Advances in technology are driving a proliferation of smart connected devices that can store and transmit valuable usage data. In the area of drug delivery, the data can be used to help patient adherence, and also facilitate streamlined communication from patient to health care provider and further.
Combining internal knowledge and experience with active partnerships, SHL has launched a number of initiatives in the digital space for drug delivery systems. The company recently shared its insights in the article “Not Just Another Gadget: Insights into Developing Digital Solutions That Work,” which was published in the June 2017 issue of OnDrugDelivery Magazine.
Emphasizing the patient-centric approach to developing connected devices, the article explores the development of digital health by asking the following key questions:
In addressing the questions, the article notes that a connected device should not be treated as “another gadget that will entertain the user for a few months and then be forgotten.” Rather, digital solutions for drug delivery solutions need to be developed with a thoughtful and weighted approach that is aimed at providing both short- and long-term benefits for patients and stakeholders alike.
Read the article in full HERE, or online at ONDrugDelivery.
SHL is a world-leading solution provider in the design, development and manufacturing of advanced drug delivery devices such as auto injectors and pen injectors. With locations in Taiwan, Sweden and the US, our experienced engineers and designers develop product enhancements and breakthrough drug delivery solutions for pharma and biotech clients globally. Significant investment in R&D has enhanced our broad pipeline of “next-generation” drug delivery systems. These innovative devices include a range of disposable and reusable injectors with fixed or variable dosing, enhanced precision and the ability to accommodate high viscosities.
With over 3,700 staff worldwide, our organization consists of several distinct group companies:
SHL Medical designs, develops and manufactures advanced drug delivery devices, as well as provides final assembly, labeling and packaging services for leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies across the globe
SHL Healthcare develops and manufactures equipment solutions for home, hospital and long term care use
SHL Technologies provides contract manufacturing and engineering services for the production of complex medtech and industrial products
For additional information visit www.shl.group.