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.
Bas van Buijtenen, President of the Aptar Pharma Injectable Division, reviews the past 12 months and assesses what will drive the market in the future.
SPECIAL FEATURE – Injectable Drug Delivery: New Technologies Deliver Biologics & Differentiate Brands
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin reports on a segment of the drug delivery industry that will see its market revenue double in just 5 years in response to a growing need to deliver highly viscous, high-volume drugs.
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