Showcasing expertise in device design solutions
Starting with the user is critical in delivering real innovation and value to our devices. Our in-house design engineers generate remarkable solutions to complex device challenges using the latest design development approaches and software.
We offer devices with integrated connected technologies to provide users with the ability to track data relating to their dose history and help improve adherence to their therapy. We have a range of solutions for a variety of requirements and can discuss which type of connectivity option is the right solution.
Manual insertion for subcutaneous injection
Drug delivery devices with manual (physically inserted by the user) needle insertion can offer some benefits over devices with automatic needle insertion. Our wide experience with both these technologies means we can advise on the most suitable solution for you and your patients. Manually inserted devices can typically be more cost effective than auto-insertion devices and can offer more control to an experienced user.
Auto insertion for subcutaneous injection
We have produced many devices with auto-needle insertion technology (needle is inserted by the device) which can help users who are less comfortable when presented with a needle. It allows a wider range of patients to self inject without fear and can provide confidence and reassurance before and during administration. Our range of auto-needle insertion auto-injectors provide a very consistent user experience with our site roaming features further enhancing the usability of our devices.
End of dose indication
Our long experience in drug administration, device design and manufacture has given us an ideal opportunity to develop technologies to address end of dose indication for injection. We offer a range of approaches with both audible and visual indication for your device, including mechanical and electronic methods. We can also provide end of injection process indication which includes hold time after injection. These solutions can be customised to align with your drug administration profile and hold time requirements, helping to optimise injection success.
With a suite of rapid prototyping machines, including 3D printing, we can quickly generate device concepts, test fixturing or simple conceptual assembly fixtures. Having the ability to handle a model of your device at an early stage provides critical information and allows key decisions to be made in the initial phases of the development process. We use various materials and technologies to produce rapid prototypes.
The ability to quickly visualise how a device will take shape is an important factor when making rapid decisions for alternative design directions. With an experienced team of product designers, we can quickly provide visuals for your device concepts, user instructions, user steps or apps using the latest software. We can produce materials from simple sketch visualisations, through to more detailed video quality animations.
Human factors engineering
Our Human Factors (HF) department has many years’ experience in directing device designs to better suit users needs. We have vast experience conducting studies with global user groups to develop instructions for use (IFUs) that are optimised for correct outcomes. Our principal objective is to ensure that the final injection device is safe and effective for use by a diverse range of users – including patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals. Establishing product requirements starts early in the concept phase of product development by using HF best practice and insights from formative testing and customer research, to deeply understand and influence the user-interface.
We have experience developing apps to help instruct and facilitate the user experience with our connected devices. We can incorporate your device instructions, drug information or any other needs you may have into an app, ensuring it is optimised for both device and user performance.
Design for manufacture (DfM)
Our expertise in design for manufacture is brought into all aspects of our device designs. From in-house device design through to manufacturing capabilities, the link between the two is critical to ensure smooth and effective transition into production and scale up manufacturing. With our experience and expertise, we ensure your device developments have this rigour applied from the early stages of device design.
Rigorous, precise and accurate testing of your device will verify that it reliably functions as intended and meets all necessary regulatory standards. Our test engineering expertise and its comprehensive in-house testing facilities mean that you can be confident your device will be brought to market safely, avoiding costly setbacks and delays.