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Dry powder injection on chip

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Abstract

To match the current speed of drug development there is a serious requirement for the pharmaceutical industry to upgrade powder handling processes. Miniaturisation is a key concept especially in the early stages of drug development when only small amounts of the drug compound are available. This paper shows for the first time the application of miniaturisation through chip technology for dry powder handling. Two methods to separate and transport minute amounts of dry powder particles on chip are described. Both techniques could be employed in small scale mixing devices, which depend on reliable particle feeding systems to substitute balances and the time consuming weighing process.

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The article was received on 13 Aug 2004, accepted on 02 Dec 2004 and first published on 23 Dec 2004


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B412566P
Citation: Lab Chip, 2005,5, 140-145
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    Dry powder injection on chip

    T. Vilkner, A. Shivji and A. Manz, Lab Chip, 2005, 5, 140
    DOI: 10.1039/B412566P

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