PDA Letter Article

Novel Manufacturing Tech Drives Novel Product Development

by Rebecca Stauffer, PDA

Insulin Pen Prefilled

“Consumer electronics and pharma move at different speeds.” Simon Wilson, Device Development Lead, Pfizer, was referring to an observation that drug products and devices lag behind technological innovations, such as smartphones, during opening plenary talks at the 2017 PDA Universe of Pre-filled Syringes and Injection Devices in Vienna. One could argue that this observation also applies to the manufacturing processes and equipment used to produce today’s prefilled injection products.