Hovione completes pilot-scale blister manufacturing for its 'green' DPI

19 Nov 2019

The device's blister is designed to provide flexibility to pharmaceutical partners delivering a wide range of inhaled drugs for both acute and chronic respiratory treatments.

Hovione Technology has completed pilot-scale blister manufacturing and filling for its new reusable blister-based dry powder inhaler, the Papillon DPI. Papillon targets global industry-leading inhaler affordability and environmental sustainability.

Hovione completes pilot-scale blister manufacturing for its 'green' DPI

“This is an important milestone allowing Hovione Technology to deliver Papillion inhalers together with blister samples to its pharmaceutical partners with their new inhalable powder formulations in quantities suitable for initial development purposes,” said Peter Villax, Hovione Technology’s CEO.

Papillon’s blister is designed to provide flexibility to pharmaceutical partners delivering a wide range of inhaled drugs for both acute and chronic respiratory treatments. Its large cavity size enables filling doses of up to 50 mg and is compatible both with carrier-based and carrier-free powder formulations.

“We are excited to be working with Harro Höfliger, who are experts in powder filling technologies and industrial filling machines to establish a pilot-scale blister manufacturing solution for our Papillon DPI. We will continue to work with this partner to develop a manufacturing solution that can be smoothly integrated into standard, industrial-scale blister filling machines capable of high-volume commercial manufacturing for pharmaceutical partners”, said João Ventura Fernandes, Hovione Technology’s Director of Technology Development and Licensing.

The company's Papillon DPI is an innovative, single-dose reusable blister-based DPI of simple use. Manufactured from a single plastic part, Papillon unlocks a cost of goods per dose competitive to that of multi-dose inhalers at a fraction of the development cost and risk.

Read More

Related news

Catalent to Partner with Ethicann on new fast-dissolve cannabinoid-based treatment

Catalent to Partner with Ethicann on new fast-dissolve cannabinoid-based treatment

4 Dec 2019

Program will initially focus on using Catalent’s orally disintegrating tablet technology to develop a combination pharmaceutical-grade CBD and THC product that, if approved, would treat patients suffering from MS spasticity.

Read more 
Connectivity, customization and sustainability driving packaging and drug delivery in 2020

Connectivity, customization and sustainability driving packaging and drug delivery in 2020

4 Dec 2019

Pharmapack 2020 gathering top specialists and pioneers to exchange their vision on best strategies to tackle key challenges.

Read more 
Eli Lilly unveils shared innovation laboratory in San Francisco

Eli Lilly unveils shared innovation laboratory in San Francisco

3 Dec 2019

Lilly Gateway Labs will provide biotech companies direct access to Lilly scientists and expertise.

Read more 
Ground-breaking work creates novel oil-in-water nanoemulsions

Ground-breaking work creates novel oil-in-water nanoemulsions

3 Dec 2019

New innovation has considerable potential to be used as a new environmentally friendly matrix for the microencapsulation and controlled release of a wide range of actives.

Read more 
UK experiences a 'baby boom' of new life sciences ventures

UK experiences a 'baby boom' of new life sciences ventures

2 Dec 2019

Unprecedented levels of investment cited as a major force driving the expansion.

Read more 
Pinpoint secures new investment to develop ground-breaking products

Pinpoint secures new investment to develop "ground-breaking" products

29 Nov 2019

The financial backing will help the company to develop a new generation of microbial air monitors that enables continuous monitoring as demanded by the Annex 1 revision.

Read more 
New single-use mixing system offers rapid and homogenous mixing

New single-use mixing system offers rapid and homogenous mixing

28 Nov 2019

ClearMixx performs liquid/liquid and powder/liquid mixing, with a dispersion plate able to efficiently mix the most challenging buffer, media and biopharmaceutical ingredients.

Read more 
Worldwide event predicts global pharma trends for 2020

Worldwide event predicts global pharma trends for 2020

27 Nov 2019

Content sessions identify value-added medicines, preventive drugs, early diagnostics and patient experience as some of the trends for the year ahead.

Read more 
UK’s life sciences sector continues to attract talent despite Brexit fear

UK’s life sciences sector continues to attract talent despite Brexit fear

26 Nov 2019

The largest area of growth has been within biotechnology companies, where job openings increased by 35%.

Read more 
Dr Reddy’s enters Nutrition Segment with diabetes drink

Dr Reddy’s enters Nutrition Segment with diabetes drink

25 Nov 2019

The company's diabetes nutrition drink, Celevida, is formulated to help manage blood glucose levels.

Read more