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Respira Therapeutics Inc.

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Executive Summary

Respira Therapeutics Inc.'s method for delivering drugs to the lung is unusual because it does not utilize any chemical and doesn't require special formulations. Instead, a drug-coated bead about the size of a pea sits dead center in a cartridge the size and shape of a lipstick tube. When a person inhales from the device, the bead oscillates and the therapeutic is detached as the patient breathes in.

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