The inherent instability of biological drugs is a limitation that has a direct impact on the drug delivery sector. Therapeutic proteins must either be stored under special conditions or formulated to retain their efficacy from the time of manufacture until they are dispensed. Liquid protein drugs require refrigeration until dispensed. Alternatively, proteins can be formulated as powders (lyophilization) and must be reconstituted prior to injection. Historically, this was accomplished by including a disposable syringe and diluent vial for manual reconstitution. As the number of drugs developed for self-administration has grown, devices that integrate a reconstitution step with the injection step have gained traction. As biological drugs continue to grow in terms of therapeutics and total prescriptions, the impact of specialty devices will increase.
What You Will Learn
• What is the impact of lyophilized injectable drugs on today’s therapeutic market, how are they packaged, and who markets them?
• Who are the suppliers of integrated reconstitution devices, and what is their market impact?
• What are the major factors driving the demand for integrated devices for injectable drug reconstitution?
• What is the relative impact of integrated reconstitution systems to OEM or standalone reconstitution devices and how will this change by the end of the decade?
• What are the essential design factors, material selection issues, technologies and market development issues for drug reconstitution systems and devices?
• What is the role of integrated drug reconstitution systems on drug life cycle management?
• What are the significant economic, technology, and regulatory factors affecting the market for injectable drugs and reconstitution systems in particular?
Integrated Devices for Reconstituting Injectables – Summary of Contents
Drug Reconstitution Market Dynamics
Evolution in Device Design
Product Specific Device Development
Specialty Injection Device Demand Drivers
Chronic Conditions and Self-Administration
The Growth of Biologicals
Formulation and Dosing
Shifting Patient Demographics
Drug Economics, Safety and Compliance
Device Design and Innovation
Technology Market Drivers
Integrated Devices for Reconstituting Injectables
Dual Chamber Cartridges
Dual Chamber Injectors
Dual Chamber Syringes
Wearable Device Automated Reconstitution System
Dual Chamber Syringe & Injector Device Assessments
Therapeutic Segments – Market Data & Forecasts
Other Therapeutic Segments
Device Product Strategies
Managed Care Trends