Over 20 years ago we were selected by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to be their original partner in taking the initial Diskus® Dry Powder Inhaler (DPI) concept from clinical stage, right through to industrial realisation, and subsequent high volume commercial supply.
This collaboration featured a major expansion programme for us at Bespak. Manufacture went from early-stage first generation tooling, to commercial volume multi-cavity moulds and high-speed automated assembly. This was undertaken in parallel with an on-going uninterrupted supply of devices and contributed to the long-standing success of this critical product.
In 2010, we celebrated the manufacture of our five hundred millionth Diskus®.
The success of our work with GSK has not stopped since; we continue to support GSK with the supply of product and on-going quality improvement opportunities.