A NOVEL PREFILLABLE SYRINGE WITH A GLASS PRIMARY CONTAINER BUT NO NEED FOR EXTREME THERMAL REFORMING
Stephen Shue introduces a proprietary prefillable syringe, the SMPFS, whose novel glass-tube-plus-plastic-sheath design enables the use of a standard glass tube primary drug container, but avoids the need for the extreme thermal reforming process that conventional glass prefillable syringes must undergo.
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.
Allison Strochlic and Andrea Dwyer discuss the often overlooked aspect of a combination product user interface: the packaging. With a specific look at injection devices, the authors cover how to perform proper human factors testing of a combination product’s packaging, and the advantages doing so can confer to a project.
Lars Keinicke Hansen; Chiara Mussoi and Odra Pinato describe how the streamlining of processes and harmonisation of products and services can better serve pharmaceutical companies. A case study highlights how a unique combination of expertise in automation and glass primary packaging benefited pharma giant Merck Serono in a recent project.