Amgen announced the availability of the Enbrel (etanercept) Mini with AutoTouch, a new delivery system for the administration of etanercept.

The AutoTouch is designed to be used with Enbrel Mini single-dose prefilled 50mg/mL cartridges which include a new formulation of Enbrel. A Phase 3b multicenter trial showed that the new formulation of Enbrel resulted in a significant reduction in injection site pain compared to the current formulation.

The design of the AutoTouch includes an ergonomic handle, a needle that stays hidden during injection, and a sensor that detects placement on the skin. It also includes 3 different injection speeds, a progress bar and a speaker. 

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The Enbrel Mini with AutoTouch was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in September 2017. 

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