Biologic drugs – derived from a microorganism, or plant or animal cells – are one of the fastest-growing segments in the pharmaceutical industry. These products are often used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, diabetes and many other diseases. However, since they are injected or infused, they present challenges to patients – requiring them to make inconvenient trips to specialty healthcare facilities or perform painful self-injections.
CES: The intersection of healthcare and technology
Technology has changed the healthcare landscape, with advancements made in digital health every day. At CES – the global stage for the latest consumer products – we saw ground-breaking products tackling the industrys most pressing challenges and making strides toward a healthier world.
At this years show, we set up our booth inside Eureka Park to show how our materials are shaping the future of these technologies. One way is through the Embr Wave – an intelligent bracelet that helps the wearer feel cooler or warmer by 5 degrees in just a few minutes. Developed by Embr Labs, this wellness wearable features an interface that is injection molded from Makrolon® 2407 polycarbonate.
Product category: mHealth, mobile IT, wireless technologies (Bluetooth, WI-FI)
Connecting to the future of drug delivery
What if the future of drug delivery is here today? A future that ensures life-saving medicine is delivered on-time, dispensed with accuracy, and connects medical providers and pharmacies with patients and caregivers?
A revolutionary drug delivery conceptual device has been designed that meets all of these patient needs and more. And, it was not developed by a healthcare or pharmaceutical company, but by Covestro. Our engineers combined their knowledge of healthcare trends and technologies across industries to develop this concept, which can benefit device manufacturers and patients alike.
The concept stands out with a unique appearance that is unlike any other drug delivery device on the market. Instead, we designed it to be more user-friendly while increasing comfort and patient adherence.
Covestro is among the leading suppliers of premium polymers. Our materials and application solutions are found in nearly every area of modern life. Innovation and sustainability are the driving forces behind the continuous development of our products, processes and facilities.
Covestro develops sustainable solutions to the greatest challenges of our age: climate change, resource depletion, urban expansion, population growth and the resulting increase in awareness of environmental issues. These will inevitably lead to a higher demand for renewable energies, alternative resources, energy-efficient transportation, and sustainable, affordable housing.
Covestro aims to meet this demand with long-lasting, light, environmentally friendly and cost-effective materials, which in many cases are suitable replacements for conventional materials such as steel and glass.
We do so by focusing on innovation and sustainability and by following our objective: "To make the world a brighter place".