‘PreciseInhale could help us avoid liquid aerosol exposures and particle dispersion’

  • 25 November, 2016
  • 15:22

PhD researcher Savvina Chortorea tried out PreciseInhale and ran some opening tests using challenging nanomaterials at ISAB’s recent in-lab seminar day. What were the results, and what did she learn?

“We got promising results,” says University of Fribourg PhD researcher Savvina Chortorea. “High deposition efficiency and reproducibility. Interestingly, our nanomaterial tests showed quite high deposition efficiency, which we didn’t expect as this is quite difficult material.”

Savvina Chortorea is a nanotoxicologist in the respiratory area image4and part of the University of Fribourg’s pioneering team researching the adverse effects of certain nanomaterials, including severe lung pathogenesis.

“The Aerosol seminar was very interesting. I could see how PreciseInhale could help us avoid liquid aerosol exposures and particle dispersion during our research,” Chortorea says. “And I learned more about how the system can be used for in vitro studies. In our results our particle deposition was homogenous as shown from both SEM and light microscopy images.  We also determined the size distribution of our particles.”

ISAB believes cross-disciplinary events like Experiences of Aerosol Exposures add value to research. Chortorea says: “It was very nice that in the last session we had a conversation about what is missing from the field and how aerosol systems can be improved. The ISAB team explained everything in detail and answered all our questions. They even provided us with some ideas on how they could modify PreciseInhale according to our needs.”