Andreas Schneider highlights the importance of understanding the drivers of dosing preferences when it comes to choosing the right injection device for patients. Specifically, the research summarised here studies whether and how patient characteristics and treatment attributes influence the decision to use prefilled handheld autoinjectors or large-volume wearable injectors.
Mathias Romacker, Fran DeGrazio and Paul Jansen sit down with Guy Furness, to discuss what it is that has driven Kymanox’s rapid rise in the drug delivery space and what makes the consulting company’s model so successful, as well as to share their expertise on a variety of topics in an illuminating discussion, including connectivity, how large and small drug developers engage with consultancies, 5 mL autoinjectors and the interface between drug primary packaging and delivery devices.
ANTICIPATING & MITIGATING CHALLENGES IN THE COMMERCIALISATION OF PREFILLED SYRINGES & INJECTION DEVICES – A TECHNICAL DRUG PRODUCT PERSPECTIVE
Victoria Morgan and Ana Marques Kuschel discuss three recent innovations that West Pharmaceutical Services has introduced to enable its partners to respond to specific market-driven challenges, from pandemic-driven pressures on fill-finish productivity to the underlying shift towards biologics and the accelerated growth of home-based treatment.
The reliable performance of a wearable drug delivery device is understandably paramount, so optimising the motion solution that drives it is crucial. Dave Beckstoffer discusses how best to achieve this and ensure the best match between the motion solution and the characteristics of the specified drug or drug range.
Mikron Automation sets out its expertise in the assembly of on-body injectors, a field requiring exception precision and innovative approaches, as well as discussing how Mikron works with its partners from the very earliest stages of device development to help ensure projects are completed efficiently and successfully.
Miriam Kingsley, Marcus Jarman-Smith and Thomas Billings highlight the growing array of applications for high-performance polymers in electronic and connected medical devices and how proper material selection is crucial, providing a guide to successful material selection, going on to showcase its APTIV™ PEEK polymer film, which is well suited to meet the specific demands of next-generation connected medical devices.