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Wearable Infusion Systems

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Wearable Infusion Systems
Published: September 1, 2015 Content info:

Infusion Systems for Self-administration

The increasing number of drugs that must be infused is creating a new class of drug delivery devices - devices that can deliver therapeutic drugs in volumes up to 10 mL and higher to ambulatory patients. Wearable subcutaneous infusion systems are targeting the growing need for administering biologicals - a segment that includes monoclonal antibodies, immune modulators and blood factors - that are indicated for chronic conditions. These devices distinguish themselves from syringes and injectors by delivering drug volumes in excess of 1-2 mL for durations that are measured in minutes rather than seconds. Several products in this device class have already reached the market, and recent agreements between device suppliers and pharma companies validate the market need that wearable infusion systems address. We expect wearable infusion systems to achieve and sustain double digit unit growth through the end of the decade.

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A longer life span is expected to translate to a growing number of patients diagnosed with chronic conditions. To counteract the financial and medical infrastructure implications of this trend, pressure from the public sector and managed care organizations will place a premium on therapeutic self-administration, an expectation that is creating an increased interest in routes of administration that are patient-friendly and cost-effective. Pharma company decision makers have come to the realization that for many products, success no longer only depends on the medication itself but also on achieving a consumer-compatible form of packaging and application.

Therapeutic drugs consisting of proteins and peptides present unique drug packaging and delivery challenges. Often the dosing volume required to achieve a therapeutic effect requires the drug to be delivered via infusion, resulting in logistical, cost and safety issues. Drug developers and their delivery technology partners are attempting to address this limitation. The development of wearable devices capable of delivering drug volumes of 2 mL or higher subcutaneously is one promising method. This report examines this new class of devices and analyzes their potential impact on global drug deliver markets through the end of the decade.

What You Will Learn

  • What wearable infusion systems are currently marketed or in development, who are the suppliers, and what are the device specifics?
  • What are the therapeutic markets being targeted by wearable infusion systems?
  • What are the essential design factors, material selection issues, technologies and market development issues for wearable infusion systems?
  • What are the major factors that will drive wearable infusion systems demand?
  • How are wearable infusion systems currently aligned with various drug classes and therapeutic markets?
  • What is the addressable market for wearable infusion systems?
  • What is the expected impact of wearable infusion systems on drug delivery markets?
  • Who are the significant players in this segment? What are their strategies? Who are their alliance partners?

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Executive Summary

Injectable/Infusible Market Segment Dynamics

  • Drug Development Trends
  • Drug Delivery Device Evolution
  • The Trend toward Patient Self-Administration
  • Enabling Technology

Wearable Infusion Systems - Design Factors

  • Volumes and Viscosities
  • Primary Packaging
  • Injection Methodology
  • Patient Interface
  • Injection Technology
    • Piston
    • Rotary Pump
    • Expandable Inner Chamber
    • Expandable Power Supply

Wearable Infusion Systems - Commercial Devices

  • OEM Devices
    • Electronic Disposable
    • Electronic Semi-disposable
    • Mechanical Disposable
  • Captive Devices
    • Electronic Disposable
  • Single Product Devices
    • Neulasta On-body Injector (Amgen)

Wearable Infusions Systems - Near-Term Drug Products

  • Capricor
  • CSL Behring
  • Roche
  • scPharmaceuticals
  • Ferring
  • SteadyMed

Wearable Infusion Therapeutics - The Addressable Market

  • Inflammatory Autoimmune Diseases
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cardiovascular
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Metabolic Diseases
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Reproductive Health
  • Upper Respiratory Diseases

Market Factors

  • Self-Administration and Patient Compliance
  • Regulatory Guidance and Product Approvals
  • Drug Product Differentiation/Marketability

Company Profiles

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