Aptar Pharma Launches Electronic Metered Dose Inhaler
Aptar Pharma, a provider of aerosol, injection and spray delivery systems for biotech, healthcare and pharmaceutical products, has launched the eDose Counter for metered dose inhalers (MDIs).
The product seeks to overcome some challenges of MDI dose indicators and counters based on mechanical technology. “Although this technology offers great opportunities to design simple and cost-effective devices, it does not always meet the expectations of users, regulators and other stakeholders due to poor legibility of the numbers, its effect on MDI user-handling and pharma performance, and the lack of robustness impacting safety (e.g. miscounting events),” said the company in statement. “Electronic components offer almost unlimited possibilities to display large, clear and legible counter digits required for a wide range of user age segments and medical conditions. In addition, this technology allows for the incorporation of visual MDI priming reminders and feedback on use as well as end-of-product-life warnings. Thanks to the integration of electronic components, these systems not only count doses, but mark a move towards comprehensive connected inhaler solutions.”
Source: Aptar Pharma