Warwick Design developed the device from a clean sheet of paper and its apparent simplicity has been achieved by the intelligent design of its components. This includes design for moulding and assembly that ensures the reliable manufacture of tens of millions of this world class delivery device.
Working with GSK’s World-wide Device Technology Group and manufacturers Tech Group Ireland with a single-minded team approach, Warwick Design’s know-how and high quality data ensured delivery of the project in previously unmatched timescales bringing on-stream revenues twelve months ahead of like developments.
The Veramyst delivery device is a unique, ergonomically designed device that was developed by Warwick Design to address patient concerns. Veramyst has a side-actuated “mist release” button that, when pressed, delivers the same amount of medicine every time – an important feature for patients who want to know they are getting a consistent, prescribed, dose. The device delivers a gentle, scent-free mist with a low volume of spray.
The combination of a very effective medication and a reliable, easily used and attractive device is a “billion dollar” product.
Warwick Design Consultants Ltd is involved with the strategic design and development of medical and pharmaceutical delivery devices. They provide high quality design and manufacturing data and pride themselves on delivering production ready information from which the tools are cut without modification.
“Warwick Design has worked consistently with GSK for 14 years and has become the leading design consultant to the World-wide Device Technology Group. Their sound approach to product development has enabled devices to been taken from concept through development to production in previously unmatched timescales.
The ability to deliver not only world class pharmaceutical delivery devices but also to provide supporting equipment for the early stages of test and assembly make Warwick Design a trusted member of our Device Development Team whom we will continue to use for major developments.“ Mike Davies, Principal Design Engineer, GSK, Ware, UK.
The Veramyst project demonstrates some of the highly developed skills at Warwick Design. Our in-house abilities to undertake industrial design, engineering, mechanical design, electronics development and software supported by prototyping in our workshop ensures that we can undertake the entire development of devices.
Typically we develop the concept into a variety of viable device proposals. These are evaluated for their potential to meet all aspects of the pharmaceutical, production and marketing briefs.
The key contender is detailed to incorporate sound ergonomics, patient compliance considerations to achieve pharmaceutical performance, the toolmaking and moulding for high cavitation tooling, the detailing for auto assembly in very high volumes
Warwick Design builds test and evaluation rigs to create performance data and to optimise performance and consistency over the life of the product. Improvements, quality control and risk are constantly monitored through the development with FMEA and other controls maintained.
In a project like Veramyst Warwick Design has to control considerable quantities of data, vitally maintaining strict change control procedures. For a nominally “simple” ten-part device like this product we may control 20Gb of data in 20000 files. Our easy to implement but highly effective data control systems developed over years of practice enable us to control the information for devices we are currently working on which have many times this volume
Warwick Design is focused on developing ideas in concert with industry professionals. We are centered on developing high concept designs that ultimately become valuable solutions that work for patients, healthcare professionals, business and industry. The product development processes at Warwick Design assure seamless integrity from design to final production data.
Most importantly, we have a demonstrated capability not only conceive product ideas, but to also assure the idea becomes a viable, trusted product innovation.
This industrial design consultancy provides high quality design and manufacturing data and prides itself on delivering production ready information from which the tools are cut without modification.
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