Copley Scientific to show new inhaler test instruments at ISAM Congress

18 May 2007; Nottingham, UK: Copley Scientific will exhibit new additions to its extensive range of inhaler test equipment at the 16th International Congress of the International Society of Aerosols in Medicine (ISAM), which takes place in Tours (France) from 16 – 20 June 2007.

Recognising the need to simplify and/or automate aspects of metered dose, dry powder and nebuliser testing, Copley Scientific has developed a number of new products that meet requirements for enhanced reproducibility and productivity. These include the new Breath Simulator Model BRS 1000. This microprocessor- controlled unit generates the standardised sinusoidal flow profiles regularly used by companies developing nebulised products and as specified in a new draft European Pharmacopoeia monograph (2.9.44. Preparations for Nebulisation: Characterisation).

ISAM is dedicated to all aspects of aerosol research in medicine. The 16th International Congress will provide an important forum for discussion of the latest technology and recent developments in key areas such as nanomedicine, air pollution and aerosolized vaccinations. It is likely to be of interest to research scientists and medical practitioners alike.

CAPTION: The Copley Scientific Breath Simulator Model BRS 1000 (with inset schematic showing sampling apparatus for nebulisers)

About Copley Scientific

Copley Scientific is a major provider of test equipment for pharmaceutical solid dosage forms, including tablet dissolution, disintegration, friability, hardness and powder testers, and is recognised as the world’s leading manufacturer of inhaler test equipment.

The company has offices in the UK and Switzerland and a partnership with aerosol particle science experts MSP Corporation in the US. Copley’s broad range of testing products for metered-dose inhalers, dry powder inhalers, nebulizers and nasal sprays are supplied and supported worldwide through close relationships with specialist distributors. Serving the pharmaceutical and associated industries, Copley offers an extensive range of equipment for research, production, clinical trials and quality control, as well as full validation and aftersales service, providing a single source for products that meet individual needs.