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Personal Medical Data & Connected Devices Survey Results

UPC have surveyed the attendees at the 30th Drug Delivery to the Lung conference in Edinburgh December 2019. We had 66 respondents and 74% of all responses were positive . We also provided some background to connected devices on the back of the survey that is also copied below.

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Disposable inhalers: What can we do to improve sustainability?

What difference will banning pMDIs make? In the context of other much larger (99.8%) CO2e emission sources, it’s not fair or reasonable to make patients feel guilty about the environmental impact of taking their medicine — Provide better alternatives.

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How bad are HFA inhalers compared with transport CO2 emissions?

News feeds today (30 Oct 2019) are full of STOP using puffer inhalers, use dry powder inhalers instead. I think this needs a little balance with the full CO2 (and equivalent) UK 2018 published data, before asthma and COPD sufferers feel under too much guilty pressure to change treatments.

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Waging war on UK Transport CO2e – making substantial real reductions quickly and cheaply

Transport overall is the biggest UK source of CO2 emissions (36% in 2018), the next highest sector is Electricity supply (19% in 2018). UPC takes an innovative look at what can be done quickly in the transport sector to reduce CO2, rather than taking a slow conventional approach.

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UK zero carbon 2050 = 25,000 more off-shore windmills needed

The UK Government strategy is for 100% electric vehicles by 2050, along with 100% new homes being electric only. 2019 is on track to be the first year when zero carbon electricity reaches more than 50% of total UK consumption. UPC looks at the new generating infrastructure needed to achieve the 2050 zero carbon goal.

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