Inhaled Drug Delivery

This annual conference will include case studies, regulatory updates, latest therapies and technology innovations in two information packed days

Course Overview

This annual conference includes presentations on each of the four principal technologies of inhaled drug delivery – dry powder inhalers, metered dose inhalers, nebulizers and liquid inhalers. It will also cover the future European and UK regulatory processes following Brexit, which will be critical when developing product approval strategies in the future.

There are a number of key areas that are currently evolving and the latest thinking and progress on these will also be presented, including Human factor design and sensing/connecting technologies. These key evolving areas are subject to much debate and require careful consideration whilst developing an inhaled drug product.

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Programme Day One

09.30 Chairman’s welcome and Introduction

Dr Steve Nichols, Director, OINDP Consultancy, UK

09.40 Future needs for inhaled drug delivery

  • What are unmet needs and drivers for change in inhaled delivery systems?
  • How do the delivery systems in common use stack up against unmet needs and change drivers?
  • What are some alternative approaches one might take to enhance a delivery system or develop a new delivery system?

Dr Paul Johnson, Senior Director of Inhaled Product Platforms, GSK, UK

10.20 Innovation in nebulized therapy

  • Nebulized therapy is growing faster than other inhaled dosage forms, albeit from a smaller base
  • There are significant unmet medical needs for patients that would benefit from nebulised therapy, which will be reviewed
  • There are potential commercial advantages to develop nebulized therapies ahead of the corresponding inhaler
  • The use of electronics facilitates the introduction of patient management solutions

Dr John Pritchard, Director PMO and Technology, Respiratory Drug Delivery, Sleep & Respiratory Care, Philips Healthcare, UK

11.00 Discussion

11.10 Refreshments

11.30 Nebulizers – modern advances
Jason Cheng, CEO and Founder, HCmed Innovations

  • New vibrating mesh technology
  • Deepro HCM-860

Irene Wu, Operations Director, HCMed Innovations, The Netherlands

12.10 Functional respiratory imaging: how does it help to optimise drug delivery in the lung

  • What is Functional Respiratory Imaging (FRI)
  • Relation of FRI to APSD methods and scintigraphy
  • FRI as a translational tool
  • Examples

Dr Wim Vos, Co-Founder, FLUIDDA, Belgium

12.50 Discussion

13.00 Lunch

14.10 Developing triple combination inhalers – the challenges

Francesca Usberti, Head of Respiratory Technical Leadership, CMC R&D, Chiesi, UK

14.50 Development of propellant free MDIs

  • AeroMist non pressurized metered dose inhaler
  • Human factors considerations for a new technology in an existing look and feel

Wilbur de Kruijf, Business Development, Medspray, Netherlands

15.30 Discussion

15.40 Refreshments

16.10 The ADI – low velocity aqueous spray device

  • Patient perspective

Tomas Norling, Director Inhalation R&D, Xellia Pharmaceuticals ApS, Denmark

16.50 The feasibility of aerosol-mediated delivery of next generation drugs: vaccines and cell-based therapies

  • Overview of next generation drugs
  • Rationale for pulmonary targeting of vaccines
  • Review of existing vaccine/device combinations
  • Requirements for optimal vaccine delivery
  • Rationale for cell therapy targeted to the lung
  • Review of existing cell therapy/device combinations
  • Requirements for optimal cell therapy delivery
  • Summary and Q&A

Dr Ronan MacLoughlin, Head of Science, Aerogen, Ireland

17.30 Discussion

17.45 End of day one

17.45-18.45 NETWORKING DRINKS

Programme Day Two

09.15 Review of day one

Mike Holroyd, Senior Director, Mylan, UK

09.30 The UK regulatory future – the way forward after Brexit

  • What are the key issues for the pharmaceutical industry for UK and EU 27
  • What have we learnt so far and what are the next stages of the negotiations
  • Preparations for March 2019
  • What should we expect from March 2019

Dr David Jefferys, Senior Vice President, Global Regulatory, Eisai Europe, UK

10.10 Human factor regulations

  • Human factors studies – a hype or a real need?
  • Which guidelines cover human factors for pharmaceutical products? What do the guidelines say?
  • Questions and problems

Dr Stefan Leiner, CMC Expert, Quality and Records Management, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH and Co. KGm, Germany

10.50 Discussion

11.00 Refreshments

11.30 How the demands of engineered particles are impacting filling technology…

  • The trend towards engineered particles, including spray-dried powders, is changing the game with regard to development, clinical manufacturing and industrialisation of new formulations and devices
  • We explore the key challenges and what they mean for lab, clinical and commercial manufacturing

Alex Jezequel, Projects Director, 3P Innovation, UK

12.10 Connected Asthma

  • Connected drug delivery devices are here now, and will be a part of the future, but they are not a panacea
  • This presentation will cover important questions such as: which disease indications, patient groups and devices are they appropriate for?
  • How does connectivity affect device development?
  • Who pays and who owns the data?
  • How effective can we expect connectivity to be?

Tom Oakley, Director of Drug Delivery Device Development, Springboard

12.50 Discussion

13.00 Lunch

14.10 MDIs getting connected – Inspair sensor converts any device into a connected device

  • The proper use of the device is one of the major issues in the respiratory field, specifically for PMDIs
  • Inspair, a smart sensor compatible with all PMDIs, can record critical information: the pressure on the canister and the inhalation
  • Inspair is a treatment monitoring solution designed to help patients follow the instructions for use of the device, educate them on the importance of the inhalation technique, and guarantee medication is properly delivered
  • Highly customisable solution, can even be adapted for some DPIs
  • Easy to industrialise for pharma, easy to adopt for patients

Arnaud Guillet, Business Development, Biocorp, France

14.50 *Smart inhalers – Improving adherence and reducing healthcare costs

  • Global health data confirms that poor patient adherence to long-term therapies, such as asthma and COPD, contribute significantly to rising healthcare cost
  • Smart Inhalers are emerging which enable more effective monitory of patient compliance and adherence, including remotely
  • Clinical studies using smart devices have demonstrated improvements and translate directly to a reduction in healthcare cost
  • Smart Inhalers face numerous challenges, from a wide range of stakeholder, for successful adoption on a global scale

Dana Shears, Director, Future Market Development, H&T Presspart, USA

15.30 3M Intelligent Control Inhaler

Sam Van Alstyne, New Products Marketing Manager, 3M Drug Delivery, USA

16.10 Discussion

16.20 Chairmen’s closing remarks

16.30 End of conference and refreshments

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  • Bespak Europe Ltd
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  • Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A
  • Chiesi Farmaceutici SPA
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  • Novartis Pharma AG
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  • Pfizer Ltd
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  • Rexam Dispensing Systems
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  • Roche Diagnostics GmbH
  • Sandoz Limited
  • Sepracor Inc
  • SGS Institut Fresenius GmbH
  • Sofotec GmbH
  • Springboard Pro Ltd.
  • Sunpharma Global
  • Tech Group Europe
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