Needle-Free Drug Delivery Devices: Increasing
Incidence of Needle Stick Injuries Globally Making
Needles Needless in Future
Pills and potions are widely accepted methods of drug delivery in modern day medicine.
However, there is an immense change seen in this trend with specialized delivery devices being
preferred over the traditionally utilized methods. These specialized delivery devices present
safer, more effective methods of administering medication. Fuelled by an increasing demand for
pain-free delivery and faster acting drugs, the drug delivery market is now headed towards a
phase of utilizing needle-free injection systems. The rising transmission of chronic diseases such
as dengue fever, hepatitis viruses, and AIDS and neurological diseases is predicted to stimulate
the growth of needle-free drug delivery devices market. As per the WHO, in 2014, the diseases
transmitted through the utilization of injections have soared by 20.0% globally, thus propelling
the clinical urgency of developing needle-free drug delivery devices.
Transparency Market Research (TMR), a market intelligence company provides a bird’s eye
view of the market for needle-free drug delivery devices and provides answers to relevant
questions for providing a better understanding of the market.
Q. What challenges have been overcome by utilizing needle-free injection systems?
Needle-free injection systems utilize a liquid drug delivery technology designed to work with
drug formulations already available on the market. This helps in reducing the development costs
and expedites the development cycles of these products. A number of challenges posed by the
traditionally utilized delivery methods have been addressed by utilizing needle-free injection
systems. These include reducing the risk of infections, overcoming the aversion of patients
towards needles, ease of use, painless delivery of drugs, and formulations made for gradually
releasing injected drugs, hence lowering...