Nicky Bertollo, Ronan Byrne and Andrew Muddle introduce Pharma Latch – a user-centric angled microneedle patch technology. They discuss its key benefits, such as dramatically increased payload potential, precision, low cost and variable patch-wear times, and highlight how Pharma Latch has the potential to overcome many of the limitations of existing routes of administration for therapeutics and vaccines.
George I’ons discusses the challenges developing connected devices presents to key market stakeholders when it comes to successful rollout and implementation. Additionally, he considers the perspectives of these market players, as well as the patients themselves, with respect to how connected drug delivery devices can help them to better achieve their desired outcomes.
HOW LONG CAN YOU HOLD THE DEVICE AGAINST THE SKIN? INSIGHTS FROM AN EMPIRICAL STUDY USING HAND-HELD AUTOINJECTORS
Andreas Schneider summarises recent empirical work investigating the ability of users of hand-held devices to complete longer injection times effectively. The study provides insights into the effects of injection duration on the force exerted by the user to hold the device against the injection site.