Description

The IRDD Stream is designed for senior industry experts that will showcase new trends in aerosol science and the future directions of inhalation drug delivery research. Further discussion focusses on the regulatory pathways for inhaled therapies and challenges of bringing respiratory products to market. The agenda also features key case studies on the latest trends in inhalation devices, from inhaled insulin to gene therapy.

A recent report from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) found America’s biopharmaceutical companies are developing about 130 new medicines for the millions of patients affected by respiratory diseases: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis, pneumonia, and asthma. These medicines represent critical advancements in respiratory care and improving quality of life. In addition to the drugs, devices delivering those products are being designed to improve the quality of life for an aging population, children, and those who tend not to comply to dosing regimens because they don’t know how to use the device. The global respiratory care devices market is expected to exceed more than $24 billion by 2022,2 and could exceed $33 billion by 2023.

This stream will focus on the challenges of bringing respiratory products to market and innovative aerosol science, including modelling and toxicology. Presentations will also feature key case studies on the latest trends in inhalation devices, from inhaled insulin to gene therapy to overcome lung and pulmonary conditions, such as COPD, asthma and cystic fibrosis. The event highlights some of the innovators and innovations in the respiratory sector, addresses the importance of end users in the device development process, and presents recent advancements in improving patient adherence.

Key Practical Points

  • Novel technologies for pulmonary & nasal delivery
  • Modern respiratory medicines
  • Innovative development of inhalation devices
  • Digital health combination products
  • Analytical tools for inhaled medicines
  • Challenges of bringing inhalation and respiratory drug delivery products to market
  • Regulatory updates in the global respiratory market
  • The challenges of developing inhalation devices
  • Alternative therapeutic fields
  • Innovation in nebulised therapy
  • Triple inhaler therapy in COPD
  • Inhaled drugs through functional respiratory imaging (FRI) and artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Dry-powder inhalers (DPIs) and Metered-dose inhalers (MDIs)
  • New analytical insights into dry powder formulations for inhalation
  • Routes to controlling aerosol response
  • Characterizing aerosol dynamics
  • Model validation
  • Future directions in inhalation and respiratory drug delivery research
  • Regulatory pathways for inhaled therapies
  • Strategies for Managing the Impact of Brexit
  • Challenges of developing a generic inhaled product
  • Explore opportunities with smart and digital inhalers

Who should attend?

  • Respiratory Drug Development
  • Generics & Respiratory
  • Inhalation Drug Delivery Technologies
  • Device Development and Engineering
  • Respiratory Pharmacology
  • Medical Devices & Injectors
  • Inhalation Device Development
  • Inhaled Formulation Science
  • Inhalation Product Development
  • Respiratory Regulations
  • Generics & Respiratory
  • Inhalation Process Development
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Inhalation Drug Delivery
  • E-Health
  • Inhaled Dosage Forms
  • Outsourcing
  • Process Development
  • Respiratory Pharmacology
  • Device Engineering
  • Drug Delivery Innovation
  • Inhalation Devices
  • Metered Dose Inhaler Development
  • Medical Marketing
  • Respiratory R&D
  • Particle Characterisation
  • Business Development
  • New Delivery Technologies
  • Connective Health
  • Respiratory Regulations
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Inhalation
  • Scientific Research

Keynote Speakers

Jeffry Weers

Chief Technical Officer at Respira Therapeutics, Inc.

Francesca Buttini

Associate Professor at University of Parma, Italy

Mark Milton-Edwards

Head of Product & Health Solutions - Digital Health at Teva Pharmaceuticals

Tonya Winders

President and Chief Executive Officer of Allergy & Asthma Network

2021 Sponsors

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