About 3M Inhaler Technology Solutions

  • Put our 60 years of inhalation expertise to work for you. Mitigate risk and increase speed-to-market with a trusted leader.

Inhaler Technology Solutions
Inhaler technology applied to breathing life into your products.

Inhaler Technologies for 3M Drug Delivery Systems

  • When you know that up to 94% of inhaler users make mistakes using their devices1, you have to think differently. When up to 60%2 of patients don’t adhere to their medication, you have to ask why. 3M, with its long history of expertise in inhalation, saw the need for a simple, intuitive, connected device that may help reduce mistakes in use, engage patients in self-care, and connect patients with their caregivers.

    1Lavorini et al., 2008. Respir. Med. 102(4):593-604.

    2Restrepo et al., 2008. Int. J. Chron. Obstruct. Pulmon. Dis. 3(3):371-384

    The 3M™ Intelligent Control Inhaler is in development, we are currently producing clinical supplies and are ready to partner with pharmaceutical companies.

  • Take the risk out of commercializing your new inhalation product, from start to finish. Our technical understanding and expertise of the metered dose inhaler goes back to when we created the very first one, more than 60 years ago. Our expertise spans the entire system, from feasibility to selecting the right components – valves, canisters and dose counters – through to commercial-scale production.

  • Bring high- quality inhaled generics to market quickly in a cost-focused environment as inhalation products come off patent. Let 3M experience in developing products and navigating the patent landscape, as well as a proven track record of gaining MDI approval with global regulatory agencies, ensure your success. From providing differentiated components, formulation understanding, contract manufacturing and a record of single-cycle FDA reviews, 3M contributes to your success.

  • Differentiate your product with a clear, accurate display that patients love. Our Dose-by-Dose Counters help increase compliance in medication regimens.

  • Ensure the right components with a leader that understands the MDI from the inside out. Whether it is integrating a 3rd party component or supplying a component designed and manufactured by 3M, we understand what will work best for your product. Easy fill, accurate dosing, pressure fill and cold fill valves, coated and plain cans, sleeved cans: leverage our technology and knowledge to differentiate your product.

  • Whether you're looking for a primary contract fill manufacturer or a second source of supply, for cold or pressure fill, 3M's cGMP facilities can provide you with reassurance that your product will be available for market. Our Lean Six Sigma team ensures optimized operation which may result in lowering your costs. As inhalation experts, we understand every step of bringing a product to market and can foresee and mitigate potential issues, lowering manufacturing risk.

Learn More About 3M Inhaler Technologies

From development to manufacturing to licensing opportunities, find out how you can partner with 3M to help ensure your success. We offer a cost-free, no-obligation feasibility study for the first stage of assessment. Contact us to get started.