This study performed with mice showed that the biochemically formulated patch of dissolvable microneedles
can respond to blood chemistry to manage glucose automatically.
Chen is encouraged by the success of his experiments, and by research reports of steady progress by other experimental microneedle
Using a microneedle
device requires meticulous cleaning of the intended treatment area prior to the procedure to avoid introducing bacteria or makeup into the skin.
Various designs of microneedle
have been utilized in in vitro experiments.
In each case, these microneedle
patch types offer an excellent delivery route to enhance the vaccination's effectiveness.
arrays enable delivery of drugs through the skin with minimum pain and maximum effect.
Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have developed microneedle
patches which collect interstitial fluid from below the skin's surface, avoiding the bruising associated with standard hypodermics.
and needleless technologies are also described.
One of the latest treatments is the infini microneedle
fractional radio frequency that treats acne scars by heating up the dermis layer of the skin without disturbing the epidermis.
8 Hence microneedle
therapy promotes healing with less epidermal damage and small recovery time than other ablative or resurfacing techniques.
They discuss transdermal drug delivery; the design, microfabrication, and optimization of microneedles
applicator designs for transdermal drug delivery applications; transdermal delivery applications; microneedle
-mediated intradermal delivery; clinical applications and safety studies of microneedles
, and the current status and future prospects for microneedles
Another hollow microneedle
system under investigation is the MicronJet, manufactured by NanoPass Technologies of Nes Ziona, Israel.