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Open, Inhale, Close

Open, inhale, close has become the Holy Grail of inhaler designers – anything more demanding being considered likely to negatively influence a patient’s desire or ability to correctly use an inhaler device. Therefore, these three steps set in motion the processes needed to defeat the anatomical and physiological barriers in the lungs and nose for delivery of a drug to a local receptor or one in a remote organ. In short, the job of a pharmaceutical aerosol researcher is to overcome the complex chemical, physical, and biological barriers to drug efficacy using a device patients can and will use. The barriers go beyond science; regulations, cost, human nature, and personal experience all play a role in determining if a patient will indeed open, inhale, close. Not even 30-year veterans of Respiratory Drug Delivery (RDD®) meetings can single-handedly accumulate the vast range of knowledge, skills, and experience needed to develop an inhaled product. Pulmonary and nasal product development demands interdisciplinary collaboration and the active involvement of the patient.

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Richard Dalby and Joanne Peart
Co-organisers of RDD 2018
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