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Astech Launch The Xelair Series 5 Automated Inhaler Tester

3/5/2009 12:52:37 PM

Runcorn, UK: Leading automation developer, Astech Projects, has announced the launch of its new fully automated Xelair® Series 5 system for automated inhaler testing. This system incorporates all existing features of the Xelair 1 and 3 series’ such as reduced variability, increased productivity and cost reduction. Additionally, the Xelair Series 5 includes the Device Handling and Storage (DHS) module with optional waste fire, which offers fully automated storage, handling and transfer of all devices. Therefore, the need for manual inhaler firing is eliminated, enabling the user to leave the system to operate unattended for up to 24 hours.

Utilising the latest robotic manipulator technology for increased throughput, robustness and flexibility, the Xelair Series 5 system offers an increased capacity for emitted dose collection. Furthermore, the ability to test up to 200 inhalers per day maximises testing in the minimal amount of time. This premium technology provides a fully automated solution for testing Dose Content Uniformity of the Emitted Dose, with each system and module designed to allow easy integration with each unique product. Astech Projects’ Sales and Marketing Director, Anthony Moran commented, “There is a real demand for increased throughput and consistent data within the pharmaceutical industry, a need which can be met with the Xelair systems. These products facilitate repeatable and reliable data, catering for changing client needs by allowing seamless migration between products in the Xelair range”.

As one of the world leaders in drug discovery and manufacturing testing automation, and with an unsurpassed portfolio of next generation solutions for the major pharmacopoeia tests in respiratory, solid dose and injectables, Astech’s high quality systems are fully validation in line with EU/US FDA and ROW regulatory requirements. For further information on the new Xelair Series 5 premium technology, please visit

About Astech Projects

Established in 1995 Astech Projects specialise in the development and supply of advanced automated system solutions. Leaders in innovative design Astech provide bespoke automation solutions designed and tailored to suit each customer’s individual requirements. With an enviable portfolio of blue chip clients, Astech’s areas of expertise range from pharmaceutical development and life sciences to the nuclear and petrochemical sectors.

With such a wide range of specialist knowledge and expertise Astech are fast becoming renowned in their field for their high quality bespoke solutions and tailor-made products. Astech is made up of a highly proficient team that boasts fine-tuned skills for the development of technologies and associated software solutions. These include the areas of laboratory automation, high throughput systems, data management, sample tracking, compound storage and retrieval, process control, special manipulators and decommissioning systems. Astech also offer individual consultancy services with in house disciplines including, project management, mechanical engineering and design, electrical engineering, control engineering and software engineering

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