Tom Lawrie-Fussey and Lucy Sheldon introduce “Wizard of Oz” testing, named after the classic novel and film, whereby experimenters can field test concepts at a very early stage by giving the illusion of a finished product, saving potential costly and time-consuming changes further along the development process.
John Pritchard discusses the history of the nebuliser, its fall in popularity with the advent of DPIs and pMDIs, and its current resurgence due to the success of the mesh nebuliser, continuing on to how changing the development paradigm to utilise nebuliser technology more effectively can have significant benefits.
David Belton highlights an often undiscussed aspect of the move towards connected drug delivery devices, the impact on manufacturing. Using inhalers as a reference point, he runs through several of the concerns and decisions that will need to be addressed for successful mass production of such devices.
Anselm Ebert, João Ventura Fernandes, Ameet Sule and Sunita Sule discuss the rising need for respiratory medication in the developing world. They go on to highlight the novel challenges presented by these new markets and explain how a new DPI, PowdAir Plus™, meets those challenges, offering a solution to the increase in chronic respiratory conditions across the globe.
Heli Chauhan details the myriad challenges facing the OINDP market, with a particular emphasis on nasal spray devices, when it comes to testing products on a mass-production scale, such as a lack of adequate testing equipment and the need to capture accurate data consistently. She goes on to offer a solution in the form of Indizo®, Proveris’ automated nasal spray testing apparatus.
Brian Jones and Susana Ecenarro Probst discuss the growing interest in using inhaled APIs to treat systemic conditions. Furthermore, they review some of the methods used to engineer molecules to be suitable for DPI capsules and look to the possibility of administering biomolecules via the pulmonary route.
Pascale Farjas, Alain Regard, and Céline Petitcolas discuss the steps taken when designing a nasal spray device for the growing bioequivalence market and the key competencies, including experience with regulations and regulatory agencies in numerous geographic regions, that Nemera can offer throughout the process.
Pulmonary drug delivery is an effective route of pharmaceutical administration but research has shown that a large majority of patients fail to use their devices properly, training devices can help address this problem. Joe Reynolds looks at the design challenges that need to be addressed as well as some of the latest features that can be incorporated to develop optimal training devices for patients.