PDA Letter Article

Moving the Patient to the Forefront

by David Haase, Genentech, and Manfred Maeder, PhD, Novartis

Insulin Pen Prefilled

What does “patient-centric” mean when it comes to an injection device?

It can mean better user-interfaces making devices simpler to use. With more focus on human factors, devices are being designed from the start to be easier to use. As many of our newer drugs serve patients who are older or more physically or mentally impaired, this has become even more important. Training devices to assist patients with proper device use are much more common now.