CD-adapco introduces latest release of CFD software

Computer aided engineering softwared company CD-adapco has released STAR-CCM+ v9.06, with increased accuracy and faster set-up. The software is useful to inhaler and other device designers for realistic modeling of the behavior of aerosols in the device or drug deposition in the lungs. CD-adapco Senior VP of Product Management Jean-Claude Ercolanelli said, “We want our . . . Read more

Company launches crowd funding effort for DPI monitoring devices

A start-up company called Amiko has launched a campaign on crowd funding site Indiegogo to raise money for manufacturing of its monitoring devices for a variety of dry powder inhalers, the company said. The stated fundraising goal is $50,000. Although a press release says that the device is wearable, it is unclear from the company’s . . . Read more

Monaghan Medical presents data showing possible under-dosing from continuous nebulizers

US-based Monaghan Medical, which sells breath actuated nebulizers manufactured by Trudell Medical International (TMI), is presenting data at CHEST 2014 from a study showing that continuous nebulizers may under-dose medication. According to Monaghan changes in a patient’s inspiratory/expiratory (I/E) ratio during tidal breathing can result in variable dosing. Specifically, the study, conducted with TMI, demonstrated . . . Read more