Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Injection Devices Evolving to Increase Capabilities


Injection Devices Evolving to Increase Capabilities and Market Share

Greystone Research Associates Examines New-Generation Syringes and Injectors and their Impact on the Injectable Drug Sector

(Amherst, NH) – The injectable drug sector has seen a marked increase in the level of device sophistication, patient-centered design, and drug/device integration, as specialty syringes and specialized injection devices proliferate in response to the safety and economic challenges posed by therapeutic injectables. Much of the activity in device evolution is being driven by the trend toward patient self-care as the administration of injectables moves increasingly from practitioner offices and healthcare facilities to patient homes.

As new drugs become available for the treatment of an expanding list of health conditions, drug developers have increasingly pursued packaging and delivery options that simplify the administration process and increase the efficiency and reliability with which the drug can be introduced into the patient. For injectable drugs, this pursuit has led to accelerated progress in injection device design, creating new opportunities and choices for drug marketers.

As injection device design evolves to address the needs of users and drug developers, a number of features have appeared that improve the drug administration experience. These enhancements include variable dose autoinjectors, dual chamber variable dose pen injectors, prefillable safety syringes, dose memory devices, tamper evident prefilled syringes, small form factor disposable autoinjectors, and prefilled needle-free injectors. On the horizon are more dramatic developments that include technology that will allow actuator-enabled needle-free injectors to be programmed to meet the needs of specific therapeutic drugs or patient profiles.

In terms of growth, prefilled syringes will continue to experience year-on-year unit growth of between 10 and 12 percent. We expect prefilled syringes to reach 4.75 billion units globally in 2016. Autoinjector growth will be slightly higher, as a growing list of therapeutic drugs supplied in prefilled syringes are bundled with autoinjectors and an increasing number of patients are introduced to autoinjectors as price points decline. The growth of pen injectors will decline slightly, as pressure from lower-cost feature-rich autoinjectors capable of accepting standard 1 mL prefilled syringes impacts pen demand in certain chronic disease segments. For needle-free injectors, prefilled devices will be the bright spot, as the success of Sumavel DosePro encourages other drug developers to consider this delivery device option, in particular for injectables indicated for pediatric patients.

A comprehensive analysis of advanced devices for injectables is included in a new and comprehensive report. The report – Advanced Devices for Injectable Drugs - includes assessments of devices, device features and injectable drug therapeutic markets, analysis of market factors, and profiles of market participants.

More information is available at
http://www.greystoneassociates.org

About Greystone

Greystone Research Associates is a medical technology consulting firm focused on the areas of medical market strategy, product commercialization, venture development, and market research. We assist medical and healthcare market participants in achieving their business objectives through the creation of detailed development strategies, product commercialization programs, and comprehensive market and technology research and analysis. Our market research publications are designed, researched and written to provide timely and insightful information and data on focused market segments, with the aim of providing market participants with the essential knowledge to refine and execute their marketing plans and financial targets.


Source: Greystone Research Associates

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Research: ‘Ageing Well’ Science Challenge Launched

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today launched the Ageing Well National Science Challenge, confirming initial funding of $14.6 million. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Govt Resisting Pressure To Pump More Cash Into Solid Energy

Prime Minister John Key says it is “not the government’s preferred option” to make a fresh capital injection into the troubled state-owned coal miner, Solid Energy, but dodged journalists’ questions at his weekly press conference on whether that might prove necessary... More>>

ALSO:

Lagest Ever Privacy Breach Award: NZCU Baywide Accepts “Severe” Censure In Cake Case

NZCU Baywide says that once it was found to have committed a breach of a former staff member’s privacy, it had attempted to resolve the matter... the censure and remedies for its actions taken almost three years ago are “severe” but accepted, and will hopefully draw a line under the matter. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: PayPal Stops Processing Mega Payments; NZX Listing Still On

PayPal has ceased processing payments for Mega, the file storage and encryption firm looking to join the New Zealand stock market via a reverse listing of TRS Investments, amid claims it is not a legitimate cloud storage service. More>>

ALSO:

Housing Policy: Auckland Densification As Popular As Ebola, English Says

Finance Minister Bill English said calls by the Reserve Bank Governor for more densification in Auckland’s housing were “about as popular in parts of Auckland as Ebola” would be. More>>

ALSO:

Crown Accounts: NZ Government Deficit Smaller Than Expected In First Half

The New Zealand government's operating deficit was smaller than expected in the first six months of the financial year, as the consumption and corporate tax take rose ahead of forecast in December, having lagged estimates in previous months. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news