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Delivery Systems

Drug product delivery systems can provide comfort, ease of use and reliability—especially automated systems like West’s SmartDose® platform. This section presents papers on manual and automated delivery systems and trends in this rapidly-growing area.

Putting Patients First:  Innovating Drug Containment and Delivery. 

C. Henshall.  ONDRUGDELIVERY.COM, 10-14 (2017)

Abstract:

This article reviews the benefits of wearable delivery devices – in particular the West SmartDose® product. 

Link: http://www.ondrugdelivery.com/publications/75/West.pdf


Pre-filled syringes:  a review of the history, manufacturing and challenges. 

G. Sacha, et al.  Pharmaceutical Development and Technology, 20 (1), 1-11 (2015)

Abstract:

This is an excellent review of the development of pre-filled syringes, and the benefits they provide.  Included is a discussion of materials of construction, including polymer-based products (e.g., with Daikyo Crystal Zenith® cyclic olefin polymer)

Link: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/10837450.2014.982825


Drug Delivery & Formulation 2016 in Review

Josef Bossart, Ph. D., PharmaCircle LLC

Abstract:

This presentation discusses trends in the drug pipeline – in particular the influence of biologic drug products.  Necessarily coupled to biologic drug products is the need for injection technologies that facilitate ease of use, and compliance. Consideration of injection technologies must be made early in the drug product development process to ensure the ability to successfully deliver products.

Link: Bossart PharmaCircle Presentation DCAT 2017-03-22


 Drug Delivery Systems for Biopharmaceuticals. 

A. Siew.  BioPharm International, 28 (8), 14-19 (2015)

Abstract:

In this article, industry experts discuss the merits of pre-filled syringes and automated delivery systems.

Link: http://www.biopharminternational.com/drug-delivery-systems-biopharmaceuticals?pageID=2


Injecting Highly Viscous Drugs

A. Fry.  Pharmaceutical Technology, 38 (11) (2014)

Abstract:

This article discusses the issues in delivering highly viscous parenteral drug products, such as biologics.

Link: http://www.pharmtech.com/injecting-highly-viscous-drugs