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Evolution Summit

20-22 July 2020, The Ritz Carlton, Fort Lauderdale, FL

The 22nd Evolution Summit is the premium forum bringing leading drug development executives and solution providers together. As an invitation-only event, taking place behind closed doors, the Summit offers an intimate environment for a focused discussion of key new drivers shaping drug development.
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News and Press Releases

Maetrics appoints Dr Amie Smirthwaite to lead Clinical Practice discipline globally

Maetrics, an international leader in life sciences quality and regulatory consulting, has appointed Dr Amie Smirthwaite as Senior Director of the Global Clinical Practice.
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White Papers

Modifying MDI Canister Surfaces to Improve Drug Stability & Drug Delivery

Presspart Manufacturing Ltd

Hydrofluoroalkane (HFA)-based propellants are widely used in modern metered-dose inhalers (MDIs), due to their lack hazardous and environmentally-damaging effects. However, an HFA's active pharmaceutical ingredient can interact with the canister substrate, causing deposition of the drug to the canister walls, or interact with the solution, causing degradation and resulting in increased impurity levels. Over the past few years, a number of surface coatings have been developed that can be applied to MDI canisters and valve components, to protect the contents from deposition and degradation. More recently, plasma processes have been developed to modify and improve the surface energy performance of a MDI canister. This approach has a number of advantages to alternative coatings but requires careful optimisation to ensure the highest quality finish and MDI performance. Richard Turner, Business Development Director, Presspart Manufacturing Ltd, explains.
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