In May 2012, Copley Scientific’s distribution partners from around the world gathered at the company’s headquarters in Nottingham, UK, to attend an intensive threeday training programme on all aspects of inhaler testing. Over the course of the meeting, participants were able to hone their knowledge and skills, learning not only about new products, but also the latest regulatory thinking and requirements.
“Our reputation as global providers of quality pharmaceutical testing equipment is underpinned by high levels of technical knowledge,” said Sales Director Mark Copley. “Comprehensive training is fundamental as we continue to expand our network of distributors. We are committed to equipping our sales and support teams everywhere with up-to-the-minute information so that we always provide the best possible service and technical and sales support, and we ensure that it is tailored specifically to local requirements.”
Partners from Turkey, India, China and Switzerland toured the Copley Scientific head office prior to an introductory session on the benefits and methodologies of delivered dose uniformity testing and aerodynamic particle sizing by cascade impactor for devices such as metered dose inhalers, dry powder inhalers, nebulisers and nasal sprays. The main focus of the course was how to maintain test equipment in peak condition and use it productively, so mensuration (the technique used to calibrate cascade impactors), troubleshooting and routine maintenance were the core topics into days two and three. Newly introduced items such as the BRS2000 and BRS 3000, breathing simulators designed for improving IVIVCs, were covered alongside established products such as the TPK and TPK2000, critical flow controllers already in widespread use across the globe. The course finished with a brief introduction to Copley’s solid dosage range.
Copley Scientific is the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of inhaler testing equipment and a major provider of test equipment for other pharmaceutical dosage forms including: tablets; capsules; powders; suppositories; and transdermals. The company is also active in detergent testing, air sampling and aerosol characterization. Copley Scientific has offices in the UK and in Switzerland and already has a reciprocal partnership in place with aerosol particle science experts MSP Corporation in North America. www.copleyscientific.com
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