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Dry Powder Inhaler Device Development

Hovione FarmaCiencia SA
Project classification

Scientific area

3.3 Health sciences


Health care sciences and services (including hospital administration, health care financing)

Project description

Project title

Dry Powder Inhaler Device Development

Scientific Coordinator's name:

Jason Suggett

Scientific Coordinator's e-mail:

Principal R&D Unit:

Hovione FarmaCiencia SA

Other R&D Units involved in the project:

Other R&D units involved in the project

Project keyword(s)

DPI, Device, Inhaler, design, moulding, Dry Powder

Short abstract and comments

The development of dry powder inhalers (DPIs). These are essentially plastic devices designed to efficiently and effectively deliver formulated powder medication to the target airways of patients following inhalation. The device should be simple and easy to use by the patient and also be capable of consistently delivering the target dose. Components of the project are device design, prototype testing, production of molded devices and development testing, patient usability studies, process scale up and validation.

Potential uses/indications

Pulmonary delivery of formulations to treat local airways diseases such as asthma or even to deliver drugs systemically when oral route is not suitable.



Partner Status: Seeking Partners?


Grant number (QREN, FP7, Eureka, etc)

Grant number (QREN, FP7, Eureka, etc)

Last edited on

2011-10-17 19:28:27

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