The Future of On-Body Medical Delivery Systems

The Future of On-Body Medical Delivery Systems

On-Body Delivery Systems are medical devices intended to be worn directly or indirectly on the body for the purpose of delivering medication to the patient. On-Body Delivery Systems include devices, such as patch pumps, which are directly affixed to the body of the user, or patient worn systems, which are attached over or under the patient’s clothes but not directly to the skin and intended to provide as sustained or timed delivery of medication. 

Smithers experts Chris Berry and Gareth Wynne recently discussed wearable On-Body Delivery Systems with Medical Plastics News (MPN), including some of the key challenges for laboratory testing and future trends in the physical and functional evaluation of these devices.

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