Outer layers of the human skin may only be 10-20 µm thick but pose a major barrier to transdermal delivery of drugs, vaccines and other pharmaceutical agents. In recent years, micro-needle technology has come of age for drug delivery and neuro-stimulation. Consumer devices are now available for everyday applications like insulin injection, and expansion to a wide range of applications is around the corner.
Micro-needles manufactured at Teledyne Micralyne include
- Solid or hollow microneedles
- Microneedle arrays
- Bio-compatible materials – silicon, glass, metals, dielectrics, and carbides
- Advanced tapering and etching techniques