MDU announces new research at PFS 2017

26th December 2016

Medical Device Usability is pleased to be sponsoring the Pre-Filled Syringes Europe 2017 conference on 18th and 19th January 2017 at the Tara Copthorne Hotel in London. Richard Featherstone of Medical Device Usability will be speaking at the conference on the second day at 10.30am.  Richard will be offering detailed insight from a recent MDU […]

Marlies Havenith joins the MDU team

19th December 2016

Medical Device Usability is pleased to welcome Marlies Havenith to the team as a Graduate Human Factors Specialist. Marlies joined Medical Device Usability in September but was immediately away observing as part of the team in the US for the month of October.  She helped review the data for the study report as well as […]

DDL27 final day

12th December 2016

Day 3 of DDL27 finished with some more technical presentations, including a nice study from Mark Sanders at Clement Clarke in which he showed how incorporation of silver ions in spacers can reduce the problem of aspergillus infection. All in all a successful meeting for us; the focus on human factors has never been higher […]

Drug Delivery to the Lungs (DDL) – second day

9th December 2016

Day 2 started with Dr Steve Newman (one of the world’s leading experts on lung deposition) who (you guessed it) said that inhaler technique is a major contributor to poor lung deposition. I asked him what would happen to lung deposition if a patient was changed to a generic and he said that if the […]

Drug Delivery to the Lungs (DDL) – first day

8th December 2016

A fascinating first day here in Edinburgh at DDL. The interest in inhalers is growing fast, as evidenced by 700 delegates and over 40 sponsoring companies (including Medical Device Usability). The highlight for me was Professor Henry Chrystyn’s talk. He presented the first set of results from the CritiKal study, which is investigating inhaler errors. […]

MDU team joining MIA scheme

5th December 2016

The team at Medical Device Usability are currently taking the relevant courses to become members of the MIA (Medical Industry Accredited) system. The MIA system was launched in 2013 and is sponsored by the Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI).  It is designed to be a partnership between the NHS and the healthcare industry.  Currently […]

Acromegaly study and conference time

2nd December 2016

The last month of 2016 is upon us but there’s still plenty going on for everyone at Medical Device Usability. Earlier this week Phil and Marlies carried out a study on an injection device.  The three-day study was in central London and was focused on the treatment of patients with acromegaly or neuroendocrine tumours and […]