Slavka Tarzian has patented an innovative technique at her company, Schering-Plough Pharmaceuticals
Fort Lauderdale, Florida - In
the world of science, most people hope to do something as impressive as
to patent one’s innovative invention. Accomplished chemist Slavka
Tarzian has done just that! A graduate of Monmouth University in New
Jersey and employee of Schering-Plough Pharmaceuticals, Slavka Tarzian officially patented one of her discoveries in 2007, confirmed the US Patent Office.
was one of the most exciting experiences I’ve had,” said Slavka
Tarzian. The patent Slavka Tarzian received is for her new method of
determining the smoothness of canisters containing medicaments that must
be inhaled. “I hope that this will be beneficial for the many people in
the country who take medicine through inhalation,” says Slavka Tarzian.
“That’s one of the greatest things about working in pharmaceuticals.
We’re basically working to make medicines effective and practical.”
patent includes a unique patent number, and was issued on March 6,
2007. “Patenting something is an accomplishment that most scientists
will accomplish only once during their careers, if that,” said Slavka
Tarzian. “We’re always working to move forward with new inventions for
patient care. My hope is that my design will be implemented by other
researchers, for the ultimate goal of creating more efficiency for
people who need inhalation-based medicines.”
The patent Slavka Tarzian received is for a technique she mapped out herself. In an accompanying drawing, Slavka Tarzian
breaks down the method for new users. Using a microscope, a digital
camera, and a digital computer, explains Slavka Tarzian, a research
scientist can photograph a sample of the inner core of the canister.
Then, says Slavka Tarzian, the image is projected onto a computer.
Slavka Tarzian also came up with a useful formula: Slavka Tarzian
divides the amount of light reflected from the sample surface by the
amount of light reflected from aluminum foil. This, says Slavka Tarzian,
is how she and other scientists can determine something called the
“smoothness index,” or the overall smoothness of the canister material.
Tarzian’s fellow research scientists report that her invention brings a
new level of efficiency and precision to their work, and they are
excited to see a technique that has been so successful in their lab
About: Slavka Tarzian,
research scientist at Schering-Plough Pharmaceuticals, is the author of
a patent for an inhalation-based medicine canister measurement
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