Micro Components In Medical Inhaler Devices

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Micro Components In Medical Inhaler Devices

12/16/16 Micro sized components are in pulmonary drug delivery systems which used to treat diseases like asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cystic. Technological advancements, as seen in soft mist inhales, breath actuated inhalers and drug dose counter inhalers, have revolutionized how pulmonary drug delivery systems work. The non-invasive nature of administration, low drug dosage requirement, site-specific targeted delivery and fast onset of action has made these systems easier to use and more efficient.

The pulmonary drug delivery systems market has split into three major segments: metered dose inhalers (MDIs), dry powder inhalers (DPIs) and nebulizers. An MDI is a device that delivers a measured amount of medication to the lungs in the form of a mist. A DPI is a device that delivers a measured amount of medication to the lungs in the form of a dry powder. A nebulizer is a device that delivers a measured amount of medication to the lungs in the form of a fine spray. All of these devices are made up of micro sized components. You can see an example of a dry powder inhaler on our Micro Molding/Projects page.