Napoleon Monroe asks why connectivity has failed to advance rapidly, and argues that many stakeholders can benefit if the adoption of connectivity for drug delivery can be accelerated. While this article will centre on pharmaceutical combination products, the essential points also relate more broadly to pharmaceuticals and medical devices.
In the context of the growing shift in emphasis from improving adherence to the better outcomes that can arise from doing so, Iain Simpson discusses why connectivity is becoming increasingly important in injectable drug delivery, and how it can benefit patients, providers and pharmaceutical manufacturers.
Ramin Rafiei argues that connected therapeutics – the augmentation of drugs through sensors and connectivity – are now a clinical source for real-world data and provide an opportunity to bridge the efficacy-to-effectiveness gap. This next frontier in drug delivery, powered by connected therapeutics, will be data-driven, personalised, outcomes-based and accessible.
As Biocorp prepares for the market launch of its connected injector pen add-on, Mallya, Eric Dessertenne and Arnaud Guillet share insights about key steps in the company’s development. The article discusses the many partnership Biocorp has entered in to, and includes a mini-interview with Sergio Monti, Plant Manager for one such partner, V.A.R.I.
In this interview, Dr Despa and Mr McClure discuss BD’s approach to connecting devices in its portfolio to meet patient, pharma and other stakeholder requirements. Their discussion focuses in particular on safety and security, highlighting the connected wearable injector, BD Libertas™ with Smart Option, as an example.