Nycomed Preobox system

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Osteoporosis compliance device development

The high cost of a new self-injected osteoporosis pharmaceutical was the focus of a project for Nordic company Nycomed. The aim was to help encourage users to comply, over a lengthy course of self-administered treatment when no immediate improvement would be felt. An electronic compliance case was considered, but would be developed as a MkII product. This case was developed in-time for the launch of the new drug.

The product was fully defined in ProENGINEER 3D CAD and it was manufactured in the Far East by a company we have used extensively over the past 15 years. (Developed whilst at Pearson Matthews).

The Design Process…

Nycomed concept sketch

Nycomed concept sketch

Early concepts and layouts were developed via 2D sketches.

Nycomed concept foam model

As the design was developed in 3D CAD, foam models were developed to understand the form and volume of the product. We finalised the design fully in 3D CAD and prepared a package of component and assembly drawings for the toolmaker. We worked with the toolmaker confirming all the details on the Tool GA, ensuring elements such as the gate and the ejector pins were positioned to our requirements.

Injection moulded components

We selected the Far East manufacturer for the product and managed the manufacturing stage of the project. The product was validated and delivered directly from the manufacturer to the customer.

 

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