Formulation and Quality – Chemical
2019 PharmSci 360
This talk seeks to change the mindset of researchers considering transdermal drug delivery. Microarray patches (microneedle arrays) can actually be formulated to deliver high drug doses across the skin. Instead of thinking about microarray patches as small postage-stamp sized squares coated with a vaccine, attendees will be shown how larger patches can now be manufactured and, if formulation design is optimised, doses of tens to hundreds of milligrams can be delivered into and across the skin. Thus, the range of types of drugs that can be delivered transdermally can be greatly expanded.