Designs centered around the patient

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An article examining SHL’s patient-centric approach to industrial designs was published in the May 2017 issue of OnDrugDelivery Magazine. The article, “Safeguarding User Needs: The Long-Term Legacy of SHL’s Patient-Centric Designs,” features an in-depth talk with SHL Director of Industrial Design, Jochen Ratjen.

In the article, Ratjen speaks about how SHL has capitalized on its near three decades of experience to design drug delivery devices focused on user needs. This includes the establishment of a “user process,” an initiative that will standardize the methods in which usability and human factors are understood throughout the company and incorporated throughout SHL’s design and development process. SHL has also built a comprehensive user study database, and invested in a brand-new design center featuring an interview studio dedicated to understanding patient needs.

Speaking on his personal journey, Ratjen shares some of his most heartfelt experiences interacting with patients during his career at SHL and explains how these memorable interactions have shaped his understanding of patient-centricity.

To read more about Ratjen and SHL’s long-term legacy of patient-centric designs, download the article HERE, or read it online at ONDrugDelivery.

About SHL Medical

SHL Medical is a world-leading solutions provider in the design, development, and manufacturing of advanced delivery devices such as autoinjectors, pen injectors, and advanced inhaler and wearable drug delivery systems. We offer final assembly, labeling, and packaging solutions for our drug delivery devices, and also provide contract manufacturing and engineering services for the production of complex medtech and industrial products.

With locations in Switzerland, Taiwan, Sweden, and the US, our experienced engineers and designers develop product enhancements and breakthrough drug delivery solutions for pharma and biotech clients globally. Significant investments in R&D has enhanced our broad pipeline of next-generation drug delivery systems that support ongoing innovations in drug development and digital healthcare. This includes advanced reusable and disposable injectors that can accommodate high-volume and high-viscosity formulations and can be enhanced through digital implementations.

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