Award-Winning Conference Poster

Award-Winning Conference Poster


The 32nd International Congress on High-Speed Imaging and Photonics (ICHSIP-32) took place at the University of Twente in the Netherlands from October 8-12. Congratulations to Dr Alan McKiernan of Prior PLM Medical whose poster “Inhaler Spray Investigation Using High-Speed Phase-Contrast X-Ray and Schlieren Imaging” was awarded the poster prize for Biomedical Applications.

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High Speed X-Ray Imaging of Dry Powder Inhaler

High Speed X-Ray Imaging of Dry Powder Inhaler


High speed phase contrast X-Ray imaging, carried out by Prior PLM Medical on behalf of H&T Presspart, has been published in an article in a recent edition of the magazine“ON drug Delivery” [1]. The article discusses the PowdAirPlusTM dry powder inhaler which H&T Presspart have developed in partnership with Hovione Technology. This device is an easy-to-use and affordable capsule-based device for emerging markets.

The X-Ray imaging, carried out at a synchrotron facility, investigated the capsule pierce event in the device and the subsequent dose release. An interesting phenomenon is the vortex generated within the capsule itself which is thought to aid the dispersal and de-agglomeration of the drug from the carrier powder. A sequence of high speed X-Ray images of the powder dispersion dynamics inside the capsule during inhalation is shown in the figure above (from [1]).

The article is available here and x-ray video footage can be viewed here

[1] “A Simple Affordable DPI: Meeting The Needs Of Emerging Markets”, ON drug Delivery , issue 80, pages 10-14”.

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Visit us at DDL2017

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6th – 8th December 2017
Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Scotland.

Prior PLM Medical is looking forward to exhibiting at the 28th Drug Delivery to the Lungs conference in Edinburgh this December.
DDL is organised by members of the Aerosol Society and aims to provide a conference dedicated to those with an interest in drug delivery to the airways.

The conference is made up of members representing clinicians, industry and academia, showcasing some of the most exciting developments in nasal and pulmonary drug delivery.

Please stop by the Prior PLM Medical stand for more information or to discuss any questions that you may have.
We look forward to meeting you there.

For more information, please visit: DDL2017

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Respiratory Conference DDL27 – Dec 2016

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Prior PLM Medical exhibited at the 27th Drug Delivery to the Lungs conference in Edinburgh in December.

DDL is organised by members of the Aerosol Society and aims to provide a conference dedicated to those with an interest in drug delivery to the airways. The conference is made up of members representing clinicians, industry and academia, showcasing some of the most exciting developments in nasal and pulmonary drug delivery.

Dr. Alan McKiernan presented some of his work on “Novel techniques for characterising inhalers” and some of the videos he presented are shown below.
For more information, please see:
http://ddl-conference.com

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Visit us at DDL27

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Wednesday 7th – Friday 9th December 2016
Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Scotland.

Prior PLM Medical is looking forward to exhibiting at the 27th Drug Delivery to the Lungs conference in Edinburgh this December.
DDL is organised by members of the Aerosol Society and aims to provide a conference dedicated to those with an interest in drug delivery to the airways.

The conference is made up of members representing clinicians, industry and academia, showcasing some of the most exciting developments in nasal and pulmonary drug delivery.

Please stop by the Prior PLM Medical stand for more information or to discuss any questions that you may have.
We look forward to meeting you there.

For more information, please see:
http://ddl-conference.com

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Trade Mission to US Medtech Sector – September 2016

Pictured left to right: Doreen McKeon – Senior V.P. Enterprise Ireland, Boston | Martin McGirl – Sales Manager for Prior PLM Medical | Minister Pat Breen - Minister for Employment and Small Business | John Prior - Managing Director of Prior PLM Medical

Pictured left to right: Doreen McKeon – Senior V.P. Enterprise Ireland, Boston | Martin McGirl – Sales Manager for Prior PLM Medical | Minister Pat Breen – Minister for Employment and Small Business | John Prior – Managing Director of Prior PLM Medical

Trade Mission to US Medtech Sector – September 2016

Prior PLM Medical have just returned from a five-day Enterprise Ireland Trade Mission, lead by Minister for Employment and Small Business Pat Breen, to the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul in Minnesota, one of the largest medtech clusters in the United States.

Eighteen Irish life sciences companies, three of them head-quartered in Carrick-on-Shannon, participated on the mission which aimed to highlight Ireland as a key hub for innovative life sciences solutions explored business and research opportunities in the Twin Cities area where approximately 700 medtech companies are based.

Despite the global recession, the Irish life sciences sector has continued to grow and has evolved into one of the leading global clusters with direct employment of 50,000 people and exports of more than €50 billion annually.

Speaking before departing on the Trade Mission, Minister for Employment and Small Business, Pat Breen TD said:

“Thirteen of the world’s top 15 leading medtech multinationals now have operations in Ireland but the most impressive progression in our system has been the emergence and growth of our own vibrant indigenous industry. Along with growing exports, this has facilitated an increase in jobs with a strong regional dispersion.”

“There is a wealth of talent and investment in medtech in Minnesota and Enterprise Ireland’s Trade Mission program includes many world class organisations such as Boston Scientific, Medtronic and Mayo Clinic. My aim is to increase engagement with local companies in the Twin Cities region and build upon our world-class reputation as a centre of excellence in manufacturing, and product and service development”.

Kevin Sherry, Executive Director Global Business Development, Enterprise Ireland said: “A priority for Enterprise Ireland is to ensure that companies start, scale and innovate, and Ireland’s life sciences sector truly reflects how well this is working. The triumph of the sector is not just down to the country being recognised globally as a leading manufacturing hub for medical technologies — it’s also down to the sector embracing innovation and collaboration as vital to its success. This Trade Mission to the Twin Cities is an enormous opportunity for further developing productive relationships and partnerships between indigenous and multinational enterprises that will enhance and grow this dynamic sector for the future”.

Prior PLM Medical also attended the Medical Design and Manufacturing Conference in Minneapolis on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd September. The conference is described as the Medtech innovation, communication and solution epicentre of the Midwest and will have over 600 exhibitors and 5,000 industry professionals in attendance.

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Mullingar Industrial Expo 2016

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Following on the success of last year’s inaugural event, Mullingar Chamber of Commerce will host the 2016 National Life Sciences and Engineering Expo on 29th & 30th June in The Mullingar Park Hotel.

The event has a wide range of speakers/exhibitors and should provide a worthwhile day out of the office.
Representatives from our Divisions will be at the stand all day and we hope to have the opportunity to speak with you then.

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A refreshing new approach from Prior PLM Medical!

A refreshing new approach from Prior PLM Medical! from Prior PLM Medical on Vimeo.

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“Advances in Therapy” Published Article

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Prior PLM Medical have co-authored an article in the June 2015 edition of “Advances in Therapy”, an international, peer reviewed journal dedicated to the publication of high-quality clinical, observational, real-world and health outcomes research in clinical medicine across all therapeutic areas.

The full citation for this paper is:
Johal B, Murphy S, Tuohy J, Marshall J.
Plume characteristics of two HFA-driven corticosteroid/long-acting beta2-agonist combination pressurised metered-dose inhalers.
Advances in Therapy. 2015;32(6):567-579.

The findings of the paper represent the culmination of collaborative research that has been ongoing between Prior PLM and Mundipharma Research Limited, Cambridge, UK for a number of years.
John Tuohy (M.Eng.) from Priors worked closely with members of the Mundipharma team to conduct testing into the various characteristics of inhaler plumes and used this data to compare the performance of two different inhaler designs.

The paper is available here

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Mullingar Industrial Expo

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John Prior MD and Martin McGirl Sales Mgr. at Mullingar Industrial Expo 2015

Prior PLM Medical attended the Mullingar Industrial Expo on June 18th, 2015 in the Mullingar Park hotel.

The event, hosted by Mullingar Chamber of Commerce and Westmeath County Council, boasted a full house of exhibitors, complimented by a large attendance of industry decision makers from the Life-Science and Engineering sectors. This was the first year for this event, and judging by the massive support they received, it is sure to become a regular fixture in the trade-show calendar. Congratulations to all involved.

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