Respiratory Research


Lovelace Biomedical’s specialized work in the area of aerosol science far exceeds any other contract research organization. It was the first company to demonstrate that cigarette smoking causes cancer in laboratory animals—a discovery that ultimately led to greater public awareness of the dangers of smoking.

In the area of aerosol science, the in-house R&D team has developed a range of innovative measurement instruments such as the Lovelace multijet impactor, the Lovelace nebulizer for optimal delivery of fine particles, the Lovelace aerosol particle separator, aerosol dose delivery techniques for all research species and a parallel plate diffusion battery measuring particle size in aerosols.

Today, Lovelace Biomedical’s respiratory research activities include major programs in fundamental lung biology, lung cancer detection and prevention, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, environmental inhalation hazards and more.