Development and application of inhaled therapies in airway diseases

Impact: Health impacts


Research at the University of Manchester (UoM) has led a step-change in respiratory care for airway disease from oral to novel inhaled therapies targeted at asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients worldwide. UoM researchers carried out >250 studies, partnered industry to deliver >15 new inhaled drug formulations to market and were the first to test novel CFC-free inhalers. UoM led the development of global guidelines that influence better diagnosis and management of airways diseases. Through leadership within the Montreal Protocol since 1995, UoM researchers coordinated the safe global transition to CFC-free inhalers for ~200m patients with asthma and COPD, whilst protecting the ozone layer and climate.
Impact date2014
Category of impactHealth impacts
Impact levelBenefit