Drug Delivery Device Conference
The drug delivery device industry is growing worldwide as more countries adopt higher standards of care and the average age of the global population increases with concurrent demand for more medication. With the advent of the new US healthcare program there is a combination of increased demand alongside a requirement to cut the costs of treatment, which has reached back into the pharmaceutical and medical manufacturing supply chain. Thus designers, manufacturers and hospitals are all looking for top quality, fail-safe devices at the lowest cost.
To debate these issues and highlight the latest research, AMI is organizing the international Polymers in Drug Delivery Devices 2014 conference, to be held on September 16-17 at the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue in Philadelphia, PA, USA. Professor David Jones of Queens University in Belfast has reviewed the issue of drug-polymer interactions and will give the opening address. Many medical devices are now a combination of drug delivery and another function: Johnson & Johnson has used absorbable polymers in devices and drug delivery. Industry suppliers of degradable polymers for drug delivery include DSM Biomedical and Foster Delivery Science.