Orest Lastow, PhD, has more than 30 years’ experience in inhalation development, mainly at AstraZeneca. He has invented more than nine different inhaler devices and been involved in the development of 13 different inhaler devices. Dr Lastow is the inventor behind more than 40 patents and patent applications, and has published several research articles and books. He also co-authored the ISO standard for inhaler devices and is frequently an invited speaker at inhalation conferences. Dr Lastow founded Iconovo in 2014.
Orest Lastow describes a novel technique for removing the built-up charge from dry powder inhaler components, offering a potential solution to the issues caused by static charges in these devices, including decreased performance, altered powder properties and increased variability in delivered dose.