This Month’s Special Section: Filling and Packaging
Exploring new pMDI propellants for a greener future
The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol aims to phase-down global HFA consumption. While volumes of hydrofluoroalkane (HFA) gases used by the inhalation and respiratory healthcare industry are relatively small, it is likely we will see supply shortages in the future as other industries completely phase out their use. This article discusses ways the inhalation industry can prepare for and be ready to adopt new propellants to guarantee continued, reliable manufacture and supply of vital medicines for patients.
The Kigali Amendment and the Paris Agreement: What’s the difference?
A useful explanation is provided in a table that compares the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol and the Paris Agreement, with respect to substances, goals, criteria for entering into force, differences between developing/developed countries, approach and compliance. Reprinted with kind permission of the Montreal Protocol Division at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
How critical quality attributes of the drug substance can support orally inhaled and nasal drug product (OINDP) quality
This article presents case studies and highlights ways key physical properties of drug substance particles might be adjusted and measured to meet a quality target product profile (QTPP). Morphic form, particle shape and surface characterization were studied and a variety of analytical techniques were used. Characterization results for fluticasone propionate, fluticasone furoate, vilanterol trifenatate and/or salmeterol xinafoate powders, micronized by jet milling and/or wet polishing, and various process parameters for the techniques, are discussed.
Cross-Industry Organizations: IPAC-RS Regulatory Roundtable Series: A conversation with the US FDA: Perspectives in the time of COVID-19
This roundtable discussion among representatives of IPAC-RS and the US FDA covered a range of topics that have been top-of-mind for the OINDP industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. These include the global supply chain, inspections, audits, technology transfer and clinical trials. The FDA panelists also proved an update on the CMC MDI DPI guidance. All of the panelists agreed there will be many learnings from COVID-19 that will bring positive and lasting improvement.
Back Page: FARE announces $3 million global research competition and passage of FASTER Act in US
FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) recently launch a global research competition, with $3 million in prize money, for development of a new diagnostic test to identify allergies in patients. They also announced passage of a new law in the United States requiring labeling of sesame in packaged foods and additional government focus on food allergy research.
Efficient data analysis (EDA): Size, mass and common sense
Applications of surface analytical techniques in characterization of dry powder formulations
Cross-Industry Organizations: The Aerosol Society and Drug Delivery to the Lungs 2021
Back Page: Strategies for improving inhalation technique in children
January: Reference and Buyer’s Resource
February: Product Development/ Contract Testing
June: Nasal Delivery/Nebulizers
August: Particle Characterization
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