Test & Calibration Instruments Offers Innovative Metered Dose Inhaler Test Solution

Monday, November 3, 2014

CONTACT: Poul Madsen +45 203 06470

ALLEROD, DENMARK – Working with a leading pharmaceutical manufacturer, AMETEK Test & Calibration Instruments, recently developed an innovative semi-automated solution for testing the firing mechanisms used in one-shot pressurized metered dose inhaler (MDI) canisters.

Previously there was no known dedicated testing solution for testing MDIs to protect patient safety by ensuring that the correct dosage of a drug is delivered with every release. The easy-to-use MDI Test System provides significantly faster turnaround than conventional testing systems. It is ideal for use in production, quality control, educational and research applications.

The tester detects the firing load and valve breakdown load of one-shot, pressurized MDI canisters. The breakdown test is carried out at a predefined load and tolerance to check that inhaler operation is at a consistent pressure to ensure correct dosages. A safety discharge port allows canister contents to safely vent to a collection vessel.

The test jig that holds the canister is custom designed to user requirements and is easy to remove, allowing the test machine to be used to perform other functions such as tension, compression, tear and peel, friction and cycling tests.

The MDI system is supplied complete with inhaler testing jig, interlocking safety shield, a 50N and a 1kN load cell, hand-held remote control and NEXYGEN software. The device is microprocessor controlled and uses 32-bit technology for highly accurate load measurement and rapid data acquisition.

The instrument’s proprietary NEXYGEN Plus software includes three dedicated inhaler test setups covering inhaler firing, valve breakdown/force to continuous (F2C), back travel and total travel.

AMETEK Test & Calibration Instruments is part of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annualized sales of $4.2 billion.

For more information, contact AMETEK Test & Calibration Instruments, Gydevang 32-34, 3450 Allerod, Denmark. Phone: 45 4816 8000 Fax: 45 4816 8080 Website: http://www.lloyd-instruments.com