Low Cost Capsule DPI

Concept

Based on Neucin Design’s experience in the design, development and commercial industrialisation of capsule based dry powder inhalers an internal project was undertaken to explore how common device complexities and associated high manufacturing and assembly costs could be dramatically reduced whilst improving patient adherence.

As a result, Neucin Design’s Low Cost Capsule DPI (LC-CDPI) was created. The designs focus for reducing complexity and cost resulted in a device consisting of only 5 components without compromising device function and drug delivery performance whilst enhancing the user experience.

The designs focus on improving patient adherence means the same base device design could be developed for the creation of a connected version with integrated electronics and software which could be used to assist with patient training, improve patience adherence and provide real time patient inspiration profiles.

“Equivalent resistance, capsule vibration and device functional performance compared to the market leading reference device”

Device developed to consist of only 5 components to reduce the cost associated with manufacture and assembly whilst maintaining the core user steps as per the reference device.

A core engine developed and characterised to provide equivalent airflow resistance, capsule vibration and drug delivery performance compared to the market leading reference device.

Connected version with integrated electronics and software developed to enable patient training, improve patient adherence and provide real time patient inhalation profile data.