Noble
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Orlando, FL 32801
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Noble® works closely with the world’s leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to develop medical device training solutions designed to provide positive patient onboarding experiences, reduce errors and improve patient outcomes. The company’s cross-disciplinary team of experienced designers and engineers provides fully customized solutions from the first concept sketch all the way through final production, in both regulated and non-regulated environments.

Connecting Patient Onboarding With the Patient Journey

The first 30-, 60- and 90-days, commonly referred to as onboarding, are the most important regarding patient adherence. This is the time when a patient is expected to self-administer medication based upon prescribed regimen. While a patient’s first exposure to a drug delivery device typically consists of training with a health care professional onsite at a medical facility, a patient will most often perform their medication administration alone outside of a health care facility and health care provider supervision.

 45% of patients avoid injections due to anxiety1

93% of patients use their inhaler incorrectly2

40%-80% of information provided by a HCP is forgotten immediately3

There are many variables contributing to patient adherence and therapy acceptance during onboarding including anxiety, confidence, memory and understanding the correct administration technique. These patient factors can detrimentally influence attitudes and perception toward medications and drug delivery devices, resulting in training gaps and treatment barriers.

Injection & Respiratory Device Training  

As the number of patients required to self-administer medication increases, so does the need for patient-centric training and education including training devices such as autoinjectors, prefilled syringes, onbody injectors and respiratory platforms.

Noble has developed a wide variety of patient-centric onboarding products to help patients administer correctly and improve adherence and patient outcomes. Noble’s offerings range from mechanical training devices to smart error-correcting training platforms, assistive devices and even patient support including travel packs and training instructions for use (IFU).

These devices have been designed to simulate actual commercial drug delivery devices while being a low-cost reusable solution to safely and effectively onboard users.

Injection Product Features – AI & PFS Trainers:

  • Platform and customized solutions, including proprietary technologies
  • Technologies range from resettable mechanical to smart features, such as sensors, audio and error-correcting
  • Trainers designed to emulate actual device characteristics
    -Shape and design
    -Needle insertion simulation
    -Forces: cap, unlock, actuation, breakout and glide
    -Sound replication
    -Plunger replication
    -Post injection safety

Respiratory Product Features – MDI & DPI trainers:

  • Platform and customizable solutions, including proprietary technologies
  • Technologies range from resettable mechanical to smart features, such as sensors, audio and error-correcting
  • Trainers designed to emulate actual device characteristics
    -Shape and design
    -Inhalation forces
    -Sequence

 Choose Noble

As the number of patients being required to self-administer medication via drug delivery devices continues to grow, training and education will remain a critical success determinant of a patient’s ability to safely and effectively use these devices and adhere to therapy. Novel training technologies such as mechanical and smart, error-correcting autoinjectors, prefilled syringes and pulmonary delivery devices, angle aid tools, auditory packaging and other multisensory solutions help empower patients to lead healthier lives.

In the modern era of patient-centric care, products that are able to provide superior onboarding and patient experiences will be well positioned and benefit by reducing patient errors, while improving patient satisfaction and outcomes.

Noble’s focus is to bring value to our clients, driving innovation in onboarding and device training.

References

  1. Zambanini, A., Newson, R. B., Maisey, M., & Feher, M. D. (1999, December). Injection related anxiety in insulin-treated diabetes. – PubMed – NCBI. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10624790.
  2. Bonds, R., Asawa, A., & Ghazi, A. (2014, November 18). Misuse of medical devices: a persistent problem in self-man- agement of asthma and allergic disease. Retrieved from annallergy.org/article/S1081-1206(14)00752-2/fulltext.
  3. Kessels, P. (2003, May). Patients’ Memory for Medical Information. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ pmc/articles/PMC539473/.
  4. (2015, November). The link between device training and patient compliance. Poster session presented at PDA – Universe of Prefilled Syringes 2015, Vienna, Austria