Respimat re-usable inhaler wins 2020 Pharmapack Eco-Design awardMarch 25, 2020
Respimat re-usable inhaler device has won the 2020 Pharmapack Eco-Design Award, Boehringer Ingelheim announced.
The Pharmapack Awards are granted to the latest innovations from packaging companies within the drugs, medical devices, health products and veterinary drugs sectors.
The re-usable device is an enhanced version of the Respimat soft mist inhaler. It significantly reduces waste and product carbon footprint (PCF) – while most disposable plastic inhaler devices need to be replaced after the medication provided is used up.
The device can be used with up to six medication cartridges before needing replacement. It is also propellant-free, meaning its CO2 emissions are 20 times lower than those of commonly used pressurized metered-dose inhalers.
It was also designed to offer simplified handling, with an easy-to-read dose indicator, better grip for daily use and easy assembly, taking into account patient feedback.