Inside the magazine
It is difficult to successfully scale-up a product to industrial production and launch, but it is much harder if design fundamentals are not adhered to. Beth Blackburn details the need for setting down requirements early in device development in order to avoid inadvertently undermining a product’s successful commercialisation.
Today’s drug delivery industry is seeing shifting thought in a number of areas, one of which is the move towards design for manufacture. Simon Strothers and Dave Seaward both of 3P innovation, discuss a “better way” for developing drug delivery devices, highlighting design for manufacture, critical quality concerns and mandraulic prototyping.
David Belton highlights an often undiscussed aspect of the move towards connected drug delivery devices, the impact on manufacturing. Using inhalers as a reference point, he runs through several of the concerns and decisions that will need to be addressed for successful mass production of such devices.