ARC Linkage - $335,000

Respiratory conditions such as asthma and chronic pulmonary disease affect in excess of 5.8 million Australians and the common method of treatment is via drug inhalation. Although a wide range of drugs are commercially available as dry powder inhalers the efficiency of these systems is poor, with most devices delivering less than 20% to the lung. This project will develop a new method of high-efficiency respiratory drug delivery based on composite particles. The technology developed from this project will advance Australia’s Research & Innovation and Pharmaceutical industry sector, and improve healthcare outcomes in the government’s key priority area of Promoting and maintaining good health: ‘A healthy start to life’ and ‘Ageing well’