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    Development Timeline

Inhaler testing automation has come a long way…

2015

While Ictus remains the world’s only fully automated Andersen Cascade Impactor, we’re not resting on our laurels and new developments are in the pipeline. Watch this space for news…

2015

After two years of development including a year of beta-testing by pioneer customers, the DecaVertus is officially launched, setting the new standard in shake and fire to waste for pMDIs.

2011 

Flutus provides automatic airflow control and automatic leak test that doesn’t need an external vacuum pump

2011 

A new version of our WaSC device which is automatic, smarter and incorporates an easy change and safe handling filter

2010 

Introduced Vertus. The world’s first shaker/firer with automatic settings for many devices (ACI, NGI, DUSA, WaSC) with controlled airflow generated without a vacuum pump

2006

Introduced a fully automated plate coating system, capable of coating up to a thousand plates a day.

2003

Added a high capacity waste shot collector for powder inhalers to Ictus together with tightly controlled temperature and RH controlled air feed into the ACI

2002 

Introduced a novel plate coating technique for instant and highly reproducible coating thickness control

2002 

Further development of Ictus to accommodate dual DPI and pMDI on one machine along with a dose content uniformity test

2001 

Developed automated ability to measure shot weight and shot waste together with breath actuation by airflow control

2000 

Introduced capability to support both dry powder and metered dose inhalers on a single Ictus

1999 

Automated Inhaler shaker/firer for pMDI with extensive range of control parameters and plume detection that could be synchronised with a camera for easy plume measurement

1997

Commercial launch of WaSC, a waste shot collector with disposable filter for manual use

1995 

Ictus is born. Building on the previous development, this machine included a new way to trap waste shots

1993

Novi launched the world’s first fully automated Andersen Cascade Impactor

1989

Even before the creation of Novi as company, our engineers developed an automated inhaler shaker