The Respimat® re-usable inhaler by Boehringer Ingelheim has won the Eco-Design Award at the Pharmapack 2020 in Paris. With this award, the jury honored the re-usable version of the established Respimat® inhalation device for its environmental compatibility. Now that multiple filling with an active ingredient cartridge is possible, according to the company, around 776 tons of plastic could be saved by 2025 and the carbon footprint could be significantly reduced.
The history of the Respimat® is closely linked with Harro Höfliger. First project studies already began in 1997. In the following years, the machine manufacturer supplied technology for pre-assembly, spray jet and function control as well as for the final assembly of the inhaler and of the active ingredient cartridge. The production systems for the re-usable inhaler and its cartridge were also developed in close cooperation between Boehringer Ingelheim and Harro Höfliger.
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