Breathing new life into inhalers

Life Sciences

  • Date 28 Mar 2013
  • Sectors Life Sciences

More than 235 million people worldwide suffer from asthma, according to the World Health Organization, and using the right medication correctly can mean the difference between life and death. Although asthma cannot be cured, appropriate management can control the disease and enable people to enjoy a good quality of life.

Cambridge Consultants has worked with Chiesi on all aspects of the device – from the creation of the initial design concepts, and detailed device design and development, through device verification testing to working with the manufacturer as the DPI went into production. “Cambridge Consultants represented a ‘one-stop shop’ for all our requirements,” said Paolo Chiesi, vice-president and R&D director at Chiesi. “Its long history of inhaler development meant it was able to come up with solutions to even the most complex problems and enable us to get what is set to be a very successful product onto the market.”

“Our extensive experience of getting a product to market successfully enabled us to design robustness into the device. We were able to identify potential pitfalls and design solutions to them to ensure that, once the device was on the market, it would work efficiently and consistently. We have worked closely with the manufacturer from pilot production through to proving the robustness of the design during low-volume manufacture and into the scale-up to high-volume production.”

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