Cambridge Design Partnership, a company that helps other firms design new products, is touting its recent work on the Klarus auto-injector management system. Auto-injectors, such as those used by people with multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, are a bit of a hassle to maintain. They need to be stored in the fridge and warmed up before injecting, making sure to prepare everything at the right time.
The Klarus automates this process by being a mini fridge for the auto injector, which automatically warms up the drug cartridge in preparation for injection time. Uri Baruch, who worked on the Klarus at Cambridge Design Partnership compared the machine to automatic coffee makers by companies such as Nespresso and Keurig.
The drugs are kept inside in small containers that pop into the working end of the auto-injector, so every injection time the patient has a ready-to-go dose without much to think or do about.
This is not a ready made product yet, so we’ll see what happens if it does become something patients can get their hands on.