OptimHal-ProtecSom laboratory was present at the Respiratory Drug Delivery (RDD) to present three new studies.

OptimHal-ProtecSom laboratory participated to the new edition of the “Respiratory Drug Delivery” Congress holding in Estoril’s Convention Center in Lisbon, Portugal, from May 7th to 10. This congress is one of the most important international event dealing with drug delivery system by respiratory route.

Research team of laboratory OptimHal-ProtecSom was here with a rich and varied program: expositions, sessions, workshop…


OptimHal-ProtecSom emphase on the innovation 

OptimHal-ProtecSom laboratory invests every year more than 25% of its income in its research center. This contribution is essential to offer our team the means to imagine and create medical devices for the future which improves the quality of life to the patients and the work of medical staff.  

Every medical device in our laboratory are subject to various scientific studies to validate their efficiency. This year, three studies had been submitted to the “Respiratory Drug Delivery” congress.

DigitHal®, smart valved holding chamber

Throughout the congress, Edouard CURRAN, PhD, R&D project manager at laboratoire OptimHal-ProtecSom, presented a poster about DigitHal® probe. In this study, an instantaneous, accurate and reproducible measurement of the patient’s respiratory flow was performed by the probe during the valved holding chamber use. The impact of the probe on the drug delivery has also been studied and no change in the efficiency of the valved holding chamber was detected.

With these information, DigitHal® probe could be used as a learning tool which improving technique to the patient.


The importance of developing such help devices was exposed a long time during the session 5 of the congress : “ Re-inventing Inhalers for the Digital Age”.


Discover the DigitHal® probe study




Doctor (PhD) Myriam ECKES, project manager R&D in OptimHal-ProtecSom laboratory, exposes two posters about mechanical ventilation studies.

CombiHaler®, spacer for mechanical ventilation system

The first one deals with the In Vitro performances of CombiHaler® spacer. Dedicated for mechanical ventilation system, CombiHaler® allows the use, without disassembling of the circuit, of a pMDI and a vibrating mesh nebulizer.

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of the volume of CombiHaler® spacer on the administration of drugs by mechanical ventilation.


The results shows that the volume has a strong influence when inhalation chamber is placed before the Y piece and less when it’s placed after.

Discover the spacer CombiHaler® study


MinimHal®, the spacer with low volume for mechanical ventilation circuit

MinimHal® is an inhalation chamber with small volume for use in mechanical ventilation breathing system.

Its low volume allows a use for paediatric patients and at different locations on the mechanical ventilation circuit.

The aim of this study was to evaluate the in vitro performance of MinimHal® in a mechanical ventilation circuit.

Discover the spacer MinimHal study

The OptimHal-ProtecSom Laboratory is present in Dubai for the 44st Congress of Health in the Middle East.

The Arab Health congress takes place, as every year, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center. (United Arab Emirates).

Arab Health has become one of the key events in the field of the medical devices industry. This show, with international reputation and worldwide importance, attracts more and more health professionals (developers, manufacturer, suppliers …).

This year, more than 4,150 companies will attend the Arab Health congress, representing 160 countries.


For the OptimHal-ProtecSom laboratory, this congress is an important meeting, allowing our team to meet and exchange with many distributors …


Join us at the hall Z2 / B37 to exchange with our team and discover our inhalation interfaces dedicated to respiratory diseases like the TipsHaler® valved holding chamber, the OrHal® septal mask and DigitHal, the recent creation of the OptimHal-ProtecSom laboratory innovative policy.


DigitHal is a sensor and an onboard sensor system implemented on the TipsHaler inhalation chamber. It collects inhalation information and transforms them into a visual or audible signal. Providing these real time data, DigitHal means to improve the technique and patient compliance, which essential parameters are still often missing.


Le laboratoire ProtecSom s’investit davantage dans la lutte contre les acariens

Une campagne d’information et de sensibilisation pour les personnes potentiellement concernées par l’allergie aux acariens voit le jour ! Cette campagne est le fruit d’un solide partenariat entre l’Association Asthme & Allergies, le Laboratoire ProtecSom et plusieurs acteurs spécialistes de l’allergie.  

Tous unis contre l’allergie aux acariens

Asthme & Allergies, association créée en 1991, est devenu l’acteur de référence pour les allergies et l’asthme. Cette association ne cesse de multiplier les actions pour les patients et leurs besoins avec la volonté d’accompagner le patient dans son parcours de soin et de l’aider à mieux vivre avec son allergie ou son asthme.

Tout comme le laboratoire ProtecSom, d’autres partenaires ont apporté leurs soutiens pour réaliser cette campagne de communication.

Simple rhume ou allergie aux acariens, attention à la confusion !

Trop souvent banalisés, les symptômes de l’allergie aux acariens sont souvent perçus comme ceux d’un simple rhume. Pourtant, une rhinite allergique qui n’est pas prise en charge peut avoir de graves conséquences.  


Nez bouché ou nez qui coule, éternuements, fatigue, toux, yeux rouges… Ces symptômes sont aussi contraignants qu’envahissants et ils ont un impact réel sur le quotidien et la qualité de vie des personnes allergiques.


En effet, les allergies respiratoires, en constante augmentation, représentent un réel handicap pour les personnes qui en souffrent tant elles affectent leur quotidien.

Améliorer le quotidien des personnes allergiques

En tant que fabriquant de dispositifs médicaux pour les personnes allergiques aux acariens, nous positionnons le patient au cœur de notre motivation. Il est donc de notre devoir de tout mettre en œuvre pour informer les personnes qui pourront ainsi mettre les bons mots sur leurs maux.


C’est donc tout naturellement que nous avons participé à cette action de communication. A travers celle-ci et avec l’ensemble des acteurs, nous souhaitons informer sur les différents symptômes de l’allergie aux acariens, encourager à établir un diagnostic auprès de leurs médecins, et présenter les solutions qui pourront, de manière durable, améliorer le quotidien des personnes allergiques aux acariens. 

Découvrez dès maintenant cette campagne de communication :



Plus d’informations sur le site Asthme & Allergies : https://asthme-allergies.org/

Interview with Lucie, Manufacturing Manager

Lucie started in March 2012 in the OptimHal-ProtecSom laboratory as a seamstress before being given the position of Manufacturing Manager.


Lucie, can you describe your Thjob in 3 words?

  • Organization
  • Management of time 

What is your job ?

Au quotidien, je m’occupe de la gestion de production de nos ateliers de fabrication. Plus précisément, je mets en place des moyens et des outils qui permettent d’améliorer continuellement nos ateliers de fabrication, de manière à allier hausse de la productivité et bien être des salariés.

The manufacturing workshop, what is it ?

The manufacturing workshop is where we make our dust mite covers, from A to Z! The fact that our products are medical devices requires a traceability and transparency of our products. The manufacture of our dust mite covers requires a know-how worthy of the greatest sewing workshops!


What motivates you to work in the OptimHal-ProtecSom laboratory ?

Working within the OptimHal-ProtecSom laboratory gives me the opportunity to work on a variety of tasks that leave no room for routine. To flourish in a company where the main mission is to improve the daily lives of people with allergies is a real source of motivation.

Tell us briefly a typical day ?   

There is no typical day in the OptimHal-ProtecSom laboratory. Every day is different, that’s what I like !

Use your inhalation chamber effectively in 5 steps

If you or someone close to you suffers from respiratory diseases like asthma or COPD, a doctor may have prescribed an inhaled treatment with a metered dose inhaler (MDI) and a valved holding chamber.



Discover 5 tips for using your Tipshaler® inhalation chamber.

Check the metered dose inhaler

Make sure the MDI is not empty.

Remove the caps and shake the inhaler

Remove the cap of the aerosol dispenser then shake it vigorously (perform this action again if it has not been used for more than 10 minutes).

Purge and insert the mouthpiece into the inhaler

Purge the first puff in the void. Insert the mouthpiece of the MDI into the adapter on the back of the inhalation chamber.

Place the mouthpiece or mask correctly

Place the mouthpiece of the chamber or the mask on the mouth and nose, and slightly to allow the mask to adhere well to his face.

Release a dose of the medicament

Release a dose of medication on the MDI, while holding the mouthpiece or mask on the patient’s face. Release the number of puffs prescribed by the doctor.


Wait at least 15 seconds to be sure the patient is breathing well (2 or 3 inhalations), then remove the mouthpiece or mask from the mouth.

Repeat according to the doctor’s prescription.

Find these steps in a short video: