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Metered dose inhaler devicesMetered Dose Inhalers (MDI)
Our technical understanding and expertise of the metered dose inhaler goes back to when we created the very first one, over 50 years ago. Our experience spans the entire system, from feasibility to selecting the right components – valves, canisters and dose counters – through to commercial scale production. We take the risk out of commercializing your new product, from start to finish.

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Generic inhaler products from 3MGeneric Products
In a cost focused environment and as inhalation products come off patent, it is essential to bring high quality inhaled generics to market quickly. Experience in developing products and navigating the patent landscape, as well as a proven track record of gaining MDI approval with global regulatory agencies are essential in achieving this goal. The ability to incorporate differentiated technologies into new and existing products also helps to increase competitiveness and extend a products life. From providing differentiated components, formulation understanding, contract manufacturing and a record of single-cycle FDA reviews, we have the expertise and experience to help you be successful in the inhaled generics market.

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3M™ Integrated Dose by Dose CounterDose by Dose Counters
With a clear, accurate display that patients love, our Dose by Dose Counters help increase compliance in medication regimens and can differentiate your product. It's also the first FDA-approved dose counter (in conjunction with an MDI product) available to clients. Differentiate your product by making it count with the 3M integrated dose by dose counter.

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Leverage 3M components to differentiate your inhaler deviceInhaler Components
Our experience means that we understand the MDI from the inside out – ensuring we can provide you with the right component solution. Whether it is integrating a 3rd party component or supplying a component designed and manufactured by 3M, we understand what will work best for your product. Easy fill; accurate dosing; pressure fill and cold fill valves; coated and plain cans; sleeved cans – whatever requirements you have, our technology and knowledge can be leveraged to differentiate your product.

Related services: inhalation contract manufacturingRelated Services: Inhalation Contract Manufacturing
Whether you're looking for a primary contract fill manufacturer or a second source of supply, for cold or pressure fill, 3M's cGMP facilities can provide you with reassurance that your product will be available for market. Our Lean Six Sigma team ensures optimized operation which may result in lowering your costs. As inhalation experts, we understand every step of bringing a product to market and can foresee and mitigate potential issues, lowering manufacturing risk.

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Related Posters, Presentations and Publications

Single Cycle Review Case Study (2.68 MB, PDF)

Four Pivotal Steps in Early Stage MDI Formulation (186kb, PDF)

What is Needed From a Next-Generation Inhalaton Device? (738kmb, PDF)

Mastering Change in Inhalation Drug Delivery (7.75mb, PDF)

A Numbers Game (2.34 mb, PDF)

QbD Method Developed for Ex-Actuator Particle Size Distribution Determination of pMDIs by Laser Diffraction - RDD 2014 (1.15 mb, PDF)

QbD Approach to Optimization of Cascade Impaction Methods for Measuring Aerodynamic Droplet Size Distribution for Nasal pMDI Products - RDD 2014 (861,kb PDF)

Improving Nasal Drug Delivery with HFA Nasal Aerosols - Dispelling Myths and Meeting Patient Preferences - RDD 2014 (927 kb, PDF)

Inhalation Drug Delivery: Product Differentiation in an Ever-Shifting Inhalation Landscape (1.14 mb, PDF)

Inhalation Drug Delivery: Manufacturing Services from Start to Finish (Video)

Inhalation Manufacturing: Cold Fill, Pressure Fill & Finding the Right Partner (533 kb, PDF)

Webinar: Best Practices of Routine Extractables Testing (1.66 mb, PDF) (Webinar Audio )

Poster: Further Developments of a Mathematical Model for Simulation of Aerodynamic Particle Size Distributions on Cascade Impactors (285 kb, PDF)

The Right Idea: Inhalation Device Manufacturing (318 kb, PDF)



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