• February 14, 2024

We investigated how the change from current generation to next-generation pMDI propellants might affect the technical performance of currently used pMDI hardware, with a focus on actuator designs that assist with achievement of in vitro equivalence. The key finding of the preliminary in vitro studies described is that the changes required to convert pMDI formulations […]

  • December 1, 2023

This article discusses development of polymeric nanoparticles intended to obtain optimal features for loading therapeutic antibodies and be formulated into dry powders for inhalable lung cancer treatment. This may reduce serious side effects and toxicity and support therapeutic adherence, effectiveness and safety. The article also discusses dry powder formulation with respect to particle deposition profile […]

  • October 17, 2023

In 2020 and 2021, Inhalation published three articles by the Cascade Impaction Working Group of the International Pharmaceutical Aerosol Consortium for Regulation and Science (IPAC-RS): (1) The liability of fine particle dose (FPD); (2) Cascade impactor stage groupings: Poor decisions from degraded data; and (3) Efficient data analysis (EDA): Size, mass and common sense. In […]

In this opinion article, Inhalation talks with Alex Wilkinson and Gregor Anderson about aspects of a potential sustainability roadmap for inhalation platforms that could lead to reaching the UK’s National Health Service net zero goal. They believe that while new propellants are a major step forward, much more work must be done to meet this […]

  • August 9, 2023

This article provides a brief history of the formation of The European Pharmaceutical Aerosol Group (EPAG), including its constitution, objectives, structure, influence, publications and input to regulatory guidance documents. A list of the organization’s publications and references since 2000 is also included. The large body of published articles coming from EPAG, together with the influence […]

  • June 13, 2023

A new United States law recognizing sesame as the ninth major food allergen is having unintended consequences. Some food manufacturers and commercial bakeries that support restaurants, stock grocery shelves and supply schools are intentionally adding sesame to various products that previously did not contain it. Consequently, this decreases the number of sesame-free products available for […]

  • April 7, 2023

The Biopharmaceutics Focus Group of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences (APS) of Great Britain presented a workshop on nasal biopharmaceutics at the 2022 Drug Delivery to the Lungs Conference (DDL2022) in December 2022 in Edinburgh, UK. The aim was to bring together the scientific community to discuss challenges in the development of nasally administered therapies. […]

  • February 11, 2023

When selecting biological models for testing inhalation products, careful consideration must be made regarding the area of the respiratory tract that is the target site for a product. Once the appropriate cellular models are selected, there are several cell culture techniques that can be utilized to mimic the physiologically relevant conditions. Currently, several cellular models […]

  • December 5, 2022

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published a report in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology that offers recommendations and resources to assist allergists and immunologists in supporting patients as they become affected by climate change. In two articles, Healio interviewed two of the three report authors. They discuss […]

  • October 14, 2022

The SABINA study of SABA inhaler usage and risk of asthma exacerbations, funded by AstraZeneca, is the largest real-world observational data analysis of asthma inhaler therapy and has evaluated more than one million patients across 40 countries. In addition, at Queen Mary University of London, a study of more than 700,000 patient records evaluated SABA […]