Needle-Free: A Nurse’s Perspective

According to the CDC, nurses are affected by needle stick injuries more than any other single professional group. We sat down with a nurse who works in a hospital located in the Greater Boston Area to discuss instances of needle stick injuries.

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A Difficult Needle to Thread

Logan Merrill has taken testosterone injections for 6 years. In this piece, Logan talks about his transition and the process of taking his injections.

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Gerresheimer

Gerresheimer and Portal enter strategic partnership to treat chronically ill patients with innovative needle-free drug-delivery solution

Gerresheimer AG is expanding its portfolio of highly-innovative platform technologies for drug delivery. Gerresheimer, a leading provider of healthcare & beauty solutions and drug delivery systems for pharma, biotech and cosmetics, today announced an investment into US-based Portal Instruments, a developer of a next-generation needle-free drug delivery technology. Together, the partners aim at transforming the administration of injectable medicines and improving the patient's experience, especially for those with chronic diseases.

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Investigation into the Feasibility of a 2 mL Needle-Free Injector

The current paradigm of injectable drug delivery has stagnated since the early 2000s. Despite recent innovations, like the launch in Europe of the first electromechanical reusable and connected auto-injector (UCB’s CIMZIA ava Connect® in early 2021), almost all new biologic drugs are launched with specific and undifferentiated self-injection options: a spring-based mechanical auto-injector (e.g., SHL’s Molly® and Ypsomed’s Ypsomate®) and a prefilled syringe, often with attached safety device, (e.g., Becton Dickinson’s UltraSafe Passive™). This now-common set of options only serves two classes of patients well. 

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Needle-Free Iterations

Iterations of Portal’s Needle-Free Drug Delivery

In the consumer tech world, iterations happen very fast,  though most inventions are not ‘one and done’ masterpieces: the Dyson cyclone vacuum cleaner made 5,127 prototypes. In the medical device world, development takes longer because of the appropriate and necessary regulations and need for safety.  Using an agile approach, but with safety and reliability in mind, Portal has made tremendous technological advancement in the development of a next-generation needle-free injector through multiple iterations and prototypes.

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Raising Awareness On The Challenges Of Injections: “My First Injection”

Twelve years ago Jody started getting unexplained pain, swelling and redness in her eyes after having her first child. Shortly after, she was diagnosed with Scleritis, a serious eye disease that is often associated with an underlying autoimmune disorder. Fast forward to today, Jody has started taking weekly injections to ease her symptoms. We sat down with Jody to hear about her first at home injection.

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Precise II Publication

Cambridge, MA, September 28, 2021 - Cambridge, MA – Portal Instruments, developer of the Prime needle-free drug delivery platform, announced that a new clinical study demonstrating patient preference for Prime needle-free injections was published this month in the journal Drug Delivery.

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Patrick Anquetil | ASAP BioPharma Conference

Patrick Anquetil sat down with ASAP Biopharma ahead of his keynote "Alliance Managers Are Bringing Digital Health Innovation" which is slated for 10:20 a.m. EDT on September 28th.

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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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