DecaVertus is a 10-way shake and fire to waste system for pMDIs.
The entire inhaler is tested as it would be used by a patient (although cans can also be tested on their own).
By using DecaVertus, you can precisely control the test technique, including shaking profile, angle of fire, pauses between shaking and firing, resting position of inhaler and airflow control. Each parameter has a large range, which means you can fully characterise your inhaler and find the optimum method settings.
The DecaVertus assures that each inhaler is experiencing the correct shaking, firing and airflow parameters set in the method.
Its novel design maximises the airflow experienced by each inhaler, which ensures that drug is removed efficiently and remains securely in the waste channels without clogging them during a run.
If you need to do this work on more than one site, you can use DecaVertus to ensure that test methods are replicated precisely.
It simplifies and automates the awkward and time-consuming tasks involved in conducting inhaler waste shots
With the inhalers now required to feature a dose counter in some markets, it is important to ensure that the method of testing incorporates the counter and records the results accurately. The all new DecaVision module is an optional extra that adds ten cameras to the DecaVertus to capture an image of each dose counter after every shot. This automatically generates the evidence required to demonstrate that testing complies with regulations. DecaVision has optical character recognition which monitors numerical dose counters in real time. This means that if one of the dose counters malfunctions, the system can raise an alarm and stop the system immediately so that the analyst can investigate. DecaVision can be purchased and fitted to existing DecaVertus products or can be supplied as a complete solution from new.
“The ability to use the same method on Vertus and DecaVertus gives us a great pathway from development to high-throughput in laboratory testing of pMDI products.” – Abhay Singh, Team leader (IPTC Respiratory R&D), Presspart UK
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