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The International Pharmaceutical Aerosol Consortium

Who We Are

In 1989, IPAC was formed in response to the mandate of the Montreal Protocol. The mandate was designed to combat substances that deplete the ozone layer and address the contribution of inhalation products to climate change. 


The consortium strives to ensure global environmental policies that are relevant to inhaled therapies, are both patient-centric and appropriately balance patient care and sustainability efforts and objectives.

What We Do

IPAC is a consortium at the forefront of inhaled products and environmental policy issues.  The coalition is comprised of AstraZeneca, Bespak, Boehringer Ingleheim, Chiesi Farmaceutici, GSK, Kindeva, Organon, Cipla and Teva. 

IPAC engages in policy issues around the world.  The group actively engages in international dialogues with subteams working in the United Kingdom, European Union, United States, and internationally. 

News & Events

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July 10, 2024

IPAC hosted a Side Event at the 46th meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol. Maureen Hardwick from the IPAC Secretariat presented alongside Canadian physician, Dr Alan Kaplan and Kindeva Regulatory Affairs Director Ann Purrington.  The side event reviewed the unique sustainability journey for MDIs. Speakers discussed F-Gas and other regulations impacting the MDI sector and the timeframes required to bring new lower GWP inhaled therapies to the market.


February 29, 2024

Please find linked above IPAC's statement welcoming the recent EU F-gas Regulation.  IPAC welcomes the gradual phasedown, while stressing that patient needs must continue to be met.

May - September 2023

IPAC, along with its sister organization IPAC-RS, submitted responses to the ECHA REACH proposal on PFAS. The organizations submitted a preliminary response in May 2023 and a second and final response in September 2023. Links to the submissions can be found on the Resource Hub page. 

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IPAC Presents at RDD 2022 

May 2022

Maureen Hardwick from the IPAC Secretariat presented at the Respiratory Drug Delivery (RDD) 2022 Conference in Orlando, Florida. The presentation was part of the Project Green MDI Segment and highlighted updates on the legislative process for the phase-out of hydrofluorocarbons. RDD brought together industry leaders to share key progress in the field of respiratory drugs.

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20-22 September 2021

Dr. Andy Rignall, IPAC's Chair presented on the regulatory landscape for inhaled therapies at APTAR's Sustainable pMDI Forum which brought together industry leaders and experts to discuss key developments regarding inhalers and the environment throughout the supply chain.

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