Analysis of medication off-odors using an electronic nose.

  title={Analysis of medication off-odors using an electronic nose.},
  author={Susan S. Schiffman and Bahram Ghaffarzadeh Kermani and H. Troy Nagle},
  journal={Chemical senses},
  volume={22 2},
Packaging materials have been implicated as a source for off-odors in pharmaceutical products. A new instrumentation method employing an array of conducting polymer gas sensors was used to identify the offending packaging components in the canister of a pharmaceutical inhalant. A case study is described in which tainted inhalers as well as elastomeric components of the canisters were 'sniffed' by the electronic nose. The electronic nose was able to differentiate between tainted and untainted… CONTINUE READING

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