Drug Development & Delivery - 09/2022
SPECIAL FEATURE – Injection Devices: Three Trends Influencing Development & Delivery
As home health care becomes more essential and more drugs are finding homes in wearable devices, the automation equipment for manufacturing these devices becomes more essential to meet the demands of the market. Manufacturing these complex medical devices is a challenge. The critical dimensions and performance of the devices require an automation partner that understands these constraints and provides a custom solution to meet these requirements. Working with companies from the early stages of a project allows both the product and the automation design to develop together to meet the initial production needs and the long-term high-speed manufacturing requirements with robust, proven designs.
“The biggest concern that needs to be addressed is that failure of a device in the field is not an option,” says Julie Logothetis, President, Kahle Automation. “The biggest challenge to manufacture these devices, as components are becoming smaller and smaller, is the need to feed and assemble along with 100% inspection of the assemblies as part of the manufacturing process.”
Kahle has a portfolio of designs and process solutions for the assembly and packaging of most medical devices and pharma products. Beyond creating an assembly system, Kahle validates the system and transitions the equipment into production.
“When choosing an automation partner, consider the breadth of experience a potential partner has in handling processes and parts of similar size, the flexibility of their design process to think out of the box, and the capability to evaluate process risk coupled with mitigating that risk by verifying concepts up front in a proof of principle or design of experiment,” says Ms. Logothetis. “An automation partner should be solution focused and have demonstratable experience and reputation in the medical and pharmaceutical industry to ensure innovative, robust, timely, and cost-effective results.”
Article excerpt sourced from drug-dev.com, read the full article in: SPECIAL FEATURE – IInjection Devices: Three Trends Influencing Development & Delivery