SBIR/STTR Phase II: Automated Analyzer for Drug Delivery Systems

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 0216220
Amount: $499,378.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
45 Manning Road, Billerica, MA, 01821
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Douglas Worsnop
 (978) 663-4918
Business Contact
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Research Institution
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project will develop a new analytical tool for characterizing drug delivery aerosols and powders. This instrument will be based on a previously developed aerosal mass spectrometer that provides real-time size distribution and chemical composition measurements for aerosol particles. During Phase I research, a new inlet for the aerosol mass spectrometer, allowing detection of particles in the size range relevant to inhalable drug delivery aerosols and powders (2 to 10 mm in diameter), was successfully developed. The key objectives of the Phase II project are : (a) to further improve the collection efficiency for particles in the 2 to 10 mm diameter size range ; (b) to design and construct a sampling apparatus that conforms to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U. S. Pharmacopeia Convention (USP) guidelines for sampling drug delivery aerosols from metered dose inhalers (MDIs) and dry powder inhalers (PDIs); and (c)to develop and to validate an analytical method that meets FDA standards. The commercial applications of this project will be in the area of drug delivery.

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