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Evaluating inhaler performance using idealised throats

10 March 2015 | By Andrew R. Martin and Warren H. Finlay, University of Alberta

The development of orally-inhaled drug products is a complex endeavour spanning multiple technical and medical fields. For the treatment of respiratory diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the inhalation delivery route permits the drug to be directly targeted to the afflicted organ, namely the lung. As…

The evolving field of PCR: which method will you choose?

23 December 2014 | By Natalia Meani and Manuela Vecchi

Recognised as one of the major scientific breakthroughs of the 20th century, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a quick and simple method to create, in a test tube, millions of copies of a given DNA segment from a complex mixture of genetic material. This method has greatly stimulated biochemical, molecular…