Inhalers can be complex for patients to use, which can reduce their effectiveness in treating a medical condition. With multiple components, inhalers can also be expensive to assemble and manufacture.
To address these issuex, Perlen Packaging introduced PERLAMED™-BLISTair, designed as a single-use, disposable device that contains an air intake, mouthpiece and powder enclosure and opening system. The company says it completely manufactures the device on a blister machine, with the thermoformed packaging actually serving as the device itself.
For consumers, handling the device is intuitive: simply pull a lash of the device to open up the powder chamber and inhale the API.
The device uses a simple design and is said to permit low manufacturing costs. In recent months it has won several awards, including the following:
- German packaging Award 2018
- Swiss packaging Award 2018
- Central Swiss Innovation award
- AluTrophy Award 2018
- Corporate Award 2018
- CPHI Award best drug delivery device 2017
- Worldstar Packaging Award 2018