October 13, 2014
Driven by trends towards increased use of delivery devices for self-administration, as well as the challenges created by modern biologic drugs, the need to evaluate and develop drug delivery systems in an integrated way, recognizing the needs and challenges of the patient, the drug, the drug container, and the delivery device has never been more critical. West has developed the SmartDose electronic wearable injector with all of those factors in mind. The system developed by West, and available for clinical studies, is based on a Daikyo Crystal Zenith® cartridge system within an electronic injector designed to provide simple and effective self-injection of a larger volume of medication (typically greater than 2mL) over a few minutes. This presentation provides an overview of the technology, focusing on the various steps necessary to create a system which is ready for human clinical studies with drug product, and has been extensively tested to help ensure optimum patient outcomes.
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