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.
Jasdip Koner, Abdul Ershad and David Wyatt introduce Aston Particle Technologies’ novel dry powder processing technology – isothermal dry particle coating (iDPC™) – explaining how it has the capacity to enhance and broaden the scope of what dry powder formulations can achieve in respiratory medicine.
Elijah Nazarzadeh and John Pritchard introduce Nebu~Flow – a novel class of nebuliser technology that represents a major step in the ability to deliver drugs efficiently to the lungs. overcoming the limitations of current systems and unlocking the potential of the inhalation route, including for systemic delivery.
Bryan Deacon discusses the importance of considering friction when developing a new inhaler design, providing an overview of some of the basic considerations friction raises, as well as highlighting how optimising friction early with the aid of a materials expert can reduce risk, lower cost and lead to a better product overall.