Aira auto-injector warms drugs to body temperature
(Credit: Cambridge Consultants)
Rheumatoid arthritis is a joint-swelling disease that can be a real pain. Aside from dealing with the discomfort itself, patients often have to inject themselves with medicine, adding to the pain.
That could become a little less bothersome with an auto-injector concept that warms the drugs to body temperature so they flow more easily.
The Aira by product development firm Cambridge Consultants is a reusable injector that patients can use at home to help treat rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and other illnesses that require biologic drugs.
These genetically engineered proteins usually have to be refrigerated before use, and can be viscous, making the weekly or monthly injections slow and painful.
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