Can Realistic Training Devices Help Make a Blockbuster?

Innovation is vital for survival in the pharma industry. Although huge amounts of time, money and creativity are conventionally spent on the clinical development and commercialization of new drugs, success in the modern marketplace sometimes requires a wider perspective. For example, even the most effective drug won’t find success if patients simply aren’t comfortable [...]

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 [...]

Fear of Self-Injection? 3 Things to Know

Many of us accept that injections are a basic part of medical treatment. But for some, those sharp needles are more than just a source of medicine—they are a source of fear as well. When this condition—also known as “needle anxiety” or “injection anxiety”—occurs among patients who must utilize self-injecting drug delivery during a [...]

Overcoming a Fear of Needles: High-Tech Solutions Help

Annaleise was 10 years old in Australia when she first realized she was afraid of needles. As she grew older, her fear grew to the point where she avoided medical treatment altogether and fell years behind with her vaccinations, according to an ABC News report. Annaleise’s story might not be that uncommon: according to [...]

Solving a Sticking Point With Prescribing Self-Injections

Healthcare providers are able to treat complex and chronic diseases better than ever before thanks to continued innovations in treatment options—but unfortunately for some patients who are uncomfortable with needles, some advanced treatments are required to be injected at home. This poses an additional challenge for healthcare providers to not only help quell patient [...]

Noble, BD Partnership Trains Patients to Use Advanced Drug Delivery Devices

The goal is to improve patient adherence during the “onboarding” process by showing them ways to self-administer new therapies without the supervision of a health care provider. Philosopher Lao Tzu said, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” The venerable quote may well apply to a patient beginning a new medication [...]

Developing Demonstrators to Increase Patient Confidence & Reduce Anxiety

Using Noble’s recent partnership with BD to develop trainers for BD’s UltraSafe™ needle safety technology as an example, Joe Reynolds, Research Manager, Noble, discusses the importance of training devices for the successful onboarding of patients beginning to use self-injected therapeutics, and how Noble’s training devices are designed to be faithful to the look and [...]

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 [...]

Simulating Self-Injection Through Training Improves Patient Onboarding

Although there are many positive changes impacting self-injecting patients, there are also some challenges patients and other stakeholders face, including training decay from lengthy gaps between self-administration, forgetfulness of dosing regime, and fear of the actual injection sensation due to conditioning degradation, explains Joe Reynolds, Research Manager, Design & Engineering, Noble. “These factors could [...]

Noble Announces Smart Injection Pad Training System, to Help Patients Better Understand How to Use Auto Injectors

Noble®, the biopharma onboarding and device training leader, today announces its new Smart Injection Pad, engineered with the latest in multisensory and error correcting technologies. A recent study from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) showcases the need for impactful injection training, as 84 percent of patients did not know how [...]