Archive for the ‘Drug delivery’ Category

Nypro Healthcare Preps Glide Pharma Drug-Delivery System for Production Scale Up

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Glide Pharma (Abingdon, UK) has signed an agreement with Nypro Healthcare (Clinton, MA, USA) to complete the design optimisation of its solid-dose needle-free injection device. The Glide SDI pushes a tiny solid dosage into the skin, where it dissolves and releases medication, by means of a handheld spring-powered device. Nypro ...

Surfing Inspires Aerosol Delivery Device

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

For many people, breathing in fresh sea air seems to have a therapeutic effect. It turns out that's clinically true for people suffering from cystic fibrosis (CF). Scientists observing surfers with CF discovered that the inhaled mist of seawater has a beneficial effect on lung problems associated with the disease. ...

Made-in-UK Metal Parts Find Medtech Niche in India

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

One billion, and counting. McDonald's? Try Clamason. This self-described "metal basher" from the West Midlands in the United Kingdom has stamped more than one billion metal parts for Sanofi's wildly successful SoloStar insulin pen. But, arguably even more amazing, is that it is now shipping metal parts to India for ...

Manufacturers Need to See Diabetes as More than Just a Numbers Game

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Guest blog from Sue Reynard, Research Director, Creative Medical Research What sets apart the Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD) conference from other diabetes meetings is its focus on new technologies. The need to make continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) data easier to understand and to develop less obtrusive sensor technology ...

Phillips-Medisize Expands Finland Site

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Phillips-Medisize announced a 60,000-sq-ft expansion to their Kontiolahti, Finland, site. This site focuses on the production of complex drug delivery devices such as inhalers, injection pens and safety syringes. This state-of-the art facility manufactures products from multi component drug delivery devices in prototype form to finished drug delivery devices in a high-speed automated production ...

London Researchers Successfully Deliver Vaccine Using Needle-Free Syringe

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Trypanophobics can rest a little easier today. The Financial Times reports that British scientists have successfully injected an experimental vaccine into mice using a needle-free syringe. "The test is the latest in a series of efforts by drug and medical device companies in recent years to find the holy grail ...

Rhenovia Pharma Files Patents for Electronic Drug-Delivery Patch

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

From the wire: Rhenovia Pharma (Mulhouse, France) has filed two patent applications for RHEpatch, its electronic transdermal patch for people suffering from chronic diseases. Originally designed to deliver drugs to patients suffering from diseases of the nervous system, the RHEpatch has potential to impact the entire health sector, according to the ...

Medtech Week Recap: Researchers Develop Nanoparticles for Drug-Delivery to the Brain

Monday, September 24th, 2012

The brain is a difficult organ to treat with drugs. Doses need to be high enough to penetrate the tissue, but low enough to be safe. Bioengineers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have developed nanoparticles that can infiltrate the brain safely.

Technology Could Improve Drug Delivery with Microcapsules

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Research at Cambridge University could lead to improvements in the manufacturing of microcapsules for drug delivery, according to an article from the Engineer. The researchers created microcapsules that are more susceptible to stimuli, and as a result, they had more control over the release of the drugs. With conventional methods, ...

Rise in Peripheral Vascular Disease Will Spur Growth in Drug-Eluting Balloon Market

Monday, February 13th, 2012

From the wire: Increased levels of obesity and diabetes have caused a sharp rise in the prevalence of peripheral vascular disease (PVD) in recent years and will contribute to the expansion of the drug-eluting balloon (DEB) market, according to a report from GlobalData.

Silk Microneedles Could Improve Drug-Delivery

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

A new silk-based microneedle system developed by Tufts University bioengineers could resolve some of the limitations of microneedle drug delivery, according to a university press release. The research was published online in Advanced Functional Materials last month in advance of publication. The microneedles are biodegradable and biocompatible. They can be ...

Medtech Week Recap: The Year in IVDs

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

IVD Technology Editor-in-Chief Richard Park authored a comprehensive overview of the IVD industry, in which he concludes that the IVD market is resilient and will not be stalled by difficult economic conditions. "IVD manufacturers continue to develop and release faster, more accurate and more-effective diagnostic devices," he writes. ...