West Pharmaceutical Services. has filed a patent for an infusion set adapter that connects to an infusion set for delivering medication. The adapter includes sensors to detect various characteristics and a controller to process the information received. The patent also covers methods of operating the infusion sets and adapters. GlobalData’s report on West Pharmaceutical Services gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on West Pharmaceutical Services, Wearable drug delivery devices was a key innovation area identified from patents. West Pharmaceutical Services's grant share as of January 2024 was 51%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Infusion set adapter with sensors for medicament delivery

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: West Pharmaceutical Services Inc

A newly filed patent (Publication Number: US20240024572A1) describes an infusion set adapter designed to enhance the functionality of infusion sets used for delivering medication. The adapter includes a housing with a retention member for connection to the infusion set, a controller powered by a power source, and a sensor that can be a priming sensor, proximity sensor, or connection sensor. The priming sensor detects the presence of medication in the cannula, while the proximity sensor measures characteristics of the infusion site, and the connection sensor detects the distance between the adapter and the infusion set.

Additionally, the patent details features such as multiple retention members on the adapter, a resilient retention member for easy connection to the infusion set, a needle for piercing the infusion site, a needle sensor to detect characteristics of the needle tip, and a needle guard with a sensor for monitoring its position. The adapter can also include a removable interface adapter with a retention member. The patent further describes an infusion set with similar features, including a housing, cannula, needle, needle guard, controller, power source, and various sensors. The controller can trigger notifications based on signals from sensors like the priming sensor or proximity sensor. The infusion set can be secured to the infusion site using adhesive and is designed to create an aperture for the cannula to be inserted. The patent also mentions the option for the infusion set adapter to be separated from the infusion set for sterilization purposes.

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