DEVICE STUDY – The Intuitiveness, Ergonomics & Usability of the Credence Companion® Safety Syringe: A Formative Study
John A. Merhige, MEM, and Lisa Caparra, RN, present an informative human factors study to evaluate and assess the intuitiveness, ergonomics, and usability of the Credence Companion® Staked Safety Syringe.
TRAINING DEVICES – Best Practices & Considerations in Developing Effective Training Devices for Injectable Healthcare Markets
Joe Reynolds says training devices are often used to create consistent onboarding experiences for patients through the use of novel technologies and mechanisms that fully simulate the mechanical aspects of the injection experience. And while these devices appear to be fairly simple at first glance, numerous design and engineering challenges must be addressed.
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin spoke with some of the world’s leading device developers about their current injection technologies and how their devices are addressing the current trends and opportunities in the industry.
Lilli Zakarija, MSME, MBA, explains that in order to conduct a successful V&V on the intended combination product, the key is to understand that the V&V testing is not an isolated activity and task.
Lilli Zakarija, MSME, MBA, cautions that while OTS devices are already “developed” and on the market, they should still go through the device development design control process from the perspective of the combination product, and then let the design control process determine if the device meets the specific requirements of the CP.
Bruce K. Redding, Jr, CEO and Founder of TSI, discusses the importance of developing a new tool for enhanced drug delivery, but also a means to reduce the time-to-market for new formulations while also expanding the number of drugs that can be delivered transdermally.
SPECIAL FEATURE – Prefilled Syringes & Parenteral Contract Manufacturing: Biologics Present a New Set of Challenges
Contributor Cindy H. Dubin speaks with leading syringe developers and contract manufacturers to discuss how they are overcoming industry challenges and provides a look at some of the innovative advancements in prefilled syringe technology.
Roger Kurinsky, Senior Vice President of Tubular Glass Americas talks about recent strategy shifts, the importance of the US pharma market, and how Gerresheimer’s investments in the US can benefit pharma companies.
PACKAGING SOLUTIONS – New Deep-Drawn Alufoil Container Solves Crucial Packaging Issues for Vital Pharmaceutical Products
Georg Buchinger and Cora Helberg show how the adoption of aluminum containers for pharmaceutical products is a natural evolution of a technology used by packaging leaders since the 1990s, and an ideal prophylactic measure for the growing needs of demanding pharma customers.
ADVANCED DELIVERY DEVICES – How Data Hubs & Smart Devices Are Enabling the Rise of Therapeutic Ecosystems
Stephen Allan discusses how unique collaborations between tech and biotech reflect a new paradigm in how therapeutics are being commercialized and marketed under the new pay-for-performance healthcare model.
EXCLUSIVE ONLINE CONTENT
Hovione Technology, a specialist in development of innovative inhalation device technology, recently announced it has secured global rights to develop and commercialize a new ultra-affordable, multi-use blister-based dry powder inhaler patented by inventor Dr. Klaus-Dieter Beller.
Peter Soelkner says there will always be a wide variety of trends influencing our industry and we see no reason why this will not continue well into the future.
Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. recently announced the US FDA granted approval of its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Enoxaparin Sodium Injection 300 mg/3 mL (100 mg/mL) Multiple Dose Vial (MDV).
Aptar Pharma recently announce that its Bidose nasal spray device was recently approved by the US FDA for a breakthrough therapy in the field of depression.
For pharma and biotech companies both large and small, the challenges involved in the fill and finish process of drugs for clinical development and scale-up continue to present new challenges.