Copley Scientific sponsors new Inhalation Asia conference

28 May 2013; Nottingham, UK: Copley Scientific is delighted to be sponsoring Inhalation Asia 2013 (26-28 June, 2013, Hong Kong), a new, non-commercial conference that will bring together researchers and industry experts from across the region who are working in the field of orally inhaled and nasal drug product (OINDP) development. Mark Copley, Sales Director for Copley Scientific is also an invited speaker at the affiliated Particle Design Industrialization (PDI) Science workshop on Pharmaceutical Aerosols, which will run on 24 and 25 June, just ahead of the conference. Both events are hosted by the Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy at the University of Hong Kong.

Widely recognised as the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of inhaler test equipment, Copley Scientific already has many customers across Asia. The company will be exhibiting throughout Inhalation Asia 2013, providing a valuable opportunity for researchers to find out more about the latest innovations, and to discuss recent trends in inhaler product testing with Copley Scientific specialists.

The PDI Science Pharmaceutical Aerosols workshop brings together a collection of world-leading experts to provide an introduction to the technical basics of developing inhaled pharmaceutical products for those relatively new to the area. Mark Copley’s presentation is entitled “Compendial in vitro methods for Uniformity of Delivered Dose and Aerodynamic Particle Size Measurement (impactors and impingers)” and will provide a practical overview of the tests used to establish the delivered dose uniformity and aerodynamic particle size for OINDPs. Differences in the testing strategies for different OINDPs – dry powder inhalers, metered dose inhalers, nebulisers and nasal sprays – will be an important focus.

Across Asia rising levels of air pollution are triggering a dramatic increase in pulmonary disease creating demand for OINDPs. This demand is, in turn, driving an upsurge in research activity in the field. Inhalation Asia aims to provide an opportunity for people who work on pulmonary and intranasal drug delivery to network with one another and showcase their research and services. By fostering links between inhalation professionals it aims to promote the advancement of respiratory R&D activities across Asia.

To find out more about Inhalation Asia visit: http://inhalationasia.org/

To register for the PDI Science workshop go to: http://www.pdi-science.com/

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CAPTION: Copley Scientific are delighted to be sponsoring the first Inhalation Asia Conference in June 2013

About Copley Scientific

Copley Scientific is recognised as the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of inhaler test equipment and is a major provider of testing systems for other pharmaceutical dosage forms. The company is also active in detergent testing, air sampling and aerosol characterisation.

Copley Scientific’s pharmaceutical product range includes test equipment for: delivered dose uniformity and aerodynamic particle size measurement of metered-dose inhalers, dry powder inhalers, nebulizers and nasal sprays; as well as tablets (dissolution, disintegration, friability and hardness) capsules, powders, suppositories and transdermals.

Copley Scientific has offices in the UK and Switzerland. The company works in partnership with aerosol particle science experts MSP Corporation in North America, and also distributes MSP Corporation’s air sampling and aerosol characterisation products throughout Europe.

Serving the pharmaceutical and associated industries, Copley Scientific offers an extensive range of equipment for research, development and quality control, as well as full validation and aftersales services. This broad range of products is supplied and supported worldwide through a network of specialist distributors. www.copleyscientific.com