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Expect More • Solutions for Dry Powder Inhalers

IMA provides the most advanced solutions for DPIs from processing and packaging of the dry powders to the design, assembly and performance enhancement of inhalers.

IMA Active is the ideal partner for solid dose processing and manufacturing.

In-depth experience and constant commitment to innovation make us a leading supplier able to find the most suitable solution to your requirements. Our expertise in capsule filling goes back to the 1950’s and today we boast over 5,000 installations worldwide.

Dosing precision, flexible configuration, easy inspection enhance the quality of your products. High accuracy control and unrivalled experience in high containment are the hallmarks of our filling solutions.

We draw on our extensive expertise to provide the most advanced solutions for DPI processing. Our machines can fit special dosators for DPIs and can adjust accurately the dosing chamber without any need to compress or aspirate the powder. The direct net weight control is extremely precise: one additional weighing cell is included in order to give the zero value at each operation and to compensate weighing in real time.

  • Accurate micro-dosing
  • In-line direct weight control
  • Automatic feedback and adjustment
  • Continuous calibration of weighing cells
  • Standard deviation: 0.1 mg

IMA Automation Medtech designs and builds turn-key assembly solutions for the medical device industry.

Continuously drawing on innovative technologies together with comprehensive knowledge of processes, we provide engineered solutions for medical device projects at every stage.

Our competent team of process engineers provides needed support in terms of proof of principles as well as design for manufacturing studies. We assist you in designing your device from early stage development right through to high-speed fully automated assembly lines. Our de-risking approach eliminates costly redesigns and delays in the product’s progress from low speed to high-speed automation transition.

With our technology for DPIs, we offer our customers the optimal solution for the design, assembly and performance enhancement of inhalers. Our platforms workflow includes powder dosing, capping and packaging up to vision, orientation and welding of the medical device.

  • Highly flexible inhaler assembly
  • Semi-automatic or automatic running mode
  • 100% weight-check for accurate and reliable products
  • Easy-to-clean
  • Small footprint



Capsule transport blocks
Capsule transfer to the weighing unit
100% direct fill weight control
Capsule transfer to the weighing unit
Vision systems with housing
Manual loading, powder dosing and capping
Powder dosing, 100% weight checking and rejection
Powder dosing and weight checking


place San Diego, California
today November 12-15
flag 2017 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition
Annual meeting and exposition organized by the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists. More than 100 scientific sessions, 2,200 posters, workshops and short courses, 5 themed sessions. The meeting is designed to raise potential for greater collaboration among scientists and to provide conference attendees with a meaningful and engaging learning experience to focus on new research and accomplish business objectives. Meet Up
place Edinburgh, Scotland
today December 6-8, 2017
flag Drug Delivery to the Lungs Conference (DDL 2017)
Europe’s premier conference and industry exhibition dedicated to pulmonary and nasal drug delivery. This annual forum gathers scientists, academics, clinicians, regulatory and industry specialists involved in developing medicines for inhalation. DDL 2017 has five themed sessions, each with lectures given by experts in the field of inhalation working to advance respiratory science. Meet Up
place Parma, Italy
today February 9, 2018
flag PulmoMed: Breathing Health
Official presentation of PulmoMed, an innovative project aimed to develop new inhalable powder drugs from a platform for pulmonary drug delivery. Four institutional centers of the Emilia-Romagna High Technology Network and three industrial companies (Chiesi Farmaceutici, Bormioli Rocco Pharma, IMA) have joined forces to develop the dry powders, to engineer the DPI inhaler and to set-up the capsule filling technology. Meet Up
place Bologna, Italy
today April 11-12, 2018
flag Leading the way in micro-dosing DPIs
Two-day workshop dedicated to advanced solutions for DPI processing at IMA Active premises. Selected podium presentations together with a series of case studies introducing new technological developments, innovative solutions and manufacturing strategies provide an opportunity for knowledge exchange between the manufacturer and the industry. Register now
place Tucson, Arizona
today April 22-26, 2018
flag Respiratory Drug Delivery (RDD 2018)
The best international conference of its kind, featuring in-depth presentations and discussions on pioneering respiratory drug delivery science. Organized by the Virginia Commonwealth University and RDD Online, RDD 2018 includes conferences on the developing issues surrounding combination product design and cross-over technologies from the aerosol community. Meet Up
place Frankfurt, Germany
today June 11-15, 2018
flag Achema, 2018
World Forum and Leading Show for the Process Industries attended by IMA Active and IMA Automation Medtech in synergy. Adapta, IMA Active’s premier technology for capsule filling, is displayed with 100% direct fill weight control and in dry containment configuration. Innovative solutions for the design and assembly of inhalers highlight Medtech’s expertise. Meet Up