Assessment of drug delivery devices

Elsa Batista, Nelson Almeida, Andreia Furtado, Eduarda Filipe, Luis Sousa, Rui Fernando dos Santos Pereira Martins, Peter Lucas, Harm Tido Petter, Roland Snijder, Annemoon Timmerman

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For critical drug delivery, it is important to have a constant and well-known infusion rate delivered by the complete infusion set-up (pump, tubing, and accessories). Therefore, various drug delivery devices and accessories were tested in this article in terms of their infusion accuracy, start-up delay, response time, and dependency on the viscosity. These measurements were performed as part of the European funded research project MeDD. The obtained results show that the infusion accuracy of the devices is flow rate and accessory depended, especially for low flow rates. Viscosity does not have a significant impact on the flow rate accuracy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-357
Number of pages11
JournalBiomedizinische Technik
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2015


  • compliance
  • drug delivery
  • infusion
  • metrology
  • pump
  • standards


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