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Asian Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2015, Volume : 5, Issue : 4
First page : ( 195) Last page : ( 200)
Print ISSN : 2231-5705. Online ISSN : 2231-5713.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2231-5713.2015.00029.X

The Microneedle Patches: An Innovative Approach

Kulkarni Rajashri R.1,*, Phadtare Dipti G.2

1Department of Quality Assurance Techniques, R. G. Sapkal College of Pharmacy, Anjaneri, Nashik

2Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, R. G. Sapkal College of Pharmacy, Anjaneri, Nashik

*Corresponding Author E-mail: kulkarniraj1993@gmail.com

Online published on 29 January, 2016.

Abstract

Microneedle technology is an attractive method to overcome the epidermis and effectively transport therapeutics transdermally. The fabrication of all type of needles is described with their mechanism of permeation. Microneedle patches showed efficacy in piercing the skin and delivering the drugs having high molecular weight and hydrophilic in nature. There are various advantages of microneedle transdermal drug delivery methods over other techniques which help to make it successful delivery system. It is a novel method of incorporating drug in microneedles having tremendous scope and various applications.

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Keywords

Microneedle patch, transdermal drug delivery, mechanism.

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