Biocorp and BD partner in connected drug delivery devices

(AOF) – Biocorp, a French company specializing in the development and manufacture of medical devices and drug delivery systems, and BD announce that they have signed an agreement to use connected technology to monitor treatment compliance self-administered drugs. They will explore the possibilities of combining Biocorp’s Injay® technology with the BD UltraSafePlusTM passive needle guard to help biopharmaceutical manufacturers capture and transmit data related to self-administered injections.

Aimed to support biopharmaceutical companies in their efforts to improve adherence to injectable treatment, the two companies will integrate Biocorp’s Injay® technology – a solution designed to capture and transmit injection data to using Near Field Communication (NFC) technology – the BD UltraSafe Plus™ Passive Needle Guard System used with prefilled syringes.

“We are combining Biocorp’s expertise in the development and commercialization of connected drug delivery devices with our existing portfolio of advanced injection drug delivery systems,” said Matthew Schabacker, vice president and general manager. of Advanced Drug Delivery Solutions at BD.

Biocorp’s Injay® device is a simple and cost-effective connected solution designed to track the use of pre-filled syringes in clinical studies or routine care. Using NFC technology and specific sensors to identify the product, it can confirm a complete injection and automatically transfer this information to a smartphone.

The global connected medication delivery market is expected to experience double-digit growth rates over the next decade – fueled by the shift from healthcare facilities to home care and the increased prevalence of self-administered therapies.

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