Hindle Lab

Updates from the Aerosol Research Group at VCU

Our pharmaceutical aerosol development laboratories are located on the MCV campus of Virginia Commonwealth University. Our interdisciplinary group works in collaboration with Dr Worth Longest (Department of Mechanical Engineering) to combine computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and design engineering to produce novel pharmaceutical aerosol drug delivery systems. Current projects are developing a high efficiency handheld dry powder inhaler and devices for improving aerosol delivery during non-invasive ventilation using controlled condensation growth methods. Our groups have also focused on the development of innovative in silico and in vitro methods to assess the pulmonary deposition from commercial inhalers using realistic oropharyngeal models. Other projects are investigating nanoparticle formation techniques for inhalation and nasal drug delivery and the delivery of antibiotics by inhalation.