Living with Asthma or COPD? Easy-to-Use Inhalers are a Priority

People living with asthma or COPD are often prescribed medications delivered with a device called an inhaler as part of their treatment. Some of the most common types are called dry powder inhalers and pressurized metered dose inhalers. So what are the key features patients and doctors are looking for in these devices? This [...]

Realistic Pulmonary Delivery System Trainers: Benefits for Patients, Physicians and Pharma

The use of training devices has been shown to improve correct inhalation device technique in patients. In this article, Craig Baker, Executive Vice-President, Noble, discusses the prevalence of improper use and how addressing this issue via training devices is of benefit to manufacturers, healthcare providers and patients. http://www.ondrugdelivery.com/publications/85/Noble.pdf

Training Patients to Self-Inject: Moving the Needle Forward

When a patient is required to self-inject their medication, they may be apprehensive during the initial few months, known as the onboarding period. As recently reported in Healthcare Packaging, Noble — a developer of patient-centric, advanced drug delivery system trainers custom-built for the world’s leading biopharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers—is taking steps to ease their [...]

Noble Announces Global Collaboration with BD to Provide Advanced Patient Onboarding Solutions for Line of Safety and Shielding Systems

New collaboration exemplifies combined commitment to improve patient safety and confidence Noble®, a leader in biopharmaceutical onboarding and device training, today announces a global collaboration with BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company, for developing patient onboarding solutions including demonstration devices. Through this collaboration, Noble will leverage its onboarding training [...]

Should You Develop a Training Device for Your Next Product?

Demand for training devices could see an uptick, and for good reason. A number of recently published studies show that use of a training device can have a positive impact on reducing patient errors. "Our studies have shown gains in patient confidence as well as reductions in anxiety," Joe Reynolds, research manager for Noble [...]

Building in Education – Multisensory Training for Patients

As FDA works to ensure medical device safety and effectiveness, the agency is urging manufacturers to utilize human factors engineering during product design. After all, FDA’s Quality System Regulation on Design Controls “implies” the need for human factors, pointed out Molly Follette Story of FDA’s CDRH/ODE in a June 2012 Webinar with RAPS. And [...]

Special Delivery – Challenges and Opportunities in Patient Onboarding

The issues of patient safety and device usability have become hot topics in the drug-delivery market as healthcare costs continue to rise, while adherence rates have fallen to 50 percent. This strain on the healthcare system has led to stricter regulations and scrutiny for companies bringing new biologic or biosimilar products to market. Many [...]