In healthcare, dosing accuracy of medicines can save lives. Development of new calibration methods for infusion equipment with very low flow rates can assure that the correct amount of medicine over the proper time is delivered to the patient.
Infusion is the most used technology for drug delivery in hospitals today. Because of its widespread application, often in critical situations and by many users, many infusion errors are made. Some of these errors are having severe, potentially life-threatening effects, especially in neonatology. A large percentage of these errors can be avoided if the users of infusion technology have a better understanding of the equipment, but also the accuracy of the infusion equipment is of great importance.
The new Joint Research Project – MeDD II, Metrology for drug delivery, funded under the EMPIR program of the European Commission, involves 15 partners, including 9 National and Designated Metrology Institutes.
The overall aim of this project is to improve dosing accuracy and to enable the traceable measurement of volume, flow and pressure in existing drug delivery devices and in-line sensors operating at very low flow rates, down to 5 nL/min. This will be achieved through the development of new calibration methods and by expanding the existing metrological infrastructure. Consequently, this will improve patient safety.
Metrology for Drug Delivery
ca 2,2 MSEK
Vinnova, European Commission EMPIR-programme