Experimental investigation of the properties of pharmaceutical aerosols with laser-based optical measurement techniques

Sz Kugler, A. Kerekes, A. Nagy, A. Czitrovszky

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Abstract

According to the WHO (World Health Organization) in 2016 approximately 251 million people were affected by COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and 235 million suffer from asthma. Both diseases can be treated by inhalers using the right inhalation techniques. Our aim was to determine the aerosol particle deposition in the upper airways from a dry powder inhaler (DPI) measuring with an Aerosol Particle Sizer (APS) Spectrometer. Different inhalation profiles were built up based on measured inhalation characteristics to study the performance of DPI tools. It was found that the APS can be a beneficial real-time instrument for the determination of aerosol particle size distributions released from an inhaler in comparison with the cascade impactors [1].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - International Conference Laser Optics 2018, ICLO 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)9781538636121
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 13 2018
Event2018 International Conference Laser Optics, ICLO 2018 - St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: Jun 4 2018Jun 8 2018

Other

Other2018 International Conference Laser Optics, ICLO 2018
CountryRussian Federation
CitySt. Petersburg
Period6/4/186/8/18

Keywords

  • Aerosol Particle Sizer Spectrometer
  • Aerosol size distribution
  • Dry power inhaler

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Kugler, S., Kerekes, A., Nagy, A., & Czitrovszky, A. (2018). Experimental investigation of the properties of pharmaceutical aerosols with laser-based optical measurement techniques. In Proceedings - International Conference Laser Optics 2018, ICLO 2018 [8435865] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/LO.2018.8435865