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Metered Dose Inhaler (MDI) Technology

A comprehensive overview of MDIs including development, manufacture, regulation and market potential

16-17 Sep 2020

GBP 1,499
EUR 2,099
USD 2,338

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Course overview

This interactive seminar will provide a comprehensive overview of metered-dose inhaler technology, giving participants a valuable insight into market potential and recent industry trends. The programme will clarify the therapeutic targets and look at the various delivery technologies available. There will be detailed coverage of the manufacturing process, equipment and options, together with quality and inspection requirements, human factors and bioequivalence. Our highly experienced trainer will address the regulations applying to inhalation products and provide guidance on the regulatory pathways to follow.

The event will benefit those new to this area and will also be of value to anybody who requires a refresher on the opportunities available with this technology. The seminar format will include practical workshops, which past delegates have found invaluable, and ample opportunity for discussion on any specific issues with an expert in this field.

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Who should attend?

  • Respiratory pharma professionals who need to understand MDI technology and its opportunities
  • Medical device professionals new to working in the area of MDIs or those who need a refresher
  • Medical device business development managers
  • Respiratory professionals in R&D
  • Medical device manufacturers working in the respiratory market

Programme day one

Therapeutic targets

  • Very brief history
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Other local
    • CF
  • Systemic
    • Why?
    • Why not?
  • Key characteristics
    • Particle size
    • Why?

Markets

  • Disease distribution
    • Historic
    • Current
    • Future
    • Drivers
  • Manufacture vs use
    • International procurement – Double and triple counting
  • Regulation
    • Geographic differences
  • Pricing
    • vs cost
    • vs market – vs product

Delivery technologies

  • Inhalation
    • MDI
    • DPI: unit dose, multi-dose, reservoir
    • Nebuliser: energy source, SMI, other
  • Other
    • Oral
    • Injectable – Nasal
  • Cost considerations – Design
    • Scale
    • Investment
    • Cost of goods
  • Typical breakdown
    • Sensitivities

Workshop

  • Ranking of competitive technologies for different opportunities

Programme day two

The MDI – overview

  • Hardware
    • Valves
    • Canister
    • Actuators
    • Sources
  • Formulations
    • Solution
    • Suspensions
    • Other

The MDI – manufacturing process

  • Process
    • Single-stage
    • Multi-stage
    • Cold
    • Flow
    • Areas

The MDI – manufacturing equipment

  • Scale
    • Lab
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

The MDI – quality and inspection

  • Incoming
  • Release

The MDI – other performance

  • Prime and re-prime
  • Thermal

Challenges and opportunities for the MDI – development and technical

  • Performance
  • Stability
  • Compatibility
  • Hardware availability
  • Manufacturing processes/equipment

Challenges and opportunities for the MDI and DPI

  • Co-ordination
    • Breath actuation
    • Training
    • Breath co-ordination
  • Deposition
    • Spacers
    • Holding chambers
  • Enhancements
  • Changing therapeutic approaches
    • Once daily
    • Combinations

Workshop (including coffee break)

  • SWOT MDI vs multi-dose DPI
  • SWOT MDI vs Soft Mist Inhaler

Regulation of inhalation products

  • Regulatory landscape (EU, US, RoW)
    • Generic
    • New combination
    • New chemical entity
    • Time to market
    • Success rate
    • Key expectations
  • Changing environment
    • Combination product approaches
    • Human factors
    • Bioequivalence

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16-17 Sep 2020
16-17 Sep 2020 Rembrandt Hotel, London GBP 1,499.00
EUR 2,099.00
USD 2,338.00
+ VAT @ 20.00%
Online registration unavailable: this date is nearing full capacity; please call us on 020 7749 4730 to register.

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Previous customers include...

  • Avillion LLP
  • Delim Cosmetics & Pharma s.r.l.
  • Geolab Pharmaceutical Industry
  • MHRA
  • Presspart
  • Presspart Manufacturing Ltd
  • QA Ltd
  • RPC Formatec GmbH
  • STADA Arzneimittel AG
  • Tabuk Pharmaceutical Research Co.
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals Ireland
  • Vectura

In general good for content and presentation.

Celestino Ronchi, President, Delim Cosmetics & Pharma s.r.l.

Very good course for those who has no previous experience in this Topic...Thanks to the organisers.

Sami Qassim, Senior Vice President , Tabuk Pharmaceutical Research Co.