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The Mechanics of Dry Powder Inhalers: Powder Uptake, Deaggregation and Dispersion Mechanisms

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Time:  3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

Presented by:  Warren Finlay, Ph.D., Professor, University of Alberta

Moderated by:  Vicki Schuman, Editor of Inhalation

Guest Moderator:  Christian Lavarreda, Product Manager, Pharma and Biotech, MSP Corporation

Webinar Cost:  $99.00 USD

Registration fee is non-refundable after the live event.

Webinar Details:  A fundamental understanding of powder uptake, deaggregation and dispersion mechanisms is useful during the rational development and design of dry powder inhalers and powder formulations.

This webinar will explore the mechanics of dry powder inhalers, including the following topics:

• The origin of adhesion forces and van der Waals forces;
• Surface energy;
• The effect of capillary condensation on adhesion;
• Electrostatic adhesive forces;
• Fundamental aspects of powder entrainment, including shear fluidization, laminar and turbulent
• Powder deaggregation mechanisms including turbulence, aerodynamic forces, and mechanical
• Turbulent length scales;
• Mouthpiece effects on mouth-throat deposition; and
• The use of computational fluid dynamics and discrete element methods in simulating dry powder inhaler

Presenter Information:  Dr. Warren Finlay, a Professor at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, is the Founder and Director of the Aerosol Research Laboratory of Alberta and a McCalla Professor. Dr. Finlay holds 19 patents and patent applications and has published extensively. Author of the book, “The Mechanics of Inhaled Pharmaceutical Aerosols: An Introduction,” he has also published more than 100 refereed journal papers, nearly 200 refereed conference articles and seven book chapters. In addition, he is the Editor of Aerosol Science and Technology. Dr. Finlay is the recipient of numerous professional awards including the ISAM/AAAR Mercer Award, the APEGGA Centennial Leadership Award and the Birks Gold Medal in Engineering.

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