DCA Inhalation Booklet 2022

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A world leading product design consultancy

A multidisciplinary team of experts

Mechanical Engineering

Design Research & Planning

Interaction Design

Software Engineering


Electronic Engineering

Human Factors & Usability

Industrial Design

Experienced in solving the complex challenges of DPI development Our design and analysis work with global pharmaceutical and device companies includes dry powder inhalers for asthma, COPD and inhaled insulin.

Combination dry powder inhaler for major pharmaceutical company - development of mathematical model and early design verification to understand the lid foil compensation mechanism for an inhaler.

Development of pMDIs that compete Our extensive work in consumer health and the design of high volume drug delivery devices gives us the perfect blend of experience to support the development of devices that can give our clients the edge in highly genericised and cost constrained market places.

For reliable dose counters, the devil is in the detail We are highly experienced in solving complex tolerance problems and the design of intricate components that are robust as well as simple and cost effective to manufacture.

Intelligent inhalation We use our extensive technical engineering capability, creativity and design integration experience to resolve the complex challenges of inhalers that sense factors such as breath intake and use these to help improve compliance and effectiveness.

Controlled aerosol spray systems DCA has expertise in the development of spray and vapour systems in which velocity and droplet size are carefully controlled and characterised.

Nasal sprays with class leading usability The work we have done with leading pharmaceutical and drug delivery device companies has helped to create devices that provide benefits in comfort and ease of use.

Delivering from strategy to market DCA has significant real-world experience in creating market leading drug delivery devices through all stages of development and throughout industrialisation and in-market support.

Expertise in developing ultra-high production volume devices and systems Developed in short timescales, these multi-award winning and highly successful aerosol systems deliver performance and quality at low cost.

Helping our clients make the right decisions in due diligence The same capabilities and experience that our clients harness to support successful device developments are often called upon to carry out due diligence work; whether it’s reviewing a device design before a critical milestone or selecting from a range of device options that are on-market.

Painting a clearer picture of a successful future We help our clients develop device strategies that deliver success with efficiency. We employ a wide range of our skills from concept generation and analysis to user and market research, to generate the evidence that is needed to support making the right decisions.

Helping our clients connect with the future Our connected drug delivery device development is enabled by our detailed understanding of system architecture design, low power processing, sensors and actuators, compact product design, antenna design, power source selection, battery management techniques and cybersecurity.

The artefact experts for a digital ecosystem Our world class technical skill set combined with our industrial design (ID), user experience (UX) and user interaction (UI) expertise make our multidisciplinary service ideally suited to delivering product to work efficiently and effectively within an ever growing digital ecosystem.

Closing the loop in drug delivery for better outcomes The multidisciplinary teams at DCA are experienced in the development of mechanical and electromechanical connected delivery systems that have the potential to help enable closed loop treatments, better compliance and leadership positions in outcome driven payment.

Cutting edge engineering Combining electronics, software and mechanical engineering disciplines with rigour and creativity to generate innovative design solutions that help deliver succesful products.

Intelligent application of computational analysis to create better designs, faster Experts in first-principles math-modelling. Class leading analysis software is applied intelligently in combination with physical testing to benchmark predictions and improve understanding.

Prototyping centres and test labs Providing the capability to rapidly iterate and validate designs and analyses.

Patient instructions shouldn’t be an afterthought Our design approach supports evidencebased development of instructions in parallel with the device development, so that they can be optimised together for better usability.

Brand led packaging and labelling that integrate better We develop 2D content and 3D packaging with an in-depth understanding of the brand, the device, its functionality and usability.

A highly creative team with in-depth IP experience Over 4000 patent applications and over 1700 granted patents since 2000.

Rigorous medical device development procedures Aligned with international standards.

QMS General Procedures

ISO 9001

Medical Device Development Procedure

ISO 13485 21 CFR part 820 & EN 60601:1 clause 14

Software Development Procedure - Medical Devices

EN 62304

Usability Engineering for Medical Devices

EN 62366

Risk Management Procedure - Medical Devices

ISO 14971

A proven track record 100+ products launched, 50+ full-scale drug delivery projects and 100 major design awards in the last 10 years.

Multi award winner

Multi award winner

Multi award winner

Multi award winner


DCA Design International 19 Church Street Warwick UK CV34 4AB T +44 (0) 1926 499461 E medical@dca-design.com www.dca-design.com Rob Woolston Managing Director Rob Veasey Senior Sector Manager Medical and Scientific Matt Jones Senior Sector Manager Medical and Scientific

Helping clients achieve success through great product design

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