From May 7-10 the Respiratory Drug Delivery congress (RDD) will take place in Estoril, Portugal. This annual congress is focussed on the key-issues of developing inhaled therapies and novel inhalation devices for diseases of the upper- and lower airways.
During this congress FLUIDDA N.V. organizes a workshop on Functional Respiratory Imaging (FRI), moderated by Cedric van Holsbeke, MSc, PhD, Chief Technology Officer.
FRI deposition technology is developed by Fluidda, based on CT imaging, and uses segmentation and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) calculations to provide regional deposition metrics of inhaled products. FRI’s patient specific nature and core characteristics make it an ideal and validated alternative to scintigraphy, providing similar results in a more time and cost-effective manner. FRI can create a patient-specific three-dimensional model of the airways.
Description: This workshop will introduce the different building blocks of FRI aerosol deposition analysis including patient-specific 3D airway geometry modeling, inhaler characteristics and CFD simulations to model lung deposition. Combining these 3 blocks in the correct way allows for a fast and versatile evaluation of drug deposition in the lungs, while maintaining the patient specific characteristics of in vivo scintigraphy. Lastly, we will focus on the validity of FRI aerosol deposition by showing the correspondence between simulated results and in-patient scintigraphy.
Outcome for Participants: Insight in the benefits and cost savings FRI can offer in life cycle management of already marketed respiratory medication and in the development of new inhalation devices and inhaled products.
The workshop will take place in three sessions at the congress venue on Wednesday May 8 between 2 p.m. and 4.30 p.m.
Be sure to check out Hendrik Thijs (Business Development Manager Europe) and Vicky Buyse (Director Global Marketing and Medical Affairs) on May 8, 9 and 10: drop a message if you would like to schedule a meeting in advance: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you in Estoril, Portugal at RDD!