and an MBE in Technology Management from the Open University. Dr Simpson has published and presented at conferences on drug delivery, digital biomarkers, healthcare technology and technology licensing. He is an associate lecturer at the University of Cambridge (UK) in Bioscience Enterprise.
Iain Simpson and George Spooner investigate the use of drug delivery systems that support self-administration of biologic drugs, and specifically biosimilars, for the treatment of chronic diseases. This article is based on research conducted by both authors as part of the MPhil in Therapeutic Sciences at the University of Cambridge (UK) and supported by Phillips-Medisize.
In the context of the growing shift in emphasis from improving adherence to the better outcomes that can arise from doing so, Iain Simpson discusses why connectivity is becoming increasingly important in injectable drug delivery, and how it can benefit patients, providers and pharmaceutical manufacturers.