Sensile Medical has developed a wearable micro-infusion pump for EVER Pharma under the brand name D-mine®.
The pump recently received European CE certification and has already been launched in several European countries.
The compact, patient-friendly infusion pump is used for the continuous subcutaneous administration of drugs to treat Parkinson’s disease (PD). The first micro pump from Gerresheimer subsidiary Sensile Medical to be available on the market, it gives PD patients greater independence in their day-to-day lives.
The D-mine® pump is used to administer apomorphine in the advanced stages of PD treatment. Simple handling, safety and ease-of-use were the main aims behind the development. The compact design is down to Sensile Medical’s special micro-rotation pump technology and is straightforward to use thanks to an intuitive menu interface.
General manager at EVER Pharma Georges Kahwati said: “In developing the EVER Pharma D-mine® pump for treating Parkinson’s disease, we have completed a very challenging project with a tough set of requirements.
“This product signals clearly that EVER Pharma is committed to focusing on the needs of patients and providing them with customised solutions and innovative medical products.”
CEO of Sensile Medical Derek Brandt said: “With EVER Pharma’s successful market launch, Sensile has delivered an ambitious project with highly innovative user requirements.
“Parkinson’s patients now have an innovative solution at their fingertips. Our integrated pump technology is already proving its worth in other treatment areas.”
PD patients often have difficulty moving and appreciate the pump’s ease of use, such as the automatic dosing function, the lack of complicated flow rate calculations and the intuitive menu system. Its integrated choice of languages and the full-text display on its colour screen make it easier to learn the ropes, while modern technologies such as data storage and individually adjustable basal rates support better treatment management. The D-mine® pump comes with a specially designed charging station and does not need any conventional batteries.
With its brand of the PD drug apomorphine and its own medical product, EVER Pharma now offers a comprehensive treatment package.
About Sensile Medical
Founded in 2004, Sensile Medical is a Swiss medical technology company that has been a subsidiary of Gerresheimer since 2018.
Working with pharmaceutical companies, it develops devices to deliver liquid drugs for the best level of treatment. The patented SenseCore technology forms the heart of the system. The micropump is extremely precise in dosage.
Sensile Medical’s products are characterised by modularity and flexibility. The company has a workforce of some 120 employees at its headquarters in Olten, Switzerland.