The DDL2017 conference has now kicked off and our stand is filled with cool stuff, such as dispensers, flow controllers and our Rise time measurement instrument Stig. Come and visit ut at stand 414!
FIA’s latest instrument, known as Stig™, puts in users hands the most important measure of the time-dependent air flow start-up, namely, the rise time. An average rise-time from a series of measurements is presented on a touch-screen which also displays a flow vs. time curve and the final flow rate. Read more about the product. Stig™ also makes possible the recording of air-flow profiles so that they can be reproduced on a breathing simulator (such as F-SIG 6300) for studying nebulizers. Versatile, user-friendly, best-in-class – that is the new Stig™ from FIA.
At the MVIS conference last week we demonstrated our rise-time measurement prototype Stig which was well received. It will be soon be on the market and can be purchased with a GMP qualification protocol as an option. It has been developed together with our partner Daniel Svanberg of Raketvetenskap. Contact Kjell at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or meet us at DDL in December 2017.
Measurement of the fine particle dose (FPD) emitted from an inhaler is often the key quality control attribute for registered inhalation drug products. However, automation of the FPD measurement has proven extremely challenging if approached with full-resolution impactors. AB FIA has now changed that equation. In FIA’s automated equipment, the aerosol is separated by two size-fractionating components (see Figure, two standard fast screening impactors from MSP size-fractionate the aerosol). The recovered drug product can be either the FPD or the large particle mass or the small particle mass, key measures as a quality control test for a registered drug product. AB FIA is now working with Dr. Daryl Roberts, co-inventor of the NGI, to implement the best abbreviated impactor tools for individual customers. Contact Mr. Fransson at email@example.com or Dr. Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to discuss specific applications. Read more about Inhaler Test Automation Download the pdf FIA – Where the AIM Is Quality Control_2017
We are currently completing our second automated system of our most recent generation of inhaler testers. Performing delivered dose and fine particle testing as well as testing based on the Abbreviated Impactor Measurement (AIM) principle.
We are proud to add Special Instruments to our list of agencies. Soon we will present their full range of Air measuring, controlling, testing and calibrating equipment. Meanwhile please have a look at their home page.
FIA is in the final stage of delivering a fully automated GMP lab system for performance testing of inhalers. The system is custom-built and can perform fully automated delivered dose testing, among other things. FIA is responsible for system design, build and commissioning. Our quality personnel have been able to assist the customer with GAMP 5 qualification and validation, including advice on ERES compliance. This is an example where FIA can build a customised system based on pharmacopoeial methods, utilising basic and widespread automation principles.