Our proprietary infused therapy delivery system, the sc2Wear® Infusor, utilizes highly sophisticated technology for the subcutaneous delivery of infused therapies. It is specifically engineered to allow patients and caregivers at-home, nonintravenous administration of critical medications (reformulated as necessary). This approach has the potential to significantly decrease healthcare costs and give patients the freedom to continue daily activities with minimal disruption.
The sc2Wear® Infusor is an investigational product designed to enable medications, previously administered intravenously, to be precisely and accurately delivered subcutaneously outside of an acute care facility.
The patent-protected sc2Wear® Infusor is designed to facilitate subcutaneous drug delivery over variable durations, rates, and volumes with advanced safety features and the utility of a disposable product.
The sc2Wear® Infusor consists of two components: a reusable activator and a single-use cartridge.
This cell-phone sized device controls and monitors the sc2Wear® Infusor—via a predetermined delivery profile—and can be used up to 100 times before it needs to be replaced.
The cartridge houses the SenseCore micropiston pump technology, a rotary pump to which scPharmaceuticals has exclusive rights in the key areas of cardiovascular and infectious disease treatment.
- Advanced electronics
- Rechargeable battery
- LED signal panel that indicates readiness to operate, errors, and battery status
- Small speaker
- Needle insertion and retraction mechanism (The cartridge features a needle lock that prevents more than one use)
- Fluid reservoir holds up to 20 mL for delivery of larger drug volumes
- Base plate with adhesive backing for wearable use
Safety and performance
The sc2Wear® Infusor is a first-of-its-kind investigational device designed to provide precise, custom drug delivery at varying speeds and durations through a drug-specific, predetermined delivery profile. It comes preprogrammed for use with the prescribed medication to reduce the risk of user error.
Instead of the commonly used spring-loaded insertion mechanism, the sc2Wear® Infusor has an advanced electronically controlled needle insertion and retraction mechanism. At the conclusion of the drug administration, the needle automatically retracts to allow for safe removal of the Infusor.
The sc2Wear® Infusor includes pump-monitoring sensors. In the unlikely event that an occlusion occurs, the sensors are designed to detect it, halt the pump, and alert the user.
Unlike other drug delivery technologies, the micropiston pump can draw fluid in either direction, allowing the pump to be filled from a standard drug vial.
These custom-engineered features are designed to ensure that this device is easy to use for optimal therapeutic effect.