It is predicted that the worldwide market for injectable drug delivery technologies will reach $43bn by 2017, with much of it based on drivers such as the rise of biologics and biosimilars, as well as continuously improving patient compliance.
Accordingly, the need for a range of innovative delivery devices to accommodate such growth is now more evident than ever and device manufacturers have to further innovate in the key areas of mechanical, industrials and manufacturing designs. To showcase each of these key design areas and connect with our customers in an even more interactive way, SHL will be exhibiting at our Innovation Bar at Booth #64 at PDA’s 2013 – The Universe of Pre-filled Syringes & Injection Devices in Basel, Switzerland from 5-6 November.
SHL’s theme at the 2012 PDA Event was Inspiring Integration, which focused on the importance of integrating services in the areas of development, capabilities and final assembly for drug delivery devices. As a follow up, SHL will be introducing Inspiring Innovation as this year’s PDA theme, more specifically, in the three key design areas mentioned above. To further highlight our determination to introduce new innovative ideas to our customers, SHL will have a special ‘Innovation Bar’ by our booth with individual stations to showcase our design expertise. A demonstration station will also be set up where our latest devices will be displayed and demonstrated.
Commenting on this year’s event attendance, marketing director Steven Kaufman said: "This is the first time we’ve exhibited at any conference in this fashion. We hope that through our unique choice of exhibition area, our customers can see that we are a company that is always looking for new innovative ways, whether it’s within our device and manufacturing designs or even just how we present ourselves at conferences.
"Our goal at this year’s event is to interact with customers by demonstrating not just our devices but highlighting in a more tangible manner how we excel in mechanical, industrial and manufacturing designs. We’ve also been investing heavily in high quality manufacturing equipment for key areas such as moulding, tooling, automation and metrology, and expanding our production capacity, we welcome existing customers and potential customers to ask these changes mean for them."
SHL recently reached a new milestone of 2,000 staff in Taiwan (2,500 globally) as a result of recent expansion and investments in manufacturing capabilities to ensure surplus capacities are always readily available to respond to customer needs in a timely manner.
SHL’s Innovation Bar and Booth (#64) can be found at the 2013 PDA Europe next to the entrance to the main conference speaking area.