According to the US FDA, human factors engineering is an essential component of product development for drug delivery and medical devices. The US FDA recommends making it a robust part of the design control process to maximize the likelihood that a new device will be safe and effective for its intended users and use environments.
Noble’s new service for clients, called “Human Factors +” (HF+) delves even deeper beyond the US FDA’s human factors requirements with the “Plus” factor of HF+.
The “Plus” in Noble’s HF+ program comes from Noble’s extensive research and experience in understanding the needs and concerns of patients who have self-administered drug therapies. In addition, Noble can provide clients with “one-stop shopping” through patient training devices and onboarding platforms, training utilization programs, training Instructions for Use (IFU), video programs and product launch strategy programs.
To further bolster our client offerings, a natural next step for Noble was to expand our HF+ team to better meet client needs. With that comes the addition of Aditya Jagannathan in the role of Patient Services New Business Development Manager and Mikey Brogdon in the role of Senior Human Factors Specialist.
Aditya has over 10 years of experience in developing combination products, and eight years of human factors engineering experience. In his new role, he focuses on strengthening and growing the Patient Services business at Noble—which encompasses our HF work.
Prior to Noble, Aditya led human factors, clinical and systems engineering programs at several pharmaceutical and medical device companies. He holds a master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University.
Mikey Brogdon, Senior Human Factors Specialist, is responsible for human factors research and project development in this new role at Noble.
Prior to Noble, Mikey worked as a research consultant, providing Fortune 100 companies with human factors and user experience research consulting services as moderator, lead researcher and project manager. He holds a Master of Science in Human Systems Engineering from Arizona State University.
Aditya and Mikey are integral in their new roles in helping to broaden the existing range of value-added benefits from Noble and Aptar Pharma Services. Noble’s HF+ service complements Noble’s expertise in conceptualization, design and development, mechanical/electrical/software engineering, project management, quality management, manufacturing, commercialization and logistics services as well.
“Noble is proud to be the voice of the patient and to support the patient across every stage of their journey,” said Tim McLeroy, executive director of marketing and patient services, who plays a vital role in bringing HF+ to clients. “We understand how to leverage the application of human factors engineering and we know how to build a better patient experience. Together, HF+ and building a better patient experience are a powerful combination to support product development and FDA approval for our customers and their combination products.”