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Disclosed is a method and device for rapid heating of a coated substance which preferably includes a drug to vaporized for inhalation therapy. A device in accordance with the present invention preferably includes a substrate which has an interior surface surrounding an interior region and an exterior surface upon which the coated substance is to be adhered. Though the substrate is preferably metallic, it does not need to be. A combustible element is placed in the interior region of the rigid substrate and an igniter is connected to the combustible element. The igniter is for initiating oxidation of the combustible element. Preferably, the coated substance is vaporized inside of a housing to allow the vaporized drug to aerosolize and be inhaled by a user.

Title
Method and apparatus for vaporizing a compound
Application Number
10/146086
Publication Number
7458374 (B2)
Application Date
May 13, 2002
Publication Date
December 2, 2008
Inventor
Joshua D Rabinowitz
Princeton
NJ, US
Alejandro C Zaffaroni
Atherton
CA, US
Reynaldo J Quintana
Redwood City
CA, US
Soonho Song
Hillsborough
CA, US
Ron L Hale
Woodside
CA, US
Agent
Swanson & Bratschun L L C
Assignee
Alexza Pharmaceuticals
CA, US
IPC
A61M 11/00
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