Medication Tracking: Design and Fabrication of a Dry Powder Inhaler with Integrated Acoustic Element by 3D Printing

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Asthma is a prevalent lung disorder that cause heavy burdens globally. Inhalation medicaments can relieve symptoms, improve lung function and, thus, the quality of life. However, it is well-documented that patients often do not get the prescribed dose out of an inhaler and the deposition of drug is suboptimal, due to incorrect handling of the device and wrong inhalation technique. This study aims to design and fabricate an acoustic dry powder inhaler (ADPI) for monitoring inhalation flow and related drug administration in order to evaluate whether the patient receives the complete dose out of the inhaler.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPharmaceutical Research
Volume37
Issue number3
ISSN1573-904X
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2020

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