‘PreciseInhale would help us move our research closer to real exposure conditions for dry powders’

  • 15 November, 2016
  • 19:51

On October 12 Hana Barosova from the University of Fribourg attended ISAB’s in-lab aerosol seminar in Stockholm. Her team is researching how inhaling certain nanomaterials could cause severe lung pathogenesis. What did she think of PreciseInhale?

“The goal of our work is establishing various lung co-culture models to test the potential adverse effects of different aerosolised nanomaterials,” says Barosova, “with special attention to severe lung pathogenesis. We believe co-culture models will be good alternatives to animal testing.”

During the visit Barosova carried out some tests using PreciseInhale. How did she find the system, and the team? image4“PreciseInhale would help us move our research a bit closer to real exposure conditions for dry powders, without needing to prepare suspensions for liquid nebulizers. The system is quite easy to handle and I was nicely surprised by Per Gerde’s willingness to improve the system based on our suggestions, he came up with possible improvements practically immediately after the conversation.”

Nanoparticle cell culturing

The Fribourg team was particularly interested in the presentation by Lena Palmberg (Karolinska Institutet) on nanoparticle exposure of primary bronchial epithelial cells in an Air Liquid Interface

“Lena’s presentation was very interesting,” says Barosova. “Especially because of her experiences and similarities with our own research. I really appreciate the possibility of taking part in the seminar, I really enjoyed the friendly atmosphere. Seminar Day was very helpful. I believe cross-disciplinary events like this add enormous value to research.”