The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Noble’s Autoinjector Training Device
With rates of chronic illnesses like diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis expected to skyrocket, patient adherence and confidence in drug-delivery devices will be critical. Noble develops multisensory autoinjector training device that mimic commercially available autoinjectors’ appearance, feel, and actuation forces.
Noble’s research revealed that injection trainer lower patients’ anxiety and increase device adherence. Reynolds explains how and why.
Noble’s trainers replicate drug delivery devices’ appearance, feel, and function to help patients gain confidence in their medication regimen. In addition, some of the company’s more advanced products have intelligent features that track errors and reminders and provide other valuable patient support functions like training history and injection schedules.
For example, the Orlando-based company developed a gripable sleeve for pharmaceutical autoinjector pens, making it easier for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients to handle and perform self-injections. The sleeve helps to reduce the fear of needles, improve patient outcomes, and enhance the user experience by making it more comfortable to hold and use.
Noble also has an innovation that allows a manufacturer to add a new drug to an existing prefilled syringe without needing costly and time-consuming device revalidation. This technology is used with a device app to collect and analyze real-time patient data on usage and injection history to monitor adherence and assist the pharmaceutical company in optimizing its therapy regimen.
Patients who use drug delivery devices at home face the potential risk of incorrect administration techniques and device errors, which could lead to missed doses or incomplete treatments. This is why Orlando-based Noble designs a multisensory autoinjector training device and user onboarding programs to improve adherence rates and help patients achieve better health outcomes.
Noble recently developed a grip-able sleeve for pharmaceutical autoinjector pens, which makes the device easier to hold and more ergonomic to handle. The sleeve was designed for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) clients who wanted to increase the ease of handling their medication delivery device to improve patient safety and health outcomes.
Noble has also recently launched AdhereIT, a connected technology that transforms traditional trainers and self-injection devices into smart add-ons. AdhereIT allows for a more intuitive and user-friendly onboarding experience while collecting valuable data, including training, injection, and adherence information. It can be paired with smartphones to provide real-time patient feedback, guidance, and critical alerts and reminders.
Noble’s autoinjector training device provides a realistic injection experience for patients. They help shape the device design, manufacturing, and onboarding processes for combination products and enable the collection of valuable patient data.
One of the most important considerations for designing an autoinjector is its ease of use, particularly for patients with minimal medical training (Stauder et al., 2014). This is especially true for older people, and using injection devices can be problematic for them to grasp.
Noble International has designed a resettable injection training device that can be used multiple times. The trainer features the exact external dimensions of an actual pen injector,r including the needle shield and actuation button. It can track the user’s interactions with the device to collect valuable training and injection data. This data can be accessed by the patient and used to provide timely feedback and scheduling reminders.
Ease of Use
One study found that more than two-thirds of patients who self-inject reported that having an autoinjector training device to practice with would decrease their anxiety. A further 90 percent said that a trainer is critical.
An autoinjector training device allows patients to simulate the injection procedure with a real-life commercial autoinjector or prefilled syringe device, allowing them to practice before injecting themselves. The device can also have features such as a scrolling ribbon as a visual progress indicator and a clicker track to signal that the simulated injection process is audibly progressing.
Noble, an Orlando-based firm that makes drug delivery training devices for several pharmaceutical firms and original equipment manufacturers, has recently been working with BD to develop a new product. The training device mirrors two of BD’s injection devices and helps health professionals, caregivers, and patients practice using them. It also collects valuable patient data and includes an easily molded rubber sleeve that makes the device easier to grip for patients with reduced dexterity caused by rheumatoid arthritis.