This Month’s Focus: Instruments
Gaining new insights into pressurized metered dose inhaler (pMDI) design using synchrotron radiation
Unlike many traditional measurement techniques, synchrotron measurements can provide direct evidence of the effects of changes to actuator design and formulation composition on the behavior of a device, a formulation or both, rather than simply indicating a change in the end result. This can shorten the design feedback loop and allow for more rapid development and assessment of prototype devices.
The liability of fine particle dose (FPD)
The first in a series of articles from the IPAC-RS Cascade Impaction Working Group concerning the limitations of metrics commonly used in the assessment of aerodynamic particle size distributions (APSDs) of orally inhaled products (OIPs). The current article discusses the surprisingly limited utility of the fine particle dose metric in quality control.
Back Page: Poplar trees genetically modified not to damage air quality grow as well as non-modified trees
Field trials show that poplar trees, which emit trace amounts of isoprene, can be genetically modified not to harm air quality yet leaving their growth potential unchanged. Surprising study results give reason for optimism in searching for greater environmental sustainability and developing plantation-scale biomass sources that can serve as fossil fuel alternatives.
ISAM: 2019 highlights and a preview of 2020 activities
Over the past year, ISAM has worked to provide scientific engagement for its membership and evolve as a leading scientific organization within aerosols in medicine. This article includes new plans for the Aerosol School and a look at the 2021 Congress.
Nasal and trans-nasal lung deposition of aerosols
Overcoming barriers to affordability of orally inhaled products while protecting innovation
Cross-industry organizations: The Aerosol Society
Inhaler digital sensors help correlate reductions in power plant emissions and improvements in asthma
January: Reference and Buyer’s Resource
February: Product Development/ Contract Testing
June: Nasal Delivery/Nebulizers
August: Particle Characterization
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