Microneedle platform for biomedical applications

Sabahat Shaikh, Nishtha Bhan, Fiona C. Rodrigues, Eshwari Dathathri, Shounak De, Goutam Thakur

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A recent trend in microfabrication technology involves the development of advanced forms of drug delivery devices. These microfabricated devices can be designed to specific dimensions providing site specific and controlled delivery of therapeutics in addition to ease of penetration across barriers. This chapter provides an overview of the microfabrication technology and its applications in drug delivery. It emphasizes the use of microfabrication technology in developing microneedles and provides detailed microneedle characterization techniques for their application in transdermal drug delivery.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBioelectronics and Medical Devices
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Materials to Devices - Fabrication, Applications and Reliability
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9780081024201
ISBN (Print)9780081024218
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • BioMEMS
  • Microfabrication
  • Microneedles
  • Transdermal drug delivery
  • NLA


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