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Gerresheimer Launches Open Innovation Programme for the Development of Home Therapy Solutions

As an innovative system and solution provider, Gerresheimer is the global partner for the pharma and biotech industry. In collaboration with ekipa, a leading incubator for open innovation, Gerresheimer is calling on startups, companies, students, researchers and young professionals to enable or improve patient care at home with (digital) services and solutions. The best solution will be awarded €4,000 in prize money and the winner can work together with Gerresheimer on further development. The call for entries starts now and ends on 27 August 2023.

“The idea of allowing patients to continue treatment at home whenever the form of therapy allows is invaluable. We strongly believe that access to healthcare should be as convenient and easy as possible, especially for patients who are in an already challenging situation, for example during or after cancer therapy,” says Maike Wolf, Head of Innovation at Gerresheimer.

Innovative solutions for drug delivery

Gerresheimer aims to improve the safety, efficiency and effectiveness of home therapy with its innovative containment and drug delivery systems for the delivery of liquid medications. In addition, the company is also working on the integration of digital technologies and remote monitoring capabilities to provide patients with seamless care and support.

To date, many patients with a wide variety of indications have to endure long and stressful infusions in a hospital setting to treat their condition. How much easier would it be if patients could receive treatment at home? The on-body drug delivery device Gx SensAir® makes life easier for these patients, as they can take care of themselves over a longer period of time and – depending on the indication – only need to visit the doctor or hospital for check-ups. Gx SensAir® is an innovative product platform for the delivery of large-volume and highly viscous biologics.

Open innovation program for sustainable and digital healthcare

By participating in the open innovation program with ekipa, Gerresheimer aims to help develop new therapy solutions across the healthcare value chain that meet the needs of many patient groups. Ekipa’s HealthTech Innovation Program calls for the development of new approaches or the application of existing solutions to jointly build sustainable and digital healthcare.