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Post published on 04/12/2017

IMA Active and IMA Automation Medtech join forces to promote the most advanced solutions for DPI processing.

In 1948 the first commercial dry powder inhalation device was launched on the market. This first technology seems archaic by today’s standards: a deep breath in would cause a ball to strike a cartridge containing powder and shake the powder into the airstream. Since then, changes in the drug delivery market and regulatory pressures have driven innovation of Dry Powder Inhalers (DPIs) forward. It is estimated by the WHO that, worldwide, some 300 million people suffer from asthma and 240 million people suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). DPIs represent 50% of the total asthma/COPD market by value worldwide.

IMA Active and IMA Automation Medtech have joined forces to provide the most advanced solutions for DPI processing. Direct weight control performed in line on each single capsule before and after filling. Absence of mechanical powder compression for improved airway intake. Accurate micro-dosing and automatic feedback and adjustment.

Leading supplier for the pharmaceutical industry, IMA provides solutions ranging from processing and packaging of dry powders to the design, assembly and performance enhancement of inhalers.

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