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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.