Self-Administered Ambulatory Subcutaneous Infusion Systems

small form factor subcutaneous infusion systems   Self-administered Ambulatory Subcutaneous Infusion Systems • March 2020  •  SASJ786K  •  $2,850

As currently formulated, a significant number of therapeutic drugs require dosage volumes or possess viscosities well in excess of the upper range for traditional subcutaneous delivery. These drugs are currently delivered via infusion. The demographics of patient populations and the current trend in therapeutic drug development are converging to create an increasingly steep demand curve for infusion. The costs and logistics of this convergence are a major driver of the energy behind small form factor subcutaneous infusion systems. As the adoption of and acceptance of self-administered therapies grows, patients are spending less time with physicians and are playing a greater role in the delivery and management of their treatments. This dramatic shift in healthcare delivery is creating a need for devices that mask an underlying layer of complexity via design initiatives that are patient-friendly.

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Self-administered Ambulatory Subcutaneous Infusion – What You Will Learn

  • What ambulatory subcutaneous infusion systems are currently marketed or in development, who are the suppliers, and what are the device specifics?
  • What are the therapeutic markets being targeted by ambulatory subcutaneous infusion systems?
  • What are the essential design factors, material selection issues, technologies and market development issues for ambulatory subcutaneous infusion systems?
  • What are the major factors that will drive ambulatory subcutaneous infusion systems demand?
  • What is the addressable market for subcutaneous infusion systems?
  • What is the expected impact of subcutaneous infusion systems on drug delivery markets?
  • Who are the significant players in this segment? What are their strategies? Who are their alliance partners?


Summary of Contents

Executive Summary

Injectable/Infusible Market Segment Dynamics

Drug Development Trends

Drug Delivery Device Evolution

The Trend toward Patient Self-Administration

Enabling Technology

Lyophilized Drugs/Reconstitution


Subcutaneous Infusion Systems – Design Factors

Volumes and Viscosities

Primary Packaging

Injection Method

Device Electronics


Subcutaneous Infusion Devices – Market Segments

The Cost and Logistical Burden of Out-patient Infusion


High Volume Drugs

Duration Dependent Administration Drugs


Subcutaneous Infusion Systems Device Analysis






SmartDose Preloaded

Unbranded Device

Unbranded Device


E3D Patch Pump



Market Factors

Self-Administration and Patient Compliance

Regulatory Guidance and Product Approvals

Healthcare Economics

Drug Product Differentiation


Market Participant Profiles

Useful Links

Wearables – the Patient’s View