Applying Connectivity to Enhance the Training Standard of Care for Self-Injection

The Internet of Things (IoT) and connected devices have transformed our everyday lives, from web-connected televisions and smart kitchen appliances to fitness trackers and home security systems. Similarly, connected medical devices are poised to revolutionise healthcare and drug delivery. The medical technology industry designs and manufactures more than 500,000 different types of medical devices [...]

2020-07-01T12:43:24-04:00July 1st, 2020|AdhereIT, adherence, OnDrugDelivery|

Supporting Improved Patient Onboarding and Adherence With Training Solutions

With more biologics and drug delivery device options entering the market in recent years, pharma companies can decide whether it would be easier for patients to self-inject with an autoinjector or prefilled syringe, depending on drug viscosity and other factors. Some biologics also offer patients and their healthcare providers (HCPs) the ability to choose [...]

The Importance of Training and Onboarding for Intranasal Rescue Therapies

Nasal drug repurposing has seen a real resurgence recently, driven by several factors. From an economic perspective, partners benefit from reduced development costs, intellectual property (IP) creation, increased market share and extended lifecycle. The regulatory pathways, such as the US 505(b)2, sometimes complemented by orphan drug designation, are faster and less complex. It may [...]

Enhancing the Patient Experience for Self-Injection Systems Through Demonstration Devices

Diagnoses of chronic illnesses such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Crohn’s disease and osteoporosis are expected to skyrocket in the coming decade, resulting in growing use of patient-centric drug delivery devices – including autoinjectors, prefilled syringes with safety features, and on-body and respiratory devices. Because of the complexity of injectable treatment regimens, onboarding aids – [...]

Response to News Release from 215 Biopharma KOLs

In the January 2020 edition of STAT News was a news release from 215 biopharma CEOs and industry leaders. The news release leverages 2020 as the beginning of “the dawn of a golden age of medicine [which] will soon have the ability to treat and cure diseases that have long been untreatable and incurable.” [...]

Noble’s Self-Injection Trainers for Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs

Last year, Medgadget heard from Noble International about its smart training devices that educate patients on safe and effective at-home use of prefilled syringes and autoinjectors. At the time, Joe Reynolds, Research Manager at Noble International, shared some use cases for the company’s products, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Since that interview, longitudinal data has proven the efficacy [...]

How Well Are Your Rheumatology Patients Self-Administering Their Medication?

A primary goal of rheumatologists remains alleviating the pain, stiffness and tenderness that mark rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Yet in an era marked by a significant increase in self-injection options, it has become crucial for these HCPs to understand just how well their rheumatology patients are self-administering their medications. Currently, most RA patients undergo a [...]

Training Patients in The Use of Wearable Injectors

Millions of patients worldwide living with rare, debilitating conditions are benefiting from developments in biopharmaceuticals and complex chemical entities as well as novel approaches to drug delivery. For example, many therapeutics administered in a subcutaneous injection are suitable for at-home administration by patients themselves, rather than in a healthcare facility. This includes wearable injection [...]

DermWireTV: Noble Educates on Self-Injection

Participants in a study by the company Noble show that the vast majority of patients—92%—would prefer to bring home a training device to practice with prior to starting self-injection. Noble creates trainers for autoinjectors intended to increase patient confidence and autonomy with self-managed treatments. Watch full clip>