Steven Kaufman believes that with autoinjectors in high demand by the biopharma industry, gas-powered delivery systems may have the solution to many of the difficulties the industry is facing.
In part 1 of this 4-part series, PharmaCircle in collaboration with Drug Development & Delivery, focuses on the macro aspects of the 2017 product approvals.
Boris Stoeber, PhD, Sahan Ranamukha, PhD, and Rory St. Clair describe the Microdermics technology and its improvements over the conventional subcutaneous route of administration.
SPECIAL FEATURE – Injection Devices: Manufacturers Focus on 21st Century Technology While Still Tackling Traditional Challenges
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin highlights some of the key companies in the injectable delivery market that are focusing on advanced technology as well as the more traditional challenges related to breakage, leaching, and needlestick prevention.
Chris Evans explains how it is important that pharmaceutical companies and their drug delivery system partners proactively address the forgetting curve by rethinking how patients learn to use self-administration systems.
Stefan Hellbardt, PhD, Guenter Nadler, and Degenhard Marx, PhD, highlight the successful introduction of Aptar’s first CR/SF nasal spray pump and the first dermal dispenser on the US market.
DEVICE REGULATIONS – Early Preparation Will Pay Big Dividends as EU Enacts New EU Device Regulations
Joanne Emmett says current directives are giving way to new regulations that require Class III and implantable devices to undergo clinical investigation to show that they are equal or superior to other products on the market.
TECHNOLOGY-ENABLED HEALTH – Digitally Connected Health Technologies: Blazing Meaningful Trails in Healthcare
Daniel Spors and Kyle Dolbow, PhD, say the overall digital health market is currently $76 billion, and is estimated to grow at 21%, and this space includes life sciences and medical device companies that are incorporating digital technology into their products and services, such as smart inhalers and remote therapy devices.
OPHTHALMIC SQUEEZE DISPENSER – Eliminating the Need for Additives in Multidose Preservative-Free Eyecare Formulations
Degenhard Marx, PhD, and Matthias Birkhoff highlight their company’s Ophthalmic Squeeze Dispenser (OSD), a multi-dose dropper that relies solely on mechanical measures to prevent microbial contamination of the bottle content.
ADVANCED DELIVERY DEVICES – The Staked Needle Pre-Filled Syringe: Benefits, Conventional Limitations & a New Approach
Horst Koller and John A. Merhige, MEM, say the advantages of a Staked Needle Pre-Filled Syringe are clear and well documented, but significant risks remain. A new alternative is now available that addresses the known challenges and adds critical usability and safety features while preserving existing components and processes.
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Enable Injections, Inc., a patient-centric drug delivery combination product company developing advanced wearable devices for subcutaneous delivery of high-volume therapeutics, recently announced it has entered into development agreements with Apellis Pharmaceuticals, and most recently, UCB.
A team of industry experts awarded Nemera’s electronic add-on for ophthalmic droppers with a prestigious CPhI Award for Best Drug Delivery Device in its category.
By 2050, it is projected that the proportion of people aged 65 and older will be more than double that of children aged 5. This global phenomenon is also leading to an increasing number of people suffering from chronic diseases, such as diabetes and osteoporosis.
Aptar Pharma, a leading drug delivery systems provider, continues its commitment to meeting new market trends with the release of an industry first, PureHale, a new portable and ready-to-use drug delivery solution designed for upper respiratory care.
Nevakar Inc. recently announced it entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with Endo International plc’s subsidiary, Endo Ventures Limited, for the development of five differentiated, sterile injectable products in the US and Canada.