Alchemy Healthcare is an Oxford, England company started by an inventive pharmacist in a bid to make a better drug inhaler. The company’s new device, claimed to be simple enough to be manufactured as a disposable one, can be prefilled with different drugs. Perhaps the firm will consider naming the device better than the company has named itself, for alchemy has a rather poor track record.
Potential uses from the company page:
For Conventional Medicines
• Caters for those averse to needle jabs • May require lower dose than oral route • Good vasculature for absorption
• ..Ease of use in areas having low numbers of clinical staff– allowing mass immunisation • Delivered to the right part, formulated to adhere for immune response • DNA ‘vaccines’ in development
Why Alchemy Healthcare’s Nasal Device?
• High performance spray for dose accuracy and fast onset • Compact active device with high value • Self-treatment since unit dose with no inter-operator variability • Five parameters can be varied for different uses • Lockable with actuation indicators