dry powder


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dry powder

finance Cash reserves kept to cover unforeseen future obligations or purchases; low-risk liquid assets or securities that can easily be converted to cash. I learned early on in my career that any viable business has to have dry powder ready for anything. I've kept a decent amount of dry powder on hand, so we should be able to get through your unemployment.
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The survey concludes that the rising potential of dry powder inhalation is being driven by escalating research activity in powder formulations, advances in particle engineering, and the development of novel device architectures.
Dry powder inhalation is an important pathway for drug delivery, and overcomes the challenges presented by aerosol formulations and nebulizers.
It also provides information about clinical trials in progress, which includes trial phase, trial status, trial start and end dates, and, the number of trials for the key Dry Powder Inhaler Devices pipeline products.
According to the company, the iSPERSE (inhaled Small Particles Easily Respirable and Emitted) technology has the potential to solve significant limitations of other inhalation technologies available today, such as nebulizers, metered dose inhalers, and conventional lactose blend dry powder inhalers.
Due to the scarcity of attractive targets and the large amount of available dry powder of $5-9 billion, competition among funds is huge.
Adding to the pressure to do deals is the fact that a sizeable portion of the dry powder earmarked for buyouts -- 48 per cent of the total -- is held in funds raised during the big 2007 and 2008 vintage years.
Aero has been designed from the ground up, taking account of the latest dry powder dispersion theory.
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): A research team has developed and successfully tested a dry powder, live-attenuated measles vaccine that can be inhaled.
When a fire starts, the extinguisher automatically releases a dry powder to extinguish the flames.
The dry powder formulation of Ostabolin-C will be administered using Nektar's convenient, pocket-sized dry powder inhaler.
This company manufactures precision-engineered equipment, systems and controls for the rubber, plastics and other dry powder and solids processing industries.
The new product, which fills Clickhaler, a powder inhaler offered by Innovata Biomed, with Meptin dry powder, will be a new dosage choice and help improve patients' quality of life.
The machine also is fitted with a unique dry powder lubrication system.
Finnish precision plastics manufacturer Perlos Corporation said on Monday (8 December) that it had signed an agreement with the Portugal-headquartered fine chemical company Hovione on the manufacture of dry powder inhalers for the company.