Pharmaceutical Inhalation Aerosol Technology 3rd Edition PDF Free Download
In the intervening decades many new volumes have appeared and much more has been published on aerosol physics, formulation and device development, and therapeutic strategies, supported by the commercialization of many new drug products. This edition of PhIAT not only provides an update on many topics addressed in the 2nd edition, but also expands the “technology” focus of the original volumes to address the title more directly. Since the major purpose of any book should be its utility to the reader, it is logical to look at the topic from the perspective of clear unmet needs. The new text covers all aspects of product development and manufacturing encompassing the important areas of preformulation, formulation, device selection, and drug product evaluation. In order to expand the scope to consider previously unaddressed aspects of pharmaceutical inhalation aerosol technology, considerations of the patient interface have been restricted to those aspects of aerosol delivery, lung deposition, and clearance that are used as measures of effective dose delivery. The introduction of Dr. Sandro da Rocha as co-editor of the new edition reflects the intention to bring engineering principles to bear on this important topic and to stress the importance of pharmaceutical engineering as a foundational element of all inhaler products and their application to pulmonary drug delivery. We are grateful to the publishing staff, in particular, Hilary LaFoe and Jessica Poile for their assistance in navigating the manuscript through the process. This book is dedicated in memory of Professor Paul Myrdal, outstanding scientist, educator, family man, and friend. He is missed by all.