The device, which was first approved in 2013, is designed to inject follitropin alfra to induce ovulation and pregnancy in oligo-anovulatory women. The newly-designed pen was evaluated in a simulated-use study involving 86 women with infertility and 30 fertility nurses.
The company touted its device as the only pen injector for a fertility drug that does not require mixing or loading. The redesigned pen also features a larger display window.
“As a committed fertility treatment partner, we aspire to develop user-friendly treatment options for patients,” Richard Smith, EMD Serono’s SVP & head of U.S. fertility and endocrinology, said in prepared remarks. “The best drivers for innovation come from the insights of people using our products, which is why feedback from patients and healthcare professionals was critical in redesigning the pen injector features.”