National Psoriasis Awareness Month: Grace’s Story

August is National Psoriasis Awareness Month. To bring awareness to the illness and injection challenges, we spoke with Grace Vasher and learned about her personal journey with Psoriasis. Grace is a nineteen year old college student studying elementary education.

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Raising Awareness On The Challenges Of Injections: Men and IVF

Many men watching their significant others go through infertility treatment feel hopeless. Listen to this patient tell a story about what one man does to help cope with the stress of administering injections.

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Co-Op Experience

Many undergraduate students get the opportunity during their college years to complete a summer internship. Others participate in a Co-Op; a 6-month long internship where students are able to fully immerse themselves in a full-time employment position to better understand their place in the workspace. This allows students to further explore desired fields before graduation. This year Portal Instruments had three Co-Op students working in departments from software engineering to marketing and strategy.

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Raising Awareness on The Challenges of Hormone Replacement Injections

The National Transgender Discrimination Survey Report on Health and Health Care recorded at least 80% of transgender people have either taken gender-affirming hormone therapy (GAHT) or want to take GAHT at some point.¹ We sat down to learn from Joelle Jacoski about the drug delivery challenges of taking GAHT. 

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The Realities of IVF Treatment

There is never a perfect time to take an injection. Hear Emily talk about the challenges of taking IVF injections while outside the comfort of home.

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What You Need to Know About Needle-Free

Needles are a 150-year-old technology. The world around us is rapidly evolving but drug delivery has not made the same technological strides that other medical devices have. Portal Instruments is looking to change that with a highly innovative needle-free drug delivery injector, designed to improve the patient’s experience. Trying new things can be intimidating, so we asked a group of people what they wanted to know about needle-free drug delivery.

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Raising Awareness on Infertility

In the US, approximately 12% of women age 15 to 44 have trouble getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term.¹ To honor National Infertility Week we sat down with Myra, an infertility nurse from Boston, Massachusetts, to talk about the hardships and joys associated with infertility treatment. 

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Non Compliance and Needle Fears

With the COVID-19 vaccine becoming more readily available, there is the outstanding question of how many people will get vaccinated and will it be enough to help society as a whole achieve herd immunity. Although a vaccine may be the path to regain a life of normalcy, a December New York Times survey found that 25% of all Americans “probably or definitely would not take a coronavirus vaccine.”

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Portal Instruments partners with The Sumaira Foundation (TSF) for NMO

The Sumaira Foundation for NMO (TSF) and Portal Instruments are pleased to announce their partnership as of March 2021. Portal Instruments and TSF share a joint vision of creating a better experience and improved treatment options for patients diagnosed with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder.

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