Award-Winning Conference Poster
The 32nd International Congress on High-Speed Imaging and Photonics (ICHSIP-32) took place at the University of Twente in the Netherlands from October 8-12. Congratulations to Dr Alan McKiernan of Prior PLM Medical whose poster “Inhaler Spray Investigation Using High-Speed Phase-Contrast X-Ray and Schlieren Imaging” was awarded the poster prize for Biomedical Applications.
High Speed X-Ray Imaging of Dry Powder Inhaler
High speed phase contrast X-Ray imaging, carried out by Prior PLM Medical on behalf of H&T Presspart, has been published in an article in a recent edition of the magazine“ON drug Delivery” . The article discusses the PowdAirPlusTM dry powder inhaler which H&T Presspart have developed in partnership with Hovione Technology. This device is an easy-to-use and affordable capsule-based device for emerging markets.
The X-Ray imaging, carried out at a synchrotron facility, investigated the capsule pierce event in the device and the subsequent dose release. An interesting phenomenon is the vortex generated within the capsule itself which is thought to aid the dispersal and de-agglomeration of the drug from the carrier powder. A sequence of high speed X-Ray images of the powder dispersion dynamics inside the capsule during inhalation is shown in the figure above (from ).
The article is available here and x-ray video footage can be viewed here
 “A Simple Affordable DPI: Meeting The Needs Of Emerging Markets”, ON drug Delivery , issue 80, pages 10-14”.
6th – 8th December 2017
Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Scotland.
Prior PLM Medical is looking forward to exhibiting at the 28th Drug Delivery to the Lungs conference in Edinburgh this December.
DDL is organised by members of the Aerosol Society and aims to provide a conference dedicated to those with an interest in drug delivery to the airways.
The conference is made up of members representing clinicians, industry and academia, showcasing some of the most exciting developments in nasal and pulmonary drug delivery.
Please stop by the Prior PLM Medical stand for more information or to discuss any questions that you may have.
We look forward to meeting you there.
For more information, please visit: DDL2017