The wearable injectors market is primed for growth following the developments and approvals of recent years.
Although commonly associated with insulin pumps, wearable injectors are only superficially similar. Whereas insulin pumps gradually provide the body with insulin on a constant basis, wearable injectors are designed to deliver up to 50 milliliters of a therapeutic agent at specific intervals before being thrown away.
Unlike insulin pumps, which patients may use for years, wearable injectors are temporary by design.
This difference provides a clear path forward to manufacturers who are interested in developing solutions for this burgeoning industry.
Wearable injectors will soon be the method of choice for doctors to give patients delayed doses of therapeutic biologics. Relying on the patient to self-administer aggravates the risk of non-adherence, as patients may forget the recommended hour or dosage for injection.
The average of multiple studies into non-conforming non-adherence places this risk around 50 percent. This is especially true for patients who aren’t immediately suffering from unpleasant symptoms. It’s very easy for such a patient to simply forget about the treatment they were supposed to administer after 6 hours, or every 24 hours for a week, for example.
For wearable injectors to solve this problem, they need to address three main points:
The Freedonia Group projects that world demand for medical disposables will increase to $273 billion by 2020. One of the motives behind this growth is an increasing capability to make new treatments available in a disposable format.
Wearable injectors are just a small part of this growing market. Manufacturers will need to invest in top-performing plastic assembly equipment rated to match increasing demand for innovative medical products and solutions.
Not only is plastic assembly important for the manufacturer of disposable wearable medical devices, but it is also crucial in the packaging phase.
Since these devices need to adhere to the same sterile clinical conditions enjoyed by other wearable medical devices, manufacturers will need to invest in equipment that offers a scalable, cost-effective way to create tightly sealed medical packaging.
Thermal Press offers heat staking assemblies and solutions for medical packaging using the latest plastics technology.
Originally posted at https://www.thermalpress.com/plastic-assembly-wearable-injectors-market-outlook/
Kevin Dean, President of WSI Net Advantage...
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