Project: Metrology for drug delivery

One of the most important aspects of drug delivery is the amount of drug delivered, but knowing the flow rate – how fast a quantity of drug is delivered – is also vital for safe and efficient health care treatment. Currently, drug delivery at low flow rates cannot be set with sufficient accuracy as the measurements required have either not been validated or do not exist. In addition, accuracy is further reduced if multipump infusion is involved; where more than one pump delivers a drug. This project will develop measurement services for low flow rates, e.g. between 1 nanolitre per minute and 100 millilitres per minute, and assess the performance of commercial flow meters and drug delivery devices. It will also make drug delivery more reliable by improving calibration services for drug delivery devices and by producing best practice guides.

Acronym HLT07 MeDD (Reference Number: HLT07)
Duration 01/06/2012 - 31/05/2015
Project Topic Metrology
Project Results
(after finalisation)
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Network EMRP
Call EMRP Call 2011 - Health, SI Broader Scope and New Technologies

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 VSL B.V. Coordinator Netherlands
2 Centre Technique des Industries Aérauliques et Thermiques Partner France
3 Cesky Metrologicky Institut Partner Czech Republic
4 Teknologisk Institut Partner Denmark
5 Eidgenössisches Institut für Metrologie METAS Partner Switzerland
6 Instituto Português da Qualidade, I.P. Partner Portugal
7 Turkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Arastirma Kurumu Partner Turkey