42 TechnologyCase StudiesDeveloping needle-free drug delivery systems

Developing needle-free drug delivery systems

Glide Pharma specialises in developing solid dose injectors and technologies for delivering biological medicines through skin.

The approach is easy, safe and more convenient than traditional methods, but also opens a wide range of therapeutic options for new and existing treatments.

42 Technology worked closely with Glide to improve understanding of the delivery system and on key development projects such as:

  • Identifying an expert associate to help understand skin properties and penetration issues
  • Designing a measurement device to determine skin properties over a range of forces, velocities and dosage forms
  • Identifying novel methods to monitor and improve dosage form strength and manufacturability
  • System modelling to determine important system parameters

“Working with 42 Technology has provided a valuable insight into a number of key issues regarding the system performance. They have helped with a number of concepts and improvements to the technology.”

Dr Charles Potter, CTO at Glide and inventor of the technology