A patchless dissolving microneedle delivery system enabling rapid and efficient transdermal drug delivery

Shayan F. Lahiji, Manita Dangol, Hyungil Jung

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Abstract

Dissolving microneedles (DMNs) are polymeric, microscopic needles that deliver encapsulated drugs in a minimally invasive manner. Currently, DMN arrays are superimposed onto patches that facilitate their insertion into skin. However, due to wide variations in skin elasticity and the amount of hair on the skin, the arrays fabricated on the patch are often not completely inserted and large amount of loaded materials are not delivered. Here, we report "Microlancer", a novel micropillar based system by which patients can self-administer DMNs and which would also be capable of achieving 97 ± 2% delivery efficiency of the loaded drugs regardless of skin type or the amount of hair on the skin in less than a second.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7914
JournalScientific reports
Volume5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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