GT’s EHDA technology refers to a process, whereby a liquid jet—drug formulation—breaks up into droplets under the influence of electric forces. The formulation is pumped through a nozzle at a low flow rate where an electric field is applied between the nozzle and the counter electrode.
Additionally, EHDA’s adaptive dosage capability aids the physicians to create modulations to compensate for the prior deviations from the prescribed therapy or to allow for adjustments to the prescribed therapy in amount and droplet size. This adjustable dosage and electronic architecture are creating a major evolution enhancing patient adherence to a greater extent. Besides improving patient’s adherence, GT’s EHDA technology also promotes smarter strategies of using the medication by lowering dosage, frequency and side effects using smart electronics (apps). The technology can be used to treat Cystic Fibrosis (CF), Severe Asthma, Oncology (Lung cancer), Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension as well as Non-CF Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Transplantation, Pain management, Vaccination, and other indications.
With GT’s firm commitment and next-gen technology, they are tapping into numerous opportunities in the field of pulmonary drug administration. By collaborating with Delft University of Technology, NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences, ERN-LUNG Expertise Centers and FLUIDDA, the firm is continuously enhancing its devices, creating long-term value for patients, companies, and shareholders. In the coming years, GT is looking out for more exciting partners who will assist them in finding new routes in the pulmonary administration to show a better route for patients. As for the solution side, the firm’s first focus is to develop a handheld device which can significantly reduce time to deliver the prescribed dosage of antibiotics and minimize the side effects of Cystic Fibrosis patients in comparison with the existing devices. This is instantly followed by Asthma/COPD (severe Asthma), Oncology and Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.