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1.30pm - 5.30pm

about the workshop

Inhalation techniques and the inhalation device in use play an important role in the success of inhaled drugs.  Often drugs are not effective and therefore not successful on the market - the reason for which is that the dose which reaches the target region in the lungs is too small.

This workshop will deal with inhalation devices and inhalation techniques, as well as with the design of clinical trials for successfully inhaled drugs.

One of the other issues facing the respiratory community at the moment, the new European guidelines covering the "Bioequivalence Considerations for Orally Inhaled Products for Local Action" will also be covered.  The workshop will comprehensively summarise practical implications of these guidelines and the differences  to those in place in the USA.


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about the leaders

Dr Sabine Häußermann
Director Business Development, Inamed


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Sabine Häußermann is an engineer by training and has spent her career in the research field of inhaled aerosols.  Currently, she is the Director of Business Development of Inamed Research GmbH, which is a specialised respiratory CRO.

Sabine started her work in the Institute of Inhalation Biology at GSF in Neuherberg, Munich, Germany, and completed her education with a PhD at the University of Southampton, UK, on the deposition of particles in the nose. Since then she worked in clinical research on the inhalation of drugs with Inamed, in Gauting Germany, before she moved to France.  There, she was the head of the inhalation device development in the research group of medical gases at Air Liquide, in France.  She uses the experience and contacts in the field of  the application of different carrier gases and the drug particles in her current position at Inamed.

Also presenting at the workshop will be

  • Dr Gerhard Scheuch, CEO and Founder, Activaero

about the organisation

INAMED is an independent contract research organisation with extensive expertise in the area of respiratory and inhalation medicine.  Inamed supports the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and medical gas industries in finding new ways to develop more effective and comfortable therapies.

Inamed's services include 

  • Consulting
  • Characterisation of inhalation systems
  • Optimising a drug delivery system to the respiratory tract
  • Conducting clinical studies to investigate drugs, medical gases or devices in Inamed's own clinical unit or in study centres around the world.
  • Clinical trial services include phase I to IV, but also specialised clinical trials

Workshop programme

13:30 Registration and coffee

14:00 Welcome and introductions

14:10 Inhalation techniques and devices

14:50 Updates on: "European Bioequivalence Considerations for Orally Inhaled Products for Local Action"

15:30 Afternoon tea

15:50 The design of clinical trials with regard to inhaled drugs

16:30 General discussion

17:00 Close of workshop


Hilton Munich City

Rosenheimer Strasse 15
Munich 81667

Hilton Munich City



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