Moderated by: Peter Mack (AstraZeneca/Pearl Therapeutics)
About the Webinar: Inhalation products are designed to deliver drug into the lung locally to treat respiratory disease or systemically to treat non-respiratory disease. The devices used to deliver inhaled medicines include nebulizers, metered dose inhalers (MDIs), dry power inhalers (DPIs), and more recently soft mist inhalers. Each drug delivery device has its own formulation requirements, strategies, challenges, and opportunities that need to be considered when developing new inhalation products. Moreover, due to these combined formulation and device considerations, inhalation product development requires multidisciplinary technical knowledge and experience to solve complex problems and deliver robust products to patients who need them.
The intent of this webinar is to introduce formulation scientists, device engineers, and other pharmaceutical professionals to the core technical considerations of respiratory drug delivery. This webinar will focus on metered dose inhaler (MDI) development, specifically basics of formulation science for MDI solutions and suspensions, device design for MDI componentry (valve, can, and actuator), and how these factors combine to influence the inhalation product performance. Insights will also be provided on recent advances in MDI formulation and device technologies and the need these new technologies are meeting.
- Understand and review a broad technical foundation on the basics of metered dose inhaler science.
- Gain insight into historical perspective on metered dose inhalers as well as emerging technologies.