Basically, the principle behind is the corporate idea to make fully developed, tested and approved medical devices quickly usable for the market. Including the appropriate machines for filling, swaging, winding, production and packaging. Ultimately, it is about being on the market quickly with significantly less effort and at the same time the highest quality and thus securing valuable advantages.
For DST, we have defined the core values of our doing and trading:
As a good company, we want to be successful with our portfolio and our work. This is a basic corporate law. At the same time, we know very well that this is only possible if the goals of our customers are achieved with our work and if possible exceeded. We work to ensure that this happens.
The XStraw allows pharmaceutical companies to offer their active ingredients (pellets or minitablets specially formulated for the XStraw) with the drinking straw in a new dosage form. The patient and user can then take the medicine with a beverage of his choice. We are sure that many people would like to use it. We know from studies that in the US and Germany, more than 50% of people are unable or have problems to take tablets and / or capsules. Interestingly, this is independent of age. As compromise solution, for example they crush the tablets or open the capsules. In many cases this minimizes or hinders the intended effect of the drug. The XStraw, with its amazingly simple form of ingestion, provides a great alternative, creating a whole new form of medication.
For providers of drug and nutritional supplements, XStraw is an excellent way to attract new target groups, deepen existing ones and to position themselves innovately in the market. The XStraw also fits perfectly into today’ lifestyle - in which people prefer products which make life easier and more enjoyable.
The XTray addresses itself at a completely different target group. Today, for almost every surgical needle and thread combination there is a special packaging. The so-called tray, in which the needle and thread are positioned ready-for-use. The surgeon in the operating room expects that the needle and thread can be pulled out of the tray easily and quickly - and above all smoothly. The medical industry and the regulatory authorities require highest demands on technology and processing. The technical solutions for trays and the associated process chain are correspondingly challenging. Currently on the market are paper folding and plastic solutions, some manufacturers still wrap by hand for smaller editions. The XTray can be used for around 70% of all combinations produced on the market and can be customized according to the branding of the company. Therefore ideal for all manufacturers who want to switch from paperfold to plastic tray, for manufacturers who want to improve their existing plastic tray and/or for manufacturers who want to produce several different needle and thread combinations with one machine.
So much in advance: we are not a manufacturer or developer of technologies. We are part of an innovative and agile partner network, explore possibilities and put together attractive packages for our customers in order to be able to use proven, patented and established devices and machine technologies. With the aim of saving our customers a lot of time and being able to be active on the market quickly. Of course, we are also involved in an advisory role in our network in development processes.
DST's range of services always ends where our customers' core competencies begin. There is clearly the limit. Nevertheless, we provide advice on the path of formulation, market approval and so on and convey the necessary resources and processes. Strictly speaking, we are - if the customer wants it - with special knowledge on board.
As DST, we are guided by all of the numerous quality standards and high market requirements. They are very high in the pharmaceutical and medical fields. At the same time, we have our own standards, which primarily includes the examination of patents, the maturity of the products and the tests and experience on the market. Here we are very strict in the examination in order to act more relaxed afterwards when working with our customers.