Gerresheimer manufactures innovative drug delivery systems as well as medical devices and diagnostic products for brand name customers all over the world. It is a full-service provider covering all stages of the supply chain up to finished CE-marked product, from concept development, industrial design, product development, production equipment engineering, mould engineering and special equipment production to FDA and GMP-compliant large and small series production, assembly, pharmaceutics assembly and filling, sterilization and packaging.
“One of our strengths is that we offer a seamless transition from development to robust mass manufacturing,” said Peter Wallrabe, Managing Director of Gerresheimer Item in Münster, Germany. At Compamed in Düsseldorf, the international trade fair for suppliers and manufacturers of medical technology, Gerresheimer will be demonstrating its expertise in usability engineering, industrial design, product development, mould engineering, automation technology, injection moulding in clean room environments, assembly, finishing, pharmaceutics assembly, packing and filling.
Medical products are becoming increasingly complex. Patients using the products are also getting older, and an increasing number of people are self-medicating in the home. Medical personnel are faced with time constraints and pressure to work more efficiently. Various factors can contribute to mistakes being made in the use of medical products, which is why usability engineering is coming to play a key role. The FDA’s audits today have a stronger usability focus, so Gerresheimer’s specially trained usability engineers work with its customers to incorporate usability considerations at an early stage of the product development process. They analyze users, use context and products that are already available in the market, interview experts, conduct user tests, draw up interaction specifications and perform many other activities. At the end of the product development process, Gerresheimer’s customers don’t just get a medical device that is optimally geared to patient requirements – user friendly, intuitive and safe – but can also be mass manufactured.