Susanna White has worked as a Mechanical Engineer at Oval Medical Technologies for the past five years, where she is involved in the design and test programmes for their innovative polymeric PDC. Much of her work has focused on the study of highly viscous and non-Newtonian drug formulations – using numerical modelling techniques in combination with experimental investigation in order to achieve the most appropriate delivery system for challenging formulations. Susanna graduated from the University of Cambridge with a Masters in Engineering for the Life Sciences.
The limitations of using glass-based auto-injectors, such as contamination, and the need for delivering complex, viscous preparations, have led to a new approach that uses polymeric PDC technology instead. Jonathan Lawson, Jonathan Bradshaw and Susie White look at what polymeric PDCs can offer in making auto-injectors truly patient-centric.