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22 Oct 2019

BD Launches innovative two-step disposable autoinjector

BD Launches BD Intevia 1 mL two-step disposable autoinjector – a robust platform device combining autoinjector and pre-fillable syringe in one integrated system.

New solution supports injection of different viscosities and volumes without the need for system customization.

Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) has launched the BD Intevia 1 mL two-step disposable autoinjector, a robust platform device combining autoinjector and pre-fillable syringe in one integrated system.

The device is a 2-step push-on-skin device that is designed to effectively and safely inject a variety of drugs of different viscosities up to 35cP and different fill volumes up to 1mL. The unique design of BD Intevia 1 mL enables the pharmaceutical industry to adopt it for a variety of drugs without customizing the system components. Optimizing combination products can help avoid problems related to poorly integrated systems – such as breakage and incompatibility – that can occur when components are purchased from multiple suppliers. This, in turn, can support costs efficiency and improve time to market.

Peter Nolan, Worldwide President, BD Medical - Pharmaceutical Systems, said: “BD Intevia is a new generation of BD autoinjectors that will help drug manufacturers seamlessly enhance drug delivery experience.”

“For the patient, the platform technology is designed to promote patient ease of use when self-injecting, and it is supported by BD’s worldwide clinical injection expertise harnessing the latest research in drug delivery technology,” he added.

BD Intevia 1 mL disposable autoinjector rigorous patient-friendly design and control point feature enables simple two-step, push-on-skin activation allowing injection control by the patient. It is equipped with feedback indicators that visually show patients when the correct dose has been delivered and simultaneously triggers an audible click, providing the patient with an enhanced experience. These two considerations may enable patient treatment adherence.

In delivering a patient-centric solution, nine BD Intevia 1 mL disposable autoinjectors studies were conducted on a range of user population were evaluated. These focused on the device/user interface to identify and to eliminate or reduce the risk of use errors, so that BD Intevia 1 mL disposable autoinjector can be used safely. The latest validation study concluded that most participants are willing to use or switch to BD Intevia 1 mL disposable autoinjector. Study participants gave high ratings for key product attributes such as overall acceptance and confidence to control start of injection.

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