Auto Injector and Measurement Guide for Treating Various Skin Diseases™
The device includes a syringe. A needle is arranged in the vicinity of one end of the syringe. A plunger is arranged within the syringe. A volume within the syringe between the plunger and the needle accommodates medicine, such that movement of the plunger toward the needle dispenses medicine through the needle. A selection assembly is configurable by a patient to adjust an amount of medicine dispensed by the auto-injector device and depth to which the medicine is delivered.
Other embodiments of the Auto Injector Device and Measurement Guide for Treatment of Various Skin Diseases™ include method for self-administration of medicine by a patient. Using the measurement guide device, the patient measures the size of an inflamed skin surface of the patient. The patient configures a selection assembly of an auto-injector to administer a dose of medicine including an amount of medicine based on the size of the inflamed skin. The auto injector will have 3 settings for dosage delivery and 2 settings for height/depth of delivery.
The patient self-administers the medicine by causing a plunger of the auto-injector to advance through a syringe of the injector.
PRODUCT FEATURES & BENEFITS
- Plunger Device
- Self-contained needle
- Can be used anywhere
- Dosage of medication can be changed by the patient
- Unique measurement guide
The Auto Injector Device and Measurement Guide for Treatment of Various Skin Diseases™, designed by Dr. Joseph Onorato, can easily be used by patients to self-calibrate and self-administer FDA approved triamcinolone acetonide injectable suspension for the treatment of multiple dermatological disorders at a place of their convenience (e.g., work, home, school, travel, etc.), thereby eliminating the need for medical office visits, referrals, co-pays, etc.
The FDA-approved triamcinolone acetonide injectable suspension is indicated to treat a multitude of skin diseases including psoriasis, keloids, alopecia areata, discoid lupus erythematosus, granuloma annulare, lichen planus, lichen simplex chronicus, and necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum. That’s not even counting the off-label use for other skin disorders such as acne cysts, bug bites, hypertrophic scars, lichen planopilaris, prurigo nodularis, and sarcoidosis.
There are no products currently on the market that offer all the features and advantages of the Auto Injector Device and Measurement Guide for Treatment of Various Skin Diseases™, especially for skin conditions like psoriasis. Some similar products on the market include EpiPen and Insulin injectors. While these products utilize a plunger and self-contained needle, they cannot be used for medications other than what they’re designed for. The measurement guide piece is unique for this device. The Auto-Injector will also be covered by medical insurance. The first manufacturer to bring this product to market will profit greatly from the device’s inherent uniqueness and cutting-edge design. The Auto Injector Device and Measurement Guide for Treatment of Various Skin Diseases™ is truly in a class by itself
Comparable Established Products
The Owen Mumford Autoject 2 is a product designed for injecting insulin into diabetic patients. The device has a self-contained needle that is fixed in place and utilizes a button to inject the needle into the skin. It has an indicator on the front to tell the patient when it has finished dispensing. The device can be purchased online and does not require a prescription. However, medication is not included. There is no measurement guide, and users cannot adjust the amount of medicine dispensed. Users have also complained that the sound the device makes is loud and startling. The Auto Injector Device and Measurement Guide for Treatment of Various Skin Diseases™ does not make startling sounds, which will put the patient at ease.
Place the hollowed out section of the guide over the corresponding size of the skin lesion. The entire lesion should fit inside the hollowed out section. Then place the side of the measurement guide adjacent to the skin lesion being treated and measure the height. The circumference of the skin lesion will have a corresponding dosage (amount injected) and can be easily calibrated to that amount on the device. Secondly, the height of the skin lesion will have a corresponding depth to be injected and can be easily calibrated to the appropriate depth on the device.
After selecting the appropriate dose and depth, the patient can now make the proper selections on the auto injector device. The patient will select the proper number on the top of the auto injector. The patient will easily select number 1,2 or 3 corresponding to the appropriate dose.
Then, on the side of the auto injector the patient will now select the appropriate depth according to the height that was measured. The patient will select either option number 1 or 2. The patient will now place the auto injector over the center of the skin lesion after both the dose and depth have been selected, and then the patient will press the button on the top of the device to deliver the proper dose at the proper depth to the skin lesion.
Materials needed to produce the Auto Injector Device and Measurement Guide for Treatment of Various Skin Diseases™:
The auto injector will have 3 settings for dosage delivery and 2 settings for height/depth of delivery. As an example of an approved treatment for a specific disease we will use psoriasis as the disease and generic triamcinolone acetonide suspension 3 mg/cc (TAC 3) as the medicine in the device. TAC 3 is indicated and approved by the FDA for the treatment of psoriasis since 1987.
A 3cc cartridge in the syringe of the device would allow the patient to dispense a given amount of TAC 3 depending on the size of the lesion. That is, for a psoriasis plaque of 1cm size (measured using the measuring device) the highest amount of TAC 3 will be delivered which is 0.1cc. A psoriasis lesion between 0.5 cm – 0.9 cm will have the 2nd most amount of TAC 3 delivered which is 0.05cc. A psoriasis lesion of 0.3 cm-0.4 cm will have the least amount of TAC 3 delivered which will be 0.02cc.
The height of the psoriasis plaque will be measured using the measuring device. There will be 2 settings of depth of injection. Lesions measuring a height of 2mm or less will have an injection depth of 1mm. Lesions measuring greater than 2mm will have an injection depth of 2mm.
Some of the materials needed to produce the product include:
Patent Owner Background
Joseph Onorato, MD, FAAD, has over 25 years of experience practicing dermatology and is board-certified. In 1995, Dr. Onorato founded All Island Dermatology, Plastic Surgery and Laser Center, which now serves Glen Cove and Garden City, New York. Additionally, he is the owner of SWFL (Southwest Florida) Dermatology located in Naples, Florida.
He acts as the practice’s medical director, encouraging his team to provide the best skin care services in the area. He focuses on general dermatology and dermatologic surgery including laser treatments, chemical peels, and injectable fillers.
Dr. Onorato is committed to using the latest dermatology techniques and remains active in the field. He’s a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, a member of the American Medical Association, the Medical Society of the State of New York, and a fellow of the Nassau County Medical Society.
Dr. Onorato furthers his involvement in the medical community by presenting at conferences, both nationally and internationally, and he’s been published in several dermatology journals.
He is currently a clinical professor for Yale and Columbia University’s nurse practitioner programs.
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