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Drug Delivery for Home Based Chemo Therapy

DRUG DELIVERY FOR HOME BASED CHEMO THERAPY

 

Drug Delivery for Chemo Therapy 

CUSTOMER CHALLENGE

To realize the vision of the company founder to design and manufacture a pre – programmed home based chronomodulated drug delivery system for administering a patient specific profile matched chemo therapy treatment. To achieve the highest reliability and simple to use design while meeting an aggressive cost target as legislated by government and private insurance companies reimbursement policies. The design objectives could not be compromised – a multiple precision solenoid valve control system with bio compatible materials and standard medical tubing connectors, while focusing on patient comfort, highest repeatable performance, and reliability.

NORGREN SOLUTION

FAS designed a precision 8mm media separated solenoid valve with all bio compatable materials of construction and a separate interface base with Luer Lock female tubing connectors, according to moulding norm ISO 594.

The final design allowed our customer to achieve a total weight of integrated valve assembly of < 55 grams and operating power of < 0.35 watts (350 milliwatts). The result for our customer was first to market for this highly innovative first in class patient therapy device.

ENGINEERING ADVANTAGE

Competitive Advantage & Innovation – first to market with a chronomodulated home based drug delivery device

  • Portability – total medical device weighs < 0.3 kgs (0.65 lbs)

  • Energy savings – smaller battery size and longer battery life