Our Aria smart autoinjector is a powerful, flexible, platform, designed for ease of use with a compact form and aligned to key emerging global trends:
- Shifting of healthcare out of hospitals
- Ready for the connected world
- More sustainable solutions
Our Aria smart autoinjector platform has been built around four key patient and customer needs:
A compact size and a familiar look and feel
The Aria smart autoinjector approaches the size and appearance of current market-leading disposable autoinjectors.
Simple sleeve-triggered activation and a large inspection window provide commonality to current single-use devices. The onboard electronics combine illuminated icons with rich, audible sounds to provide clear feedback to users about injection progression and completion, including any further dwell time after the plunger has stopped moving — vital to ensuring successful drug delivery.
As with current disposable autoinjectors, a skin interlock provides needle safety before and after injection. The needle shield can only be released once the cassette is loaded into the device and provides extra protection against needle-stick injuries.
Powerful yet adaptive injection
The Aria smart autoinjector uses a powerful electric motor to drive the plunger rod, allowing the device to deliver a broad range of drug formulations, from 0.2ml to 2.25ml and viscosities greater than 70cP. Unlike springs, this motor maintains full force capability throughout the entire stroke, accommodating changes in liquid properties and friction. Injection speed and profile can also be adjusted, potentially improving user comfort. Finally, the motor control also provides gentle engagement with the rubber stopper, regardless of syringe fill volume and viscosity.
Modular and flexible
Both 1ml and 2.25ml syringes are accommodated within the same cassette. In decoupling the drive and electronics from the syringe cassette, the core technology of the device can be re-used across multiple injections. Amortizing these advanced features across the three-year life of the device can deliver very competitive pricing on a “cost per injection” basis.
Space, waste, and distribution
The cassette, which houses the syringe and is the disposable element of our Aria smart autoinjector, is considerably smaller and uses less material than current single-use autoinjectors. The design results in less waste and less space required for transportation and storage.
A full lifecycle assessment — considering materials of construction, manufacture, distribution, storage, use, and disposal — is currently ongoing and will be released soon.
With built-in Bluetooth communication as standard, the Aria smart autoinjector can connect to mobile phones and tablets. The connection can be used to transfer injection and device data, helping patients monitor and manage their medication. We can offer our own ready-to-go mobile app as a companion to the Aria smart autoinjector. The device could also connect to other mobile apps as developed by our customers or third parties.
Phillips-Medisize played an integral role in the first FDA approval for a fully connected drug delivery device, with a regulated companion digital service. Building upon this experience, the Aria smart autoinjector is developed to integrate into our complete Connected Health Platform solution, allowing our customers to better understand how their medication is used in the real world. This system can also be linked to HCP portals, providing healthcare professionals with historical trending, comparative analysis, and real-time data to better understand how patients take their medication in real-world conditions.
Insert the cassette, remove the cap and press the device against the skin to start the injection.
Clear audio-visual indication of dose progression and completion.
Remove and discard the cassette in a sharps bin.
Learn more about the Aria smart autoinjector's capabilities and our industry research.