Pulmonary Delivery

Pulmonary administration is an important delivery route for a wide range of medications because of the ability to access the vast surface area of the lung or target specific locations along the way.  It also enables self-administration needed for lower healthcare costs now and in the future.

ASFD powders are ideal for pulmonary delivery because of important engineered properties.  They have a spherical shape giving them good aerodynamic stability as they traverse the pulmonary tract from mouth to alveolus.  Whether the target is the upper respiratory tract for an asthma medication or the deep lung for absorption into the systemic circulation, ASFD powders can be manufactured in a wide range of particle sizes, each with a tightly controlled distribution.  Because of their high porosity, ASFD powders dissolve rapidly once they reach their target, leaving little time for the body’s ciliary clearance mechanisms to reduce their effectiveness.

eBio’s scientists and engineers are experts in pulmonary delivery and can help design your pharmaceutical for maximum effectiveness.