“For 25 years I never fully embraced sticking needles into my body, but I did what I had to do. I hoped for a better way, feeling guilty about dreading something I knew was a blessing. Every time I sat down to inject I thought, “This medicine will help me feel better.”  

 

My first reaction (when I heard of Portal Instruments) was that I was diagnosed too soon! Imagine if this technology was around years ago. All of the stress and anxiety I experienced would never have happened.”

– Multiple Sclerosis patient, February 25, 2019


We are pleased to share some of our recent news with you. We hope we see you at BIO in Philadelphia, at Drug Delivery West in CA or if you’re in Cambridge, MA, we would love to have you stop by our office.

 

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Recent Updates:

BIO 2019 in Philadelphia, June 3-6. Come by to see a demonstration of our needle-free injector and experience first hand how Portal is disrupting the drug delivery space (booth #345).

Drug Delivery West 2019 in San Francisco, May 6-7. Our very own David Siet will be speaking on May 6 about the implications of drug-delivery when transitioning to home-based therapies. Stop by to say hi.


Recent Highlights:

  • Portal is excited to share that we have transitioned from the Design and Development phase of our product development into rigorous testing, also known as Verification and Validation. This testing includes performance, environmental, clinical, and user testing to demonstrate that our needle-free injector works as designed and meets customer requirements and regulatory standards — all important information for our FDA filing and ensuring we deliver a world class product to patients.
  • We have ramped up our manufacturing capabilities. We have two main manufacturing lines: one for our reusable injectors and the other for disposable cartridges. Both lines are producing the many injectors and thousands of cartridges to support clinical studies.
  • Earlier this year, we were at PharmaPack in Paris, a premier event that brings together pharma packaging and the drug delivery industry on a global scale. Andrew Coats, VP of Engineering at Portal alongside Dr Wenzel Novak, Sr. Global Director Business Development at Gerresheimer, led a discussion on the considerations for developing a custom primary container.

Portal in the Community:

  • We believe that we can effect change by dedicating time and energy to move the community forward. Earlier this year, we volunteered with the Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services and their food distribution service.
  • Our next event is the Greater Boston Takes Steps walk, an annual fundraiser organized by the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation to raise awareness and funds to further research in Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. If you are in town or local, come be a part of our team! We would love to see you there.